Former Augsburg wrestler and assistant coach Donny Wichmann died Tuesday. He was 53.
He was a three-time MIAC champion and a Division III All-America wrestler and later was an Auggies assistant coach for 19 seasons.
Wichmann, a member of the Augsburg Athletic Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Hall of Fame on Aug. 3.
A memorial service for Wichmann will be held Aug. 17 at Si Melby Hall on the Augsburg campus.
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