UW La Crosse Eagle Team Settles into New Practice Facility

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By TomM October 19, 2017 06:46

UW La Crosse Eagle Team Settles into New Practice Facility

UW La Crosse Eagle Team Settles into New Practice Facility

La Crosse, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse wrestling team has a new practice facility starting with the 2017-18 season. The Eagles have moved their daily practices to the lower level of Cartwright Center on campus, where the UWL Bookstore and UWL Textbook Rental were previously located.

The practice facility includes a 7,500-square foot wrestling place with three full mats and a television monitor at each location. The space also includes a 2,000-square foot wrestling lounge with a 70-inch television. Three coaches offices are located in the complex along with bleachers with a team meeting space and an area for athletic training.

“I am very excited for our current guys and our future UWL wrestlers for our new wrestling facility,” said UWL head coach Dave Malecek. “It is amazing as we came from one of the smallest rooms in the nation to one of the biggest.”

Along with the wrestling mats, three full squat racks along with dumbbells and free weights are available as well as a treadmill, Airdynes and ellipitical machines. A 55-inch television is also located near the weights.

“I want to thank the UWL administration of Dr. Bob Hetzel and Director of Athletics Kim Blum for all of their support and leadership and Associate Director Planning/Construction Scott Schumacher who went above and beyond to help with this project,” added Malecek. “We are excited for the season to start so we can have all our guys in the room and finally have enough space to have everyone practice at the same time. This room impresses the alumni along with the recruits we have on campus.”

The wrestling team will host an open house in the new facility Friday, October 13 from 4 to 5 p.m.

UWL opens the 2017-18 season Saturday, November 4 at the Rochester Community & Technical College (Minn.) Open. Click here for the complete schedule.

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