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    I lifted this one from The Historian a/k/a Yukiyama.

    Which high school produced the most NCAA champions in a single year ?

    The answer is incredible.

    "In 1942, seven of the 16 finalists were teammates at Tulsa Central High School. The Jennings twins and Bill Maxwell of Michigan State won titles, as did David Arndt and Vern Logan of Oklahoma State."

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    Now you may think that most of the good ones left school because of the war. Keep in mind this tournament was 3 months post Dec 7 '41. Most were in the middle of their season and had not yet enlisted.

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    While we are looking at incredible NCAA performances, I ran across this on the same site. He is listed as a 4X DIII AA. I don't know if it is the same guy, check out the weight gain and the gap in years. If it is one guy it puts Big to shame.


    Brett Christensen (1991 - 2006)
    Tournament Placements Season School Tournament Weight Place
    2006 Simpson Division III 285 6th
    2005 Simpson Division III 285 6th
    1994 Buena Vista Division III 118 3rd
    1991 Buena Vista Division III 118 7th
    Last edited by ODH; 04-08-2008 at 11:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    While we are looking at incredible NCAA performances, I ran across this on the same site. He is listed as a 4X DIII AA. I don't know if it is the same guy, check out the weight gain and the gap in years. If it isone guy it puts Big to shame.


    Brett Christensen (1991 - 2006)
    Tournament Placements Season School Tournament Weight Place
    2006 Simpson Division III 285 6th
    2005 Simpson Division III 285 6th
    1994 Buena Vista Division III 118 3rd
    1991 Buena Vista Division III 118 7th
    Wow, if is the same guy, that is incredible!

    The example of "longest length of time away from the NCAA finals" that I always heard was Jim Gregson of Oklahoma State. He wrestled in the 175 lb finals at the 1949 NCAAs, upsetting Joe Scarpello of Iowa. Then Gregson vanished for a few years (probably serving in the military)... then, in the mid 1950s, was an ongoing mat rival of Oklahoma's Dan Hodge, competing in the 177-pound weight class. At the 1956 NCAAs, Gregson moved up to 191... making it into the finals, where he did battle against another U of Iowa wrestler, Ken Leuer... this time, losing to the Hawkeye.

    Mark

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    Definitely not the same guy. The younger Christensen wrestled for Lenox HS in Iowa while is was in HS. The older one, don't know who it is.
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    I emailed Jay Hammond and he confirmed that Brett Christiansen was a mistake and is two different people.

    I spent more time of website and came up with this guy:

    Mike Blaske (1975 - 2000)
    High School: Osseo, Minnesota
    Tournament Placements Season School Tournament Weight Place
    2000 Fort Hays State Division II 285 2nd
    1984 Cal State-Bakersfield Division I UNL 7th
    1984 Cal State-Bakersfield Division II UNL 2nd
    1983 Cal State-Bakersfield Division II 190 2nd
    1975 North Dakota State Division II UNL 3rd


    Again if it is the same guy it would be an amazing story.

    Also got a nomination for the All Time Best Name team:

    Tony Champion (1989 - 1992)
    Tournament Placements Season School Tournament Weight Place
    1992 Portland State Division II 177 2nd
    1991 Portland State Division II 177 1st
    1990 Portland State Division II 177 1st
    1989 Portland State Division II 177 1st

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