photo courtesy of North Central athletics
TOM recently caught up with North Central College’s head coach for men’s and women’s wrestling Joe Norton. Coach Norton had a unique postseason as his women’s team, in their first year of existence, crowned five All-Americans and put two wrestlers in the national finals. His men’s team was unable to compete at nationals due to the cancellation of the DIII tournament. The future is bright for both squads as two, top-three seeds from the DIII tournament return for the men’s team and the women’s team is loaded full of young talent. Coach Norton also gives us an update on sanctioning girls HS wrestling in Illinois, along with why DIII is a strong option in this troubling times.