2014 Top Contenders
Presented by the Wrestling Coalition of the District of Columbia
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For Immediate Release
Glen Allen, Virginia – The National Collegiate Open has released the Top Contenders presented by the Wrestling Coalition of the District of Columbia.
Six athletes from each weight class have been selected as Top Contenders by using the Dual Impact Index presented by the National Collegiate Open and past National Collegiate Open results.
Due to the event drawing many athletes from around the country that have spent the season competing in regional opens, seeding is a very subjective process. As a result, the National Collegiate Open has chosen to never seed the event. However, Top Contenders are separated in the brackets to ensure they do not meet until the quarter-finals.
The 2014 National Collegiate Open Top Contenders (in alphabetical order, by weight):
About the National Collegiate Open:
The 2014 National Collegiate Open is hosted by the Virginia Wrestling Association.
Since 2009, the National Collegiate Open (NCO) has provided athletes around the country with the opportunity to finish the collegiate open season with a championship event.
In those six years there have been 72 NCAA Division-I wrestling programs represented at the championships. In the past four years, NCO Athletes have claimed 219 of the NCAA Division-I National Qualifier slots and gone on to earn 34 NCAA Division-I All-American honors.
Top six finishers at the 2014 National Collegiate Open are recognized as National Collegiate Open All-Americans and will earn awards provided by Compound Clothing. This year’s event will have video coverage provided by NSideWrestling.
About the Wrestling Coalition of the District of Columbia:
The Wrestling Coalition of the District of Columbia (WCDC) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in DC. It is comprised of local wrestling coaches, businessmen and amateur wrestling supporters.
The WCDC is working with with local wrestling clubs, schools, other wrestling organizations and local partners to promote the growth of amateur wrestling in the District through social events, tournaments and other events that will help youth, high school and college coaches interact and compete.
2014 National Collegiate Open Information
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National Collegiate Open – http://NationalCollegiateOpen.com
Wrestling Coalition of the District of Columbia - http://www.wrestlingdc.org/
Virginia Wrestling Association – http://VirginiaWrestling.com
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