Colorado Mesa University Announces Start Of Women’s Program

On March 1, Colorado Mesa University announced the addition of women’s wrestling as a varsity sport that will begin operation in the fall of 2018.

The School

Located in Grand Junction, Colorado, CMU was formerly known as Mesa State College. It is a public comprehensive university offering two-year associate degrees, four-year bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. the university will be the first school in Colorado to join the WCWA. The co-ed student population is around 11,000. CMU is an NCAA – Division II school.

The Plan

The Mavericks are searching for the program’s inaugural head coach but it is evident that the administration is excited about the future of the program and what it means to the school.

“We know that the leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem gained as a student-athlete has a powerful impact on young women long after their time as student-athletes is finished. We’re in this for the long-game.”  – Tim Foster, CMU President

“The addition of women’s wrestling enables CMU to continue to be a leader in higher education and Division II athletics.” – Kris Mort, Co-Athletic Director

“I am thrilled for this expansion of our program and the growth of popularity of a sport I dearly love.” – Chuck Pipher, Head Men’s Wrestling Coach

If you are interested in being recruited by CMU fill out the questionnaire on their site.

At this point, the WCWA will start the 2018-2019 season with 44 member schools. I wish the Mavericks best of luck and I’m excited to see more opportunities being created for wrestler-girls by visionary school administrators!

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