Students, alumnus look to reinstate wrestling program
It was by chance that wrestling returned to Carroll Universityís campus.
Tanner Flatland, a sophomore, was looking for an open mat near Waukesha in October of 2010. His search brought him to a message board where he made his request.
As luck would have it, Ben Tomes, an alumnus of Carroll and former four-time letter winner for the wrestling team, came across his post.
When President Hastad came to Carroll in 2007, he asked Tomes to draft a proposal to reinstate wrestling, but interest seemed to be lacking at the time.
With Tannerís post as a sign of new interest, the possibility of reviving wrestling at Carroll became clear.
Carrollís wrestling team began in 1946 as a student organization. It eventually gained varsity status and lasted until 1999 when