MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Bacone College Athletic Director Alan Foster announced Wednesday, June 3 that they will build on the current success of the men’s wrestling program with the addition of women’s wrestling.
The program will be under the leadership of current men’s wrestling head coach Brett Oleson who begins his eighth season in August 2015.
Most recently Oleson sent two wrestlers in Caleb Crump and C.J. Berry to the 58th NAIA Wrestling National Championships in Topeka, Kan.
“We’re excited about this addition,” Oleson said. “I have no doubt that our women’s wrestling program will inevitably become just as strong as our men’s program.”
Bacone will start competition in fall 2016; the upcoming 2015-16 season will be used to build the program and athletes will be allowed to participate in open tournaments.
“We’re always looking to improve what we offer athletically at Bacone College. So when we surveyed the landscape this was a natural progression for our institution,” Foster noted. “Women’s wrestling is growing sport right now and under the tutelage of Coach (Brett) Oleson I envision us competing at an extremely high level.”