Boise State to drop wrestling program

Boise State announced on Tuesday that it will no longer offer wrestling as an intercollegiate sport. According to the school, "The move was made to better align its programs with the Mountain West, and with the intent to add baseball in the future."

"This was not an easy decision, but one that needed to be made as we consider the long-term vision for Bronco athletics," said Director of Athletics Curt Apsey. "We will continue to honor the scholarships we provide our student-athletes, and will do all we can to help those who want to continue their collegiate wrestling careers elsewhere.

"Additionally, current coaching contracts will be honored."

Wrestlers are free to transfer, and the school will help them with that process. Scholarships will be honored for those that wish to remain at Boise State.

Boise State has a strong wrestling tradition. The Broncos have won six conference team championships. The program has had 12 top-20 NCAA team finishes and five top-10 NCAA team finishes.

Boise State finished 2-9 in dual meets this past season and fifth at the Pac-12 Championships.


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Bud111 (1) about 2 and a half years ago
Many excellent wrestlers come from the Idaho area. Boise State has sold out all those high school wrestlers who put their Heart and Soul in striving like no other sport tor excellence and achievement! All studies have shown how exercise improves the mental capabilities of us all. The University leadership needs to get off their lazy ass's for some exercise and enlightenment!!!!!!!!!!!!
FredHall (1) about 2 and a half years ago
This decision has put on at least a temporary hold. We'll have to wait while they reconsider