List of Colleges in Georgia That Have Wrestling Teams


Collegiate wrestling in Georgia took a big step forward in 2010, when Shorter University hired coach Josh Henson to build a NCAA Division II program. Shorter, a former assistant coach at Division I University of Pennsylvania, built a regional powerhouse and the lynchpin program in a state that also features programs affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Also, seven universities have club teams within the National Collegiate Wrestling Association.

National Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Shorter University not only competes against other Georgia programs, it branches out to face major NCAA programs. In 2014 Shorter hosted Duke University in a duel meet.

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Three four-year schools in Georgia have NAIA wrestling programs. They are:

    Brewton-Parker College, Mt. Vernon

    Life University, Marietta

    Truett McDonell College, Cleveland

National Junior College Athletic Association

  • Darton State College in Albany, which is primarily a two-year school, has a wrestling team affiliated with the NJCAA. But Darton competes against the state's four-year college programs in duel meets and the annual Georgia Intercollegiate Championships.

National Collegiate Wrestling Association

  • In addition to those five schools with sanctioned intercollegiate programs, there are seven four-year universities in Georgia with club wrestling teams. Those non-scholarship teams operate outside the athletic departments of those schools, but they give top wrestlers a chance to compete. These teams compete in the Southeast Conference and in the two divisions of the NCWA. They are:

    Mercer University, Atlanta, Division I

    Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Division I

    Emory University, Atlanta, Division II

    Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, Division II

    Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Division II

    University of Georgia, Athens, Division II

    University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Division II

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