Blog / Wrestling at Trine

Trine University, located in Angola, Indiana, is best known for its engineering programs, small class sizes, and a high employment after graduation (98.8 percent of Trine graduates find employment or are in graduate school within six months of graduation).

The wrestling program is led by Coach Dan Callahan, a 10 year coaching veteran at Trine and the founding coach. In those 10 years, Coach Callahan has led the Thunder to a Mid-States Conference title in 2009-2010, NCAA Midwest regional runner-up in 2009 and 2010, produced four NCAA All-Americans, 11 NCAA National Qualifiers, and 14 NWCA Scholar All-Americans, and been named the Mid-State Conference Coach of the Year in 2006-2007 and 2009-2010. His assistant, Coach Adam Wilson, was a four-year starter at Olivet College and a three-time NCAA Division III Midwest Regional placer.

Overall, Trine University is a small, successful Division III college that produces highly qualified graduates that succeed in and out of the wrestling room.

Quick Facts

Division Division 3
Location Angola, IN
Travel Time (from Jeff High) 4 Hours
Student Count 3,642
School Website
Athletics Website

Interview with Coach Wilson

I had the opportunity to talk to Assistant Coach Adam Wilson about Trine Wrestling...

Note that this interview was originally posted on Team Jeff Wrestling.

What separates Trine from other wrestling programs?

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