Behrend wrestling team to join Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference
June 07, 2020


ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend wrestling team has joined the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference (ECWC) for the 2020-21 season.

The Lions and Pitt-Bradford, currently members of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), have been accepted into the conference as associate members.

The ECWC was established in 1991. The charter members include The College at Brockport, SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oswego and Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, Alfred State rejoined the conference in 2018. The ECWC Championships will be held January 16, 2021 at Ithaca College.

"The ECWC is looking forward to Penn State Behrend and the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford joining the conference for the coming year bringing total membership to nine schools," said Eric Summers, commissioner of the ECWC. "Our championship, always a competitive event, will further prepare our athletes for post-season competition with the addition of our new members."