Aug 28, 2023
“COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES: WRESTLING
Since 1923, Mines Wrestling has had a decorated history, with 7 national champions, 5 national top-10 team finishes, and over 50 All-Americans. The program has also claimed 5 NCAA All-Academic Team Titles with the highest GPA among all DII wrestling programs.
In 2019 and 2020, Mines won back-to-back RMAC Championships. Colorado School of Mines notched its best finish ever in the 2018 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, placing sixth in the ranking of athletic department performance in NCAA Division II. The Athletic Department sponsors 18 intercollegiate programs.
THE CURRENT TEAM AND FACILITIES
Colorado School of Mines wrestlers are well known throughout the country boasting numerous high school state finalists on the roster from all over the United States. They are respected not only because of their ability on the mat, but also their commitment to academic excellence and character.
In 2017 our wrestling facility was dedicated in honor of longtime Mines coach and National Wrestling Hall of Fame member Jack Hancock. The Jack Hancock Wrestling Center features 3,600 square feet of mat space, a balcony over looking the wrestling room, and a private entrance to the newly renovated Mines Wrestling locker room. The locker room area includes 31 personalized lockers, hot/cold tubs, and a private study/lounge area; the project was completed prior to the 2018-19 wrestling season.
HEAD COACH: Austin DeVoe
Austin DeVoe has been the Head Wrestling Coach at Colorado School of Mines since 2014. Prior to his time at Mines, DeVoe served as Assistant Wrestling Coach at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, coaching 10 student-athletes to the NCAA Division I National Tournament. A 2006 graduate from the University of Missouri DeVoe was an NCAA Division I national qualifier at 125 lbs, earning Big XII Academic All-American honors and was a four-year letter winner. As a freestyle wrestler, DeVoe was a four-time Jr. National All-American, two-time University Nationals All-American, Fila Jr. World Team Trials Finalist and University National Champion. DeVoe also served as a Freestyle National Team Coach from 2004-10, and currently serves as the President of the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Coaches Association. 2019 and 2020 RMAC and NCAA Region VI Coach of the Year.
ASSISTANT COACHING STAFF: Dakota Bauer, Jake Arnone, Mitch Minotti, Dave Zabriskie, and Buck Wessell.
Profiles at https://minesathletics.com/sports/wrestling/roster#sidearm-roster-coaches
HOW TO JOIN THE TEAM
Complete the online recruiting questionnaire at minesathletics.com/wrestling. Share your interests and aspirations via email to Head Coach Austin DeVoe ([email protected]) and Assistant Coach Dakota Bauer ([email protected]).
We are searching for high school prospects with state wrestling accomplishments and national experience. Some of our most recent All-Americans have been prospects that began wrestling as late as 7/8th grade. We attract student-athletes who choose Mines over NCAA D-I schools because of the environment, culture, and academics. Our recruit's on and off the mat character should mirror our team values: Responsibility, Attitude, Effort, and Leadership.
Apply to Admissions: mines.edu/admissions
Apply for Financial Aid: FAFSA.gov
Cost of Attendance: finaid.mines.edu/
-Summer before SR Year: Attend camp if you are serious about becoming an Oredigger. This is vital to our recruiting process! minesathletics.com/camps
-Fall of SR Year: Unofficial & Official visits and roster spots are offered. In November of your SR Year, the National Letter of Intent may be signed.
At Colorado School of Mines, we do more than focus on science and engineering. We inspire students who are driven to be innovators and advance the knowledge of those who want to address today's greatest challenges, particularly those related to Earth, Energy and the Environment. As an undergraduate at the Colorado School of Mines, you are an integral part of a world-class institution.
With a student/faculty ratio of 17:1 and an average undergraduate class size of 34, Mines offers you the personal attention you need to succeed.
Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.
5,443 undergraduate students; 1,449 freshmen
1,658 graduate students (master’s and doctoral)
#1 Best value college in Colorado
#11 Best value college nationally
#1 Public university in the West with the highest salaries 10 years after graduation.
-Wall Street Journal
2020-21 graduates (BS) placed at 92% either working in the industry or going onto graduate school
Average starting salary $73,418 (BS)
SEE FOR YOURSELF
The best way to find your fit is to visit! Bring sunglasses, comfy shoes and your sense of curiosity and adventure. Experience campus and connect with our community through daily info sessions, campus tours, athletics tours, and meet the wrestling coaches & team in person!
To plan a visit go to tour.mines.edu/visit and contact the wrestling staff directly.”
—Coach Austin Devoe
Wrestling Academic Minimums
(out of 4.0)
(out of 1600)
(out of 36)