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David Lindhjem earned All-American honors for the Monarchs’ wrestling program in 1967. When he placed fourth at 145 pounds at the NCAA College Division National Championships held in Wilkes, PA. Lindhjem compiled a 19-2 record with five pins that season. He also qualified for the College Division National Championships in 1968 and 1969. Lindhjem was a three-time Mason Dixon Conference Champion, winning titles in 1967, 68 and 69, while wrestling for ODU’s Hall of Fame coach Pete Robinson. The 1969 ODU Scholar Athlete of the Year recipient, Lindhjem would go on to win the State AAU tournament in the early 70’s. He received a US Naval Officer Commission, OCS, Newport Rhode Island in 1969 and is a charter member of the Theta Chi chapter at ODU.

Lindhjem retired from Norfolk Academy in 2013 after 37 years as a teacher and wrestling coach. He also coached wrestling at Bayside High School and Princess Anne Junior High. David and wife Mary, a former ODU swimmer and diver live in Hardy, VA., and are the parents of two children, Luke and Leif. He graduated from Old Dominion with a degree in Geology in 1969 and later earned a master’s of educational administration in 1980.