Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association

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The Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) is an NCAA Division I collegiate wrestling conference. It has been active since 1905 and has had a variety of schools as members throughout its tenure. Its members consist of those whose main conferences do not sponsor wrestling, including the Ivy League, Patriot League, Northeast Conference, American Athletic Conference, and Colonial Athletic Association.

Current members[edit]

Recent success and developments[edit]

At the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championship, three EIWA teams placed in the top 10, two in the top 5, and one in the top 3. Lehigh placed 8th, American University placed 5th, and Cornell placed 2nd.

The league generally has the third-highest number of All-Americans at the NCAA Championships, behind the Big Ten and Big 12.

In 2013, the EIWA absorbed Boston University, Hofstra, Drexel, and Binghamton after the Colonial Athletic Association ceased sponsorship of wrestling, making an 18-team conference for the 2013-14 season. The EIWA will reduce to 16 in 2014 with the departure of Rutgers to the Big Ten Conference and discontinuation of the BU program.

Former EIWA schools[edit]

" * " = School dropped the program

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