Wrestler ⋅ Class of 1985
York High School
Mike wrestled for York High School where he placed 3rd in the state as a junior and won the State Championship as a senior. Prior to graduating high school, Mike won the National Junior Olympic Free Style Championship in 1974, the National Junior Greco-Roman Championship in 1974, and the National Junior Greco-Roman Championship 1975.
Following graduation, Mike won the Olympic Trails, both in Freestyle and in Greco-Roman, the only wrestler to accomplish this in 1976.
He was the Olympic Team member of the Greco-Roman in the 1976 Olympics and was the Olympic Team Alternate in Freestyle in 1976.
In 1977, he was the Junior World Team Member in Greco-Roman.
He has also placed in the National Federation Open Greco-Roman and the National Federation Open Free Style. He repeated those places in the National AAU Freestyle and Greco-Roman all in 1982.
In 1984, he was runner-up in the National open Greco-Roman Championships. This qualified him for the Olympic Trials, in which he finished 6th.
Mike is presently coaching at Woodbury High School in Minnesota.