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Winter sports wrap

wrestling2Wrestling — Claiming a top-four finish in the team standings for the 20th straight year — a record currently unmatched by any other NCAA wrestling program in any division — the Augsburg wrestling team finished third at the NCAA Division III National Championships. Augsburg claimed five All-Americans, marking the 20th straight season that Augsburg has had five or more All-Americans and 22nd time it has accomplished the feat in its 26 seasons of NCAA competition.

The Auggies completed their first season under new head coach Sam Barber, who had served as an assistant under former head coach Jeff Swenson for the previous six seasons. Augsburg finished 10-2 in dual meets, placed third at the NWCA Division III National Duals, and won the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional for the 6th straight year. Continue reading “Winter sports wrap”

Mastro a finalist for Olympic Hall of Fame

mastroAugsburg College alumnus Dr. James Mastro ’73, a pioneer in athletics for the blind, is one of five Paralympic athlete finalists nominated for induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

The award is the latest for Mastro, a former Augsburg wrestler and four-sport competitor in seven Paralympics. In May, Mastro will receive the Medal of Courage award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in ceremonies in Stillwater, Okla. Continue reading “Mastro a finalist for Olympic Hall of Fame”