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Past NCAA All-Americans DI, DII, and DIII

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Darren Arberry Indpls Tech--I think?

Deon Brimmage Indpls Pike

Wiley Craft Roncalli

Chris Puliese Tri West

Jason Warthan Bloomington North

Jay Yates Center Grove

 

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John Rolling was an All American at Central Missouri State in 2001 and 2002 (4th and 7th, respectively).  I believe he was a Carmel product

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Awesome list... but I was wondering since we are gathering the information, if we could also add their placement.

 

Would be interesting to see.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

Alan Grammer, Evansville Reitz (1976-1979)

* 2x Indiana State Runnerup (2nd @ 105 in 1978, 2nd @ 119 in 1979)

* 2x NCAA Division II National Champion (1st @ 134 in 1985, 1st @ 126 in 1986)

* 2x NCAA Division I All-American (3rd @ 134 in 1985, 5th @ 126 in 1986)

 

Grammer qualified for the NCAAs back when Division II national champions got berths in the Division I tournament.

Grammer became an Associate Head Coach at SIUE in 2010.

 

Former olympian and current Oklahoma head coach John Smith lost 5 matches in his college career - two of them to Alan Grammer.

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2 got left off from Manchester, they've had 22 total

 

Aaron Buzbee 1992 

Josh Hardman 1997, 1998 

 

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How Whitehead and Traviola (now with Big Ten Office) are not in Indiana Hall of fame is surprising.  Both good guys.

Whitehead for his size was one of the better athletes I have been around. Wrestled with him on Team Indiana Freestyle and

at 190lbs, he could run the 3 mile training run with all the lightweights, many of us who also ran track.

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PURDUE  All-American?s  (Indiana High-Schools)Eric Douglas 158 pounds (1998) ? Valpo High School, indiana

Ray (Ben) Hooker 165 pounds (1929) Pine Village, Indiana

Dave Lilovich 158 pounds .( 1985, 1986) Michigan City Rogers, Indiana - 2x AA

Joe Lilovich 142 lbs (1987) Michigan City Rogers, Indiana  - Big Ten Champ 1987

Frank Ruggieri Heavyweight (1942-1942): South Bend Central, Indiana ? 2x Big Ten Champ and AA

Ben Wissel 184 pounds (2005 ? 2006) ? Richmond, Indiana - 2x AA

Al Vega 123 lbs (1954)  - Home Town: Indiana ? AA and Big Ten Champ

Tony Vaughn Heavyweight (1994) Ft. Wayne Snider, IN ? Big Ten Champ and AA4

 

PURDUE ALL All-American?s

Bernie Barrile (1975 - 1975) High School: Glennbrook North, Illinois

Joe Corso (1975 - 1975) High School: Des Moines Valley, Iowa

Eric Douglas 158 pounds (1998) ? Valpo High School, indiana

Tim Dernlen 118 bs (1998) West Liberty Salem, Ohio

Charles Farina 135 pounds Maywood Proviso, Illinois  - AA and 2x Big Ten champ

Dominic Fatta 147 pounds . 1961 -  Maywood Proviso, Illinois

Chris Fleeger 125, 133 (2002 ? 2006) Loyalsock, Pennsylvania ? 3x AA, 2X Big Ten

Dave Gibson 147 pounds (1962) - Glennbrook North, Illinois ? AA and Big Ten Champ

Ray Gunkel Heavyweight . (1947) (Hometown UNKOWN)  -

Scott Hinkel ? 125 lbs (1987) ? 126lbs Fairfield, Ohio

Ray (Ben) Hooker 165 pounds (1929) Pine Village, Indiana

Bob Hopp Heavyweight  (1964 - 1965) - Thorton Fractional North, Illinois

Alan Housner  150 (1975 - 1976) -  Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania ? Big Ten Champ and AA

Charlie Jones- 167 lbs (1991 - 1992) - Sandusky, Ohio ? 2XAA, Big Ten Champ, National Champ

Frank Laccone ? 134lbs (1993 - 1997) - Dekalb, Illinois ? 2xAA

Ryan Lang ? 174 lbs - 2003 & 2004  Nordonia, Ohio ? 2xAA

Matt Lindley Heavyweight ? 1991 ? Eaton, Ohio

Dave Lilovich 158 pounds .( 1985, 1986) Michigan City Rogers, Indiana - 2x AA

Joe Lilovich 142 lbs (1987) Michigan City Rogers, Indiana  - Big Ten Champ 1987

Malcom McDonald ? 121 lbs (1942) ?Tulsa Central, Oklahoma

Bob Marshall  157 167 (1960-1962) Burgettstown, PA3x Big 10 Champ & 2xAA

Mike McHenry ? 177lbs (1988) (1988 - 1990) - Meadville, Pennsylvania

Aaron Moran ? 158 lbs (1993 - 1994) -  Versailles, Ohio 

Mark Matovina 128 pounds ( 1942) - (Hometown UNKOWN)  -  Big Ten Champ and AA

Mal McDonald 121 pounds ( 1942) - (Hometown UNKOWN) 

Charles Moreno 145 pounds Charles Moreno (1950 - 1952) Big Ten Champ and AA

Jake Patacsil 149 pounds Florida Transplant from Indiana 2009

Frank Ruggieri Heavyweight (1942-1942): South Bend Central, Indiana ? 2x Big Ten Champ and AA

Ahmet Senol  177 & 191lbs (1954 ? 1956) pounds - Abroad, Turkey ? AA & Big Ten Champ

Jason Silverstein 125 lbs (1999 - 2000) - Blair Academy, New Jersey

Joe Urso 177 lbs - (1987 - 1988) ? Detroit Catholic Central , Michigan

Waldemar Van Cott 175lbs (1947-49) - (Hometown UNKOWN), IN ? 3x AA

Tony Vaughn Heavyweight (1994) Ft. Wayne Snider, IN ? Big Ten Champ and AA4

Al Vega 123 lbs (1954)  - Home Town: Indiana ? AA and Big Ten Champ

Jake Vercelli Heavyweight - (2000 - 2002) - Joliet Catholic, Illinois ? 2X AA

Vernon Whitney 130 pounds ( 1956) - St. Louis Normandy, Missouri ? Big Ten Champ and AA

Dave Walter ? 158 lbs (1988 - 1991) - Upper Arlington, Ohio  ? 2X AA

Ben Wissel 184 pounds (2005 ? 2006) ? Richmond, Indiana - 2x AA

 

Corrected as not Indiana High School guys:

JOE PATACSIL 128 POUNDS .......................... 1950 ? NCAA CHAMP  (Chicago ? Tilden Tech)

ARNOLD PLAZA 114.5 POUNDS .... 1948 , 1949, 1950 ? 2xNCAA ChAMP (Chicago Tilden Tech)

 

While non-Indiana, interesting that the late 1940's High School dream line-up from Chicago?s Tilden Tech

produced the following wrestlers:

Bill Weich ? 2x NCAA Champ Northern Iowa (long time coach at Mount Carmel)

Arnold Plaza ? 2x NCAA Champ at Purdue ? 4x Big Ten Champ

Joe Patacsil ? 1x NCAA Champ  at Purdue 2x Big Ten Champ

 

 

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My husband Mike Faulkner who is now an IHSAA Wrestling Official was a four time All American in college. Two times at Grand Rapids Junior College and twice at Division II, Ferris State University. Mike was a heavyweight all four years.  At Grand Rapids he took 8th in the 1987-88 season, 4th in the 1988-89 season. While at Ferris State he took 8th at the 1990-91 season and 7th in the 1991-1992 season. Hope this helps you track down all of the Indiana wrestlers that were former college All-Americans!

 

Monique Faulkner

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Bud Palmer was from Muncie North

David Palmer was from Muncie South / Delta

 

Bud was All-American at Iowa, don't think David ever place in college.

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John Smith-Ball Sate 6th place...I believe 1971 or 72....D-1

Richard Conaway 5th place IU...state champ from Muncie Central...60's

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Indianapolis

Nick Walpole (149) became the first UIndy wrestler to bring home a national championship in program history

Matt Irwin was also an All-American at the meet, taking sixth in the 141 bracket.

 

 

Side Note:

The University of Indianapolis wrestling team was named the 2010-11 Academic National Champion by the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association.

 

 

http://athletics.uindy.edu/index.aspx?tab=wrestling&path=wrest

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anderson university [college back in the day]

henry wilk was a state champ for mishawaka in 1969.  AA for ravens in '72 [5] & '73 [2].

mike niccum was a state champ for delta in 1980. AA for ravens in '83 [5] & '84 [8].

 

leroy vega went to portage and won state in '96 & '97.

 

 

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ball state wrestler john smith was AA in '73 [6].  i thought he was from yorktown/muncie area.  ihsaa has a smith from franklin central?

 

http://www.wrestlingstats.com/ncaa/pdf/brackets/NCAA%201973.pdf

http://www.ihsaa.org/dnn/Sports/Boys/Wrestling/IndividualStateChampions/tabid/687/Default.aspx

 

 

doug stoll indiana state champion for elkhart '68. AA for Anderson University '76 [5] & '77 [2]

 

http://www.anderson.edu/athletics/hof/stoll.html

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