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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    DIII programs are in a different boat. There is almost never any revenue from any DIII sport especially wrestling. In my experience, there is practically never any charge to attend a meet and there are almost no spectators as well. But all this is besides the point. The reasons to have DIII athletics is soley for the student athletes, to enrich their college experience. It is a vastly different world than DI where the wrestlers are essentially pro's.
    I believe it lumps in with DII and interschoolastic wrestling as well. There is very little funding for wrestling programs but in most cases, the interest in wrestling is there.

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    The D1 programs are limited by money and Title IX, but even with all the money in the world I doubt some schools would re-instate wrestling (like Oregon). But I wish some ADs would state whether they would re-instate it if they had the cash, as it might be possible to actually help those programs if they were known.

    Speaking of which, Cal State Fullerton is still fundraising to stay alive this year and next. They are still short of their fundraising this year, and need to raise an additional $200K by next May to stay alive for 2010.

    http://savefullertonwrestling.com

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    This is the team that Joey Eon (4 time Maine State Champ) and Cameron Mitchell (3 time Wisconsin state placer) are on....should be good this year

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    Good couple of days in college wrestling...now if only...

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    Wrestling Fails to Reclaim Varsity Status Despite $1.6M in Donations
    By Margaret Cunniff
    October 30, 2009
    Despite having raised $1.6 million from alumni, the MIT wrestling team was denied by the administration in an attempt to regain varsity status. Wrestling will now function as a club sport, making it the last of the eight varsity sports that were cut from varsity status last spring to transition to club status...


    http://tech.mit.edu/V129/N49/wrestling.html#

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    Default Re: Division III Norwich reinstates wrestling

    So, which Division I schools have reinstated wrestling in the past few years? Are there other threads that I can go to in order to answer my question?

    By the way, any reinstatement in any division is good for the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Wrestling Fails to Reclaim Varsity Status Despite $1.6M in Donations
    By Margaret Cunniff
    October 30, 2009
    Despite having raised $1.6 million from alumni, the MIT wrestling team was denied by the administration in an attempt to regain varsity status. Wrestling will now function as a club sport, making it the last of the eight varsity sports that were cut from varsity status last spring to transition to club status...


    http://tech.mit.edu/V129/N49/wrestling.html#
    ODH - I'm having a hard time understanding this. As you know, I had the good fortune to meet Glen Geesman and Coach Layte last year. This appears to me to show an unjustified lack of confidence in Coach Layte's ability to build the program. I found him to be committed, energetic and resourceful. Geesman is a prime example. When he went to MIT no one even knew that he had wrestled in high school. Coach Layte always has his wrestlers on the lookout for potential new team members and one of them discovered Glen's background and recruited him to the team. The result - a 3rd place finish at the 2008 DIII Championships.
    2011 NAIA Wrestling Championships, March 3, 4 & 5, Cedar Rapids, IA. I'll see you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gg121and2 View Post
    ODH - I'm having a hard time understanding this. As you know, I had the good fortune to meet Glen Geesman and Coach Layte last year. This appears to me to show an unjustified lack of confidence in Coach Layte's ability to build the program. I found him to be committed, energetic and resourceful. Geesman is a prime example. When he went to MIT no one even knew that he had wrestled in high school. Coach Layte always has his wrestlers on the lookout for potential new team members and one of them discovered Glen's background and recruited him to the team. The result - a 3rd place finish at the 2008 DIII Championships.
    IMO, it is a results of low numbers. The have not been able to fill a complete lineup, so with two forfiets, one or guys that are true novices they end up barely winning any dual meets.
    Ad looks at the number of guys on the team and the team's record and feels that it is a good candidate for elimination. I feel that she either does not unerstand the specail nature of the demands of wrestling or doesn't care.

    Very disappointing considering the long history and recent success of the team and the direction the team was heading.

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    Very disappointing.

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