Augie Wolf

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Augie Wolf
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the United States United States
U.S. Indoor National Championship
Gold 1984 New York Shot put
Silver 1989 New York Shot put
U.S. Outdoor National Championship
Gold 1984 Shot put

August Louis "Augie" Wolf (September 3, 1961) is an American former field athlete known for throwing the shot put. He is a graduate of Princeton University. He is a former United States indoor shot put national champion, United States outdoor shot put national champion, and an Olympian.

Career[edit]

Wolf studied and trained at Princeton University from 1979-1983, becoming the record-holder in the Ivy League with a throw of 67-2. After training in Leverkusen Germany with TSV Bayer 04 he placed 2nd in the 1984 Olympic Trials, earning a spot on the American team at the 1984 Summer Olympics, placing fourth in the shot put competition.[1] Wolf won the Indoor National title at the February 1984 USA-Mobil Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Madison Square Garden with a throw of 69 feet 0.75 inches (21.05 m).[2] He was the 1984 United States National champion.[3] Wolf placed fifth at the 1983 World University Games in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[4] Wolf's career personal bests were 21.73 metres (71 ft 3.5 in) in the shot put and 63.73 metres (209 ft 1.1 in) in the discus throw.[4]

During his athletic career, Wolf was involved in one drug testing violation. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) initially banned Wolf for life after ruling he had refused post-match testing on July 7, 1985 in Byrkjelo, Norway.[5] Supported by the USA Track & Field Federation, he appealed citing errors in the testing notification. The ban was reduced to an eighteen month suspension and he returned to competition in 1987.[6][7]

Personal[edit]

Wolf was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota,[8] and is a 1983 graduate of Princeton University.[9] He works for Credit Suisse.[citation needed] and is on the Board of Holborn.

He has four children.[10][11] One son, A.J., born 1994, redshirted as a college football sophomore defensive tackle for the 2014 Blue Devils.[12] A.J. was a four-time New York State NYSAIS Champion in the shot put and discus, and a Junior National shot put champion.[11] He was also a four-year letterman and two-time New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) All-State selection in football.[13] Son Alexander was 2014 Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year in the State of Connecticut and will attended and play for Dartmouth College in 2014.[14] Son Andrew will attend University of Connecticut in 2014. Daughter Abbie will be a junior at Greenwich High School.[citation needed]

Wolf founded and leads US Athletic Trust, a sport NGO providing support and advocacy for American Olympic athletes, and was named Trustee of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation in 2014. He is also on the Board of the Friends of Princeton Track.[citation needed]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Longman, Jere (2011-04-28). "Diverse Interests, One Goal". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  2. ^ Rosenthal, Bert (1984-02-25). "Unenthused Lewis Win Indoor Long Jump Titles". The Press-Courier. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  3. ^ "USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions: Men's Shot Put". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Augie Wolf". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Nehemiah, Gault May Be Eligible". Herald-Journal. 1986-02-23. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  6. ^ Litsky, Frank (1985-10-15). "Shot-putter Banned for Refusing Test". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  7. ^ Moore, Kenny (1988-07-25). "The Old Men and the Discus". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  8. ^ Litsky, Frank (1981-06-05). "Wolf of Princeton Has Large Talents". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Athletic Trust: Founders". U.S. Athletic Trust. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Athletic Trust: Augie Wolf". U.S. Athletic Trust. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  11. ^ a b "A.J. Wolf Bio". GoDuke.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  12. ^ "Team: Duke: Year: 2012 Thru 01/12/13: Player: A.J. Wolf". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  13. ^ "#93 A.J. Wolf". GoDuke.com. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  14. ^ "Connecticut Boys Basketball POY: Alex Wolf". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 

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