College wrestling earned $1 million for Wyoming schools in 2016


University of Wyoming wrestling brought in $22,092 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Wyoming that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The university’s wrestling program brought in a total of $662,7451 in 2016. 

The agency's office of postsecondary education collects athletics data annually from all institutions with intercollegiate athletics programs that receive funding through federal financial aid programs. Data for 2016 – the latest year available – includes more than 2,000 schools nationwide.

Wyoming's three schools with wrestling programs reported $1,052,450  in revenue in 2016.

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Wyoming college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1University of WyomingNCAA Division I-FBS8,09930$662,745$22,092
2Northwest CollegeNJCAA Division I97623$217,022$9,436
3Western Wyoming Community CollegeNJCAA Division I92124$172,683$7,195
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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