The National Collegiate Athletic Association and Big Ten are two of the popular wrestling events in Michigan. Players who win in the Big Ten are qualified to compete in the NCAA championships.
Big Ten is an event where schools which are well-regarded academically compete. It was formerly dubbed as the Western Conference and Big Nine Conference.
NCAA wrestling is an annual event that started in 1928. It has 10 weight classes with 33 players in each class. Each weight class has specified slots determined by winnings, as well as the unallocated slots which the committee fills based on specific criteria. Players go through a double-elimination tournament where the top eight finishers in each class are qualified for the All-American status.