Esports and Women’s Wrestling Gearing Up for Fall

by | Mar 28, 2024 | Around the ‘Bein.

Two programs announced last summer have been hard at work recruiting students and preparing for competition starting fall 2024. 

Nevin Horne, the inaugural director of Esports, said interest has been strong among current and prospective students. “I have had students who have recently been admitted into Otterbein already reach out to me to find out how they can be involved in the program and tell me what they want to do,” he said.

Additionally, more than two dozen current students expressed interest on the social media platform Discord, the first week it was available. Horne’s goal is to have 30 students signed up by the fall.

Chris Kline, Otterbein’s first head women’s wrestling coach, has seen a lot of interest for the first collegiate program in central Ohio and expects a strong team of recruits next fall. “We have been able to bring in over 25% of the high school senior women wrestlers in the state of Ohio for campus visits,” he said. “Otterbein hosted our first women’s wrestling prospect camp on campus in January and had 37 wrestlers attend.”

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