Augsburg Wrestling founder passes away at 100

Edor Nelson with his 1958 Augsburg wrestlers... and at his 100th birthday celebration at Augsburg Aug. 18

The following is from Mark Palmer of concerning the recent passing of Edor Nelson, the founder of Augsburg’s wrestling team.

Edor Nelson, multi-sport athlete and coach at Augsburg College who launched the school’s now-famous wrestling program, died Wednesday, just nine days after celebrating his 100th birthday, the Minneapolis-based school announced Thursday.

Born August 18, 1914 in Dawson, Minn., Nelson played baseball, football and basketball for the Auggies, earning all-conference honors in baseball and basketball. After graduating from Augsburg in 1938, Nelson moved to Lamberton, Minn., where he was an instructor as well as baseball and basketball coach.

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