2016 Triton Athletic Team Award Hall of Fame Inductees

1981 Wrestling Team

Iowa Central’s 1981 Wrestling Team was the first wrestling team to become a National Championship Team.

  • The team included five NJCAA All-Americans
  • Kevin Russell (Clarion) - National Champion @ 126
  • Mark Ostrander (Fort Dodge St. Edmonds) - Runner-up @ 142
  • Wayne Cole (Fort Dodge) - Runner-up @ HWT.
  • John Schaumberg (Eagle Grove) - National Champion and 3rd place
  • Curt Pacha (Washington, IA) - 5th place @ 167
  • The team was coached by Dennis Friederichs, Iowa Central Community College Wrestling Coach (1972-1996)