Albion college will become the fifth Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association school to sponsor men’s wrestling, joining Adrian, Alma, Olivet, and Trine in the 2021-2022 season. The Britons previously sponsored the sport over 40 years ago and will bring wrestling back to the school of 1,500 students in south central Michigan. Albion will also start a women’s program, the 39th NCAA women’s wrestling team. Adrian and Trine also sponsor women’s wrestling.
Albion College President-Elect Mathew Johnson has announced the Albion College Athletic Department will bring back men’s wrestling after a more than 40-year absence as well as add women’s wrestling and esports.
All three are expected to begin competition for the 2021-2022 academic year.
“Albion College is always striving to provide a great educational experience, and athletics is part of that experience,” said Dr. Johnson, who was a high school and college athlete. “With men’s and women’s wrestling as well as the rapidly growing esports, Albion will provide more opportunities for all those students who wish to participate.”