College Wrestling in Washington State
If you are interested in pursuing wrestling after high school and want to
stay in the
state, Highline Community College and Yakima Community College are on the rise wrestling programs.
Contact Highline Community College Assistant Wrestling Coach Norton at:
Contact Yakima Community College Coaches at:
Mike Schmitt -
firstname.lastname@example.org - (509) 307-0140
Antonio Pimentel email@example.com -
(509) 941- 8486
Subject: YVCC National Champions: Recruiting
The NCWA National Champions, Yakima Valley Community College Women's Wrestling
team has started its recruiting for the 2009-10 season.
The YVCC team was founded last year to address Title IX issues and helped
preserve the wrestling program at the college. In doing so, Coaches Pimentel &
Schmitt have put together a championship team and now they are looking to build
that that success!
In eastern Washington, a couple of hours from Seattle, YVCC offers a very
affordable, high quality education. Local housing is inexpensive and on-campus
dorms are available. The wrestling staff is very helpful and does a great job
making sure you settle in at YVCC with assistance and guidance for academics,
housing and finances.
The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of women's wrestling with the top three
placers at the NCWA tournament coming from the area. The YVCC team competes in
collegiate (NCAA rules) wrestling, with the women practicing with the men's team
and many of the team's events having divisions for both genders. The women have
also participated in events as members of the men's team.
YVCC is interested in all levels of women's wrestlers from placers in national
tournaments to entry-level wrestlers. Coaches Pimentel & Schmitt were able to
develop one first-year wrestler into an All-American placer this year. While
being an accomplished wrestler is a big plus, more important to them is a
hard-working can-do attitude and an eagerness to improve.
Anyone interested if finding out more about joining the team can contact Coach
Mike Schmitt at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-307-0140.
P.S. Because many of the returning men's wrestlers are redshirting next year,
there are many opportunities at YVCC for men too. Please pass the word along to
anyone you think might be interested.
NCWA Women's Division