Championship Fund gifts can be added to Chippewa Club membership donations to upgrade your club membership level. Chippewa Champions must be members of the Chippewa Club to receive benefits.
Donors will receive university receipts for their gift(s).
How You Can Help
Chippewa Athletic Fund
For More Information
Craig Willey, CAF wrestling contact:
E-mail us to request additional information about this Championship Fund.
Wrestling Championship Fund
Championships are the standard for Chippewa Wrestling. Qualifying 10 individuals to the NCAA Championships, 11 MAC championships and nine straight MAC Tournament Championships are a direct result of the financial commitments that our former letter winners, parents, fans and friends make to our Chippewa Club and Championship Fund accounts.
Completed Championship Fund Initiatives
Current Championship Fund Initiatives
To ensure a safe training environment for our student-athletes as well as a championship environment that will help them to flourish, the general upkeep of the exercise equipment and mats is essential to taking the next step toward the coveted national title.
Second Full-Time Assistant Coach
The addition of a second full-time assistant coach will bring us closer to the staffing models of the top programs in the country. This position would allow us to become more efficient as a program and improve the individual instruction that our wrestlers receive on a daily basis.
It gives us one more teacher on the mat, one more role model on a daily basis, one more liaison to build and strengthen relationships and one more Chippewa working tirelessly everyday to bring home a national title.
Annual Cost: $50,000
New Signage and Decor/Locker Room Upgrades
Through new signage and décor in the wrestling room and updates to our locker room, our facilities will emulate the championship level of our program. We aim to make our locker room into an inviting space where our student athletes can unwind after a long day on the mat or in the classroom. We also want to display the history of our program through various pictures and plaques that capture the true essence of CMU Wrestling. The Chippewa décor will inspire current athletes and entice recruits to want to become a part of our rich history, which includes past Olympians, national champions, all-Americans, and conference champions.
One-Time Cost: $10,000