University of Southern California Team Press Releases

USC Wrestling Names New Head Coach

01/02/2013 -
The University of Southern California is pleased to announce that Coach Jack Schwartz will be joining us as our official head coach. Coach Schwartz is, among other things, a California State place winner, 3rd in the Junior World Olympic trials, 2nd in the Pan American games, and a 3x Senior National Olympics champion.

Coach Schwartz has also started numerous wrestling programs across California. He also coached the 1981 South Hills High School team that won the CA state championship, scoring the second most points in the history of the tournament.

Joining him next semester will be assistant coach Wesley Fulkerson who is a USC alumni and another fantastic individual. He will certainly be an asset to those with high goals!

Coach Marty Lockwood, a 1976 Olympic alternate, will remain with the program as an assistant coach.

Next semester, the team plans to travel to Santa Barbara Wrestling for a dual meet. Plans to compete in the California Collegiate Open at San Francisco State University are in the works. The team will also compete in the NCWA conference championships in March. The season will culminate with the NCWA national championships in Allen, Texas!
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USC Wrestling Names New Head Coach

01/02/2013
The University of Southern California is pleased to announce that Coach Jack Schwartz will be joining us as our official head coach. Coach Schwartz is, among other things, a California State place winner, 3rd in the Junior World Olympic trials, 2nd in the Pan American games, and a 3x Senio....

Wrestling team reaches varsity status

01/17/2013
By AUBREY KRAGEN · Daily Trojan “Tradition – Honor – Success” is the new mission statement of USC’s club wrestling team, which has seen a great deal of change since its creation two semesters ago. For the first time, the team will be eligible to compete against varsity squads from other....

Southern California Wrestling Wraps up First Season

03/30/2013
For a USC wrestling team that did not exist a year ago, the 2013 season has been full of milestones. To begin the season, the Trojans were officially recognized by the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, allowing them to compete at the National Junior College Athletic Association....

USC Trojans hit the mats with little help from University

11/22/2013
By: Pablo Di Maria - - The state of California has more schools that offer wrestling in the high school level than any other state in the nation. Yet, the Golden State has only three Universities that offer wrestling in the Division 1 level. Stanford University, Cal State Bakersfield a....

USC Coach Continues to Pursue His Passions

12/10/2013
Head Assistant Coach Wes Fulkerson had always wanted to wrestle. Failing to take the initiative, he instead grew up playing more traditional sports: soccer, volleyball and baseball. At the start of his sophomore year, though Fulkerson decided to join his high school’s wrestling team. The s....

USC Highlight Film

02/07/2014
The University of Southern California is home of the internationally recognized #1 film school in the world. USC Wrestling welcomed in student filmmakers from Sunbreak Films to create a highlight reel of a USC practice. Excitement levels are high as the team prepares for the conference cha....

USC On The Mat: Interviews All-American Nick Cegelski

10/16/2014
Nick Cegelski is a junior at the University of Southern California studying public relations and entrepreneurship. Hailing from Rochester, New York, Nick traveled to sunny Los Angeles in 2012. At USC, Nick immediately emerged as a leader on campus. An all-state wrestler in high school, ....

Interview with Team Captain Nick Cegelski

10/25/2014
As USC prepares for its third season in the NCWA, excitement levels are high. With the addition of new coaches to the coaching staff and an influx of recruits, USC is poised to take the West Coast Conference by storm this season. Check out this great video interview with team captain Nick ....