Today the athletic department at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa announced that they will be adding women’s wrestling during the 2020-21 school year. William Penn is an NAIA school that competes in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Currently, Baker, Central Methodist, Grand View, and Missouri Valley are all schools in the conference that sponsor women’s wrestling.
William Penn will be the fourth college in the state of Iowa to offer women’s wrestling. Waldorf University was the first in 2010-11. Grand View will start competition this fall and Iowa Wesleyan will also get underway during the 2020-21 season.
William Penn is now scheduled to be the seventh school that is adding women’s wrestling during the 2020-21 school year. Along with Iowa Wesleyan, Carthage (WI), Indiana Tech, Davenport (MI), New Jersey City, and Lackawanna (PA) will all be in action next year.
Iowa is still working to sanction girls wrestling at the high school level.
The athletic department at William Penn will begin a national coaching search immediately.