The 2018 NWCA All-Star Classic was held in Denver (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)
MANHEIM, Pa -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced that the 2019 All-Star Classic will not take place. Fans might have to wait until 2020 for the 53rd classic. Typically serving as the kick-off to the collegiate season, The All-Star Classic has matched up numerous national champions and All-Americans through the years, including many No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchups.
Late last week, NWCA Executive Director, Mike Moyer sent the following email to Division I and women's intercollegiate head coaches:
On behalf of the NWCA Board of Directors, I wanted to let you know that we have decided to suspend the NWCA All-Star Classic for the 2019/20 year. Over the past 6 months, we have received some terrific ideas and concepts from our constituents on how we can "revitalize" the All-Star Classic to meet the unique needs of our college wrestlers, coaches, and fans. Some of the proposed ideas and concepts required some extensive vetting which has made it impractical to still host the All-Star Classic this Fall.
We will be sure to keep everyone informed with any progress we make over the next 6 months. In the meantime, we hope everyone has a terrific wrestling season.