MINNEAPOLIS — Donny Wichmann, a 1989 alumnus of Augsburg University and a legend in men’s wrestling, both as a competitor and as a longtime assistant coach for the Auggies, died on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 after a battle with brain cancer. He was 53 years old.
A three-time Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion, a national tournament All-American and a longtime assistant coach who was a part of 10 NCAA Division III national championship teams with the Auggies, Wichmann was recognized for his excellence by being inducted into the Augsburg Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, and by the recent announcement of his induction into the 2019 class of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Hall of Fame. He will be inducted posthumously during a ceremony on Aug. 3 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
A memorial service and celebration of Wichmann’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Si Melby Hall on the Augsburg campus. More details on the service will be released later. Continue reading
The Guillotine Action Photos from the 2019 USA Wrestling Women’s Junior National Championships. July 16-17, 2019 at Fargo, N.D. Continue reading
2019 USA Wrestling Women’s Junior National Championships results. July 16th-17th at Fargo, N.D. Continue reading
It was a moment Devin Skatzka doesn’t think he’ll ever forget.
It’s March 9, 2019, the 2019 Big Ten Championships are at Williams Arena. Skatzka is on mat one in sudden victory against Nebraska’s Mikey Labriola in the quarterfinals round. On the mat in the opposite corner was 157-pound Steve Bleise against Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin.
First, Skatzka heard the sold-out arena explode when Bleise was victorious. There was no doubt the crowd was loud enough to get through his headgear.
Just moments later, Skatzka turned Labriola to his back for the sudden victory. Not just any victory, a pin. Continue reading at gophersports.com
The Guillotine Action Photos from the 2019 USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Championships. July 14-16, 2019 at Fargo, N.D. Continue reading
2019 USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Championships results. July 14th-16th at Fargo, N.D. Continue reading