The Little Rock wrestling team concluded its regular season on Feb. 7 with a disappointing loss in its final matchup, Oklahoma State. It was a rough ending to the regular season for the Trojans as they fell 45-0.
In an interview at the end of the match, head coach Niel Erisman expressed his thoughts.
“Even though it was a tough night, we had some individuals that I thought did pretty well,” he said. “Guys like Triston closed the gap and learned a lot about what they can and can’t do. It was a good experience, it was a tough experience, and it was hard, but it was much needed.”
UA-Little Rock is home to the one and only NCAA Division 1 wrestling program in Arkansas. The program began in 2018, and this year, they won their first D1 match in the history of the program against Fresno State.
The team has seen ongoing success including the NCAA Coaches Ranking of Paul Bianchi, a senior on the team, at number 26. On Jan 31, senior day, Bianchi gave the team some recognition with his 3-0 win against some of the best teams in the conference.
Now the team is preparing for the 2021 Pac-12 Championships. This year, the conference tournament will take place in Corvallis, hosted by Oregon State.
The conference tournament begins this Sunday, Feb 28 at 1:30 p.m. central time. Don’t miss out on the Trojans as they wrestle for that championship.