Walk-ons play integral part in success of college wrestling programs

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College wrestling programs across the country will soon embark on the 2016-17 season with the first official practice less than three weeks away. Coaches will finalize their team rosters and scholarship money will get dispersed throughout the team of wrestlers. Team rosters will also include many non-scholarship student-athletes known as walk-ons.

A fully-funded college wrestling program is allotted 9.9 scholarships.

“With 9.9 scholarships, a walk-on can be very valuable to the program,” said University of Pittsburgh head wrestling coach Jason Peters.

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