Back in the Spotlight

Photo by Cary Edmondson

Fresno State wrestling returned to the mat this season for the first time since the program was disbanded in 2006, and women’s water polo competed for the first time ever. And the Red Wave showed its excitement. The wrestling home opener against No. 14 Illinois drew the third-largest crowd in program history as 6,840 fans packed the lower bowl of the Save Mart Center. The Bulldogs finished fifth in the nation in total attendance.

A youthful team, the Bulldogs put up a fight before falling 33-10 to the Illini under first-year coach Troy Steiner. Fresno State finished the season 4-16 overall (1-5 in the Big 12 Conference) with a 20-man roster that included 19 freshmen and sophomores.


Just the Ticket to Build Our Community

The Bulldog Scholarship Fund gives Fresno State alumni and fans the opportunity to support the student-athletes who inspire them.

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