★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Meet History
1st Annual NCAA Wrestling Championships
March 30, 1928 - March 31, 1928 @ Iowa State College (Ames, Iowa)
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Will Compete in National Meet at Ames
The first national collegiate wrestling meet will begin at Ames today, when the leading grapplers from the colleges and universities of the United States will compete for national honors. Four of the entries are shown here. SOURCE: The Des Moines Register, March 30, 1928. Click for larger image.


Slideshow: The Des Moines Register



Slideshow: Waterloo Courier




Varsity

Teams

Cornell College [IA], Fort Hays State University [KS], Indiana University, Bloomington [IN], Iowa State University [IA], Northwestern University [IL], Ohio State University [OH], Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma A&M) [OK], University of Chicago [IL], University of Denver [CO], University of Illinois, Champaign [IL], University of Iowa [IA], University of Kansas [KS], University of Michigan [MI], University of Northern Iowa [IA], University of Oklahoma [OK], University of Texas [TX]

Championship Final (1st)

115  Harold DeMarsh (OSU (Oklahoma A&M)) > Harold Higgins (ISU) time advantage decision 3:10
125  Ralph Lupton (NU) > Cecil Paxson (UK) OTA 2:52 (1OT)
135  Arthur Holding (ISU) > Brice Moore (OSU (Oklahoma A&M)) time advantage decision 1:36
145  Melvin Clodfelter (OSU (Oklahoma A&M)) > Charles Swain (IUB) OTA 2:15 (1OT)
158  Leslie Beers (UI) > James Blair (ISU) time advantage decision 2:08
175  George Rule (OSU (Oklahoma A&M)) > Ralph Hammonds (UT) time advantage decision 5:21
UNL  Earl McCready (OSU (Oklahoma A&M)) > Ralph Freese (UK) fall 0:19

Consolation Final (3rd)

145  Tom Cox (UK) > Albert Campbell (UIC) decision
175  Floyd Helgerson (OSU) > Leland Wilson (CC) forfeit

True Second (2nd)

115  Marvin Leach (UO) > Harold Higgins (ISU) forfeit
125  Robert Hewitt (UM) > Cecil Paxson (UK) time advantage decision 1:40
135  Brice Moore (OSU (Oklahoma A&M)) > Blair Thomas (UM) fall 8:15
158  Theron Donahoe (UM) > James Blair (ISU) forfeit
175  Ralph Hammonds (UT) > Floyd Helgerson (OSU) time advantage decision 5:59
UNL  Ralph Webster (UIC) > Ralph Freese (UK) fall 1:59


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