The number teams dropped every year can sometimes overshadow the new programs and opportunities added. Iowa Western Community College, located in Council Bluffs, IA, has recently added wrestling to their already thriving athletics department.
We will compete at the NJCAA Division I level and are currently looking to add athletes for the upcoming 2011-12 athletic season.
Any interested athletes can inquire online at:http://www.goreivers.com/forms/play.asp
This could be a great opportunity for our wrestlers to be a part of building a great program.
Josh Watts has already built one successful junior college wrestling program from scratch. Now the former three-time prep champion from Iowa is about to try to again. Watts was named the first wrestling coach at Iowa Western on Monday. Watts has been the head coach at Darton College in Albany, Ga., for the past four years. He guided the Cavaliers from a fledgling club program to a No. 6 ranking in NJCAA Division III during his first three seasons while producing 30 national qualifiers in all. Previously, Watts was an assistant coach at Loras College, where he wrestled for two years after beginning his collegiate career at the University of Northern Iowa. He won three state prep titles at Davenport Assumption, where he amassed a then-record 190 wins. Watts was selected from a strong pool of nearly 50 applicants, said IWCC athletic director Brenda Hampton.