NCAA’s Next Breakout Sport-Women’s Wrestling?

THE NEW YORK TIMES finds what the NCAA has yet to fully discover: women want to wrestle in college if they just get an opportunity. Unfortunately for them, the opportunities are rare and undistinguished thus far.

The ladies of OCU Wrestling

(The ladies of Oklahoma City University wrestling)

Tiny private schools in the NAIA have taken advantage of the need by opening women’s wrestling programs in such unlikely places as Jamestown (North Dakota) College, Missouri Baptist University, and Oklahoma City University. Only Pacific University in Oregon fields a varsity women’s wrestling squad as an NCAA school. Even three-time state champions cannot find a college close to home.

Tani Ader, three-time wrestling champion

(Three-time Hawaiian state wrestling champion Tani Ader)

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