Augsburg College tops Division III All-Academic team standings

The National Wrestling Coaches Association has announced its annual Division III Scholar Team Award and the NWCA Individual All-Academic wrestling team for the 2011-12 wrestling season.

The 2012 NWCA Division III Scholar Team Awards are given out to twenty-five teams for this academic year, with team GPAs ranging from 3.73 to 3.16. Continue reading

USA Wrestling’s Greco-Roman Education Program to remain at Northern Michigan University

USA Wrestling has announced that its Greco-Roman Education Program will remain at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. as part of the U.S. Olympic Education Center (USOEC) program.

The USOEC Greco-Roman program was founded in August 1999, and has been a key reason for the success of the United States in Olympic-level Greco-Roman wrestling since it was founded. Continue reading at

Augsburg wrestlers honored at team banquet

MINNEAPOLIS — Several members of the Augsburg College wrestling team were honored recently at the team’s annual postseason banquet, held at the college’s Christensen Center. More than 125 guests attended the banquet.

Three-time All-American Tony Valek (SR, Belle Plaine, Minn./Scott West) and two-time All-American and 2012 heavyweight national champion Chad Johnson (SO, Ferryville, Wis./DeSoto HS) were named the team’s co-Most Valuable Wrestlers. Continue reading at