When Arvin Gymnasium re-opened at the start of the 2005-06 academic year, the entire Corps of Cadets benefitted. The 495,100-square foot building includes two large basketball courts, a state of the art rock climbing wall, an expansive weight room, racquetball courts and boxing rooms.
While the entire Academy welcomed the much-needed facility, the Army wrestling team was even more thankful.
The Black Knights' wrestling program moved into a spacious new room on the second floor of the sparkling facility. The room includes four mats and has access to two additional mats in a connecting room. A lockerroom, which features large wooden stalls, connects to the wrestling room. A wrestlers'-only lounge, which includes a big screen television, is also adjacent to the room. Treadmills and stairclimbers are positioned right in the room itself.
It is, without question, one of the finest wrestling facilities in the nation. Black Knight head coach Chuck Barbee believes that it gives Army an advantage as it continues to develop future NCAA All-Americans and National Champions.