FOREST, Va. (WFXR/ODAC) — The ODAC is bringing back men’s wrestling as a conference sport beginning in November. Full league members Averett, Ferrum, Roanoke College, Shenandoah and Washington and Lee are joined by associate wresting schools Greensboro and Southern Virginia.

“I am pleased to welcome back men’s wrestling as the 25th sport to the conference’s offerings,” explained ODAC Commissioner Brad Bankston. “Recent additions to the conference’s membership provided the requisite number of men’s wrestling programs to support a league championship.”

The last time the ODAC had men’s wrestling as a league sport was back in 1980.

“The addition of two associate members helps us complete a quality regular season dual schedule and competitive individual championship while supporting Division III wrestling in the South Region,” added Bankston. “I know our competition will be robust with quality wrestling performances in advance of Ferrum hosting the Division III national championships in March.”

The NCAA Division III wrestling championship will take place at the Berglund Center on March 10-11, 2023 with Ferrum as the host school