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Sports: Wrestling Coach

Inducted: 1992

Wrestling Coach 1932-72
Iowa State Teacher’s College  |  The University of Iowa

Olympic wrestling coach at 1956 Melbourne Games; coached eight Olympians (two gold medalists), three national AAU team championships, one NCAA team championship, two Big Ten team championships, and athletes to twenty-five NCAA and twenty-five Big Ten individual titles; chair of U.S. Olympic Wrestling Association (1953-56); president of National Coaches Association (1950-51); career record of 262-100-13 (70%); member of Helms Wrestling Hall of Fame; and charter class member of National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1976.