Countryside, IL – The National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Illinois Chapter held its annual Honors Banquet on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Holiday Inn – in Countryside, Illinois. With over 200 guests and family supporters in attendance, the NWHOF-IL Chapter inducted eight (8) new honorees. Click on Honoree’s name for a complete bio: Colonel D.K.…Read More
No. 1 vs. No. 2 to take place Saturday The first great weekend of dual matches – and mega-dual events – includes the much-anticipated meeting between the state’s top two 3A teams, Montini and Chicago Mount Carmel, Saturday at Mount Carmel. The Broncos won last year’s early-season matchup, a 33-25 classic. It would turn out…Read More
IWCOA Feature Story By Gary Larsen December 4, 2019 In explaining how Barrington edged Lockport to win its first Moore-Prettyman team title since 2011, Broncos senior Luke Rasmussen pointed to one of wrestling’s most valuable commodities. “We have a lot of kids that just kind of grit their teeth and go,” Barrington senior Luke Rasmussen…Read More
The IHSA, IESA, IKWF, and IWCOA are collaboratively working together to recruit wrestling officials throughout Illinois. The number of officials in Illinois is decreasing and we need you to help keep our sport alive! The IHSA and IWCOA facilitate clinics for officials of all ability levels. Last year we had several new official classes throughout Illinois. …Read More
What is the IWCOA and what is its mission?
The Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) was founded in 1971 with the mutual intent of the coaches and officials to cooperatively work together. The manifestation of this mutual intent to recognize individuals, groups, and institutions who have further advanced the quality of the sport of wrestling. Comprised of coaches, officials, media, and contributors from across the state the IWCOA recognizes the accomplishments of individuals, groups and institutions. This includes sponsoring; all-star matches/duals, Midwest Nationals, Fresh/Soph and Girls State Tournaments; supporting the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) through clinics and classes for coaches and officials; and providing communication and social activities for the purpose of membership recruitment.