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Buhr's foray into wrestling wasn't exactly the smoothest, but in 10 years the Associated Director of Championships for the NCAA has become a very influential and important member of the wrestling community.
For his efforts to improve the visibility, promotion and importance of college wrestling and its championships have been rewarded, as he was awarded the 2010 NWCA Dan Gable America Needs Wrestling Award.
This award is to recognize those individuals who have given significant time and effort to the sport of wrestling.
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He's helped transform wrestling into one of the five revenue-producing championships the NCAA hosts annually.
The NWCA has developed a very strong partnership with the NCAA and much of the credit can be given to Buhr.
Seven of the 10 NCAA Division I Championships Buhr has overseen have drawn over 90,000 fans and on Buhr's watch, a new all-time attendance record was also set.
"Randy has adapted and learned the sport and its policy to the point that he became one of the sport's biggest allies within the NCAA office.
"His efforts are recognized with the Dan Gable America Needs Wrestling Award and we are pleased to honor his work over the past decade for the benefit of wrestling," said Moyer.
According to his peers, Buhr helped elevate the level of professionalism at the NCAA Championships and has been active on the board of USA Wrestling.