UPDATED Waldorf College officials announce new women s wrestling program

By Gary Abbott | Aug. 05, 2010, 12:27 p.m. (ET)
FOREST CITY, IOWA - Waldorf College officials announced that the 2010/2011 school year will begin with a new Women's Wrestling Program. Waldorf will be the first College in the state of Iowa to offer women's wrestling.

The women's program will be fully funded and attending many of the nation's top international events culminating with the World Team Trials. As the program grows, Waldorf will expand its schedule to include all the nation's best events for women.

"We are proud to offer another option to accommodate the growing demand among female athletes to compete in this popular sport," commented Waldorf Athletic Director, Denny Jerome.

Men's wrestling has been one of the most successful sports teams at Waldorf College for the past 30 years.

"It only makes sense that the state of Iowa has a women's wrestling program and we are proud that Waldorf College has made the decision to lead the way" said Waldorf Head Men's Wrestling Coach, Tyler Brandt. "With over 50 wrestlers in the men's program and an invitation to the National Duals, it is our expectation to grow the women's program into an Elite Level Program just like we have done with the men's program."

Waldorf is now conducting a nationwide search for a women's wrestling coach. Tyler Brandt, current men's wrestling coach, was named interim women's wrestling coach and will lead the current women wrestlers until a permanent coach is selected.

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