STILLWATER, Okla. - Columbia wrestling alumnus Andrew Barth '83CC and his wife Avery have made a $1 million multi-year pledge to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum, the largest donation in the organization's history.

"We are very excited about the gift that Andy and Avery Barth have made to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame," said Carl Fronhofer, the Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling at Columbia. "It is vital to support our great sport in as many ways as possible. Documenting and teaching the history of our sport is critical to the future of wrestling in America."

Barth, who last spring became the 48th recipient of the Outstanding American Award given by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame only after a rigorous review process, made the donation to support the organization's Wrestling Beyond the Walls campaign.

Information regarding Barth's donation, as well as the Wrestling Beyond the Walls campaign to revitalize and incorporate more technology into the NWHOF can be found HERE

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