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UHD Wrestling Club Hosts NCWA Texas State Duals Feb. 1

For the second consecutive year, the UHD wrestling club team is hosting the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Texas State Duals on Saturday, Feb. 1.

The Texas State Duals feature the top collegiate club teams in Texas, which includes universities and colleges such as Texas A&M University, Schreiner University, Richland College, and the UHD. The event is structured as a round robin tournament where every team faces off head to head versus each team in up to 10 weight classes for the men, and up to 8 weight classes for the women. The team with the best record at the end of the tournament will be crowned the Texas State Duals Champions.

UHD wrestling club head coach Tim Sykes in his third season will have his squad ready to compete against some of the toughest competition in the state. The UHD club team is led by  President Jermal Sanders and features many new faces this season. For this new season, All-American Jasmin Olvera returns from the women’s team.

Wrestling will commence on Saturday at 9:30am in the UHD Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center. The event also will be live streamed on Facebook LIVE on the UHD Sports & Fitness Facebook webpage.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.