Shai joins Northern Colorado Wrestling Club

Katherine Shai at the Final X: Lincoln press conference (Photo/Mark Lundy,

GREELEY, Colo. -- The Northern Colorado Wrestling Club is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine Shai as a resident athlete of the NCWC.

Shai is a six-time USA National Team member and a 2019 World Team Trials Champion. She was second at both the US Open and Final X in 2019. Previously, she finished third at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials.

She was a University World Champion, two-time WCWA National Champion, four-time WCWA All-American, and WCWA Wrestler of the Year while at Menlo College.

"I am thrilled to be a part of the NCWC. The staff is incredible and they are dedicated to helping me achieve my goal of becoming an Olympic Champion. I am thankful for the support of the donors, staff and teammates for helping create this opportunity," said Shai.

A big draw for Shai was the opportunity to work with NCAA champion and NCWC coach Troy Nickerson and the many great lightweight training partners in the NCWC.

"Katherine and I were resident athletes at the US Olympic Training Center at the same time in 2011-2012. She has been a mainstay on USA Wrestling's National Team and we are really looking forward to helping her reach her goal of becoming a World and Olympic Champion. Women's wrestling continues to grow at an extraordinary rate every year. With CHSAA recently sanctioning women's wrestling at the high school level, I think it is important for our Olympic development program to showcase world-class women's wrestling and Katherine is a great role model for female wrestlers in the state of Colorado," said Nickerson.

The mission of the NCWC organization is to advance, support and continue to raise the bar for wrestling at all levels in the Northern Colorado region.

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