SJU’s Batsukh ’11 Elected to NWCA Division III Hall of Fame

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn.— Former Saint John’s University national-champion wrestler Minga Batsukh ’11 will be among seven individuals inducted into the Division III National Wrestling Coaches’ Association (NWCA) Hall of Fame during the NWCA’s annual convention on Friday, July 28, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Batsukh is the fifth Johnnie elected to a wrestling hall of fame. John Elton ’80 and Brandon Novak ’01 were inducted into the Division III NWCA Hall of Fame in 2007 and 2017, respectively, while Terry Haws and Fr. Otto Weber ’57 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2019.

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2022 J-Club Hall of Honor Class: Minga Batsukh ’11

By Frank Rajkowski, SJU Writer/Video Producer

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – In the celebration that followed Minga Batsukh’s first national championship in 2009, a challenge was laid in front of the standout Johnnie wrestler.

“I remember everyone was cheering and yelling,” Batsukh recalls. “They were saying ‘You’re a national champion! You’re a national champion!’ But (current SJU head coach) Kevin Schiltz, who was an assistant coach for us at the time, told me it was going to be a lot harder to do it a second time. Everyone was going to be gunning for me.

“That really motivated me. It made me want to keep getting better and work even harder. I wanted to come back and do it again.”

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Minga Batsukh to be inducted into SJU J-Club Hall of Honor

Saint John’s University to Induct 11 into J-Club Hall of Honor Oct. 1

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Ten individuals and one team will be inducted into Saint John’s University’s J-Club Hall of Honor on Saturday, Oct. 1, as part of Homecoming festivities.

The dinner and enshrinement ceremony begins at 5:15 p.m. in Guild Hall (Old Gym) following the Johnnies’ Homecoming football game against Concordia-Moorhead in Clemens Stadium.

Registration is $75 per person through Sept. 25 ($100 per person after) and includes dinner and beverages. All proceeds go to the J-Club to support SJU athletics.

Each member of the Hall of Honor class will be highlighted in the weeks leading up to their induction with stories and videos on This year’s class was selected by a vote of the J-Club’s board of directors, who considered nominations which can be made by any club member.

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The Guillotine – May 20, 2011

The May 20, 2011 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: Guillotine Academic All-State Teams | Lace ‘Em Up | 2011 Minnesotan College All-Americans | Camps, Clinics, and Training | MWCA Report | Willmar Wrestling - Setting high goals - with proof | Weight Classes Changed for HS Wrestling | Years Ago | The Clash X: Introducing six more teams | Eight inducted into Bartelma Hall of Fame | Another Johnnie Athletic Icon - Minga Batsukh | MN/USA Wrestling Juniors State results | Off the Mat with Grandma | Officially Speaking | NYWA State Tournament results.

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