Class of 2001
Todd Rosenthal attended both Moline High School and Illinois State University. He was a member of the Intercollegiate wrestling team from 1977-1982 was selected at the Most Valuable Wrestler at I.S.U. in 1982.
He won the bronze medal as a member of the Junior Pan-American Freestyle Wrestling Team in Caracas, Venezuela and won the Gold Medal in the Junior
Greco-Roman Pan-American Games in Monterey, Mexico in 1979. Todd was the Alternate on the 1984 and 1980 U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling Team. He was a three time National Greco-Roman Champion winning titles in 1978, 1980 and 1981. He was a member of the 1981 and 1984 World Cup Greco-Roman Team. In 1983 he won the Silver Medal at the National Sports Festival.
He began coaching as an assistant in 1983 at United Township High School in East Moline. In 1985 he became the Head Wrestling Coach at Moline High School. He held that position until becoming the school’s athletic director in 2000.
His career dual meet record was 278-55. He had sixty-three individual state qualifiers, eleven state place winners and two state champions. His teams have won thirteen Conference Championships (12 in a row). During this time, Moline won eight Regional Championship and six Sectional titles. The Maroons qualifies for the dual team elite eight in 1990 and 1997. They placed fourth in 1998, third in 2000, they were state runner-up in 1999 and in 1996, and Moline won the Dual Team State Championship.
Todd has received Coach of the Year nominations in 1990, 1996 and 2000. He was selected by the I.W.C.O.A. as Class AA Coach of the Year in 1996 and 2000. Also, in 1996 he was selected by the National Wrestling Coaches Association as Illinois Coach of the Year.
As a member of the USA Wrestling Coaching Staff, Todd was the team coach for the Tour De Monde Greco-Roman Team, Hungary. In 1997, he was team leader for the 1995 Tour De Monde Greco-Roman Team in Sovenia, and in 1991 and 1995 he was the National Sports Festival Greco-Roman Coach.