Moorpark College Wrestling

In the history of Moorpark College athletics, the wrestling team was one of the most successful programs. When it was cut in 2008, wrestlers were left with few options, but now it’s time for a comeback. The wrestling team at Moorpark won multiple WSC Conference Championships, and had five State Championships.

After an eight-yea r hiatus, this fall Wrestling W ILL return to Moorpark College for the 2017 season!!

Moorpark College will be providing an opportunity for many to continue wrestling and follow their dreams. While we suffered the darkest days in Raider Athletic history eight years ago, we will not only put this crisis behind us, but it will serve the future for countless members of our community.

Moorpark has hired former Newbury Park High coach Lindley Kistler to head the wrestling program, the school announced Thursday.

Kistler, who wrestled under legendary coaches Dan Gable and Bobby Douglas at the University of Iowa and Arizona State, respectively, was a two-time All-American and two-time Olympic qualifier.

“His credentials speak for himself,” Manakas said. “He was a national honors society member while wrestling for Dan Gable, so he understands the concept of athletics and academics.

“We’re looking forward to him continuing our philosophy.”

We are in need of the wrestling communities support. Our fundraising committee has taken on the most important task of raising $52,000 and WE need your help! These funds WILL ALL go to Wrestling. 

Your support in this most important endeavor will be greatly appreciated. Wrestling means so much to our community  and  I am excited about the opportunities we  will be  providing.

Our summer wrestling conditioning class will begin June 19th and our fall wrestling class will begin August 14th. If you know of anyone who is interested in wrestling, I encourage them to contact Ashley Lajoie [email redacted] to set up a counseling appointment for classes.

If you have any questions about Moorpark College's Commitment to bring back wrestling, feel free to contact me. If you would like for me to meet with any groups, Iam available any time.

Moorpark College and Athletics greatly appreciates your support. The reinstatement of the Raider wrest ling program would not have been possible without you.

Supports Moorpark College Foundation: Wrestling FIN 95-3533986

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