UC Davis to Cut Wrestling

April 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Wrestling, National News, College

Looks like California’s budget crisis (and the broader economic slow down) has claimed another wrestling program. UC Davis will discontinue four of its interscholastic athletic programs, including wrestling.

Hawaii wrestlers at Davis include Brandon Low (St. Louis ’06) and Michael Nakagawa (Kaiser ’09).

More info here.

NCAA D-I Tournament Brackets Unveiled

March 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Wrestling, National News, College

The NCAA announced the 50 at-large selections for the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Wrestling begins March 18.

Full article can be found here:
http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-wrestl/spec-rel/031010aaf.html

U of Oregon Working to Reinstate Wrestling

February 16, 2010 by  
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Looks like Coach Ron Finley and others are raising funds to reinstate wrestling at the University of Oregon.

You can find out more at their web site: http://saveoregonwrestling.org

You can also order a “Save Oregon Wrestling” t-shirt by clicking on this link.

Low Wins, Davis Loses

February 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Wrestling, Homegrown, National News, College

Brandon Low (St. Louis ’06) was had the lone win, as UC Davis falls to CSU Bakersfield 39-4.

CA Budget Crisis Kills Wrestling at CSU-Bakersfield

February 13, 2010 by  
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Another good program bites the dust.

CSUB Drops 4 Sports

Brandon Low Undefeated in Pac-10

February 8, 2010 by  
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Glad to see Brandon Low (St. Louis ’06) is having a solid season so far. Ranked #15 nationally, he’s undefeated in the Pac-10 and helping a struggling UC Davis team stay in the hunt.

Stanford Rallies to Edge UC Davis, 20-19

Bulla Tuzon Wins GPAC for Dana College

February 8, 2010 by  
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Bulla Tuzon (Baldwin ’05), wrestling for Dana College, won the 165 lb. championship of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

Very glad to see Bulla’s having such a great year and a solid college wrestling career. He’s a terrific wrestler, a great young man, and it was a pleasure to have coached him for Team Hawaii his junior year.

Dana repeats as GPAC wrestling champion

Appeals court: Women can sue UC Davis for Eliminating Wrestling

February 8, 2010 by  
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An interesting article from the today’s paper (via the AP). Another Title IX victory, this time in favor of wrestling. It seems (to me) that many Title IX enforcements come at the expense of wrestling (e.g. parity is achieved by dropping a men’s sport like wrestling).

See the whole article here.