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Navy Wrestling Highlight Video Among Nation's Best

2013 NCAA Qualifier Peyton Walsh

July 9, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- In collaboration with Elite Level Sports Marketing (ELSM), the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced that Navy is one of eight finalists in the Best of Brand "Highlight Reel" category for programs which created wrestling related videos to highlight aspects of their team's season and to build their brand in a unique manner.

This award program initiative between the NWCA and ELSM will honor wrestling programs for their investment in marketing and continue to inspire coaches to engage in branding initiatives to strengthen support for their programs.

The criteria for determining the Highlight Reel award winner will feature two key elements: a panel of judges assessing annual performance (70%) and an online voting competition (30%).

Challenge Details and Voting
The Highlight Reel category voting will feature a "Battle Round" bracket challenge format. Teams will be 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 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST, and the program must win that day's vote to advance to the next round. Access to the match-up polls will be available on the NWCA site: Vote Here

• Day 1: Quarterfinals - Wednesday, July 10
• Day 2: Semifinals - Thursday, July 11
• Day 3: Finals - Friday, July 12

Finalists & Match-Ups
A committee selected the Highlight Reel finalists based on each video's quality, music/sound selection, graphics, and overall impact in regards to the award category. Based on these selections and respective seeding, the following match-ups will take place in the quarterfinal round.

#1 Minnesota vs. #8 Duke
#2 Maryland vs. #7 Iowa
#3 Buffalo vs. #6 Navy
#4 Grand View vs. #5 WPI

For a brief glimpse of the nominated highlight videos, check out this YouTube "Highlight Reel" promo clip:



The results for the Highlight Reel award will be announced at the 2013 NWCA Convention that will take place in Fort Lauderdale, FL from August 2-4. The winner will receive a custom framed awards poster and will be honored in a feature story that will be housed on the ELSM and NWCA sites.

For more information on the Highlight Reel category and/or the Best of Brand awards, visit the NWCA site: Additional information on other categories will be available soon.

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