Author Topic: Houston wants college wrestlers! U.HousDowntown and UH at DFW Richland on Nov 13  (Read 1289 times)

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Newsflash:  Both the University of Houston: Downtown  and the University of Houston wrestled in the Richland Scuffle (for men & women) in Dallas on Saturday, Nov. 13th, 2017.   For more details:

https://ncwa.net/teams/RCC  (men)

https://ncwa.net/teams/RCCW (women)

https://www.facebook.com/Richlandwrestling



Previously:



Previously the University of Houston: Downtown (an entirely different campus, school and wrestling program from the University of Houston) hosted a tri-meet on Saturday, Nov. 11th, 2017 vs. DFW's new powerhouse Richland College (which holds 3 weekly open-mats during the offseason) and Texas A&M.   Here are some photos:

https://www.facebook.com/secederdotcom/photos/p.1886340974713482/1886340974713482

https://www.facebook.com/secederdotcom/photos/p.1886338858047027/1886338858047027

https://www.facebook.com/secederdotcom/photos/p.1886341924713387/1886341924713387

Team photo:

https://www.facebook.com/uhdwrestling/photos/a.548104715311144.1073741827.548098908645058/1468988179889455



For more info about the participating wrestling programs:

University of Houston: Downtown:

https://www.facebook.com/uhdwrestling

Here's a brief video that they've made about their efforts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8symwmhIELo

Meanwhile:

Richland Community College:

https://www.facebook.com/Richlandwrestling

https://ncwa.net/teams/RCC

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Texas A&M's wrestling's team's data is here:

https://www.facebook.com/Texas-AM-Wrestling-233124440086488/

https://maroonlink.tamu.edu/organization/tamuwrestling

Anyhow the venue was UHD's Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center, which is located just a few dozen yards from the U. Houston: Downtown light rail station on the red line, as well as near various Metro bus lines.   Here's a map:

https://ncwa.net/events/233790

Fans and recruits gave these pioneering teams a gym full of fans like they deserve... 

https://www.facebook.com/uhdwrestling


Here's UHD's main building, on the northern side of Downtown next to Buffalo Bayou.  The gym's behind it:



UHD (like the U. of H.) is very light-rail accessible, conveniently enough:

http://www.ridemetro.org/SiteImage/SchedulesAndMaps/METRORail-LinesMap.png



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  Meanwhile are more college wrestling teams about to emerge in Houston?    More on that below...

...
Regarding the U. of Houston,  here's more info on its new club wrestling program:

https://www.facebook.com/WrestlingUH/

Alternative page (membership only):  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1038250212898177/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/WrestlingUH

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/uni_houstonwrestling



    Anyhow the U. of Houston: Downtown, and the U. of Houston deserve to have healthy crosstown rivalries nearby for their own successful NCWA program in order to boost our sport's profile throughout Houston, and alleviate travel budget pressures as well.   Furthermore, NCWA wrestling programs in other parts of Texas (especially in and near DFW, Austin, College Station and San Antonio, etc.) deserve to have healthy in-state competition with which to better prepare for nationals each March too, right?   Here's a link to those teams, by the way:

 https://ncwa.net/teams
 
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 11:51:07 PM by Seceder »

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U. Houston: Main Campus vs. U. Houston: Downtown Campus dual in the works?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 03:15:42 AM »
Are any others Houston colleges or universities adding wrestling club teams?
Interestingly enough, there are several other colleges & universities in the Houston area with athletic programs which could sponsor wrestling at least on the club level, if student requests emerge.



  Club programs reportedly have to be started with the help of existing students, or at least incoming ones.   Several eligible colleges and universities have campuses near the light rail, too.   All that it (reportedly) takes is for one student (male or female) at any of these colleges & universities to ask to be that school's competitor in the NCWA and the membership fee's apparently waived for the first year (while word gets around about the team's gradual formation).  Such a pioneering wrestler could practice with local high school teams, which would likely be delighted to have them around.   


https://ncwa.net/teams 


Here's a list of area colleges & universities which ought to have NCWA wrestling endeavors.  Might you know of any wrestlers attending any of them or aspiring to do so?

**Houston Baptist University:
https://www.facebook.com/HBU.Athletics

http://hbuhuskies.com/


**Houston Community College:
https://www.facebook.com/houstoncommunitycollege

Athletic dept:  http://www.hccs.edu/district/students/get-involved-on-campus/recsports/


**Lone Star College:
https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarCollege/

Athletic dept:   http://www.lonestar.edu/sportclub-conference.htm


**Rice:
https://www.facebook.com/riceathletes


***Sam Houston State U:
https://www.facebook.com/samhoustonstate

https://shsu.collegiatelink.net/organization/SHSUwrestling


**San Jacinto College
http://www.sanjacsports.com

Recreational Sports:  http://www.sanjac.edu/rec-sports
https://www.facebook.com/sanjacrecsports/


**St. Thomas:

https://www.stthom.edu/Campus-Student-Life/Athletics-and-Recreational-Sports/Recreational-Sports/Start-a-New-Sport-Club.aqf

https://www.facebook.com/USTAthletics


*Any others?




 
Did you know that 2 year / community colleges can reportedly become 4 year institutions here in Texas now?

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=SB2118
 
http://www.chron.com/local/education/campus-chronicles/article/Community-college-bill-passes-House-11162657.php


When will we see more college wrestling teams emerge in the Houston area and listed here?

https://ncwa.net/teams 

Again, NCWA team membership fees are apparently waived for the first year... 
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 11:28:26 PM by Seceder »

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Ready to recruit?   



There are plenty of Houston-area high schools with wrestling for both genders, as the following mostly complete interactive online map-list helps show:

http://www.batchgeo.com/map/?i=d89595a73d9552b4464b1e69e83cb677

Wrestling's strong in Houston's suburbs, but there are several high school teams in the inner-city as well (including):

***Heights H.S.  (previously "Reagan H.S." http://goheightsbulldogs.com/girls_wrestling

***Houston Kashmere H.S. 
http://www.theathleticsdepartment.com/schools/Houston-Kashmere/Girls-Wrestling/

***Houston Math & Science Tech:
http://www.houstonisd.org/Domain/35016

***Northside H.S.  (previously "Davis H.S.")
http://northsidepanthers.com/2015/11/23/2015-panther-invitational-wrestling-tournament/

***Waltrip H.S. 
http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/126002

***Wisdom H.S.  (previously "Lee H.S.")
http://www.houstonisd.org/wisdom

>>>Etcetera:

http://wrestlingtexas.com/2017/02/12/2017-uil-district-12-championships/

By the way, when will nearby ***Booker T. Washington High School finally add wrestling?   These folks make the decisions there:

http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/72991

Anyway, for the most up-to-date, state-wide list of Texas high schools with wrestling (guys & girls):

http://www.uiltexas.org/wrestling

As for a list of middle school wrestling teams in Texas, here's a growing (preliminary) list:

http://wrestlingtexas.com/Forum/index.php?topic=646.0


  Recruiting opportunities abound.    Here's info. about the Feb. 2018 state tournament in Cypress (near Houston):

   http://www.uiltexas.org/wrestling/state

Location:  http://www.BerryCenter.net

Furthermore, here's info. about the upcoming regional tourneys:

http://www.uiltexas.org/wrestling/regional-sites

Additionally the privately-owned schools in Texas have plenty of aspiring college wrestlers:

http://wrestlingtexas.com/Forum/index.php?topic=495.0

No college weight classes left behind, right?   ;-)
« Last Edit: November 17, 2017, 06:19:47 PM by Seceder »

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Does the U. of H. have the potential to become the first NCAA D1 wrestling program in decades here in Texas?  Is it more likely to join the Big 10 or the Pac 12? 

 8) Both sponsor wrestling...

http://www.chron.com/sports/cougars/article/Big-12-opts-against-conference-expansion-at-this-9976688.php


The Pac 12 seems like an exciting potential destination for the Cougars and its possible NCAA D1 wrestling program.   Wrestling teams in the PAC 12 include:

Oregon St.
Cal. St. Bakersfield
Arizona St.
Stanford
Cal. Poly

Fresno St. recently reinstated its NCAA D1 program too, although they will reportedly be wrestling in the Big 12 conference...  The Big 12 is headed by a former wrestler and wrestling coach, by the way:

http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=1514842

Meanwhile, the PAC 12 needs more wrestling teams, and the overall Pac 12 conference needs a Texas member (like the S.E.C. did before Texas A&M joined).   

It sort of goes without saying that the Big 10 is a wrestling powerhouse:

  http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-wrestl/big10-m-wrestl-body.html


U. of Houston's current athletic conference appears to have NO wrestling members:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Athletic_Conference#Current_members

NCWA?
  Of course it would help if the U. of H. would fortify its new NCWA wrestling program.  Might you know of any wrestlers there or at any other college who wants to compete at the club level?   Please let us know here...   

    Plenty of schools have both NCAA and NCWA wrestling programs, by the way, including Virginia Tech. (a perennial Top 10 at the NCAAs) and Iowa State. 
« Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 01:55:13 PM by Seceder »