Donations from alumni, parents, and friends are necessary for the program to be successful. With your support, we are working to fulfill our commitments to winning, to the personal success and well-being of our student-athletes, and to the Columbia community.
Your gift to Columbia Wrestling supports the program in a variety of ways. For example, this year, we plan on using your donations directly toward:
- Travel to Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational: $17,000/team
- Travel to South Beach Duals: $15,000/team
- New travel bags: $4,500
- New competition singlets for the 2017-18 season: $6,000
Your donation helps our student-athletes have the best experience possible while attending Columbia University. Above are a few examples, but your contribution will also go to offset the costs of equipment, recruiting, travel, and everything else our coaches need annually to run the program efficiently and to chase down Ivy League and NCAA Championships.
Help support Columbia Wrestling this Giving Day!
It is with your help that the Lions are able to excel in the classroom and on the mat! Without your generous gifts, our student-athletes would not be able to continue to improve and succeed.
This Columbia Giving Day we are hoping to meet our annual fundraising goal of $90,000 and 100 total donors in one day!
With everyone's participation, we can make this goal a reality, but we will need the help of the entire CU Wrestling community. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Go Lions!
Because of your support last year, Columbia Wrestling:
-Started a Regional Training Center (New York City RTC) and added 1996 Olympic Champion Kendall Cross and 2016 Olympic Team Coach Valentin Kalika to our staff
-Garrett Ryan captured Columbia's 17th individual conference championship at the EIWA Tournament
-Had two wrestlers compete at the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, MO: Garrett Ryan (HWT) and Tyrel White (165)
-Had six Columbia wrestlers make the Dean's List
-Named a NWCA Top 30 All-Academic Team
-Garrett Ryan became a National Champion in freestyle this June in Akron, OH at University Nationals when he won the tournament at Heavyweight; we had 21 student-athletes compete in the tournament, the most ever by Columbia Wrestling.