TheOpenMat.com (TOM) is mad as hell and they’re not taking it anymore.
Upset with the continued loss of college wrestling programs, the amateur wrestling website TOM is issuing a challenge to amateur wrestling fans: Buy up all the tickets to every single college dual meet.
It’s a bold challenge. However, the idea is a winner in at least two ways. It generates much-needed income for financially-strapped college mat programs… and demonstrates to school administrators that wrestling is a sport that has powerful support of large numbers of boisterous fans, and, therefore, when budget cuts are necessary, administrators will look elsewhere.
As the article posted at TOM states,
We need to stop sitting around and we need to start taking a proactive approach to this problem. If DI wrestling is not worth saving then let’s throw in the towel. But we know that is not the way of a wrestler.
TOM has posted links to websites for purchasing tickets for major college wrestling programs. Do your part. Purchase some tickets for individual dual meets… or, better yet, demonstrate an even stronger commitment by ordering season tickets.
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