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Students, alumnus look to reinstate wrestling program

04/15/2011 -

It was by chance that wrestling returned to Carroll University’s campus.

Tanner Flatland, a sophomore, was looking for an open mat near Waukesha in October of 2010. His search brought him to a message board where he made his request.

As luck would have it, Ben Tomes, an alumnus of Carroll and former four-time letter winner for the wrestling team, came across his post.

When President Hastad came to Carroll in 2007, he asked Tomes to draft a proposal to reinstate wrestling, but interest seemed to be lacking at the time.

With Tanner’s post as a sign of new interest, the possibility of reviving wrestling at Carroll became clear.

Carroll’s wrestling team began in 1946 as a student organization. It eventually gained varsity status and lasted until 1999 when

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