(Walnut, CA) The Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) Athletics Department is proud to formally announce the formation of the intercollegiate women’s wrestling team. The team will be the 23rd sport and the 12th women’s sport offered by the college. The women’s wrestling season will begin in the Spring of 2023.
Leading the new team will be Veteran Head Coach David Rivera, who will also retain his role as Mt. SAC’s Men’s Wrestling Head Coach.
“I am extremely excited that we will be offering Women’s Wrestling in the California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA) inaugural season,” replied Rivera. “The sport has gained tremendous popularity at the high school level and I am proud that Mt. SAC will allow these young women to continue their athletic dreams in college.”
In his 12th season at the helm of the Mt. SAC Men’s Wrestling Team, Rivera led the Mounties to an undefeated season and led the team to the Dual Team and Individual State Championship.
“We are proud to continue the tradition of being a leader in women’s collegiate athletics by offering women’s wrestling to our students and community,” replied Joe Jennum, Dean and Director of Athletics. “The addition of women’s wrestling will give our female students 12 opportunities (second most women’s sport offerings in the state) to compete inter-collegiately.”
Along with Mt. SAC, 12 or more California Community Colleges are expected to host a women’s wrestling program.
Students interested in competing on the inaugural team are asked to fill out the student-athlete interest form at the link below:
For more information on the program, please contact the Mt. SAC Athletics Department at 909-274-4630.