Alvernia Announces Addition Of Wrestling For 2019-20

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Alvernia University Athletic Director Bill Stiles announced Wednesday the addition of Wrestling as the Pennsylvania university’s 28th varsity sport.

The national search for a head coach will begin immediately, and the Golden Wolves start competing in the winter of 2019.

“We are in the heart of a wrestling hotbed with over 36,000 boys participating in high school wrestling within our primary recruiting market, encompassing almost 1500 high school programs – including all 15 schools in Berks County,” said Stiles.  “The ability for us to continue strategic growth and provide additional opportunities to talented student-athletes in our region remains paramount, and wrestling provides a wonderful opportunity for us to do that.”

Alvernia will be the sixth member of the Middle Atlantic Conference to sponsor varsity wrestling.  Messiah College earned the 2018 MAC Championship followed by Delaware Valley, Wilkes, Lycoming, and King’s.

Alvernia will practice and compete in the Physical Education Center, home to Alvernia’s volleyball and basketball teams.

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