Kansas City, Mo. -- The MIAA has announced that Newman University has accepted an invitation to become an Associate Member of the MIAA for the purpose of participating in men’s wrestling. The Neman Jets will participate in the MIAA wrestling dual meet schedule and Championship Tournament beginning in the 2013-14 season.
“I am delighted that Newman University has accepted the invitation from our CEO Council to become an Associate Member in men’s wrestling” stated MIAA Commissioner Dr. Bob Boerigter. “Although wrestling is fairly new to the MIAA, our league is quickly becoming one of the most competitive and respected in all of Division II.”
“Newman University is honored and excited for our wrestling team to have this opportunity to become an associate member of the MIAA,” Newman Athletic Director Vic Trilli said. “We are looking forward to long working relationship with the MIAA. We appreciate the MIAA’s interest in Newman University becoming an associate member of the MIAA.”
MIAA members that currently sponsor wrestling include defending National Champion the Nebraska-Kearney, Central Missouri, Central Oklahoma, Fort Hays State, Lindenwood and Truman. Truman will continue to wrestle in the MIAA in 2013-14 as an Associate MIAA Member.
The 2013 MIAA Tournament championship will be held February 10 on the campus of the Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla.