Simpson University in Redding, CA is looking for student/athletes to join wrestling program.


Simpson University in Redding, California is looking for student/athletes to be a part of an up-and-coming and fairly new collegiate wrestling program. Since the first inaugural season in 2012, the Red Hawks have been very competitive in the NAIA division. To date, the Red Hawks have produced several NAIA All-Americans with Austin Lobsinger being the most recent, earning his third honor in 2017. Academically, Simpson University offers scholarships to those wrestlers that are looking for a great education and a chance to compete at the collegiate level.




285 – AUSTIN LOBSINGER (West Valley HS, N) School’s first 3x NAIA All-American (2013 – ’17).


133 – VICENTE HERNANDEZ (Clovis HS, CS) NAIA All-American ’16


165/174 – BRADY BEAMON (Steele Canyon HS, SD) 2x NAIA All-American (2013 – ’14).


141 – ANTHONY VEGA (Lindquist HS, SJ) NAIA All-American ’14


133 – AJ VALLES (Selma HS, CS) NAIA All-American ’14




RICHARD “Ritchie” ORTIZ (Crespi Carmelite HS, S): Simpson University’s first ever First Team National Academic All American (3.8 GPA).

Cadet GR All-American Boni Escobar (West Valley HS, N) Most recent recruit signed with Simpson on May 8th.




If interesting in building upon a newly established tradition at Simpson University, both academically and on the mat, contact Head Coach Rod Forseth.







Head Coach: Rod Forseth

Forseth brings a wealth of coaching experience to Simpson’s wrestling team. He was the head wrestling coach at Enterprise High School from 1985-1999 and 2005-2008. In addition, he is also the director of the Nor-Cal Invitational Wrestling Tournament and the NSCIF Masters Tournament. Coach Forseth attended Sunset High School in Hayward, CA, where he wrestled at the varsity level for three years. He was drafted in 1971 and served as an apprenticeship machinist after military service. He moved to Redding in 1978 and opened his own business Rod’s Radiator Shop. He and his wife, Evelyn, have three children and seven grandchildren. Call, text or e-mail Coach Rod ASAP the summer will be here before you know it.


Simpson University Wrestling
Redding, CA.  96002
(530) 524-5833 cell

e-mail: rforseth@simpsonu.ed


Simpson Wrestlers climb nearby Mount Lassen as a pre-season goal setting adventure.