NDSU Finalizes Staff With Addition of Malcom

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State head wrestling coach Obenson Blanc announced the hiring of Matt Malcom to finalize the NDSU wrestling coaching staff on Tuesday, June 18.

Malcom joins the Bison after serving as the head coach and a teacher at Bellevue East High School for two years after wrapping up a decorated collegiate career as a two-time national champion and a five-time All-American at Nebraska-Kearney.

“Matt fits well into our coaching staff as he brings a wealth of experience and success as a multiple-time NCAA champion into our wrestling room,” said Blanc. “He compliments our staff well as a middleweight coach, where we have a lot of talented student-athletes on the roster and in our recruiting classes.”

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Former SCSU Wrestler Named to 2024 Northern Sun Hall of Fame Class

Shamus O’Grady will be inducted into the NSIC Hall of Fame on July 9 in Bloomington

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Former St. Cloud State Wrestling standout and 2023 SCSU Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Shamus O’Grady was announced as a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) 2024 Hall of Fame class on Monday by the league office. O’Grady, who wrestled for the Huskies from 2009-2013, will be officially inducted during a ceremony on Tuesday, July 9, during the NSIC’s annual Summer Kickoff event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington-Minneapolis South.

O’Grady is one of six former student-athletes and one team in the NSIC’s 2024 Hall of Fame class, joining Bryan Lippincott (Concordia-St. Paul), John Alin (MSU Moorhead), Carly Boag (Minot State), Matt Meuleners (Northern State), Chris Pack (Southwest Minnesota State) and the 2008-09 Minnesota State Women’s Basketball Team.

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Auggie men’s wrestlers to be honored by state, Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — The 15-time national champion Augsburg University men’s wrestling team will be honored by both the state of Minnesota and the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday (6/18), with a statewide proclamation issued by the governor and a pregame ceremony before Tuesday’s Twins game at Target Field.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan signed a proclamation declaring Tuesday “Augsburg Men’s Wrestling Day” in Minnesota, honoring the Auggies’ 2024 NCAA Division III national championship, the 15th national title in school history and second in a row.

Head coach Tony Valek ’12 will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday’s Twins game against Tampa Bay, scheduled to start at 6:40 p.m. at Target Field. Valek, his coaching staff and members of the 2023-24 Auggies will be honored on the field prior to Valek throwing out the first pitch. The game takes place during Augsburg’s wrestling team camp, which is taking place this week on the Augsburg campus.

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