Mike Farina

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.

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