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Support WWU Wrestling

Our goal is to allow students the opportunity to continue to wrestle at a collegiate level. By having the opportunity available for students to continue to compete at a higher level we hope to create better coaches, referees, and people that go out into our local community (which include a World Strongman Champion and No-Gi Jui Jitsu Bronze World Medalist). In the State of Washington there currently is no four year university or college that sponsors a varsity wrestling team. As such we help to promote and are part of the foundation for collegiate wrestling in Washington. We are a grassroots movement that relies on the donations of people like you who take the time to spread the word about WWU Wrestling and donate to our cause.

This past season was our most successful yet, with 9 wrestlers qualifying for and competing at Nationals, two all American and one more that came up just short of all American status. We hope to carry on this momentum into next season with your help to get our athletes more mat time, higher level competition, and ultimately a better shot at getting on the podium next season. 2023 Team video

Negotiations with the university are underway to convert unused space in carver into a permanent mat room for WWU wrestling. While we cannot guarantee that we will get the result we want, we have to be prepared to build this mat room either way, and that is where community support and fundraising is going to make all the difference. By donating, you can help re-establish wrestling as a permanent fixture at western for the first time since the 1990's!

Success and Competition:

We compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association and have coached five Western Wrestlers to All-American status, two males and three females! Over the past 8 years, our club sent 35 individuals to Nationals with quite a few qualifying multiple times. We hope to continue this success and add to our growing number of high level college wrestlers.

Community Involvement:

We would also like to announce our partnership with the Whatcom Wrestling Academy. The group is a non-profit operating out of the Bellis Fair Mall in Bellingham that hosts practices for wrestlers aged 5-18. We currently use the space for more practice time when we cannot practice on campus. We also spend a lot of time helping the coaches teach wrestling to the youth in our community.

Furthermore, many of our wrestlers have volunteered at Shuksan Middle School, Bellingham, Squalicum, and Sehome High School. One of our wrestlers has even taken positions up as an assistant coach at Whatcom Middle and Sehome High School. Others have coached at Bellingham middle and Shuksan for a second year as well. As a club we also volunteer at local events such as the Western Fall Welcome, April Brews Day, Western Preview, and Ski to Sea.

Thank You!

Any support from the community is massively appreciated and will go a long way towards western wrestling's biggest year in history! Thank you for your support even if it is just spreading the word, anything you give helps us so much and we appreciate it!

Rank State Gifts
1 WA 45
2 CA 2
3 AZ 1
Early Bird Challenge!
Thank you! Your generosity has unlocked an additional $5,000 match before most people even got up for the day!
The Number One Vikings Match!
Thank you, Vikings! You who made the first $1,000 in gifts earned an ADDITIONAL $1,000 through a generous match!
$1,000 MATCHED
New Grad Match Opportunity!
Thank you new Vikings! You've raised an additional $3,000 in support for current WWU students and programs!
3,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you, Viking supporters! More than 3,000 of you have made gifts for Give Day, which is the most participation we've ever had in a Give Day!
Night Owl Challenge
Thank you! Your gifts helped raise an additional $2,000 for Kaiser Borsari Hall!
2,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you! The 2,000th donor has unlocked an additional $750 for men's rowing!
Last Call!
Thank you! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 as a matching gift!
50-state Challenge!
Thank you, Vikings near and far, for helping unlock an additional $5,000 of support for WWU students!
Savviest Student Organization Challenge!
The student club or team with the most donors when we finish processing all the Give Day gifts will win an extra $1,000! Final results available after all Give Day gifts are processed. Using fake donor names to inflate results may disqualify a club or team.
Rank Prize Savviest Student Organization Challenge! Donors
1 $1,000 Men's Rowing 105
2 Wrestling 45
3 Ice Hockey 45
4 Women's Ultimate 42
5 Water Skiing Team 29
Lunchtime Crunchtime
Thanks, Vikings! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 in support for students on your lunch break.
Rank Prize Lunchtime Crunchtime Challenge! Donors
1 $2,500 Cross Country & Track and Field 95
2 $2,500 Men's Rowing 36
3 Women's Ultimate 13
4 Computer Science 9
5 Marketing Program 9
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