By Mary Smith, Manager of Communications
I can still remember the name of my high school’s star wrestler. With the determination it took to make weight and out pin their opponents, the wrestling team, in fact, earned as much respect as the one that tossed around the pigskin. Unfortunately, few of those high school wrestlers got the chance to play in college.
But the times they are a changing.
Macomb is introducing a new men’s wrestling club for student athletes who aren’t ready to hang up their headgear after high school. Supported by donations, the club will be competing in up to 12 events during its first season, which runs October through March.
Remembering my high school’s wrestling star and all the work he put into his sport, I was happy to learn that Macomb is the fifth community college in Michigan to offer wrestling, joining Henry Ford, Mott, Muskegon and St. Clair County community colleges. And we just hired a new wrestling coach – Eric Julien, who coached Grosse Pointe North’s wrestling team to two district and one league championships.
Interested in winning some matches for Macomb? Sign up for the team by Oct. 2. by calling Coach Julien at 586.557.4637 or Randy Nelson, Macomb’s athletic director, at 586.445.7119.
I never thought I’d say this but Go Monarch Wrestling!