Cleveland State to discontinue wrestling program

Cleveland State University announced today that its wrestling program would be discontinued following the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season. A varsity men's lacrosse program will be added and begin recruiting athletes to compete in the spring season of the 2016-2017 academic year.

CSU will explore external funding sources that if secured, could allow continuation of the wrestling program.

"The decision to no longer fund wrestling at CSU was a very difficult one," said CSU Athletics Director John Parry. "The athletes, coaches and support staff have shown exceptional dedication to their sport and the university. We will be working to raise external funds, and if necessary, to provide transition support."


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Mount Carmel (1) about 5 and a half years ago
Personal agenda. AD is a former Lacrosse player and his wife is a current Lacrosse coach. It's not about what's best for the student-athletes in Ohio, it's about his personal feelings toward Lacrosse. Ohio is a Top 3 wrestling state in the US, but lets drop wrestling and bring in "Lacrosse". haha
footestomper (1) about 5 and a half years ago
2018 D1 Championships slated for the Quicken Loans Arena in . . . you guessed it . . . Cleveland, OH. Well, at least that will help make ticket availability better as the "home" crowd will be fairly minimal !!!
ofcrboob (1) about 5 and a half years ago
Yep...look at this article I found....from september 2014.... Look at paragraph 11...AD states "I personally love the sport (lacrosse) the expense of wrestling...what a jack wagon