Men’s and women’s wrestling has been working hard and is being rewarded for their effort. Although they are not winning every match, Pacific’s wrestling teams are fighting through each challenge and are striving to get better throughout the remainder of the season.
Men’s wrestling is returning nine wrestlers from last year and replacing five that moved on. Their biggest losses were Jordan Branson and Kody Kramer, who is now back with the team acting as an assistant coach alongside Jacob Pence and Severin Walsh.
Head coach Walsh is in his fourth season with Pacific and finished out last year with a record of one win and 11 losses in dual meets for the men. It was a tough year, but they have grown tremendously and are proving that they are built toward the future with three wins and six losses currently.
Last year, the women didn’t have a wrestling team. However, a vast improvement in numbers has shown up this season.
Both teams have important matches coming up. The men will be traveling to Minneapolis, Minn. to participate in this year’s Great Lakes Regional tournament on Feb. 25. Last year, they finished 11th in the regional tournament and are looking to place much higher this season.
The women will be traveling to Bristol, Tenn. to wrestle for the WCWA tournament on March 9 & 10.
This is an exciting time for Pacific wrestlers as they look to succeed and bring home victory.