Western Wrestling Conference

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Western Wrestling Conference
Western Wrestling Conference logo
Established April 27, 2006
Association NCAA
Division Division I
Members 6
Sports fielded Men's wrestling
Region Midwestern United States, Western United States
Headquarters Orem, Utah

The Western Wrestling Conference (WWC) is an NCAA Division I wrestling-only conference. The conference was formed on April 27, 2006.[1] On October 22, 2006 the conference logo was announced. It was designed by Flint Communications in Fargo, N.D.[2] The conference began competition in the 2006–07 school year as a combining of wrestling squads that formerly competed as independents since their primary conferences did not sponsor the sport. The original members were the United States Air Force Academy, California State University, Fresno (more commonly known as Fresno State), North Dakota State University, the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Northern Iowa, South Dakota State University, Utah Valley University (then Utah Valley State College), and the University of Wyoming.[3]

Fresno State dropped their wrestling program before competing in the conference.[4] In 2015, Fresno State announced the reinstatement of wrestling effective the 2018-19 season and the WWC is one of the conferences the school is likely to join. If the Bulldogs join the WWC, it would join Mountain West teams Air Force and Wyoming.

In 2012, one of the founding schools of the WWC announced it was leaving the conference. The University of Northern Iowa moved to become an associate member of the Mid-American Conference.[5]

Although the conference has the required minimum of six member schools, the NCAA does not recognize the conference, requiring its schools qualify for the national championships through a regional tournament that includes only the six member schools, with one other to be added after it completes transition to Division I.

The WWC schools are members of non-wrestling conferences: Mountain West Conference, Big Sky Conference, Western Athletic Conference, and The Summit League.


Former Members[edit]

  • Fresno State Bulldogs (never competed, dropped program)
  • Northern Iowa Panthers (2007–2012)

Membership timeline[edit]

Utah Valley University University of Wyoming University of Northern Iowa University of Northern Colorado United States Air Force Academy South Dakota State University North Dakota State University California State University, Fresno

Team dual meet champions[edit]

Team tournament champions[edit]

In 2011 the NCAA West Regional served as the conference tournament.


  1. ^ "North Dakota State Continues Western Wrestling Conference Action At Wyoming This Friday, Air Force on Saturday". North Dakota State University. January 24, 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Western Wrestling Conference Unveils New Logo". Cedar Falls, Iowa: Utah Valley University. 22 October 2006. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Falcons Join Newly Formed Western Wrestling Conference". Cedar Falls, Iowa: Air Force. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Athletics Department Takes Action To Balance Budget And Stabilize Programs". Fresno, California: Fresno State University. June 15, 2006. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "MAC Adds Three Affiliate Members In Wrestling". Cleveland, Ohio: Mid-American Conference. September 19, 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "2011–12 North Dakota State Bison Wrestling Media Guide". North Dakota State University. 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d "UNI Wrestling Media Guide". University of Northern Iowa. 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "http://www.wolverinegreen.com/". Utah Valley University. 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Palmer, Mark (10 March 2013). "Wyoming edges NDSU to win 2013 Western Wrestling Conference crown". Examiner. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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