DeVoe Named To Columbus Hall of Fame
Pittsburg Morning Sun
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story on Northern Colorado coach Austin DeVoe is courtesy of Pittsburg Morning Sun.
COLUMBUS, Kan. -- Northern Colorado assistant wrestling coach Austin DeVoe will be inducted into the Columbus Sports Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Wednesday during the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Annual banquet.
DeVoe distinguished himself as an outstanding athlete at
Columbus Unified High School from 1997-2001. During his high school
sports career, he won multiple state championships in wrestling,
and he placed 3rd at the Junior Nationals Freestyle Wrestling
Championships and was named All American.
DeVoe was named the Kansas State High School Wrestler of the Year in 2001 after he earned his third state title during the 2000-2001 wrestling campaign. He was the Kansas State Champion in his weight division in 1999, 2000 and 2001. In addition, he finished second in the Kansas State Wrestling Championships as a freshman in 1998.
After high school, DeVoe went on to earn four wrestling letters at the University of Missouri and in 2002 he was named the Outstanding Freshman Wrestler of the Year at Missouri. As a Big XII wrestler, he also qualified for the NCAA National Wrestling Championships. While at Missouri, DeVoe won the Freestyle University National Championships and he was selected to travel to Bulgaria and Greece to wrestle in freestyle matches.
DeVoe majored in parks and recreation management while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006. Since leaving Missouri, he has been instrumental in teaching wrestling to youngsters in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska in both camps and clinics.