Minot State to Add Women’s Wrestling


MINOT, N.D. – MSU Director of Athletics, Andy Carter introduced immediately, “I’m proud to symbolize Minot State College Athletics. It’s with super pleasure and anticipation to announce MSU might be including Ladies’s Wrestling as an intercollegiate varsity sport inside Beaver Athletics.”

We’ll lead the state’s public increased schooling panorama with this addition as MSU will turn out to be the primary among the many 11 North Dakota College System campuses to have a Ladies’s Wrestling staff. The timing can be excellent because the North Dakota Excessive College Actions Affiliation only a few weeks in the past introduced that women wrestling can be added as an formally sanctioned sport for the primary time starting with the 2021-22 educational yr.”

Minot State College Division of Athletics has been working with exterior consultants throughout the previous yr in a complete and rigorous evaluation of the Athletic Division’s total Title IX compliance. The federal Title IX Act of 1972 impacts all points of upper schooling, however particularly inside Athletics it requires that establishments present equitable remedy of student-athletes in three particular areas: athletic participation alternatives, proportional availability of athletic scholarships for males, and females, and equal remedy of female and male student-athletes.

MSU is dedicated to making sure equitable remedy of student-athletes and inside our athletic packages. Many directives and proactive choices have already taken place to help in fairness improvement.

Additional, and extra particularly inside the total space of Athletics participation and alternative, it’s incumbent upon MSU to reveal a historical past and persevering with observe of program growth for the underrepresented gender.

President Steven Shirley said, “Athletics has been an essential a part of the tradition at Minot State College since our founding days over a century in the past. Right now’s announcement with the addition of Ladies’s Wrestling is one more step alongside that journey at MSU, and I’m excited for the brand new alternatives it would create within the years forward for future feminine student-athletes on our campus.”

Ladies’s Wrestling is acknowledged by the NCAA as an rising sport for ladies. The designation is meant to assist faculties present extra athletics alternatives for ladies and extra sport-sponsorship choices for the establishments, and likewise assist that sport obtain NCAA championship standing.

North Dakota would be the thirtieth state within the nation to have sanctioned highschool women wrestling – becoming a member of neighboring states, Montana and South Dakota. The addition of Ladies’s Wrestling additionally suits effectively inside the Division’s current athletic infrastructure utilized by Males’s Wrestling. A nationwide seek for the inaugural Ladies’s Wrestling head coach will start instantly and plan to start competing with an inaugural season within the 2022-23 yr.

What others are saying about Minot State College including Ladies’s Wrestling:

Evan Forde, MSU Males’s Wrestling Coach:

“The fast rise and development of ladies’s and women’ wrestling lately have made an amazing affect on our sport. The addition of a girls’s program right here at Minot State College may be very thrilling. I’m pleased with our administration and College for his or her determination to make this addition. This program will help the continued development of the wrestling tradition on campus and locally of Minot.”

Mike Moyer, Govt Director, Nationwide Wrestling Coaches Affiliation,

Wrestlers in Enterprise Community:

“We’re endlessly grateful for the Minot State Administration’s extraordinary management and pioneering efforts so as to add girls’s wrestling. Numerous younger aspiring girls will now have the prospect to pursue their educational and athletic goals at Minot State College.”

Terry Steiner, USA Wrestling Ladies’s Nationwide Staff Coach:

“As USA Wrestling’s Ladies’s Freestyle Nationwide Staff Coach and a North Dakota native, I’m very excited to see the alternatives for females within the sport increasing. Earlier within the yr, the North Dakota State Excessive College Actions Affiliation added the game of Women Wrestling as a Sanctioned Excessive College Sport and now Minot State College Provides Ladies’s Wrestling as a varsity sport. These are nice milestones not only for the younger females within the state of North Dakota however for Ladies’s Wrestling as a sport. What actually excites me is that the folks see the worth of the game on our youthful era. Schooling comes from many locations, within the classroom, on the sector of competitors, and on the wrestling mats. Clearly, I consider that the game of wrestling is a superb trainer of life expertise that may lengthy outlast these athletes’ aggressive careers. This can be a win-win-win scenario for Minot State College, the State of North Dakota, and the ladies’s wrestling group”.

About Minot State

Minot State College is a member of the Northern Solar Intercollegiate Convention (NSIC) and NCAA Division II providing 14 males’s and girls’s varsity intercollegiate athletics packages. The NSIC is a premier NCAA DII, 16-member convention that includes groups in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa. The Beavers are the one public NCAA Division II establishment within the state of North Dakota.


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