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Is a U. Houston: Main Campus vs. U. Houston: Downtown Campus dual in the works?   Are more college wrestling teams about to emerge in Houston?   More on that below.   



Meanwhile...

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U. Houston 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. is reinstating its NCAA D1 program too, although they will reportedly be wrestling in the Big 12 conference...  Regardless, 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). 

Meanwhile 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 program:

https://ncwa.net/teams


Might you know any wrestlers there (or heading there) who can help get that endeavor underway?  Such club programs reportedly have to be started with the help of existing students, or at least incoming ones.   Plenty of schools have both NCAA and NCWA wrestling programs, by the way, including Virginia Tech. (a perennial Top 10 at the NCAAs).   Meanwhile U. of Houston: Downtown (not the same as U. of H. ) deserves to have a crosstown rival for its own successful NCWA program in order to boost our sport's profile throughout Houston, and alleviate travel budget pressures as well.
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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 »
Progress is emerging:

U. Houston: Main Campus wrestling:

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

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

Meanwhile, at an entirely different UH campus (UH: Downtown), a crosstown wrestling rival for the UH-Main Campus continues gathering momentum:

https://www.facebook.com/uhdwrestling

Both campuses are very light-rail accessible, too:

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




Is a U. Houston: Main Campus vs. U. Houston: Downtown Campus dual in the works?   Stay tuned...

Any others?
Meanwhile, 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.   Several have campuses near the light rail, too.   All that it (reportedly) takes is for one student 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):


https://ncwa.net/teams 


Here's a list of area colleges & universities:

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


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

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


**Lone Star Community 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


**St. Thomas:
https://www.facebook.com/USTAthletics


*Any others?


Meanwhile, recruiting opportunities abound:

http://www.uiltexas.org/wrestling

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: July 31, 2017, 04:44:51 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/


For the most up-to-date, state-wide list of Texas high schools with wrestling:

http://www.uiltexas.org/wrestling
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