Thunderduck Wrestling Team is Back!

In the 1970s and 1980s, Richland dominated Texas Collegiate Wrestling. After a three-decade absence, Richland College has resurrected its wrestling program.

Richland will become the only two-year college offering a wrestling program in Texas, and for the first time, also will include a women's team. Wrestling in the NCWA program, we are eligible to qualify for a regional & national tournament.


The NCWA 2018 National Greco Wrestling Tournament was held at Richland on Saturday, June 9. Seven Richland wrestlers garnered enough points to finish second in the 2nd annual NCWA Go-Greco National Tournament. Seven U.S. universities were represented as well as Simon Fraser University of Canada and the country of Iran. Out of our Thunderduck wrestlers: Asad Muhammed won the 66-kilo weight class. Dustin Basham became a two-time All-American finishing 2nd at 80 kilos. Steve Rodriquez finished 3rd at 85 kilos and Ladarius Bennett finished 3rd at 130 kilos. Dominic Vasquez of Toledo University was named Outstanding Wrestler.