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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) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.