Cascade wrestling begins today in Havre

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After a year hiatus, the Cascade Collegiate Conference Men’s Wrestling Championship begin today in Havre.

Each day will have live video streaming, which can be found here through FloWrestling. Recaps from each day will also be posted to the CCC website and the CCC Men’s Wrestling Championship Tournament page can be found here.

No. 8-ranked Montana State University-Northern hosts the tournament, which has all 12 CCC teams participating – four of which are ranked and another four are receiving votes in the latest NAIA coaches’ poll.

No. 9-ranked Menlo College was predicted to take the trophy and defend its 2020 CCC championship.

Friday’s started at noon, while Saturday’s contests are set to start at 10 a.m. The championship bouts are slated for 5 p.m.

The CCC will receive a total of 34 automatic qualifiers to the NAIA National Championships across all weight classes, based upon how many representatives of the conference were ranked in each weight class in the most-recent individual top-20 poll. The champion of each class will advance to the NAIA National Tournament, as well as the placements labeled below:

125 – 2nd, 3rd (three total)
133 – 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th (six total)
141 – 2nd (two total)
149 – 2nd, 3rd (three total)
157 – 2nd, 3rd, 4th (four total)
165 – 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th (six total)
174 – 2nd, 3rd, 4th (four total)
184 – 2nd, 3rd (three total)
197 – only first place (one total)
285 – 2nd (two total)

In addition to the conference’s 34 automatic qualifiers, each conference also gets seven at-large selections, which allows the conference to send additional competitors to the national tournament who didn’t qualify via an automatic berth.

Once again, the CCC Wrestling Championships will have ‘true place matches,’ which help determine the exact placing of individual wrestlers who finish in sequential order in a given weight class, but never actually competed directly against each other during the tournament. The true place matches will only be used in the event an automatic qualification is available, and they will not alter team points or team standings.

— Cascade Conference