Ferrum College to Revitalize Wrestling Program

Updated: July 5, 2012

Ferrum, Va. (June 26, 2012) – Ferrum College is bringing back the sport of wrestling after a nearly 25 year absence, making Ferrum one of only two NCAA Division III institutions in Virginia to offer varsity wrestling.  A press conference to introduce the new head wrestling coach will be held on July 6.  Members of the media interested in attending should contact Gary Holden, Sports Information Director, at (540) 365-4306 or gholden@ferrum.edu.

“We’re thrilled to be restarting this program,” said college President Jennifer Braaten.  “Wrestling adds another dimension to our athletic program, and reinforces our commitment to providing students with a wide variety of co-curricular options.”

Located in southwest Virginia, Ferrum College competes in the USA South Athletic Conference and offers 16 varsity athletic programs (eight men’s and eight women’s) including men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s football, men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s softball, women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball.

“We have a very strong base of high school wrestling programs in Virginia and the surrounding states,” said Abe Naff, Ferrum’s Director of Athletics.  “Ferrum will now be able to offer young men the opportunity to pursue this great sport while working toward their college degree.”

Prospective student athletes interested in wrestling this fall are encouraged to contact the Ferrum College Admissions Office at (540) 365-4290