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Next CIS Varsity Team: Wrestling?

A new chapter in UFV sports history began last Thursday during the annual Athletics Fundraising Breakfast with the announcement of potential CIS-level wrestling at UFV.

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By Paul Esau (The Cascade) – Email

Print Edition: September 11, 2013

A new chapter in UFV sports history began last Thursday during the annual Athletics Fundraising Breakfast with the announcement of potential CIS-level wrestling at UFV.

Wrestling, which was added back onto the Olympic roster on September 8, would be UFV’s seventh varsity program.

Coached by 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medalist Arjan Bhullar and assistant Raj Vindi, the program will include both male and female wrestlers and will remain at ‘club’ status throughout the 2013-2014 season. The CIS will vote upon UFV’s application on September 30, and, if successful, the wrestling program will compete in the CIS the following season.

“My father was a wrestler, so wrestling is in my bloodline,” said Bhullar. “I’ve looked around for a place to start a program and UFV just seems like a great fit … I look forward to creating a post-secondary option for wrestling in the valley.”

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