Ken Houston

Wrestler ⋅ Class of 1993

Oak Lawn

Ken Wrestled at Oak Lawn High School for Hall of Famer Elias George and for Hap Whitney as a senior. In his Senior Year he won the State Championship. His Collegiate Wrestling was done at Southern Illinois at Carbondale under Hall of Famer Jim Wilkenson.

He was 2nd in the NAIA in 1960; Champion in Division 2 at 177 in 1963. He was Third in NCAA Division I in 1961 and third in the NCAA Division I in 1962. He was an Alternate to the Pan American Games in 1962. He was also a two time Champion in the Central AAU’s – Chicago and St. Louis. He Won the Midlands and placed 2nd in the two years he competed there.

In 1962 he was invited to the Training Camp for the World Games. Entering the business world, he has not drifted far from the Wrestling scene, as he is still an advisor for the Northwestern Wildcat Wrestling Club.

He is presently, Vice President of Com-Disco.

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