Wrestler ⋅ Class of 1991
Archie is from Urbana University High School, where as a senior he won the State Championship, the first year that Illinois had such an event.
He enrolled at the University of Illinois where he was twice Big 10 Champion and one time a runner-up. He was also a NCAA Division One National Champion and once a runner-up. He was also the Captain of the Illinois Team.
In 1939, his senior year he won the Big 10 award for athlete-scholar, the most prestigious award the Big 10 awards.
Following graduation he helped coach while pursing graduate degrees at Illinois University and attaining his PHD at Lawrence University.
His career following his PHD has been in the commercial area, primarily in research and his last 23 years were at the University of Arizona in Chemical research a position he is now retired.