In an era which has seen a number of collegiate wrestling programs eliminated across the country Morningside College is bucking the trend. Coach Tim Jager is putting together his first recruiting class as the school begins varsity wrestling next season. He says it’s great for wrestling and the college, and former wrestlers. He says there are more schools adding wrestling at the NAIA level. Jager says he is getting a good reception on the recruiting trail. He says it’s been exciting and it’s a good opportunity for someone to jump in right away and wrestle. Jager has signed a number of competitors from Iowa and Nebraska and is still trying to fill the roster. He says he’d like to sign 20 wrestlers, so he has about two per weight class.Jager says he has enjoyed the challenge of starting a program from scratch.
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