Wyoming Named Finalist for NWCA Best of Brand

June 27, 2016


LARAMIE, Wyo. -


Best of Brands Voting

The University of Wyoming has been named one of 16 finalists for the Best of the Brand "Highlight Reel", the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced. The competition recognizes programs which create graphics that build their team's brand in a unique manner.


The programs announced as finalists, in order of seed, are the following: Northwestern, Rutgers, Johnson and Wales, North Carolina State, Nebraska, Maryland, Rider, Wyoming, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, North Dakota State, Wabash, Wisconsin, St. Cloud State, Minnesota State - Mankato and Princeton.


The criteria for determining the "Highlight Reel" award winner will feature two key elements: a panel of judges assessing annual performance and an online voting competition. The "Highlight Reel" category voting will feature a brand new "Battle Round" bracket challenge format.  Teams are paired based on their seeding and will battle head-to-head each day to advance in the competition.  Each round of voting will be open for one day from 2-6 pm MT, and the program must win that day's vote to advance to the next round.


Day 1: Round 1            Monday, June 27th
Day 2: Quarterfinals     Tuesday, June 28th
Day 3: Semifinals         Wednesday, June 29th
Day 4: Finals                Thursday, June 30th


Access to the match-up polls will be available on the NWCA site at: Best of the Brands or the link above. Each person may vote once per hour from all devices.