Penn State-Altoona is bringing men’s wrestling back and adding women’s wrestling for the 2024-2025 season. The school last sponsored the sport at the NJCAA level in the 1970s and 1980s before discontinuing it until today. The men will join Alfred State, Hiram, Penn State-Behrend, and Pitt-Bradford in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Penn State-Altoona plans to advertise for a coach this fall and have the coach in place by January 1st, 2024 in preparation for the following season.
“Penn State Altoona is excited to add men’s and women’s wrestling to our lineup of teams for the 2024-25 academic year. Sitting in the heart of central Pennsylvania, it is a natural fit to have wrestling as part of our NCAA Division III program. There is no better group of passionate wrestling fans than here in this region.” – Penn State-Altoona Director of Athletics Brent Baird