Simpson University in Redding, California has announced it will be adding women’s wrestling starting in the 2019-2020 season. Simpson is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with Christian and Missionary Alliance. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. It has a student body of just over a thousand.
The program’s inaugural head coach is Fan Zhang, who served as women’s head coach at Grays Harbor College last season. Coach Zhang is a seven-time national champion in China.
The Red Hawks will be competing in the NAIA and, at this time there is no word on whether they will be competing in the WCWA. If you are interested in learning more about the program, head on over to the university’s official site.
It’s great to see another school in California add a women’s program and I know we are all wishing them the best of luck during their first season and all the seasons that follow!