Valley Forge Military College 6 v Temple University 47       Middle Tennessee State University 13 v The Apprentice School 22       University of Central Florida 15 v Liberty University 23       East Tennessee State University 18 v Mercer University 30       Florida Gulf Coast University 5 v Auburn University 34       Massachusetts Institute of Technology 18 v The Ohio State University 31       University of Texas at Arlington 24 v University of Florida 30       University of South Florida 18 v University of Toledo 25       Marion Military Institute 33 v Wayne State College 20       University of North Florida 15 v Grand Valley State University 48       

Good Finsh for BG, and looking good for next year

03/29/2010 -

Upon all that has happened this year, it couldn't of ended with a better result. With the program seeming to be in disarray at the beginning of the year, no one expected the program to stay around. Two Students were left with the wheel to the program and pretty much a dear in the headlights look. They somehow managed to guide this program while also going through school and ROTC. Jerry Matthews and Joshua Paulus took over the program unexpectedly at the beginning of their season.
No one would of said anything if the program failed, but these students new that college kids need a place to wrestle here at BGSU. It's the greatest sport alive and it's a shame that more schools don't realize it as a varsity sport. But never the less, the program continued to improve and provided itís 2nd all American in 5 years. Both coming in back to back years. Greg Burger, 8th place at 2009 nationals, and Mike Perez, 6th place at 2010 Nationals. I see a lot of potential in this team for the 2010-11 season. 4 of the 5 wrestlers were freshmen. All 5 wrestlers will be returning next year, and will look to build BGSU into the dominate program it wants was. In all there should be around 12 wrestlers coming back and there are another 3 past wrestlers in the mix trying to come back next year.
On top of bringing back a solid squad next year, the program has just got word that most of the season will be paid for by the University. A proposal was made to the University 3 months back and was accepted about a week ago. This is means that students worried about the money cost for the program, and the program can spend a little more money on getting into some bigger tournaments.
If you like information on how you can help out the club, or join. Give me a call (915)273-8507 or email me at I'm looking for coaches, to assist Troy McLaughin at practices and attending Wrestling meets. Any participation is welcomed; even the small things go a long way. Thanks.