RIT Men’s Wrestling: Locker Room Dedication

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RIT Men’s Wrestling:  Locker Room Dedication

>>The RIT wrestling program is the latest sport to receive a major gift. Thanks to 1979 grad and RIT trustee, Ron Ricotta, the Tigers are the beneficiaries of a newly renovated locker room facility.>>Believe it or not, this was half the size, about a month ago. And just because they’re close and they love to hang out with each other, and be together, they live in here.>>It’s double the size, I mean, like the other one just felt cramped, this one feels amazing. It means a lot to everyone, I mean the entire time this place was being built we were all trying to sneak in here to watch the construction, just cause we were so excited just for how great this was going to be and I don’t know. It doesn’t seem like a locker room would mean much to like a sports program, but we spend time in here, I mean, we hang out in here, people do homework here, we socialize, I mean this is where we spend time before matches. So, it means a lot to the program, and all of us.>>You know, wrestlers don’t get as much attention as some other sports. I thought if I could make a contribution that’ll help make these people feel important and give them good accommodations, it would be good for them and good for this school.>>Oh it fits?>>We have a room full of wrestlers here who probably are inspired by this, and are saying to themselves when my time comes, I’d like to do the same.>>I think sports teaches you to give of yourself to others and I would hope not just athletics, but the school and maybe other things that they’re interested in. That they would use some of their time and treasure to benefit other people. And I think that’s what we’re trying to promote here at RIT.

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