The Western Wrestling Conference (WWC) is an NCAA Division Iwrestling-only conference. The conference was formed on April 27, 2006. On October 22, 2006 the conference logo was announced. It was designed by Flint Communications in Fargo, N.D. 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. Fresno State dropped their wrestling program before competing in the conference.
Although the conference has the required minimum of six member schools, the NCAA does not recognized 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.