A Champion Wrestler Finally Gets His Ring
February 21, 2017


Troy Monks ’90 won an NCAA Division III national championship in wrestling at 118 pounds 27 years ago. Something, however, was always missing.

Monks never received a championship ring.

At the time, NCAA national champions had to pay out of pocket if they wanted a keepsake ring. But money was tight in the Monks household. His family offered to give him the funds for a ring, but he declined.