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Luther's Mitchell Headed to the Hall of Fame

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Decorah(KWWL) --The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced that Luther College wrestling coach Dave Mitchell, will be inducted into the Division III Wrestling Coaches Associations Hall of Fame. 

The induction ceremony will take place prior to the NCAA III National Wrestling Championships in Cedar Rapids, March 5-6. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held Thursday, March 4, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Mitchell will be one of two coaches, plus three former student-athletes that will be inducted into the NWCA Division III Wrestling Coaches Associations Hall of Fame. 

Since taking over as head coach of the Luther program 14 years ago, Mitchell has led the Norse to a dual-meet record of 175-76-6 and is Luthers all-time leader for career coaching victories.
Luther has placed in the top five at the Division III National Tournament six times in the last nine years finishing third in 2005 and 2004, fourth in 2007, 2006, and 2001, and fifth in 2003.
In 2004, following Luthers first third place finish and highest finish ever at the national meet in school history, Mitchell was named the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year.

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