Dec 21, 2018
He devoted a lifetime to the sport of wrestling. But in more
than 60 years as an athlete, coach and teacher, Charlie Speidel
contributed far more to the lives of others than ever can be
recorded in the statistics of achievement.
He was a pioneer for wrestling and helped it gain stature as a major sport in the high...
Dec 14, 2018
His interest in wrestling surfaced in 1922 from deep in the
waters of San Francisco Bay. After more than half a century of
service to the sport, Dr. Albert deFerrari's impact on wrestling
had spanned the globe.
His first exposure to the sport followed a shipwreck near the Golden Gate. The ship's cargo of cotton was...
Dec 7, 2018
He packed more wrestling success into five years than most
athletes manage in a lifetime of competition. Keith Young spent the
next three decades returning those rewards to the sport with full
His Algona High School team didn't offer wrestling until his senior year, and when he joined the University of...
Nov 30, 2018
As a tall, skinny college freshman, Frank Lewis was "a little
tired" after six years of wrestling and planned to give full
attention to his studies at Oklahoma State University.
But he needed a physical education credit and a wrestling class would provide an easy grade. Members of the class were required to compete in...
Nov 16, 2018
In the shadowed ruins of Rome's ancient Basilica, Doug Blubaugh
battled the world champion from Iran for the Olympic gold medal.
Emamali Habibi had never known defeat.
Three times the Persian attacked, each time throwing the young American into danger. Then a swift counterattack from Blubaugh hurled his opponent to his...