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Three Tigers Named To ACC Anniversary Wrestling Team

Aug. 15, 2002

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Wrestling Team was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The 50-member team was voted on by the five league institutions that sponsor the sport as decided by the league’s 50th Anniversary Committee.

North Carolina and NC State led all league schools, each with 15 members on the Golden Anniversary team while Maryland was second with 10 honorees. Virginia had seven players selected, followed by Clemson with three.

The ACC’s 50th Anniversary Wrestling team is as follows:

Noel Loban, Clemson (1977-1980) Clemson’s first NCAA Champion in any sport … he won the 190-pound weight class at the 1980 NCAA Championships … won a bronze medal for England in the 1980 Olympics in that category … had a record of 88-13 at Clemson … he was 30-5 in his senior season … had the third best winning percentage in Clemson history … owned three of the top 12 individual winningest seasons in Clemson history … first Clemson wrestler in history inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame.

Donnie Heckel, Clemson (1987-1991) Ended his career with the fifth best winning percentage in Clemson history … he was 101-23-2 overall … the 101 wins rank fourth best in Clemson history … ACC Champion in 1988 and 91 … four-time All-ACC … two-time All-American … ACC Wrestler of the Year in 1991.

Sam Henson, Clemson (1993-1994) Two-time NCAA champion, he won the 118-pound class in 1993 and 94 … had a 71-0 record in his Clemson career, 34-0 in 1993 and 37-0 in 1994 … All-American both years … ACC Champion both years … the ACC Wrestler of the Year in 1994 … led Clemson to a seventh place team finish at the 1994 NCAAs, the highest team ranking in Clemson wrestling history … winner of the Frank Howard Award for bringing honor to Clemson in 1994.

Stan Banks, North Carolina (1992-1995) All-America in 1994 & 95 … ACC Champion in 1994 & 95 … Career record of 105-37-0.

Lenny Bernstein, North Carolina (1985-1988) All-America at 142 pounds in 1987 … ACC Champion at 142 pounds in 1986 & 87 … Finished 4th at the NCAA Championships in 1987.

Shane Camera, North Carolina (1990-1994) All-America at 167 pounds in 1991 and 177 pounds in 1994 … ACC Champion at 167 pounds in 1991 … Finished 8th at the NCAA Championships in 1991 and 6th in 1994.

Derek Capanna, Virginia (1985-1989) One of seven UVa All-American’s after gathering the honor in 1989 … two-time ACC Champion at 177 in 1988 and 89 … two-time All-ACC selection in 1988 and 89 … stands seventh all-time at Virginia with 85 career victories … holds the all-time UVa record for most wins in a single season with 42, most wins in single season by a senior (42), most dual match victories in a single season with 18 (18-0) and most dual match win by a senior in a single season with 18 in 1989.

Frank Castrignano, NC State (1979-1982) Made it to the quarterfinals of the NCAAs in 1981 … finished fifth place in 1982 at 150lbs … was an All-American in 1982 and ACC Champion at 150 … Co-captain of the Pack in 1982.

Enzo Catullo, North Carolina (1987-1990) All-America at 142 pounds in 1989 … ACC Champion at 142 pounds in 1989 … Finished 6th at the NCAA Championships in 1989.

Dave Cooke, North Carolina (1978-1982) NCAA finalist at 126 pounds in 1981 … All-American in 1981 & 82 … ACC Champion in 1980, 81 & 82 … Career record of 105-24-1.

Marshal Dauberman, Maryland (1962-1964) All-American in 1964 at 177 lbs … Three-time ACC Champion in 1962, 63 and 64.

Steve Garland, Virginia (1996-2000) One of seven UVa All-American’s after gathering the honor in 2000 … stands fifth all-time at Virginia with 91 career wins … selected as the 2000 ACC Wrestler of the Year … named the ACC Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler in 1997 … two-time selection of the All-ACC team in 1998 and 2000 … finished runner up at 125 in the 2000 NCAA Tournament Wrestling Championship … the ACC 126 lbs. champion in 1997 … three-time competitor in the NCAA Tournament in 1997, 98 and 2000.

Tim Geiger, Maryland (1963-1965) All-American in 1964 at 167 lbs … ACC Champion in 1965 … Member of three ACC Champion teams 1963-65.

Jim Guzzio, Maryland (1995-1997) All-American in 1997 at 134 lbs … ACC Wrestler of the Year in 1997…Two-time ACC champion in 1996 and 97.

Jim Harshaw, Virginia (1994-1999) Cranberry Township, Pa … One of seven UVa All-American’s after gathering the honor in 1999 … tied for second all-time at Virginia with 102 career wins and is fourth all-time at UVa for dual match wins in a career with 37 … stands second all-time for most pins in a career at UVa with 24 … three-time ACC Champion after earning back-to-back ACC Championship titles at 150 lbs. in 1997 and 98 before claiming the 165 lbs. title in 99 … four-time member of the All-ACC squad after being selected in 1996, 97, 98 and 99 … three-time competitor in the NCAA Tournament in 1997, 98 and 99 … an NWCA Academic All-American choice in 1999.

Justin Harty, North Carolina (1993-1997) NCAA runner-up at heavyweight in 1996 … Four-time All-American (1994, 95, 96 & 97) … Four-time ACC Champion (1994, 95, 96 & 97) … Career record of 199-25-0.

Brian Jackson, NC State (1989) All-ACC honoree in 1989 … was an All-American heavyweight in the same year … Finished 5th place in the NCAAs in 1989 … Had 38 wins as a junior, which is the best ever for a junior at NC State and second best for a season.

T.J. Jaworsky, North Carolina (1993-1995) Three-time NCAA champion (1993, 94 & 95) at 134 pounds … Most Outstanding Wrestler of the NCAA Tournament in 1995 … All-American in 1993, 94 & 95 … ACC Champion in 1993, 94 & 95 … ACC Wrestler of the Year in 1995 … Career record of 110-5-0 (.957).

Henry Jordan, Virginia (1953-1957) Virginia’s first ever All-American after gathering the honor in 1957 … the ACC heavyweight champion in 1957 … holds the all-time Virginia record for best winning percentage in a career with a .905 average after going (38-4) from 1955-57 … fourth all-time at UVa with 18 career pins … stands in fifth place all-time at UVa with a .929 winning percentage in a single season after setting the marks in back-to-back seasons in 1956 and 57 with identical 13-1 records.

Gobel Kline, Maryland (1967-1969) NCAA Champion in 1969 at 152 lbs …Two-time All-American in 1968 and 69 …Two-time ACC Champion in 1967 and 68…Member of three ACC championship teams in 1967, 68 and 69.

Rob Koll, North Carolina (1985-1988) NCAA champion in 1988 at 158 pounds … Four-time All-American (1985, 86, 87, 88) … ACC Champion in 1986, 87 & 88 … Has the most career wins in UNC history with 155 … Career winning percentage of .884 (155-20-1).

Mike Koob, NC State (1977-1980) Co-captain in 1980 … A two-time ACC Champion and an All-American at 134 in 1977 … Finished in the quarterfinals of the NCAAs in 1980 at 150lbs … Tied for 9th in most season victories with 29 … Has the seventh best winning percentage at .816 … His 81 wins is seventh best … 29 wins as a freshman is tied for first place among NC State freshmen.

Bob Kopnisky, Maryland (1963-1965) NCAA Champion in 1965 at 157 lbs … Two-time All-American in 1964 and 65…Two-time ACC Champion in 1963 and 65 …Two-time ACC tournament Most Valuable Wrestler in 1963 and 65 … Member of three ACC champion teams 1963-65.

Mike Krafchick, Virginia (1990-1995) One of seven UVa All-American’s after gathering the honor in 1994 … holds Virginia’s record for most wins in a career with 116 matches and most dual matches in a career with 42 … tied for sixth all-time at UVa with 14 career pins … holds the Virginia record for most wins by a junior with 32 in 1994 … a Second Team All-Freshman choice in 1990 … a four-time NCAA qualifier … four-time All-ACC selection (1991, 92, 94, 95) … the ACC Champion at 142 in 1995.

Chris Kwortovik, NC State (1991-1994) All-ACC in 1992, 93, 94 … Two-time ACC Champion and an All-American in 1991, 92, and 93… Tied for sixth for most wins as a junior with 25 … Tied for 12th for most career victories with 69 … has the 9th best winning percentage (.814) at State with a record of 69-15-2.

David Land, Maryland (1995-1997) Two-time All-American in 1992 and 93 in 118 lbs …Two-time All-ACC team in 1993 and 94.

Joe Lidowski, NC State (1977-1980) Captain of the Wolfpack in 1979 … co-captain in 1980… A four-time ACC Champion and an All-American in 1977 at 177lbs … 77 career victories ranks 8th best at NC State … 23 victories as a freshman is third best.

John Matyiko, Virginia (1986-1991) One of seven UVa All-American’s after gathering the honor in 1989 … All-American selection in 1988 and 91 … Second Team Freshman All-American in 1987-88 … two-time All-ACC Selection in 1989 and 91 … 1989 ACC heavyweight Champion … tied for eighth all-time at Virginia with 30 career dual match victories

Jan Michaels, North Carolina (1981-1984) Three-time All-America (1981, 82, 83) … ACC Champion in 1980 & 81.

Mike Miller, NC State (1992-1993, 1995-1996) Co-captain in 1996 and All-ACC in 1995, 96 … Two-time ACC Champion in 1995, 96 at 118lbs … 1993 Honorable mention Academic All-American … ACC Honor Roll in 1993, 95 and 96 … Finished seventh place in the NCAAs in 1996, and was also an All-American that same year … Ranks 11th all time in career wins with 73 … 29 wins as a junior, third best overall, and tied for 9th for best season production.

Tom Miller, Maryland (1995-1997) All-American in 1992 at 142 lbs …Two-time ACC Champion in 1991 and 92…Named to All-ACC team in 1991 and 92.

C.D. Mock, North Carolina (1978-1982) NCAA champion at 134 pounds in 1982 … All-America in 1979 & 1982 … ACC champion in 1979, 80 & 82 … ACC Tournament MVP in 1979 … had a career winning percentage of .923.

Bob Monaghan, North Carolina (1979-1982) All-America in 1982 … Finished 4th at the NCAA Championships in 1982 at 118 pounds.

Chris Mondragon, NC State (1981-1984) Fifth best in wins as a junior, with 27 in 1983, which is also tied for 11th best season production … 75 career wins is 9th best at NC State … Posted an overall record of 75-20-3 (.780) … tied for 13th best … Finished 7th place at the NCAAs in 1983 at 158lbs and was selected as an All-American. Three-time ACC Champion and ACC Tournament MVW in 1983 … Co-captain of his team in 1984.

Al Palacio, North Carolina (1982-1987) NCAA finalist at 118 pounds in 1986 … Two-time All-America (1986, 87) … Four-time ACC champion (1983, 85, 86, 87) … Second all-time at UNC in career wins with record of 129-19-2.

Steve Peperak, Maryland (1985-1987) All-American in 1987 at 177 lbs …Three-time ACC Champion in 1985, 86 and 87…All-ACC honors in 1986 and 87.

Tom Reese, Maryland (1986-1988) All-American in 1987 at heavyweight … Three-time ACC Champion in 1986, 87 and 88 … Three-time member of All-ACC team in 1986, 87 and 88.

Matt Reiss, NC State (1980-1982) Ranks second in most wins by an NC State freshman with 29, which is also tied for the 9th best season performance … Holds the fourth best career winning percentage at State (.825) with a record of 51-10-2 … 1980 NCAA Champion at 167 … Finished eighth at NCAAs in 1981 … Was an All-American in 1980 and 81 … Two-time ACC Champion.

Matt Roth, Virginia (1994-1999) One of seven UVa All-American’s after gathering the honor in 1999 … holds Virginia’s record for most pins in a career with 28 … tied for second all-time at Virginia with 102 career wins and is second all-time at UVa for dual match wins in a career with 41 … four-time NCAA Tournament qualifier after competing in 1995, 96, 98 and 99 … a three-time NWCA Academic All-American choice (1995-96-99) … ACC Champion at 125 and was named the ACC Tournament Most Valuable Wrestler in 1999 … an All-ACC selection in 1995 and 99.

Mike Sandusky, Maryland (1955-1957) All-American in 1957 at heavyweight … Two-time ACC Champion in 1955 and 56 at heavyweight.

Bob Shriner, North Carolina (1983-1986) All-America at 190 pounds in 1984 … ACC Champion in 1983 & 84 … Finished 7th at the NCAA Championships in 1984 at 190 pounds.

Marc Sodano, NC State (1986-1987) Fifth best in wins as a senior with 31 which also is ranked seventh for best season production … Record of 50-10-2 (.822) is the fifth best winning percentage at NC State … Finished in sixth place at the NCAAs in 1987 at 126lbs … was also an All-American the same year … A two-time ACC Champion in 1986 and 87… ACC Tournament MVW in 1987 and All-ACC in 1986, 87.

Jody Staylor, North Carolina (1991-1992) All-America at 126 pounds in 1992 … ACC Champion in 1992 … Finished 6th at the NCAA Championships in 1992.

Michael Stokes, NC State (1986-1989) Fourth best in wins as a senior with 34, which is also tied for 5th best for a season … 13th most career victories with 68 … Posted a record of 68-8-3 (.879) which is the best career winning percentage at NC State … Finished second at the NCAAs at 126lbs in 1989, the same year was selected as an All-American … ACC Champion at 126 in 1988, 89 … ACC Tournament MVW in 1989 … All-ACC honoree in 1988, 89 and co-captain of the Pack in 1989.

Sylvester Terkay, NC State (1990-1993) Known as the “Bear,” went undefeated at 41-0 as a senior, the best mark by a NC State wrestler … 35 wins as a junior, second best mark and 32 wins as a sophomore, the … Holds first place for number of career victories at 122 and his 41 wins as a senior is the best season mark at NC State … 64 career pins, which is the most at NC State and his record of 122-14 (.897) winning percentage is good enough for first place … The NCAA Champion heavyweight in 1993 … runner up in 1992. Winner of All-American honors in 1991, 92, and 93 … Academic All-American in 1991, 92, 93, as well as ACC Honor Roll for the same years … All-ACC in 1990, 91, 92, & 93. A four time ACC Champion … Co-captain of his team in 92 and 93. ACC’s wrestler of the year in 1991, 92, & 93.

Tab Thacker, NC State (1981-1984) One of the biggest heavyweights of all time at more than 450 pounds … winner of four ACC titles, as well as the 1984 NCAA crown … won 31 matches as a senior, which ranks fifth best total for a senior at NC State and is tied for seventh best season record at NC State … tied for fourth overall at NC State in career victories with 92 wins … Is second in Wolfpack history in most career pins with 54 … Holds a 92-11-1 (.889) winning percentage, second best among the Pack … An All-American selection in both 1983 and 84 … Co-captain of the Pack in 1984.

Scott Turner, NC State (1984-1988) A three-time ACC Champion … ACC Tournament MVW in 1984 (142lbs) and 88 (150) … All-ACC in 86 and 88 … Co-captain of the Pack in 1986, and 88 … All-American selection in 1986 and 88 … Voted as the NCAA Tournament’s outstanding wrestler in 1988, which he was the NCAA Champion at 150lbs … Third most career victories (94) at NC State … 30 wins in 1988, ranks 8th best at State … Holds 6th place in career winning percentage at State with a record of 94-19-4 (.820).

Steve Williams, NC State (1989-1992) Tied for 12th in career wins at NC State with 69 … Tied for 9th place for wins in a season with 29 in 1992 … Finished sixth at the NCAA’s at 177 in 1992 and an All-American in the same year … ACC Honor Roll in 1991, 92 … A two-time ACC Champion and All-ACC in 1991 and 92 … Co-captain of the Pack in 1992.

Doug Wyland, North Carolina (1988-1990) NCAA finalist at 118 pounds in 1989 … All-American in 1989 & 90 … ACC Champion in 1989 & 90 … Career record on 74-4-0 … Career winning percentage of .949.

Jim Zenz, NC State (1977-1980) The first ever NC State wrestler to place at the NCAA Tournament, finishing sixth at 118 pounds in 1979 … Had 34 wins as a senior, which is tied for third by a NC State senior … Tied for fourth place with Tab Thacker in career victories with 92 … Tied with Michael Stokes for fifth place in most wins in a season with 34 … with a 92-22-1 record (.804), holds 10th place in best winning percentage at State … Finished third in the NCAAs in 1980 … was an All-American in 1979 and 80 … A two-time ACC Champion … Co-captain of the Pack in 1980.

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