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University of Northern Iowa Wrestling Panther All-Americans

All of UNI's 113 All-American wrestlers placed in the top eight of their weight divisions at NCAA Championship Tournaments. Almost half of these talented athletes earned All-American honors more than one time during their college careers, including:

Two-Time All-Americans (29)
Vince Bellock - 1969, 1970
Jerry Bond - 1967, 1968
Dick Briggs - 1977, 1978
Dion Cobb - 1980, 1981
Bill Dotson - 1962, 1963
Rich Erickson - 1974, 1975
Kevin Finn - 1978, 1979
Franc Freeman - 1961, 1962
Gus Gatto - 1953, 1955
Joel Greenlee - 1988, 1989
Jim Harmon - 1952, 1953
Steve Hartle - 1991, 1993
Dick Heaton - 1956, 1958
Dan Keller - 1974, 1976
Luverne Klar - 1949, 1950
John Kriebs - 1983, 1984
Kevin Kurth - 1979, 1980
Gene Lybbert - 1951, 1952
Mike McCready - 1970, 1972
Jim Miller - 1974, 1975
Davis Natvig - 1937, 1938
Don Parker - 1966, 1967
Dave Prehm - 1977, 1978
Marv Reiland - 1969, 1970
Mark Schwab - 1986, 1990
Bill Smith - 1949, 1950
Ken Snyder - 1974, 1975
Bill Weick - 1952, 1955
Clint Young - 1970, 1971

Three-Time All-Americans (13)
Gary Bentrim - 1976, 1977, 1978
Buss Bush - 1946, 1947, 1949
Dave Cunningham - 1974, 1975, 1976
Joe Gormally - 1978, 1979, 1982
Justin Greenlee - 1993, 1994, 1995
Bill Koll - 1946, 1947, 1948
Jim Miller - 1973, 1974, 1975
Kirk Myers - 1978, 1979, 1980
Kent Osboe - 1967, 1968, 1969
Rich Powers - 1990, 1991, 1992
Ken Snyder - 1973, 1974, 1975
Gary Steffensmeier - 1990, 1991, 1992
Keith Young - 1949, 1950, 1951

Justin GreenleeGary Steffensmeier
Three-time All-Americans Justin Greenlee (L) and Gary Steffensmeier (R).

4 Four-Time All-Americans
Ken Gallagher - 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
Kirk Meyers - 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982
Randy Omvig - 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975
Keith Poolman - 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979

Kirk Myers
Kirk Myers.

Compiled by Jonathan Russell and Susan A. Basye
Special Collections and University Archives
May 1997



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