Greco-Roman wrestlers to be honored during special night

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WATERLOO, Iowa — Two Greco-Roman wrestling greats, a legendary coach, and a prominent wrestling family will be recognized for their achievements in the sport of wrestling.

Matt Lindland, Brandon Paulson, J Robinson, and the Short Family will be recognized by the Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions during an induction ceremony on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Kennedy Center on the campus of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn. This is the fourth induction class.

The Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions is located inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa.
Lindland and Paulson will be inducted into the Hall of Champions as Distinguished Members. Each won a silver medal at the Olympics and a silver medal at the World Championships. J Robinson will receive the Alan Rice Leadership Award while the Short Family of Minnesota will receive the Family Legacy Award.

John Bardis will serve as the master of ceremonies for the second year in a row. Bardis has served as a team leader for Greco-Roman World teams and was recently named an Outstanding American by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Alan Rice (namesake of the Hall of Champions) will also be on hand for the ceremony, as will 1984 Olympic champion and Greco-Roman national teams coach Steve Fraser. Rice placed fifth at the 1956 Olympics and was coach of the 1972 Greco-Roman Olympic team. 

“This is one of the best wrestling events of the year,” said Rice. “It is an honor to recognize the nation’s best athletes during a memorable night for the sport.”

Contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or for more information on the Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions. Tickets are $50 each and can be ordered online by clicking here. 

Schedule of events for the 4th annual Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roma Hall of Champions
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Augsburg College, Christensen Center Commons, 720 22nd Avenue, South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Hall of Champions
Matt Lindland
Brandon Paulson
Legacy Award
Short Family

Alan Rice Leadership Award
J Robinson
Saturday, October 19, 2013
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Honors Ceremony
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Augsburg College
Christensen Center Commons
720 22nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454