University of Arizona students have reintroduced a wrestling program on campus after the organization was dormant for nearly 10 years.
The team is currently affiliated with the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, and it has hopes of eventually gaining NCAA Division I status.
For now, the team, is rounding out its regular season in March.
The team competed in the recent West Coast Conference Wrestling Championships, taking second place, and has qualified six wrestlers for the national tournament, which will be held in Texas this month. They are: Alvaro Gallego, a nutritional sciences major; Nathan Mendivil, a psychlogy major; Marco Colpo, who is studying optical sciences; Raul Moraga, an astronomy major; Timmy Halaby; and Jorge Loya-Lopez, a mining engineering major. More information is available online.
Read more about the team on UANews.org: "Wrestling Grabs Hold as Club Sport."
Photography by Kelsey Lang