NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Former Columbia wrestling standout and
captain Andrew Barth ’83CC, ’85BUS has been selected for induction into the
Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Hall of Fame as a member of the
Class of 2013, as announced by the EIWA earlier this month.
Barth, the senior captain of Columbia’s 1983 squad, also
spent five years competing for the NYAC in Greco-Roman and Freestyle events.
Following his undergraduate work, Barth made his way to the
acclaimed Columbia Business School. Upon graduating in 1985, Barth moved to Los
Angeles to work for The Capital Group as a financial analyst. Barth made his
way through the ranks of the global investment firm and is now the Chairman of
Capital Guardian Trust Company and Capital International Limited.
In 2004, Barth made a major gift to the Columbia wrestling
program, leading to the renovation of the school’s wrestling room. In 2005, the
Columbia wrestling program announced the endowment of the head coaching
position with the title of Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling. He was
honored by Columbia in 2011 as the recipient of the John Jay Award and in 2012
by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with the Outstanding American Award.
Barth, along with fellow inductees Steve Friedman, Clay
McEldowney and Eric Pearson, will be honored in a ceremony March 9, 2013 at
Rutgers University preceding the finals of the EIWA Tournament.