I wrestled at Wentworth back in the early 2000's (99-00 and 00-01) and we were able to field a full line up both years I was there and the year prior. The program was killed off over time by a clueless AD because he 1. cared little for the sport and 2. Didnt know what he was getting in to. Most of WMA's students are attending on full ROTC scholarships either in the Early Commissioning Program or a program called 2+2 and thus have other priorities to meet. The ROTC department, at least when I attended, was pretty understanding and supportive of all of the athletic teams but it seemed like the only thing that was given any attention from the athletic department was the basketball team (they were pretty decent, exciting to watch, but not great). I always felt that the AD thought he had a cash cow on his hands there, but failed to realize that it was NJCAA and not the B1G. I know a young man that attends WMA now and wrestles there. Admittedly, most of the wrestlers are not really great. Maybe a state qualifier or two, but mostly guys that just want to get on the mat still. I wasn't a world beater and wouldn't have started at 99% of the rest of the colleges but I got an opportunity there and even won a little and had a great time. I think the problem at WMA is the lack of a legitimate coach. My second year that was the issue due to the previous coach being transferred (he was an Army LTC). I don't know the coach now so I can't speak to how he runs the program but I would venture to say he's in over his head from what I have heard/seen. He also doubles as a high school wrestling coach and track coach (WMA also has a high school element and is utilized as a prep school by USAFA and USMA). I dont know the schools attitude towards wrestling any more but I would venture to say they are on board as they have added numerous sports in the last few years.
Im not as involved as I used to be, nor as much as I would like to be. But my personal approach is that no amount of competitors is an embarrassment. I used to hear guys say most of the WMA team didnt belong on a mat but always wondered "Who the hell else is going to wrestle for the school". No one was knocking down the door to get in and the opportunity was there. There was a few times I was used to wipe the mat with, but I got to wrestle in college and had a blast doing it.