Turtogtokh Luvsandorj at the 2018 World Cup (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
Northern Colorado wrestling team has added volunteer assistant coach Turtogtokh Luvsandorj to the staff for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Luvsandorj comes by way of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he was born and raised. He moved to the United States in 2006, where he competed and attended high school at St. Benedictine High School in New Jersey.
During his prep career, Luvsandorj captured a prep national title as well as NHSCA Senior National All American Honors, placing second.
In college, Turtogtokh attended The Citadel Academy where he became the schools all-time leader in wins, with 134. He also garnered two Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year honors, culminating with two conference championships and an All-American finish in 2014 at 165 lbs. Luvsadorj also captured silver at University nationals and later a place on the Mongolian national team.
In 2018, Luvsandorj was selected to the Mongolian World Cup team, and earned a fifth-place finish at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Turtogtokh also captured a bronze medal at the prestigious Ivan Yarygin tournament in Russia that year. Turtogtokh brings a wealth of wrestling knowledge to the program and will make an immediate impact on the tail end of the UNC line up, as well as make his own push for this Olympic cycle.
Northern Colorado will be on the road this weekend for a pair of duals, starting with Utah Valley on Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.(MST) and Wyoming on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.