By Abby Kloppenburg
March 13, 2012
Wrestling was approved by a unanimous vote from the University of Richmond Sport Club Council on Tuesday to begin the process of becoming an official club sport.
Austin Helm, RC '14, will be president of the new club, which will become legitimate at the end of next year after two semesters as a campus organization, according to school rules.
"Wrestling club was here a little while back, but it kind of fell off, so I'm trying to get it going again," Helm said to the Council, which is composed of a president elected from each sports team on campus and run by an executive board of four students.
Once a sport club is approved, it is able to receive Richmond funding designated for club equipment and travel, priority in scheduling for practice spaces and access to the sport club athletic trainer, according to school rules.
Members of the council had originally worried about funding for the wrestling club because of the limited money and resources available.