TriCounty Ranked No. 1 in the country at 195 pounds, he went 45-0 and earned his third consecutive state individual championship. Then led Washington High School to the team state duals title a week later. He was a finalist for national wrestler of the year honors and earned USA Wrestling junior national titles in both Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling in the summer after he graduated.
Ranked No. 1 in the country at 195 pounds, he went 45-0 and earned his third consecutive state individual championship. Then led Washington High School to the team state duals title a week later. He was a finalist for national wrestler of the year honors and earned USA Wrestling junior national titles in both Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling in the summer after he graduated.
The Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit corporation established in October 1979 to promote the varied sports programs in the area and honor Peoria area athletes and sports personalities. Since 1979 GPSHOF has honored many individuals and teams at annual banquets held at the Peoria Civic Center. Plaques for each inductee are on permanent display at the Peoria Civic Center.
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The first official Board of Directors meeting was held on October 14, 1979. Officers were elected. Early decisions determined that the Hall of Famers would be from the Greater Peoria Area; the name would be The Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame; its purpose would be to promote and encourage the many varied sports programs in our area, to share with the area the pride we have in the accomplishments of area athletes, and to honor those men, women and teams contributing to our enjoyment and rich sports history.
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