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Ellsworth Adds Women’s Wrestling to Athletics Program

Ellsworth Community College will add Women’s Wrestling to the Athletics Program beginning in the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year.

“We’re excited to be a part of the growth of women’s wrestling here at Ellsworth Community College and be a part of history as we look to compete next fall,” Tyson Springer, Head Wrestling Coach.

  • Since 1994, the number of women who wrestle in high school has grown from 804 to over 28,000 (as of 2021) (Data is collected from the NWCA OPC System)
  • In 2020, The NJCAA Announced they would recognize Women’s Wrestling as an emerging sport.
  • 34th state to sponsor high school Women’s Wrestling starting the 2022-23 season
  • In 2020 The NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals hosted separate NAIA & NCAA Women’s Divisions for the first time.
  • In 2018 the NAIA Grants Invitational Status to Women’s Wrestling
  • 100+ colleges now sponsor a varsity wrestling program
  • Since 2004, women’s wrestling is now a recognized Olympic sport
  • 5th school in the ICCAC to add Women’s Wrestling
  • 2022-23 season will be a sanctioned sport by the NJCAA

Please visit the Ellsworth Community College website for more information. If you have questions, contact Tyson Springer at Tyson.Springer@iavalley.edu.

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