Source: Maureen Sparks, UNB Communications andSpecial Events Manager / Photo credits RobBlanchard

FREDERICTON, N.B. – John Richard, athletic directorat the University of New Brunswick – host University of the2013-2014 CIS Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Championships- is pleased to announce that Mr. Jim Born will serve as HonoraryChair of the 2014 event.

This season’s championships will take place at the RichardJ.

Currie Center, UNB Fredericton Campus, on February 28 and March1st, 2014.

“We are very pleased to have Jim Born serve as thehonorary chair of the championships,” said Richard.“Jim has been involved with our program for many, many, yearsin several different capacities; he is a first classindividual.”

As Honorary Chair, Born will be involved in a number of keyevents such as the CIS All-Canadian Gala and the opening ceremoniesand presentations throughout the championship. He will alsohelp crown the CIS championship winning teams at the conclusion ofthe event.

Born began his UNB coaching career in 1971 when he was hired asthe head football and wrestling coach. In 1983 he took over thereigns as the athletic director and eventually retired from UNB in1999.

As wrestling coach from 1971 to 1983 Born won nine straight AUS(then AUAA) championships and ten overall. He has always helda special interest in the UNB wrestling program and continues tokeep up-to-date with coach Don Ryan.

“I’m honoured to be named honorary chair of the CISwrestling championships,” said Born. “Don (Ryan) hasdone a tremendous job with the UNB team and I’m happy tosupport the program in any way that I can.”

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