Gliva named NCAA Elite 90 honoree for third year in a row

MINNEAPOLIS – For the third straight year, Augsburg University men’s wrestler Victor Gliva (SR, Farmington, Minn./Farmington HS) was named as the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average scheduled to compete at the NCAA Division III National Championships, it was announced recently.

The award was scheduled to be presented prior to the final round of the championships on Saturday, but the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Since the competitors were already on-site in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday prior to the championships, the award could be given out, according to the NCAA.

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U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wrestling postponed

Due to the ever-changing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and out of concern for the health and wellbeing of athletes, fans, staff and the community, USA Wrestling, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, the Bryce Jordan Center and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have collectively decided to postpone the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wrestling, scheduled for April 4 5 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa. Organizers are working closely with local officials and health experts in hopes of rescheduling the event at the Bryce Jordan Center. Updated event information will be shared as soon as possible. In the meantime, ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until future event details can be finalized.

-USA Wrestling, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, The Bryce Jordan Center and The U.S. Olympic And Paralympic Committee

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Kelvington Wins Elite 90 Award for NCAA Division II Wrestling

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ben Kelvington, a senior at Augustana, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2020 NCAA Division II Championship.

Kelvington, majoring in biochemistry, currently carries a 3.99 GPA. Kelvington qualified for the Division II Championships with a consolation championship in Super Region 5 and was to enter the championship bouts ranked No. 9 in the nation at 174 pounds.

The Jordan, Minnesota, native tallied a 15-5 record in the 2019-20 season.

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