The women’s college wrestling season is upon us! Though there are still plenty of areas in the country where wrestling has been delayed, a handful of women’s programs have hit the mats for competitions.
Head Coach Travis Mercado first met Tristan Kelly back in 2018 when he first accepted the job as the first ever head coach for the CMU women's wrestling program. Mercado was on the coaching staff for USA Wrestling's national team and was able to meet Kelly at some of the national camps two years ago.
Caesar Borela had no idea what lay ahead for him the first time he showed up to a wrestling practice at Heritage High in Antioch. All he knew was that he was interested in the sport and wanted to pursue it.
Yesterday, one half of the roster for the Senior Greco-Roman camp taking place this week was released along with a Q&A featuring Terry Pack. Lightweights, which is to say 60 to 67 kilograms, will begin practicing tomorrow (December 3) at Pack’s Legends of Gold in Beresford, South Dakota. US National Team head coach Matt Lindland, GR Operations Manager Gary Mayabb, and 2006 World Champion Joe Warren (NYAC) are expected to run the sessions at LOG.
The 2021 MAC Indoor Track & Field Championships and the 2021 MAC Wrestling Championship have been canceled. However, the conference presidents supported institutional autonomy for indoor track & field and wrestling, allowing each institution to schedule outside competition at its discretion.
Oregon State wrestling head coach Chris Pendleton announced Wednesday that two-time state champion Asher Ruchti (pronounced Rucktee) has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program for the 2021-22 season.
"I started wrestling in seventh grade and I didn’t wrestle varsity until tenth grade. I made my way up and I wasn’t anything special. My sophomore year was the first year I was wrestling varsity and I had a decent year. My record was 17-6 or something like that. I lost six matches during my sophomore year.