Wrestler ⋅ Class of 1982
Reavis High School
Al wrestled for Reavis High School where he was a runner-up and a State Champion in 1969 and 1970. His collegiate the wrestling was done at Iowa State University where he placed 2n d in the Big 8·at ltP7 in 1971; Won the Big 8 Championships at 190 in 1973; 1974 and 1975.
He was a Midlands Champions twice and a Runner Up twice and during this time placed or won numerous major tournaments. His finest hours in collegiate wrestling had to be in the Division I of the NCAA where he placed 2n d at 177 in 1971; 5th at 190 in 1973; 3rd at 190 in 1974 and won it all at 190 in 1975. A Four Time All American.
Al was Named Amateur News Freshman Wrestler or the Year in 1971. Iowa State further honored him by naming him the Athlete of the Year at Iowa State in 1975. He also won the Washington DC Cyclone Club Award and the Walter Smith Ring for Athletic Excellence.
Al Also won the 190 pound East West All Star Bout in 1975.