Central Baptist College’s wrestling team will now have a home of its own.
A 3,750 square foot wrestling center will be located at 960 Jeanette Drive in Conway. A grand opening, hosted by the Conway Chamber f Commerce, will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 15. Previously, the team had used Reddin Fieldhouse with other CBC sports team..
The main donor for the project is Greg Hatcher of The Hatcher Agency, the father of wrestling in Arkansas. CBC’s wrestling team will have the building on a three-year lease.
"Words alone cannot express how grateful and thankful I am about the new wrestling center," said coach Ken Prophete. "Entering into my eighth season as the head wrestling coach at CBC, it has been a recruiting promise to my wrestlers that we will have a bigger and better (space) and this 2017-18 season we will fulfill that promise."
Prophete added, "It is a blessing and I give all the glory to God for placing the right people to help make this dream a reality. We plan to make the best of our new opportunity this season in our new wrestling center."
Wrestling season for the Mustangs begins on Nov. 4 in Cumberland, Ky., at the Patriot Open. The first match at Reddin Fieldhouse is Nov. 9 against Arkansas Baptist College.