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Mustang Wrestling Foundation

The Mustang Wrestling Foundation (MWF) is a group of Cal Poly Wrestling Alumni and Supporters who has partnered with the Cal Poly Athletics Advancement office to help strengthen the support for the Cal Poly Wrestling program. MWF has helped fund additional scholarship and operational support. This has been a driving force in the quest to bring Cal Poly Wrestling back to the national spotlight.


To advance the resources and support for Cal Poly Wrestling and lay the pathway for another 60 years of Mustang Wrestling tradition.


• To engage and increase the network of alumni and supporters;
• To secure additional scholarship dollars through private funding; and
• To assist in annual giving with events and regional socials.

Alumni & Supporter Newsletter

To receive our newsletters/emails on events and program progress, click here.

Wrestling Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Fund provides Cal Poly Wrestling with additional scholarship support. Private funding of scholarships is necessary to reach our goal of the fully-funded amount per NCAA regulations. Scholarship gifts require a five-year commitment to the specified amount, thus can be used by the coaching staff immediately for recruitment and retention needs.

Legacy Level

Annual gift of $24,000 provides a new “named” full scholarship for the wrestling program (tuition and fees, room, and board).

Visionary Level

Annual gift of $12,000 provides one-half scholarship.

Leadership Level

Annual gift of $6,000 provides one-quarter scholarship.

Group Level

A gift of $100 per month / $1,200 per year (with a five-year commitment) can be contributed to the Wrestling Scholarship Fund.

“Thank you for your consideration in investing in our scholarship support program, which goes directly to our Wrestling Mustangs. This scholarship program is essential for the wrestling program’s long-term growth. It is an honor to have the ability to compete at the highest level of amateur wrestling and with your support, we can continue to recruit and retain high-caliber student-athletes that fit into our mission."

– Head Coach Jon Sioredas

To invest in the wrestling program scholarship fund, please email

2018-19 Events

Coach Lennis Cowell’s 16th Annual Alumni and Friends Reunion Golf Event and Social

      o Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 - 9 a.m. Shotgun -- Cypress Ridge Golf Course
      o Click here for more information and to register (to come)

Mustang Wrestling Foundation’s Third Annual Crab Feed Benefit

      o Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 – Wrestling Homecoming Dual vs. Northern Colorado
      o Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 - Alumni & Supporter Crab Feed Benefit
      o Click here for more information and to register

Regional Socials

Southern California Social

      o August 11, 2018
      o Newport Beach, CA

Northern California Social

      o September 8, 2018
      o Stockton, CA

California State High School Tournament Social

      o February 23, 2019
      o Bakersfield, CA

NCAA Division I National Championships Social

      o March 23, 2019
      o Cleveland, OH

Annual Giving

Make checks payable to: Cal Poly Wrestling

Cal Poly Athletic Advancement
Attn: Mustang Wrestling Foundation
One Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388

Mustang Wrestling Foundation Board of Directors

Bob Whitaker, President ('73)
Ken Bos ('69)
Jon Talbott ('73)
Scott Heaton ('81)
Jeff Barksdale ('83)
Anthony Romero ('90)
Joe Dansby ('94)
Dan Lashley ('95)
Kelan Bragg ('12)
Kyle Chene ('14)