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1962 Oregon Collegiate Champions

By Craig Patterson, 05/17/18, 9:00AM EDT


At the General Membership Meeting on Monday 5/14, Mr. Haswell Franklin had an article that showed how 10 of the 1962 Oregon Collegiate Champions had used wrestling as a means to change their lives. 

We know wrestling is a tough, physical sport which maximally challenges participants. All 10 athletes gave wrestling credit for their success in life. 

They became:

  • Mental health counselor
  • Finance expert
  • Business man
  • Commercial pilot
  • Orthopedic surgeons (2)
  • Cattle rancher
  • College professor (2)
  • Olympic and D1 wrestling coach


Is someone willing to put together an article like this for Maryland Wrestlers? We will send it out via email to help promote what others have used the sport to help them become. 

If you are interested in writing an article like this, let us know by emailing us at

Click on link below for the full article.