Eastern Oregon University Returns to College Wrestling

Warner Pacific's Blake Cooper (Pearl City, Hawaii) Makes History - Ranked #1 in NAIA at 165 lbs

Oregon State's Ronnie Bresser (Henley HS, Klamath Falls) Makes PAC12 History

Chloe Spencer (Ephrata, WA) wins title, leads SOU Raider women to 2nd place

Tyler Cowger (Sweet Home, OR) wins title, leads SOU Raider men to 2nd place

SOU gets first-ever women's dual win against No. 17 Pacific

Helen Maroulis, Adeline Gray are No. 1 in final UWW World women’s freestyle rankings

World champions Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Snyder are No. 1 in final UWW World men’s freestyle rankings


In the News, Eastern Oregon University announces the return of wrestling. Find links to articles and video of the announcement.

In the Coach’s Corner, Steve Daniels shares his perspective on the progress of gender equity in our sport, and Dr. Joe McFarland shares his perspective on the unique benefits of our sport. Steve and Joe each have unique personal experiences well worth the few minutes to read about.

Need help restoring college wrestling in your state? Take a look at our RCWOR toolbox and contact us.

Welcome to Our New Website

Hello Oregon wrestling fans and welcome to our website. We are excited to be giving you more information about our activities and more ways to join the team and help restore wrestling programs at our Oregon colleges and universities. Family and friends of youth and high school wrestlers, we especially want you on the team. Your wrestler is the future of our great sport.


Oregon College Wrestling Mid 1970’s & Today

In the mid 1970’s, Oregon had 23 college wrestling programs. Today (2015-16 season), we have only 6 intercollegiate men’s wrestling programs and 4 women’s programs:

Next year (2016-17 season) with the return of men’s and the addition of women’s squads at Eastern Oregon University, we will have 7 men’s and 5 women’s programs.

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.

Your wrestler is the future of our great sport. Help forge the future of college wrestling in Oregon. Join the Team!


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