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TEAM TITLES

  • 1963 9th Place in State (George Reynolds)
  • 1964 League Champions, Regional Champions and 3rd Place in State (Geroge Reynolds)
  • 1965 League Champions, Regional Champions and State Champions (George Reynolds)
  • 1966 League Champions, Regional Champions and State Champions (George Reynolds)
  • 1967 League Champions, Regional Champions and State Champions (George Reynolds)
  • 1971 5th Place in State
  • 1984 2nd in the League and 6th Place in the State
  • 2014 Academic All-State
  • 2015 Academic All-State

STATE CHAMPIONS

  • Fred Stehman- 1963 (145) All-American @ University of Michigan (4th at 160# in 1967)
  • Fred Stehman- 1964 (154)
  • Pat Karslake- 1964 (165) All American @ Michigan State (3rd in the nation at 167# in 1970)
  • Pat Karslake- 1965 (165)
  • Michael McGilliard- 1965 (95)
  • Pat Karslake- 1966 (180)
  • David Martin- 1966 (112)
  • David Martin- 1967 (112)
  • Michael Durocher- 1967 (154)
  • Mark Burkhardt- 1970 (175) Won the State Championship which was held at Okemos
  • Adam Robison- 1997 (135)

STATE PLACERS

  • Dave Martin 1964 (4th @ 103)
  • Fred McGlone 1964 (4th @ ???)
  • Dave Martin 1965 (2nd @ 103)
  • Pete Willingham 1966 (2nd @ 127)
  • Mike Durocher 1966 (4th @ 165)
  • Pete Willingham 1967 (2nd @ 133)
  • Steve VanDeventer 1967 (4th @ ???)
  • Steve Zuhl 1971 (2nd @ 119)
  • Mark Burkhardt 1971 (3rd @ HWT)
  • Steve Zuhl 1972 (2nd @ 126)
  • Dan Phillips 1973 (3rd @ 167)
  • David Stacks 1974 (5th @ 105)
  • Tom Gilmore 1978 (??? @ 98)
  • Randy Kay 1978 (??? @ 105)
  • Jeff Martin 1978 (??? @ 191)
  • Tony Hollis 1984 (3rd @ ???)
  • Bruce Catanzarite 1984 (4th @ ???)
  • Glenn Spears 1984 (3rd @ ???)
  • Tim Peterson 1984 (5th @ ???)
  • Rustin Wolfe 1990 (4th @ ???)
  • Adam Robison 1994 (6th @ 130)
  • Adam Robison 1996 (2nd @ 130)
  • Nate Robison 1998 (4th @ 160)
  • J.P. Boulus 1999 (6th @ 171)
  • Nate Robison 1999 (7th @ 160)
  • Dash Dudley 2004 (3rd @ 160)
  • Justin Barnes 2004 (8th @ 152)

STATE QUALIFIERS

  • Randy Martin (1963)
  • Larry Gober (1963)
  • John Thomas (1963)
  • Pat Karslake (1963)
  • Fred McGlone (1963)
  • Wally Reese (1965)
  • Doug Willingham (1965)
  • Dan Cope (1965)
  • Steve Senzig (1965)
  • Dave Williams (1965)
  • Dan Cope (1966)
  • Doug Willingham (1966)
  • Jeff Mikles (1966)
  • Scott McGilliard (1966)
  • Dan Curtis (1966)
  • John Larencen (1966)
  • Fred Stacks (1969)
  • Bob Zuhl (1970)
  • Steve Zuhl (1970)
  • Wayne Phillips (1972)
  • Tim Swift (1974)
  • David Zuhl (1974)
  • Russ Loub (1976)?
  • Tom Baker (1976)?
  • Randi Levi (1977)
  • Tom Baker (1977)
  • Jeff Stillman (1977)
  • Tony Hollis (1983)
  • Scott Ferguson (1985)
  • Craig Golembiewski (1987)
  • Craig Golembiewski (1988)
  • Rustin Wolfe (1989)
  • David Hanna (1996)
  • Justin Childress (2007)
  • Malcolm Evans (2013)

SCHOOL RECORDS

SEASON

  • Wins: Adam Robison - 48 (96')
  • Pins: Justin Childress - 37 (07')
  • Takedowns: Devin Lipsey - 127 (82')
  • Escapes: Malcolm Evans - 47 ('14)
  • Reversals:
  • Near Fall:

CAREER

  • Wins: Adam Robinson - 148 ('94-97')
  • Pins: Rustin Wolfe - 81 (87'-90')
  • Takedowns:
  • Escapes: Malcolm Evans - 124 ('10-14')
  • Reversals:
  • Near Fall:

MORE TRIVIA

  • State Champion Teams 1965-1967: Individual state meet format- individual tournament earning team points- only top four earned places.
  • Okemos as a team took 5th in the state in 1971 after going 2 years (1968/69, 1969/70) without winning a single dual meet.
  • Lauren Wolfe, one of the most outstanding Okemos wrestlers and women wrestlers in Michigan
    • Six time U.S. National Women's Wrestling Champion: 1991 (44 kg), 1995 (65 kg.), 1997 (65 kg), 1998 (69 kg), 1999 (63 kg), and 2002 (59 kg).
    • 6 time World Team Trial Champion: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2002.
    • Placed 5th in World Championships of Women's Wrestling 3 times; placed 8th once.
    • Pan American Champion in 1997.
    • Youngest American (male or female) to ever win a senior national championship.
    • Featured in Sports Illustrated 3 times (April 15, 1991; February 22, 1993; July 9, 2001).

OKEMOS WRESTLING THROUGH THE YEARS

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