The Board of Directors of LSTAR congratulates Member Josip Mrkoci upon being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award, created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne.
“In addition to being a REALTOR®, Josip has had a phenomenal career in every aspect and at every level of amateur wrestling ,” says Doug Pedlar, 2013 LSTAR President. “The list of his achievements is too lengthy to reproduce here, but highlights include: chairing the Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association; coaching the Canadian National Team in the 1978 World Wrestling Championships; serving as Team Leader of the Canadian Wrestling Team to the 1990 Goodwill Games and the Presidency of the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association from 1990-1994.” Locally, Josip hosted the 1992 Pan-American Wrestling Championships here in London, as well as the 2003 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships.
Mrkoci is a recipient of the International Amateur Wrestling Federation ( FILA ) Special Award in acknowledgment of services rendered to the sport of wrestling , as well as the Harry Peace Award, which recognizes outstanding long-term contribution for the sport of wrestling in Ontario. He was also inducted into not only the UWO Mustang Wrestling Wall of Fame, but the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association Hall of Fame as well.
“We're very proud of Josip and what he has given back to our country, our province and our community,” says Doug Pedlar.
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