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August 17, 2005

Sean Ahrar will coach his first wrestling squad in the winter of 2005-06 at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

Ahrar spent 2004-05 as the head coach at Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, S.D., leading seven Tigers to the NAIA National Championships and producing two Great Plains Athletic Conference Champions and one Region Champion.

A native of Iran, Ahrar spent two seasons at Carleton earning the MIAC's coach of the year in 2003 before the program was eliminated.

He coached internationally and at the high school level for six years prior to taking the position at Carleton.

Ahrar, a 1992 Minnesota State University-Mankato graduate, has a bachelor's degree in English literature and a minor in speech communications. He was a varsity wrestler at Mankato as well as the 1988 Men's National Collegiate Olympic Weightlifting Champion.

He earned a master's degree in management from the College of St. Scholastica in June of 2004.

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