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EOU Mountaineer Mat Fund Campaign Update
Thanks to the generous donations made so far by the Oregon National Guard, EOU wrestling alumni, and the Oregon wrestling community, we are pleased to announce that only $6,000 is needed to achieve our fundraising goal of $27,000 for the EOU Mountaineer Mat Fund. Join the Oregon wrestling community in making a generous donation today and help us reach our goal by July 31, 2016.
Welcome To The New Restore College Wrestling Oregon Website
Hello Oregon wrestling fans and welcome to our new website. We are excited to be giving you more ways to connect with Oregon college wrestling programs and Restore College Wrestling Oregon’s efforts to increase the number of those programs. Family and friends of youth and high school wrestlers, your wrestler is the future of our great sport and we especially encourage you to get involved and support Restore College Wrestling Oregon. Learn how you can help here.
RESTORE COLLEGE WRESTLING
IN YOUR STATE
Oregon College Wrestling Mid 1970’s & Today
In the mid 1970’s, Oregon had 23 college wrestling programs. Today, we have only 7 intercollegiate men’s wrestling programs and 5 women’s programs:
- Oregon State University
- Southern Oregon University (Men & Women)
- Eastern Oregon University (Men & Women)
- Pacific University (Men & Women)
- Warner Pacific College (Men & Women)
- Clackamas Community College
- Southwestern Oregon Community College (Men & Women)
Restore College Wrestling Oregon played a pivotal role in Warner Pacific College and Eastern Oregon University deciding to add men’s and women’s intercollegiate wrestling programs to their athletic departments.
These Programs Need Your Support
Visit their websites, look at their schedules, and when they wrestle near you, round up a few kids and go support them. Help keep the programs we have strong by attending their matches and tournaments. And please, answer our call to action. Support wrestling at all levels here in Oregon. Join the team and help RCWOR create more college wrestling programs here in Oregon.
Why Restore College Wrestling In Oregon?
- To better serve the interests of the thousands of young men and women who compete each year in Our Sport in Oregon high schools. We now have far fewer college wrestling programs than we did 30 years ago and many more participants at the high school level.
- To prepare the next generation of coaches to lead wrestling programs at a variety of levels in Oregon.
- To provide another caring and disciplined environment where college students can set, and work toward, meaningful goals.
- To provide a college level athletic outlet for aspiring young people where size is not a limiting factor in achievement.
- To provide an opportunity for people with handicaps to compete successfully beyond the high school level. E.g. the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Champion Anthony Robles, of Arizona State U, who was born with only 1 leg.
- To be part of an individual college sport where the link between personal investment in physical and mental preparation and success is fairly transparent.
- To build lifetime memories and relationships.
- To better promote a sport, which is contested in more countries than any sport, other than soccer.
- To do our part to add to the legacy of man’s oldest sport.
The National Wrestling Coaches Association has collected some important facts about intercollegiate wrestling. Please read them here.
Your wrestler is the future of our great sport. Help forge the future of college wrestling in Oregon. Join the Team!