Frank Santana

Wrestler ⋅ Class of 1999

Gordon Tech

Frank Wrestled for Gordon Tech High School, where he was a Runner-Up and Twice Champion in the Chicago Catholic League. During this time the Private Schools were not involved with the IHSA and therefore did not compete in the State Series. Frank had two undefeated seasons, as a junior and as a senior. Hall of Famer Dennis Mccann was his coach.

His Collegiate days were at Iowa State with the legendary Harold Nichols. He Won Two Big Eight Championships and due to an injury placed second as a senior. He was Captain his Junior and Senior years. In the NCAA’s he placed Second Twice and Won the NCAA Championship. Iowa State was the Team Champion. He won the Nebraska Open; Finished Second to Olympian Ben Peterson in the Northern Open.

Following Graduation, Frank went to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas as a Graduate Assistant, while gaining his MBA.

After numerous successful business careers, Frank runs a Charity for Disadvantaged Children.

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