University of Montevallo announces the addition of College Wrestling
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MONTEVALLO, Ala. – University of Montevallo President John W. Stewart III has announced the addition of men’s wrestling as an intercollegiate sport within the athletic department. The inaugural season for the program will begin in the winter of 2023. The addition of men’s wrestling will increase the number of intercollegiate sports at Montevallo to 22. The announcement marks the addition of the 11th new intercollegiate sport added at Montevallo within the past 10 years.
“We’re excited about the continued growth within our athletic department,” said Montevallo Athletic Director Mark Richard. “We’re proud to offer the opportunity for talented student-athletes to continue their wrestling careers at the collegiate level. We look forward to adding to our high-achieving student-athlete population on campus.”
A head coach for the new program is expected to be selected this summer. The team will compete at Trustmark Arena, inside the Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center.
Montevallo is the first NCAA Division II institution and second overall in the state of Alabama to add men’s wrestling as an intercollegiate sport. The University will become the 68th NCAA Division II institution to add wrestling. In addition, Montevallo will be the only school in the Gulf South Conference school to add wrestling.