MAC To Expand To Include EWL Members In Merger
The Mid-Atlantic Conference has approved a huge expansion in their wrestling division, including the seven teams from the Eastern Wrestling League for a new mega-conference next season. This will almost double the number of teams in the MAC, bringing the total to 15, second largest in the country behind the EIWA.
“I am pleased to welcome our new additions to the Mid-American Conference that have strong traditions in the sport of wrestling. Our membership spent significant time discussing and studying the possible inclusion of these new members and we believe this will strengthen what has already grown into an elite wrestling league,” said Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher, Commissioner of the Mid-American Conference. “This addition of affiliate members is good for the Mid-American Conference, and good for collegiate wrestling. It broadens our footprint across a part of the country where youth, high school, and collegiate wrestling is very strong. I look forward to the 2019-20 season when our new and enhanced membership begins competition.”
The MAC wrestling teams next season will include: Bloomsberg, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Clarion, Cleveland State, Edinboro, George Mason, Kent State, Lock Haven, Missouri, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Old Dominion, Rider, and SIU-Edwardsville.