Colin Ayers"I am very excited to have Colin and CJ joining the coaching staff." stated Head Coach Adam Aho "These two will bring a different dynamic to the program and I am excited to learn from them for the next couple of years."
Colin Ayers joins the University of Mary Wrestling Coaching staff fresh off an All-American campaign and a national runner up finish. Ayers, a 2019 graduate of Augustana will join the Marauders coaching staff as a graduate assistant. Ayers brings a tremendous work ethic to the University of Mary, winning the hardest worker award all four years he started at Augie. Additionally he won the most intensity award three times. While wrestling for the Vikings, he attained a 101-51 record, was NSIC all-academic team, and a Myles Brand Distinction Award Winner. A graduate of Watertown-Elysian-Morristown High school, Ayers set school records for wins, technical falls, and takedowns his senior season.
"Colin is no stranger to the NSIC and with his wrestling credentials and wrestling experience, Colin's main role will be wrestling development and recruiting." said Head Coach Adam Aho "He is a mat rat and loves working out so I am excited to have Colin in the room pushing the team on a daily basis."
CJ Bostwick comes to us from Fort Wayne, IN where he was coaching with the Warrior Elite Wrestling Club this summer. During the 2018-2019 season, CJ was the Head Wrestling Coach at North Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During his time with the Legends he guided them to 11 dual wins, produced one conference champion, and four regional qualifiers. Prior to North Side, he was an Assistant Coach at his alma mater, Bishop Dwenger High School for the 2016-2017 season. During his stint with the Saints, he helped coach and mentor one state qualifier. CJ wrestled at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio from 2013-2016 where he was a two year letter winner and part of the 2014 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Team. CJ graduated from the University of St. Francis with a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education. He plans to pursue Secondary Administration at UMary.
"CJ's role will be an assistant coach with an emphasis on handling all of the wrestling operations of our program." stated Head Coach Adam Aho "He brings some great experience from coaching at the high school level for the past couple of years along with coaching at an elite wrestling club in Indiana. He is very organized and punctual with his work. I am excited to get him on campus."
Ayers, Bostwick, and the Marauders will be in action for the first time on November 2 at the Jamestown Open. The Marauders host their home opener against Concordia College on November 7 in the MAC.