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Jamestown College to add women s varsity wrestling team

By Jamestown College | Feb. 23, 2008, 10:59 a.m. (ET)

Jamestown College has announced the addition of a women's varsity wrestling program. The team will begin competing as a varsity sport for the 2008-09 season.

Jamestown College, located in Jamestown, North Dakota is an independent four year college founded in 1883 by Presbyterian settlers. It is the only North Dakota college or university in 2008 to be names by US News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" as a top tier Midwest region baccalaureate college.

Jamestown College is proud to announce that, Cisco Cole, head men's wrestling coach, will also become the head coach of the women's team.

"I am extremely excited about coaching the new women's wrestling team here at Jamestown College", said Cole. "Women's wrestling is one of the world's fastest growing women's sports. There are over 6,000 high school girls that wrestle, so being able to offer them an opportunity to continue wrestling at the college level just makes sense."

Jamestown College is ideally located near the center of several U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities that offer women's wrestling.

"We believe that our location provides an excellent opportunity for Jamestown College to host national and international competitions right here on our campus", says Athletic Director, Lawrie Paulson.

Jamestown College enjoys a strong reputation for providing quality academic programs. Adding a women's wrestling program that allows student athletes the opportunity to compete on a national and international level demonstrates the college's commitment to providing quality opportunities for our students to excel in and outside the classroom.

For more information about the Jamestown College women's wrestling program, please contact Coach Cole by e-mail or phone at ccole@jc.edu, or 701-252-3467 ext. 2457.