SCMAT Exclusive Wrestling Article 1-26-12

College influences on S.C. high school wrestling ... Part 1

PLEASE NOTE ... this article may be updated with edits and corrections over the next few weeks.
                consider this a draft that will be refined as wrestling fans provide updates.

Sam Henson of Clemson 1994 1st place NCAA D1Tim Morrissey of Clemson 1994 3rd place NCAA D1
Sammie Henson of Clemson 1994 1st place NCAA D1 Tim Morrissey of Clemson 1994 3rd place NCAA D1
SCMAT continues a six part series covering the early years of high school wrestling in South Carolina. This is Article 2 Part 1, with Part 2 coming out in less than a week. It may take hours to read Part 1! In this Exclusive article, we will dive deeper into the years before the first SCHSL State Tournament and go back to college influences on high school wrestling in the state, beginning in 1965. Our first article was on South Carolina high school wrestling ... in the beginning and we focused on the early high school years. When you look at states that have had significant success in high school wrestling, they tend to be good because of the number of college wrestling programs providing a pipeline of future wrestling coaches as well as offering wrestlers a variety of camps, clinics, matches and tournaments to be involved in. Other factors for wrestling success in each state can include population levels, the years of high school wrestling ... as well as competition with other popular sports - especially noting the difference in H.S. participation with sports in states with a colder climate versus a warmer climate. This article will not try and analyze all these factors that contribute to a state's wrestling success at the high school level, however, in the grid we provide below it certainly helps to see some of this mapped out for each state. Most people acknowledge that SC has some exceptional individuals that can compete with most wrestlers in the country but we do not have the depth of talent, which is what it typically takes to place high amongst all states in tournaments like the NHSCA Senior Nationals or in some of the tougher out of state dual tournaments. This article will primarily look at the influence of the two S.C. college wrestling programs back in the 1960's. These colleges helped launch high school wrestling in the state. Today we now have 5 collegiate wrestling programs in SC, which is amazing when you consider the impacts of Title IX, beginning in 1972, which has often contributed to the elimination of college wrestling programs including these 669 collegiate wrestling that have been dropped, and this list does not include some recent wrestling programs dropped, such as UNC-Greensboro and Duquesne. For a great read on the topic of Title IX, one of the most famous U.S. authors wrote a timeless article back in 2003 for the New York Times - Wrestling With Title IX - By John Irving. Before we dive into the college wrestling programs in S.C., let's look at a list SCMAT has put together with some analysis of how colleges may be influencing high school wrestling, let's look at where each state is with the number of collegiate wrestling programs, dollars spent on the programs and how high school wrestlers from each state do at the largest folkstyle event each year - the NHSCA Nationals in Virginia. We will have a few more columns of interest thrown in. The states are ordered by the "# College wrestling programs". Oddly enough, the table leans towards Pennsylvania influencing wrestling quite a bit, and in South Carolina we have had many coaches, wrestlers and families move here from Pennsylvania, more than any other state I know of. Some of the earliest PA transplants I recall were Coach Jim Barnes (started at Union) and Coach Wade Schalles (Clemson), though I am sure there were others in those early years. Thanks to those who keep contributing time and experience into wrestling here in S.C., whether you are from S.C. or from out of state. College Dollars Spent H.S. State Placement Number of Number of First year of 2010 Wrestling On Wrestling 2011 NHSCA Nationals H.S. wrestling H.S. wrestlers H.S. sanctioned State State Programs Programs Sr. Jr. So. Fr. teams in 2011 in 2011 state tournament Population ------ --------- ------------- ----------------------- -------------- -------------- ---------------- ---------- Pennsylvania 36 $9,389,085 5 1 1 2 495 9,900 1938 12,702,379 California 29 $3,738,920 1 2 6 3 816 27,833 1947 37,253,956 Iowa 23 $6,414,323 16 23 38 23 276 6,720 1921 3,046,355 New York 21 $3,975,634 3 4 2 1 511 14,367 1969 19,378,102 Illinois 18 $3,463,203 13 16 - - 425 17,133 1937 12,830,632 Ohio 16 $4,070,000 25 6 7 8 619 11,693 1938 11,536,504 Wisconsin 14 $1,876,952 48 44 30 - 334 7,934 1940 5,686,986 Minnesota 12 $2,150,101 20 11 17 11 340 8,165 1938 5,303,925 North Carolina 11 $3,396,408 4 8 10 12 316 10,724 1931 9,535,483 Massachusetts 10 $1,715,605 18 23 33 31 217 4,611 1964 6,547,629 Missouri 9 $2,435,252 10 38 25 17 226 6,927 1931 5,988,927 New Jersey 9 $1,955,373 2 3 3 9 313 9,718 1934 8,791,894 Virginia 8 $3,341,010 12 7 4 10 268 7,496 1949 8,001,024 Nebraska 7 $2,563,856 24 36 42 - 248 4,506 1928 1,826,341 Colorado 6 $1,773,672 6 17 5 16 234 5,461 1933 5,029,196 Indiana 6 $1,694,728 19 - - 29 313 7,877 1922 6,483,802 Kansas 6 $700,530 8 14 23 36 209 5,520 1930 2,853,118 Michigan 6 $3,679,929 7 - - - 466 11,195 1948 9,883,640 Oregon 6 $1,758,846 28 23 29 - 200 5,436 1924 3,831,074 Oklahoma 5 $3,228,997 16 18 35 27 146 3,000 1922 3,751,351 South Carolina 5 $1,374,737 35 12 14 5 134 4,906 1969 4,625,364 South Dakota 5 $877,473 26 31 20 34 107 1,403 1960 814,180 Tennessee 5 $2,250,078 35 10 24 39 147 4,313 1961 6,346,105 North Dakota 4 $905,703 34 27 19 30 76 1,005 1959 672,591 Rhode Island 4 $492,214 44 - 41 34 33 1,025 1942 1,052,567 Arizona 3 $1,314,256 28 27 26 22 186 5,961 1977 6,329,017 Connecticut 3 $382,684 21 20 16 32 126 3,098 1966 3,518,288 Maryland 3 $793,989 9 9 12 4 176 4,788 1970 5,773,552 West Virginia 3 $784,924 32 21 9 25 91 1,673 1948 1,852,994 Wyoming 3 $793,885 32 37 38 15 53 1,160 1974 563,626 Idaho 2 $631,017 22 40 34 - 101 2,469 1958 1,567,582 Kentucky 2 $813,105 46 26 18 24 74 1,633 1964 4,339,367 Montana 2 $625,669 40 22 27 - 86 1,628 1956 989,415 Washington 2 $113,835 14 18 20 33 267 8,264 1953 6,724,540 Delaware 1 $219,061 27 33 42 19 45 1,199 1957 897,934 Georgia 1 $48,148 11 15 11 7 319 8,490 1961 9,687,653 Maine 1 $52,803 44 44 37 40 71 919 1959 1,328,361 New Hampshire 1 $59,572 30 29 31 38 39 776 1972 1,316,470 New Mexico 1 $130,190 39 35 13 21 62 1,580 1957 2,059,179 Utah 1 $354,204 15 33 15 14 100 3,125 1938 2,763,885 Vermont 1 $142,005 43 39 38 25 20 247 1968 625,741 Alabama 0 - 41 32 22 13 94 2,279 1956 4,779,736 Alaska 0 - 35 29 32 20 96 1,436 1972 710,231 Arkansas 0 - - - - - 67 1,791 2009 2,915,918 Florida 0 - 23 5 8 6 376 8,412 1965 18,801,310 Hawaii 0 - 38 - - - 56 1,316 1966 1,360,301 Louisiana 0 - 48 44 - - 85 1,967 1945 4,533,372 Mississippi 0 - - - - - 2 22 N/A 2,967,297 Nevada 0 - 42 42 28 - 79 2,806 1969 2,700,551 Texas 0 - 31 13 - 18 267 7,825 1967 25,145,561 NOTE: data in the first three columns obtained from: Kaarme's 2010 College And University Wrestling Programs Listed By State NOTE: data in the columns for # H.S. with wrestling teams and # of wrestlers obtained from: NFHS annual survey State populations from the U.S. Bureau of the Census That may have been an overload of national data so let's narrow our article down to S.C. Before looking at the two S.C. college wrestling teams in the 1960's that influenced high school wrestling in the state, let's take a quick look at each college wrestling program that has existed in S.C. over the years. When a school has a media guide available or links to their web site, I will allow that information to be the primary source of history. I may elaborate on some colleges more than others when history has been passed down by word of mouth, especially for programs like Clemson that were eliminated. The Citadel 1948-present (wrestling program) The Citadel wrestles in the NCAA D1. The Citadel tied with Presbyterian College as the first colleges in S.C. to have varsity wrestling teams. On January 8, 1949 the first inter-collegiate wrestling match in S.C. occurred when Presbyterian College and The Citadel faced each other in Clinton, SC. The Citadel won 19-13 and would win again 27-3 in a second match with Presbyterian College on January 14, 1949. The boxscore fom the first S.C. collegiate wrestling match (January 8, 1949): The Citadel 19, Presbyterian College 13 121 - Tom Maddox (C) pin Bobby Lake (PC), 3rd period :51 128 - Al Vail (C) dec. Marvin Gibbs (PC), 10-6 136 - Bobby Scarborough (C) pin Allan Plummer (PC), 1st period 1:30 145 - Smitty Bryant (C) pin Bill Lkae (PC), 3rd period 2:10 155 - B.A. Brown (PC) pin Ray James (C), 1st period 2:23 165 - Walter Gooch (PC) pin John Scott (C), 3rd period 2:35 175 - Jack Huddle (C) dec. David Armstrong (PC), 5-2 HWT - Fred Yarborough (PC) dec. Bobby Kessler (C), 1-0 Next Season, The Citadel would also defeat Presbyterian College 32-0 on January 13, 1950 and then later also win the second macth-up of the season 26-5. Here are photos/scans and articles to the early wrestling history at The Citadel (prior to the 1960's): The Citadel basketball article from The News and Courier - Feb 21, 1948 - with a reference to the wrestling exhibition at half-time The Citadel wrestling article from The News and Courier - Jan 14, 1949 1949 The Citadel wrestling team 1949 The Citadel wrestling season 1949 The Citadel wrestling matches 1949 The Citadel's Bobby Scarborough - team captain 1950 The Citadel wrestling team Photos/Scans above from The Citadel Yearbooks Through a lot of research in Citadel's Yearbooks and newspaper articles out of the News and Courier out of Charleston, we have pieced together the following: In 1937 The Citadel started 13 intramural sports. No details were provided for a number of years on which 13 sports were started, but it is believed wrestling was one of them. The 1943 Citadel Yearbook did mention wrestling as an intramural sport. By early 1948, newspaper articles pointed to The Citadel having three wrestlers that wanted to enter the Southern Conference Wrestling tournament. Though The Citadel did not officially sponsor a team yet as a varsity sport, training for the tournament picked up in mid-January 1948. Al Vail (121), Bobby Scarborough (128) and Mike Moses (HWT) made the trip to Lexington, VA to compete in Citadel's first SoCon wrestling tournament. The Citadel had a West Point star wrestler (1941-1943) on staff that would become the first varsity wrestling coach in 1948-1949. Coach Capt. James S. Changaris was likely in attendance at Citadel's first SoCon tournament coaching the three upstart athletes. Athletic Director at that time, Quinn Decker, was enthusiastic with the wrestling success at The Citadel, according to articles from the newspapers. March 8, 1948 article in the News and Courier March 12, 1948 article in the News and Courier - wrestling summary below boxing article Unfortunately, the Southern Conference Wrestling History records maintained by the conference left a lot of team results out of the 1948 wrestling results, but SCMAT has pieced that together to reveal a fascinating story of a Charleston native that beat all the odds to make it to the 1948 Southern Conference Wrestling Finals. It appears all of The Citadel's team points in 1948 were scored by the 128 lbs. sensation out of Charleston, Bobby Scarborough. Bobby wrestled his way into the Conference Finals, but lost to Ted Lonergan (Washington & Lee) 9-3. 1948 Southern Conference Wrestling Tournament 1948 Team Scoring: Washington & Lee 41 VMI 17 N.C. State 17 Maryland 13 Wake Forest 9 University of North Carolina 7 The Citadel 6 Virginia Tech 4 Davidson 3 George Washington 0 1948 Championship Finals: 121 - Mat Moyer (VMI) pinned Cal Guest (W&L) in 2 minutes, 48 seconds 128 — Ted Lonergan (W&L) decisioned Bobby Scarborough (The Citadel), 9-3. 136 — Joe Sconce (W&L) decisioned Ed Gurney (Maryland), 7-3. 145 — Ken Finley (W&L) pinned Jim Scott (Maryland) in 8 minutes, 58 seconds 155 — Doug Martin (NC State) awarded referee's decision over Irv Wickick (W&L) with score tied, 5-5. 165 — Ken Lindell (W&L) awarded referee's decision over Oscar Gupton (North Carolina) with score tied, 1-1. 175 — Bob Mahoney (W&L) decisioned Bob Marsneck (Maryand), 4-0. HWT — Bill George (Wake Forest) pinned Bill Blackwell (VMI) in 2 minutes, 48 seconds 1948 Southern Conference wrestling tournament - you will have to scroll down to pages 3-4 As noted earlier from the Yearbook page, the 1949 Citadel wrestling team was 2-4. 1949 was the first full season for The Citadel starting a varsity wrestling team. It is uncertain who The Citadel sent to the Conference Wrestling tournament. March 6, 1949 article in the Star News 1949 Southern Conference Wrestling Tournament results: Washington & Lee 33 VMI 22 Maryland 16 North Carolina 13 Duke 11 Virginia Tech 10 Wake Forest 8 The Citadel 4 Davidson 2 By 1950 the wrestling team was solid and The Citadel had another great showing at the SoCon. The Citadel sent 6 wrestlers to the Conference tournament and Jack Huddle would place 2nd at 175 lbs., losing to Stewart Oliver of Virginia Tech in the Finals. Competing for The Citadel: 121 - Ed Laney (had a bye in the first round and lost 10-4 in Semis to VMI) 136 - Bill Sachs (pinned VMI in the first round and lost 5-5 referee's decision in Semis to Maryland) 145 - Bill Gustafson 155 - John Scott 175 - Jack Huddle (won 1st round 9-1 over Washington & Lee and won Semis 11-6 over VMI) HWT - Dave Hampton It is uncertain why Bobby Scarborough did not wrestle in the SoCon tournament. It was his senior year. January 28, 1950 article in the News and Courier March 7, 1950 article in the News and Courier 1950 season results: The Citadel 32, Presbyterian College 0 The Citadel 14, N.C. State 13 Davidson 19, The Citadel 13 VMI 17, The Citadel 9 The Citadel 24, Washington & Lee 5 The Citadel 17, Virginia Tech 13 Maryland 17, The Citadel 11 The Citadel 17, University of North Carolina 11 The Citadel 26, Presbyterian College 5 1950 Southern Conference Wrestling Tournament results: Washington & Lee 29 VMI 24 Maryland 15 Duke 14 The Citadel 11 North Carolina 11 Virginia Tech 7 N.C. State 2 Davidson 1 George Washington 0 By 1951, The Citadel had a new coach, Billy Bostwick, and a new team captain, John Scott. January 4, 1951 article in the News and Courier January 23, 1951 article in the News and Courier The Citadel sent 3 wrestlers to the Conference tournament and John Scott would place 3rd in 1951. The Citadel had the following season results in 1951, a greatly reduced schedule compared to 1950: Cherry Point Marines 19, The Citadel 9 N.C. State 22, The Citadel 5 The Citadel 15, Davidson 11 The Citadel 26, University of North Carolina 8 1951 Southern Conference Wrestling Tournament results: VMI 29 Washington & Lee 23 Maryland 18 Duke 12 West Virginia 12 N.C. State 11 The Citadel 4 Davidson 4 Virginia Tech 4 North Carolina 0 To wrap up this 4 year stretch when Citadel wrestling began, SCMAT wants to give some recognition to Bobby Scarborough. Bobby probably never had a formal wrestling background in high school since he was a graduate of The High School of Charleston. The state of S.C. was still 20 years away from launching wrestling across our high schools. Bobby Scarborough also attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, PA prior to coming to The Citadel. There is currently a wrestling team at Valley Forge, though it's hard to know if Bobby got his start here or at The Citadel. Bobby graduated from The Citadel in 1950 and left his mark as starting a wrestling tradition in S.C., still the longest running collegiate wrestling program in S.C. Bobby Scarborough would go on to become one of our state's most dedicated citizens. He became a State Senator and and devoted time to many organizations with his leadership. If you are ever in Charleston and traveling across the James Island Expressway Bridge, over the Ashley River, this was named "The Robert B. Scarborough Bridge" in his honor. The Citadel Alumni Association elected Bobby Scarborough as its Alumnus of the Year for 2000. April 10, 2003 article in the Post and Courier Former state senator Robert Scarborough dies at 79 - article with Bobby's career highlights. In addition to Bobby Scarborough's success on the mat while at The Citadel, a future Hall of Fame inductee at The Citadel came from the first varsity wrestling team in 1949. From The Citadel's web site describing Jack Huddle's Hall Of Fame induction from 1997: Jack P. Huddle ’51 (1997) - Was a four-year letterman in football and three-year letterman in wrestling ... served as captain of both the football and wrestling teams while serving as Block "C" Club president during his senior year … advanced to the finals of the 175-pound weight class at the Eastern Regional as a junior ... was an all-state honoree on the gridiron … was a member of the 1948 Bulldog football team that opened Johnson Hagood Stadium ... in 1950, he helped The Citadel to one of its seven wins over South Carolina — a 19-7 decision in Charleston. Another interesting member of The Citadel's Hall Of Fame may have contributed to the wrestling team gaining stature fom an intramural sport to a full-fledged varsity sport: William M. “Billy” Boswick (1979) – An honorary inductee ... was the first athletic trainer at The Citadel and set the standard … cared for literally thousands of cadet-student-athletes ... a native of Columbia who coached football at the High School of Charleston … came to The Citadel in 1946 as director of intramurals and athletic trainer, and later served as the wrestling coach. The Citadel wrestling media guide The Citadel wrestling web site Coach Rob Hjerling wrestled at American University and was a 1993 NCAA Division I national qualifier. Southern Conference Wrestling History Collegiate NCAA D1 Qualifiers from The Citadel The Citadel 2011 - Turtogtokh Luvsandorj - 165 lbs. The Citadel 2010 - Turtogtokh Luvsandorj - 157 lbs. The Citadel 2010 - Odie Delaney - 285 lbs. The Citadel 2009 - Odie Delaney - 197 lbs. The Citadel 2006 - Sean Markey - 141 lbs. The Citadel 2006 - Dan Thompson - 165 lbs. (7th, All-American) The Citadel 2005 - Ryan McClester - 133 lbs. - (wrestled at Lugoff-Elgin) The Citadel 2005 - Levi Duyn - 149 lbs. The Citadel 2005 - Travis Piccard - 157 lbs. The Citadel 2004 - Ryan McClester - 125 lbs. - (wrestled at Lugoff-Elgin) (SoCon Wrestler of the Year) The Citadel 2004 - Sean Markey - 133 lbs. The Citadel 2004 - Dan Thompson - 157 lbs. The Citadel 2004 - Keith Clifton - 174 lbs. The Citadel 2004 - Billy Linane - 285 lbs. The Citadel 2003 - Ryan McClester - 125 lbs. - (wrestled at Lugoff-Elgin) The Citadel 2003 - Sean Markey - 133 lbs. The Citadel 2003 - Keith Clifton - 184 lbs. The Citadel 2003 - Billy Linane - 285 lbs. The Citadel 2002 - Wayne Watts - 149 lbs. The Citadel 2001 - Robby Bell - 157 lbs. - (wrestled at Hillcrest) The Citadel 2001 - Mike Regner - 174 lbs. - (wrestled at Bishop England) The Citadel 2000 - Mike Regner - 184 lbs. - (wrestled at Bishop England) The Citadel 1999 - Tim Ritchie - 165 lbs. The Citadel 1995 - Rob Reaves - 167 lbs. The Citadel 1994 - Rob Reaves - 177 lbs. The Citadel 1994 - Vince Crum - 190 lbs. The Citadel 1993 - Alan Smith - 126 lbs. - (wrestled at Summerville) The Citadel 1993 - Rob Reaves - 167 lbs. The Citadel 1990 - John Jones - 126 lbs. The Citadel 1988 - Clay Ogden - 158 lbs. The Citadel 1987 - Clay Ogden - 158 lbs. The Citadel 1986 - Trey Bennett - 126 lbs. - (wrestled at Bishop England) The Citadel 1986 - Clay Ogden - 158 lbs. The Citadel 1985 - Mitch Fuller - 134 lbs. - (wrestled at Fort Johnson) The Citadel 1985 - Wayne Ward - 158 lbs. The Citadel 1984 - Robert Wyndham - 177 lbs. - (wrestled at Wando) The Citadel 1983 - Eric Williams - 167 lbs. - (wrestled at Greenwood) The Citadel 1983 - Jim Ettari - HWT The Citadel 1982 - Fitz Johnson - 134 lbs. The Citadel 1982 - Chuck Pinta - HWT The Citadel 1981 - Floyd Dotter - 126 lbs. - (wrestled at Bonds-Wilson) The Citadel 1981 - Chuck Pinta - HWT The Citadel 1980 - Chuck Pinta - HWT The Citadel 1979 - Walt Fingar - 150 lbs. - (wrestled at Fort Johnson) The Citadel 1979 - Rich Boland - 158 lbs. The Citadel 1976 - Michael Regner - 158 lbs. The Citadel 1969 - John Wood - 123 lbs. The Citadel 1968 - Ed Steers - 145 lbs. The Citadel 1967 - Ed Steers - 145 lbs. The Citadel 1961 - Jeff Hartsell - 157 lbs. Presbyterian College 1948-1951 (wrestling program) Presbyterian College started a varsity wrestling team the same season as The Citadel, 1947-1948, but Presbyterian's wrestling program would only last for about 3-4 years. In the 1947-1948 season, Presbyterian College formed a varsity wrestling team that wrestled two matches against High Point, NC. The first Yearbook page below indicates wrestling teams may have existed before WWII, but SCMAT could not find anything in the Presbyterian College Yearbook we reviewed prior to WWII. On January 8, 1949 the first inter-collegiate wrestling match in S.C. occurred when PC and The Citadel faced each other in Clinton, SC. The Citadel won 19-13 and would win again 27-3 in a second match with Presbyterian College on January 14, 1949. Check out SCMAT's extended coverage/photos of Presbyterian College wrestling: 1948 Presbyterian College wrestling team 1949 Presbyterian College wrestling team 1950 Presbyterian College wrestling team Presbyterian College wrestling article from The News and Courier - Dec 29, 1948 Presbyterian College wrestling article from The News and Courier - Jan 14, 1949 Of note, John McKissick, head football coach of Summerville for the past 60 years, wrestled at Presbyterian College in the 1949-1950 season. McKissick graduated from Presbyterian College in 1951 when the wrestling team appeared to be dissolving it's varsity status. McKissick was hired at Summerville on July 1, 1952 and is the only football coach Summerville has ever had. Today, he is the winningest coach in football history, on any level, with 594 victories. John McKissick 1951 PC Yearbook John McKissick Wiki page John McKissick was named the 2012 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Photos/Scans above from the Presbyterian College Yearbooks Furman University 1964-1991 (wrestling program) Furman University was the third college in S.C. to have a wrestling team. More details will be provided later in this article. Furman is noted in the Southern Conference Wrestling History as well. Southern Conference Wrestling History Coach Tony Caterisano, current head coach at Wade Hampton, was the head wrestling coach at Furman University from 1984-1991. He was also the head coach at Spartanburg Methodist College from 2003-2006. Collegiate NCAA D1 Qualifiers from Furman University Furman University 1991 - Marty Fajerman - 142 lbs. South Carolina State 1971-1989 (wrestling program) South Carolina State had a very successful wrestling team in the MEAC conference. We were fortunate to find the Photos/Scans below from the South Carolina State Yearbooks. Check out SCMAT's extended coverage/photos of the first 11 years of South Carolina State wrestling: SC State bolts the CIAA to join the new MEAC conference ... wrestling starts at SC State 1972 SC State wrestling team 1972 SC State wrestling season 1973 SC State wrestling team 1973 SC State wrestling season 1974 SC State wrestling team 1974 SC State wrestling season 1975 SC State wrestling team 1975 SC State wrestling results 1975 SC State wrestling season 1976 SC State wrestling team - MEAC Runner-up 1976 SC State wrestling season 1976 SC State wrestling - James Young (Summerville) - SC Official and Andrew Young's dad 1977 SC State wrestling team - MEAC Runner-up 1977 SC State wrestling results 1977 SC State wrestling season 1978 SC State wrestling team - MEAC Runner-up 1978 SC State wrestling season 1979 SC State wrestling team - MEAC Champions 1979 SC State wrestling season 1980 SC State wrestling team - MEAC Champions 1981 SC State wrestling team - MEAC Champions 1982 SC State wrestling team - MEAC Champions Collegiate NCAA D1 Qualifiers from S.C. State South Carolina State 1988 - Timothy Horne - 167 lbs. South Carolina State 1987 - Terry Pride - 142 lbs. South Carolina State 1986 - Jeff Washington - 134 lbs. South Carolina State 1983 - William Boozer - 167 lbs. - (wrestled at Irmo) Clemson University 1975-1995 (wrestling program) Clemson had a club wrestling team beginning in 1972, though the team did not join wrestling in the ACC or NCAA D1 until the 1974-1975 season. NCAA D1 National Champions - Sammie Henson, 118 lbs. in 1994 Sammie Henson, 118 lbs. in 1993 Noel Loban, 190 lbs. in 1980 The elimination of the Clemson wrestling program in 1995 was one of the greatest travesties our state has seen. Clemson finished 7th in the country during the 1993-1994 season and brought in the #12 recruiting class (AWN) and was ready for more top 10 finishes in the future. Many believe Title IX was the primary reason the Clemson wrestling program was cut, though the article The Future of Tiger Wrestling gives glimpses into the situation. Regardless of why Clemson dropped the wrestling team, it was a temporary setback in S.C. wrestling. Sammie Henson was a 2x National Champion and would become a World Champion and Olympic Medalist. Noel Loban was a National Champion, World Placer and Olympic Medalist. Just look at the national and international success of these two Clemson stars: USA Wrestling National Placers from Clemson University Sammie Henson - 1st U.S. World Team Trials (1998, 2005, 2006) Sammie Henson - 1st U.S. Nationals in Freestyle (1998, 2000, 2005) Sammie Henson - 1st U.S. Nationals in Greco-Roman (1990) Sammie Henson - 1st U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Freestyle (2000) Sammie Henson - 2nd U.S. Nationals in Freestyle (2004) Sammie Henson - 2nd U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Freestyle (2004) Sammie Henson - 2nd U.S. World Team Trials in Freestyle (1997) Sammie Henson - 2nd U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Greco-Roman (1992) Sammie Henson - 2nd U.S. Nationals in Freestyle (1999) Sammie Henson - 2nd U.S. World Team Trials in Greco-Roman (1990) Sammie Henson - 3rd U.S. World Team Trials in Freestyle (1994, 1995) Sammie Henson - 3rd U.S. Nationals in Greco-Roman (1992) Sammie Henson - 4th U.S. World Team Trials in Freestyle (1999) Sammie Henson - 4th U.S. Nationals in Freestyle (1995) Sammie Henson - 4th U.S. Nationals in Greco-Roman (1988) Sammie Henson - 5th U.S. Nationals in Freestyle (1994) Sammie Henson - 6th U.S. Nationals in Freestyle (2002) Noel Loban was a 6 time British National Champion World Championships Placers from Clemson University 2007 - Sammie Henson - 3rd Freestyle, 55-kg 1998 - Sammie Henson - 1st Freestyle, 55-kg 1987 - Noel Loban - 4th Freestyle, 90-kg Olympic Placers from Clemson University 2000 - Sammie Henson - 2nd Freestyle, 55-kg 1988 - Noel Loban - 7th Freestyle, 100-kg - (wrestled for England in Olympics) 1984 - Noel Loban - 3rd Freestyle, 90-kg - (wrestled for England in Olympics) Clemson's wrestling coach from 1977-1983, Wade Schalles, was known as one of the world's greatest pinners and coached Noel Loban to a National title in 1980. Thanks to wrestling, Noel Loban was the first National Champion for Clemson in any sport! Currently Wade Schalles is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most wins (821) and pins (530) of any wrestler ever. He brought that style to Clemson. In 1983, Coach Schalles' Clemson team led the nation with an NCAA high of 86 pins. Schalles would be known for inventing The Clemson Roll (also known as the Cross Wrist Roll) as seen on the second and third pages of this Wrestling USA Magazine article. Clemson wrestling alumni are a close knit group and hopefully one day the program will be reinstated. Many of these greats have gone on to contribute through coaching: Noel Loban - assistant coach at North Carolina State Tim Morrissey - coached at Clemson, James Madison, Anderson and now at JL Mann H.S. Mark Weader - former George Mason head coach Rob Daly - Ft. Myers High School asst. coach Derek Strobel - Lexington Jason Tannery - asst. at West Oak John Gardner - High Point NJ Brendan Buckley - Cal Poly head coach Tim Nininger - Cave Springs head coach Kurt Howell - Smyrna High School head coach Paul Borrelli - in Charlotte Bob Taylor - former Chapin/Irmo head coach Glenn Muncy - former West-Oak head coach Jim Meetze - former asst. at Summerville Brad Norris - with the Dutch Fork youth team Michael Connor - Current Liberty assistant coach, coached as a Wade Schalles assistant from '78-'82 Sammie Henson - worked at the University of Oklahoma as a club coach, and Penn State University, West Point, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and the University of Nebraska as an assistant coach. Sammie is currently head coach for the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club. Check out - http://www.sammiehenson.com I am sure I missed a few so send me any additions or updates (scmat@hotmail.com) And read this SCMAT Exclusive - Matt Kim - the last Clemson HWT Clemson Wrestling 1994-1995 Media Guide - this was the last year of the wrestling program and last media guide The History of Clemson University Athletics --- Wrestling - page 200 The History of Clemson University Athletics --- Wrestling - page 201 1994 NCAA finals - Sammie Henson, Clemson - National Champion - video on YouTube 1993 NCAA finals - Sammie Henson, Clemson - National Champion - video on YouTube 1998 World Champion, Gold Medal - Sammie Henson (Clemson) - video on YouTube Collegiate NCAA D1 Qualifiers from Clemson University Clemson 1995 - Brendan Buckley - 142 lbs. Clemson 1995 - Aaron Strobel - 190 lbs. - (wrestled at Irmo) Clemson 1994 - Sammie Henson - 118 lbs. (1st, All-American) Clemson 1994 - Mike Mammon - 150 lbs. Clemson 1994 - Tim Morrissey - 190 lbs. (3rd, All-American) Clemson 1994 - Keith Turner - 275 lbs. Clemson 1993 - Sammie Henson - 118 lbs. (1st, All-American) Clemson 1993 - Troy Bouzakis - 126 lbs. Clemson 1993 - Mike Mammon - 142 lbs. Clemson 1993 - Mike Miller - 150 lbs. Clemson 1993 - Chris Donegan - 158 lbs. Clemson 1993 - Tim Morrissey - 177 lbs. Clemson 1992 - Mike Miller - 158 lbs. Clemson 1992 - John Gardner - 167 lbs. Clemson 1992 - Keith Turner - 177 lbs. Clemson 1992 - Scott Williams - 190 lbs. Clemson 1991 - Donnie Heckel - 118 lbs. (6th, All-American) Clemson 1991 - Kurt Howell - 126 lbs. (8th, All-American) Clemson 1991 - Jim Carazola - 142 lbs. Clemson 1991 - Mike Mammon - 150 lbs. Clemson 1991 - Dave Miller - 167 lbs. Clemson 1990 - Donnie Heckel - 118 lbs. Clemson 1990 - Kurt Howell - 126 lbs. Clemson 1990 - Bill Domasky - 142 lbs. Clemson 1990 - Dave Miller - 167 lbs. Clemson 1990 - Scott Williams - 275 lbs. Clemson 1989 - Donnie Heckel - 118 lbs. (8th, All-American) Clemson 1989 - Kurt Howell - 126 lbs. Clemson 1989 - Mike Bodily - 134 lbs. Clemson 1989 - Bill Orr - 150 lbs. Clemson 1989 - Kurt Rosenberger - 190 lbs. Clemson 1989 - Bryan Bittle - 275 lbs. Clemson 1988 - Donnie Heckel - 118 lbs. Clemson 1988 - Tom Salisbury - 150 lbs. - (wrestled at Summerville) Clemson 1988 - Jim Meetze - 167 lbs. - (wrestled at Irmo) Clemson 1987 - Doug Stalnaker - 190 lbs. Clemson 1987 - Brian Raber - 275 lbs. Clemson 1986 - Mike Hampton - 142 lbs. Clemson 1986 - Joey McKenna - 150 lbs. (4th, All-American) Clemson 1986 - Mark Litts - 167 lbs. Clemson 1985 - Joey McKenna - 142 lbs. Clemson 1985 - Mark Litts - 158 lbs. Clemson 1985 - Greg Snyder - 167 lbs. Clemson 1984 - Kirk Hoffman - 118 lbs. Clemson 1984 - Jody Taylor - 134 lbs. - (wrestled at Wade Hampton) Clemson 1984 - Joey McKenna - 142 lbs. Clemson 1984 - Mark Litts - 167 lbs. Clemson 1984 - Gary Nivens - 177 lbs. Clemson 1983 - Todd Sterr - 118 lbs. Clemson 1983 - Joey McKenna - 150 lbs. Clemson 1983 - Duane Baker - HWT Clemson 1982 - Todd Sterr - 118 lbs. Clemson 1981 - John Warlick - 126 lbs. Clemson 1980 - Noel Loban - 190 lbs. (1st, All-American) Clemson 1980 - Bob Isola - HWT Clemson 1979 - Noel Loban - 177 lbs. Clemson 1979 - Al Tanner - HWT Clemson 1978 - Larry Cohen - 118 lbs. Clemson 1978 - Rick Drury - 177 lbs. Winthrop University 1984-1985 (wrestling program) href="http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1821&dat=19850202&id=ZjYtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Kr4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=5633,3178260">Newspaper article on beginning & ending of Winthrop wrestling - found and posted after information below had already been first posted. Coach Hank Hammond was approached by Winthrop University to start a wrestling team in 1984. Hammond requested that Coach Tom Ellenberger be the co-head coach, given Tom's experience in college wrestling. Winthrop had to count on a lot of walk-ons and began to recruit a few wrestlers for the second semester. One of those was Jon Ford who had been a 3 time state champion at Rock Hill H.S. and a 1982 World Champion in Greco-Roman wrestling. Other wrestlers of note were Eric Boyd and David Whitlock (recent head coach at Waccamaw). Winthrop was 5-3 during the first season and had only lost to nationally ranked teams. Eric Boyd qualified for the NCAA tournament, but Winthrop University canceled the program prior to Nationals, keeping Boyd from competing at the highest level. From all that is known, Winthrop had to drop from 8 men's sports to 6 men's sports in order to become equal in number with the 6 women's teams. Title IX. Winthrop dropped men's wrestling and men's track. Coach Hank Hammond would later be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame SC Chapter in 2008 Coach Tom Ellenberger would later be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame SC Chapter in 2007 University of South Carolina The University of South Carolina wrestles in the NCWA. USC has had club wrestling teams on and off for many years, with many match results discovered in newspapers through the 70's and 80's. Did USC have some sort of wrestling team as early as 1927? Club? Pro wrestling entertainment? Check out this early 1927 article out of the Charleston newspaper. Unfortunately, the 1927 USC Yearbook did not have any kind of listing on a wrestling team, club or varsity. 1927 University of South Carolina wrestling team??? Collegiate NCWA All-Americans from The University of South Carolina 2011 - Mike Ahearn - University of South Carolina (NCWA) - 5th, 165 lbs. 2011 - Ben Brummel - University of South Carolina (NCWA) - 7th, 184 lbs. 2010 - Ben Brummel - University of South Carolina (NCWA) - 2nd, 184 lbs. Anderson University 1992-present (wrestling program) Anderson University wrestles in the NCAA D2. NCAA D2 National Champions - J.J. Jackson, 157 lbs. in 2010 (wrestled at Lake City H.S.) Careef Robertson, 174 lbs. in 2005 (wrestled at Dutch Fork H.S.) The wrestling program started in the early 1990's when Anderson was a Junior College and they competed in the NJCAA. Anderson later competed in the NCAA (National Christian College Association) prior to moving into the NAIA and then NCAA D2. Scott Amundsen was the coach at Anderson College from 1996-2000 prior to Coach Dock Kelly taking over the program. Anderson University wrestling web site Coach Dock Kelly wrestled at UNC-Greensboro and was a 1996 NCAA Division I national qualifier. Anderson wrestling Old Timers on Facebook Collegiate NCAA D2 Qualifiers from Anderson University Anderson University 2011 - Trevor Sanford - 174 lbs. Anderson University 2010 - J.J. Jackson - 157 lbs. (1st, All-American) (wrestled at Lake City) Anderson University 2009 - J.J. Jackson - 157 lbs. (wrestled at Lake City) Anderson University 2009 - Zach Anderson - 197 lbs. Anderson University 2009 - Cee-Jay Hamilton - 125 lbs. (5th, All-American) (wrestled at Dorman) Anderson College 2006 - Nick DiCarlo - 141 lbs. Anderson College 2006 - Darryl Scott - 197 lbs. Anderson College 2005 - Careef Robertson - 174 lbs. (1st, All-American) (wrestled at Dutch Fork) Anderson College 2005 - Darryl Scott - 197 lbs. Anderson College 2004 - Careef Robertson - 174 lbs. - (wrestled at Dutch Fork) Anderson College 2004 - Gerry Braun - 141 lbs. Anderson College 2003 - Careef Robertson - 174 lbs. - (wrestled at Dutch Fork) Anderson College 2000 - Scott Goldstein - 165 lbs. (4th, All-American) Collegiate All-Americans at Anderson prior to joining NCAA D2 1999 - Shaun Meeks - Anderson College (NAIA) - 4th, HWT 1999 - Jorge Cuevas - Anderson College (NAIA) - 7th, 125 lbs. 1998 - Shaun Meeks - Anderson College (NAIA) - 6th, HWT 1998 - Jorge Cuevas - Anderson College (NAIA) - 8th, 118 lbs. 1996 - Kevin Compton - Anderson Junior College (NCCAA) 1996 - Kyle Dawkins - Anderson Junior College (NCCAA) 1995 - Andre Dreher - Anderson Junior College (NCCAA) - 1st, 167 lbs. - (wrestled at Lexington) 1995 - Kevin Simmons - Anderson Junior College (NCCAA) - 1st, 126 lbs. - (wrestled at Swansea) 1995 - Chad Singleton - Anderson Junior College (NCCAA) - 1st, 142 lbs. - (wrestled at Blue Ridge) 1995 - Antonio Young - Anderson Junior College (NCCAA) - 1st, 158 lbs. - (wrestled at AC Flora) 1995 - Derrick Phillips - Anderson Junior College (NCCAA) - 2nd, 190 lbs. 1995 - Barry Watts - Anderson Junior College (NCCAA) - 2nd, 134 lbs. 1995 - Adam Littleton - Anderson Junior College (NCCAA) - 2nd, 177 lbs. 1993 - Antonio Young - Anderson Junior College (NJCAA) - 7th, 158 lbs - (wrestled at AC Flora) Newberry College 2004-present (wrestling program) Newberry College wrestles in the NCAA D2 and is currently ranked #2 in the country. NCAA D2 National Champions - Bryant Blanton, 184 lbs. in 2010 (wrestled at Summerville H.S.) Keeno Griffin, 197 lbs. in 2009 Cy Wainwright, 285 lbs. in 2009 Newberry College wrestling has been at an elite level of NCAA D2 for a number of years, reigning in four Collegiate National Team trophies: 2012 - Newberry College - National Runner-up NWCA National Duals (D2) 2010 - Newberry College - National Runner-up NWCA National Duals (D2) 2009 - Newberry College - National Runner-up NCAA National Tournament (D2) 2009 - Newberry College - National Runner-up NWCA National Duals (D2) Newberry wrestling web site Coach Jason Valek is a former state champ at Dutch Fork Collegiate NCAA D2 Qualifiers from Newberry College Newberry College 2011 - Connor McDonald - 125 lbs. (3rd, All-American) Newberry College 2011 - BJ Young - 133 lbs. (2nd, All-American) Newberry College 2011 - Deral Brown - 141 lbs. (wrestled at Lugoff-Elgin) Newberry College 2011 - Sean Byrnes - 157 lbs. Newberry College 2011 - Josh Whitelock - 174 lbs. Newberry College 2011 - Bryant Blanton - 184 lbs. (3rd, All-American) (wrestled at Summerville) Newberry College 2011 - Karl Reed - 197 lbs. Newberry College 2011 - Jake Elkins - 285 lbs. (7th, All-American) Newberry College 2010 - Matt Oliver - 125 lbs. Newberry College 2010 - Sheridan Moran - 133 lbs. (4th, All-American) Newberry College 2010 - Latra Collick - 149 lbs. Newberry College 2010 - Sean Byrnes - 157 lbs. Newberry College 2010 - Curtis Chenonweth - 174 lbs. Newberry College 2010 - Bryant Blanton - 184 lbs. (1st, All-American) (wrestled at Summerville) Newberry College 2010 - Keeno Griffin - 197 lbs. (4th, All-American) Newberry College 2009 - Matt Oliver - 125 lbs. (3rd, All-American) Newberry College 2009 - Andrew Young - 133 lbs. (6th, All-American) (wrestled at Summerville) Newberry College 2009 - Latra Collick - 149 lbs. Newberry College 2009 - Brandon Kelly - 165 lbs. (8th, All-American) Newberry College 2009 - Josh Whitelock - 174 lbs. Newberry College 2009 - Bryant Blanton - 184 lbs. (4th, All-American) (wrestled at Summerville) Newberry College 2009 - Keeno Griffin - 197 lbs. (1st, All-American) Newberry College 2009 - Cy Wainwright - 285 lbs. (1st, All-American) Newberry College 2008 - Matt Oliver - 125 lbs. Newberry College 2008 - Andrew Young - 133 lbs. (7th, All-American) (wrestled at Summerville) Newberry College 2008 - Tony Washington - 141 lbs. - (wrestled at Georgetown) Newberry College 2008 - Latra Collick - 149 lbs. Newberry College 2008 - Bryant Blanton - 174 lbs. - (wrestled at Summerville) Newberry College 2008 - Keeno Griffin - 184 lbs. (7th, All-American) Newberry College 2008 - Kelly Anundson - 197 lbs. (7th, All-American) Newberry College 2008 - Cy Wainwright - 285 lbs. (3rd, All-American) Newberry College 2007 - Andrew Young - 133 lbs. - (wrestled at Summerville) Newberry College 2007 - Latra Collick - 149 lbs. Newberry College 2007 - Quinn Tolbert - 174 lbs. - (wrestled at Summerville) Newberry College 2007 - Keeno Griffin - 184 lbs. Newberry College 2007 - Kelly Anundson - 197 lbs. Newberry College 2007 - Cy Wainwright - 285 lbs. Newberry College 2006 - Alonso Azumendi - 165 lbs. - (wrestled at Byrnes) Newberry College 2006 - Quinn Tolbert - 174 lbs. (7th, All-American) (wrestled at Summerville) Newberry College 2006 - Kelly Anundson - 285 lbs. Limestone College 2004-present (wrestling program) Limestone College wrestles in the NCAA D2 and is currently ranked #10 in the country. NCAA D2 National Champions - Dan Scanlan, 184 lbs. in 2008 Limestone College wrestling web site Coach Trent Goodale wrestled at Iowa and was a 2004 NCAA Division I national qualifier. Limestone College wrestling on Facebook Collegiate NCAA D2 Qualifiers from Limestone College Limestone College 2011 - Mike Magaha - 133 lbs. Limestone College 2011 - Bryce Sopko - 174 lbs. Limestone College 2011 - Casey Bradley - 184 lbs. (8th, All-American) Limestone College 2010 - Mike Magaha - 133 lbs. (8th, All-American) Limestone College 2010 - Jeremy Parker - 141 lbs. (4th, All-American) Limestone College 2009 - Jeremy Parker - 141 lbs. Limestone College 2009 - Joby Shreckhise - 174 lbs. (8th, All-American) Limestone College 2009 - Trey Moss - 285 lbs. (wrestled at White Knoll) Limestone College 2008 - Dan Scanlan - 184 lbs. (1st, All-American) Limestone College 2008 - Trey Moss - 285 lbs. (8th, All-American) (wrestled at White Knoll) Limestone College 2007 - Trey Moss - 285 lbs. - (wrestled at White Knoll) Limestone College 2006 - Brent Clausing - 125 lbs. Limestone College 2005 - John Richard - HWT (7th, All-American) Spartanburg Methodist College 2004-present (wrestling program) Spartanburg Methodist College wrestles in the NJCAA. Spartanburg Methodist College wrestling web site Coach Rob Sater wrestled at Limestone Collegiate NJCAA Qualifiers from Spartanburg Methodist College Spartanburg Methodist College 2011 - Andrew Tillman - 125 lbs. (wrestled at Abbeville) Spartanburg Methodist College 2011 - Luke Campbell - 133 lbs. (wrestled at Laurens) Spartanburg Methodist College 2011 - Nick Voss - 157 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2011 - Alex Tozzolino - 174 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2011 - Keyshon Flores - 197 lbs. (wrestled at Fort Dorchester) Spartanburg Methodist College 2011 - Jesse Deyo - 285 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2010 - Luke Campbell - 125 lbs. (wrestled at Laurens) Spartanburg Methodist College 2010 - Chris Jones - 133 lbs. (8th, All-American) (wrestled at Travelers Rest) Spartanburg Methodist College 2010 - Andrew Tillman - 141 lbs. (wrestled at Abbeville) Spartanburg Methodist College 2010 - Nicholas Voss - 149 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2009 - Kyle Long - 125 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2009 - Michael Slaughter - 133 lbs. (6th, All-American) Spartanburg Methodist College 2009 - Ricky Moore - 141 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2009 - Drew McElrath - 165 lbs. (wrestled at Blue Ridge) Spartanburg Methodist College 2009 - Kyle Burke - 197 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2009 - Dondricus Anderson - 285 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2008 - Michael Boring - 125 lbs. - (wrestled at Goose Creek) Spartanburg Methodist College 2008 - Michael Slaughter - 133 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2008 - Carlos Morales - 141 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2008 - Tim Burdine - 149 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2008 - John Murray - 165 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2008 - Stephen Earwood - 184 lbs. - (wrestled at Crescent) Spartanburg Methodist College 2008 - Jermiah Webb - 197 lbs. (7th, All-American) (wrestled at Battery Creek) Spartanburg Methodist College 2008 - Dondricus Anderson - 285 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2007 - Michael Boring - 125 lbs. - (wrestled at Goose Creek) Spartanburg Methodist College 2007 - Justin Newell - 133 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2007 - Jonathan Webb - 141 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2007 - Tim Burdine - 149 lbs. (2nd, All-American) Spartanburg Methodist College 2007 - J.J. Jackson - 157 lbs. - (wrestled at Lake City) Spartanburg Methodist College 2007 - John Murray - 165 lbs. (8th, All-American) Spartanburg Methodist College 2007 - Jeremiah Webb - 197 lbs. (6th, All-American) (wrestled at Battery Creek) Spartanburg Methodist College 2006 - Justin Newell - 125 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2006 - Jonathon Webb - 133 lbs. Spartanburg Methodist College 2006 - Andy Schuster - 141 lbs. - (wrestled at Ninety-Six) Spartanburg Methodist College 2006 - Charles Bugarin - 149 lbs. - (wrestled at Bishop England) Spartanburg Methodist College 2006 - Jonathon Jackson - 157 lbs. - (wrestled at Lake City) Spartanburg Methodist College 2006 - Cody Galloway - 184 lbs. - (wrestled at Northwestern) Spartanburg Methodist College 2006 - Sidney Russell - 197 lbs. - (wrestled at Wando) Spartanburg Methodist College 2005 - Brent Poynter - 174 lbs. (wrestled at Eastside) Spartanburg Methodist College 2005 - Charles Bugarin - 149 lbs. - (8th, All-American) (wrestled at Bishop England) Time to get to the focus of this article ... the two major College influences on S.C. high school wrestling from the 1960's .... The Citadel and Furman. The Citadel's influence on S.C. high school wrestling ... Citadel Clinic 1965 photo 6 - December 10 1965
The Citadel Wrestling Clinic in Charleston - December 10 1965
Furman University's influence on S.C. high school wrestling ... Furman wrestling team 1969-1970
Furman wrestling team 1969-1970
Part 1 of College influences on S.C. high school wrestling has concluded. In less than a week, SCMAT returns with Part 2 to highlight The Citadel and Furman. Thanks to Coach Hank Hammond for sharing his story about Winthrop wrestling. Thanks to Coach Scott Amundsen for sharing his story about Anderson wrestling. Thanks to Coach Rusty Hamilton and Coach Bob Bonheim for providing photos of The Citadel Wrestling Clinic and Furman's wrestling team in 1969-1970. These historical articles at SCMAT will hopefully provide accurate facts though we may always have missed some data at some point. If you notice a correction, addition or just want to comment please send a reply to scmat@hotmail.com thanks, Mark Buford scmat@hotmail.com Credits: Photo from The Citadel 1965 Wrestling Camp provided by Coach Rusty Hamilton Photo from Furman University wrestling team provided by Coach Bob Bonheim Photos of Sammie Henson and Tim Morrissey at 1994 NCAA Nationals taken by Mark Buford