Wrestling Program Receives Record Gift

The Truman wrestling program was the recipient of a $10,000 gift by Antonia Fabricators, Inc., located in Imperial, Mo., and owned by Norman and Doris Vogt.

Antonia Fabricators, Inc. specializes in the complete fabrication of carbon steel and alloy metal.

“We are very appreciative of the significant investment the Vogt family is making to the Truman wrestling program,” said Jerry Wollmering, director of athletics. “We believe this to be the largest single donation in the history of the wrestling program.”

“The impact of this gift will be immediately felt and help change the face of Truman State University wrestling for many years,” Truman wrestling coach David Schutter said.

Schutter recognizes and thanks the Vogt family for the contribution they have made. “Hopefully, more alumni parents and wrestling fans of Truman State University will join in helping the ‘TAKEDOWN CLUB’ build the Bulldog Wrestling Program into a National Championship Program,” he said.

The Bulldog wrestling team will next be in action at the NCAA Midwest Regional Feb. 24 in Ashland, Ohio. The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the NCAA Championships March 9-10 in Kearney, Neb.

The Bulldogs have had at least one student-athlete qualify for nationals every year since 1993, including the 2004 141-pound National Champion, Merrick Meyer.

Contact Wollmering at 785.4235 for information about making a contribution to Truman athletics.
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