Augie Wolf is the founder of www.OlympiansRising.org. Wolf was a 4th place finisher for the United States in the 1984 Olympic Games of Los Angeles, and has advocated for athlete’s rights ever since. August graduated cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs, and is the current Ivy League record holder in the shot-put. Besides his 1984 Olympic Games berth in the shot-put, he was two-time U.S. National Champion in the event.
Following his success on the athletic field he embarked on a successful business career both in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street. August has over 25 years’ experience working in fixed income, equity, and alternative investment markets. His career started in 1983 at Kidder Peabody, and included tenures at Deutsche Bank, Paine Webber, BNP Paribas, Lazard, Mitsubishi-UFJ, and Credit Suisse. Wolf has also been an Outside Director of Holborn Corporation, a privately held reinsurance broker, since 1998.
Wolf is the only Olympian Trustee of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, and also is the Founder of www.OlympiansRising.org, a project of www.usathletictrust.org, a non-profit corporation supporting America’s postgraduate Olympic athletes. August also ran for U.S. Senate in 2016.
August has four children, all of whom enjoy and flourished as student athletes: August Jr. (Captain DUKE Football 2016), Alex (Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year in Connecticut 2014), Andrew (UCONN club swimmer), and daughter Abbie Northwestern University ’20 (Basketball and Honors Journalism student).