On October 16th, 2020, Fresno State University President Joseph Castro announced that the wrestling program would be discontinued at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 season. This marks the second time in 14 years that the program has faced elimination. After Fresno State wrestling was dropped in 2006, a hard-fought battle ensued for a decade to revive the team. While President Castro answered the rallying cry of the Central Valley’s Wrestling community in 2016, the recent announcement has come with shock, disappointment and frustration. President Castro’s decision to eliminate the wrestling program after only three years since its reinstatement demonstrates an abandonment to the rich wrestling history of the Central Valley and to the taxpayers that support Fresno State University.