Cal State Fullerton wrestling gets reprieve to continue fundraising to retain program

By Mel Franks | Aug. 26, 2010, 10:05 a.m. (ET)
CSF Wrestling Gets Reprieve

Cal State Fullerton wrestling has hope for a future.

The sport, designated last week for termination at the end of the 2010-11 season, has been given a reprieve to continue fund-raising efforts to keep the program competing.

A combination of positive reaction to the "finality" of last week's announcement and some accounting adjustments renewed hope that approximately $450,000 can be raised by next Spring to fund the program for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.

"The university will allow the wrestling program to use existing pledges toward future seasons to cover the shortfall that was created when the program missed its August goal of approximately $196,000 in the bank to fund the 2010-11 season" said Director of Athletics Brian Quinn. "All new money coming in must first go to covering this year's shortfall."

Fullerton competes in the hybrid Pac-10 for wrestling against Arizona State, Boise State, Cal Poly, Cal State Bakersfield, Oregon State and Stanford. The season begins on Nov. 19 with a home meet vs. Stanford.