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    Gambatte got a reaction from Molsen in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Likewise, I enjoy these jerseywrestling posts and this one in particular. I qualified and competed in this tournament. Like Gary Barton I was unseeded but unlike him I wrestled to my seed.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from GranbyTroll in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Likewise, I enjoy these jerseywrestling posts and this one in particular. I qualified and competed in this tournament. Like Gary Barton I was unseeded but unlike him I wrestled to my seed.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from GranbyTroll in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Gary Barton had a legendary title run. Unseeded, he knocked off the 5th, 4th, 2nd, and 1st seeded wrestlers on the way to the title. 
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    Gambatte got a reaction from lost in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Likewise, I enjoy these jerseywrestling posts and this one in particular. I qualified and competed in this tournament. Like Gary Barton I was unseeded but unlike him I wrestled to my seed.
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    Gambatte reacted to patmilkovich in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    John and Witherman....thanks for the kind words.  for a guy who absolutely hated the sport growing up and then fell in love with it at MSU, I truly appreciate the era, the rules, the atmosphere, the athletes, and popularity wrestling enjoyed during my generation.  Some folks criticize the past and the wrestlers of those days (e.g.the techniques wouldn't work now, they'd get killed by the wrestlers today, etc.), but there were some really great rules, some great wrestling, great wrestlers, and  special moments for the sport back then. Chris Tayler was something like 6'7 / 6'8", but man, he could wrestle.  And boy, could he draw a crowd! A very funny guy too. Schalles was incredibly fun to watch.  Funky before the word was ever used to describe a wrestling style.  The Peterson's were tough.  Greg Johnson was an absolute machine, fearless, tenacious, hard nosed, relentless!  Anyway, thanks again and hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Witherman in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Likewise, I enjoy these jerseywrestling posts and this one in particular. I qualified and competed in this tournament. Like Gary Barton I was unseeded but unlike him I wrestled to my seed.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Bryan in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Gary Barton had a legendary title run. Unseeded, he knocked off the 5th, 4th, 2nd, and 1st seeded wrestlers on the way to the title. 
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    Gambatte got a reaction from KTG119 in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Weight class 142. I was 1-1 and done. Lost to 2x College Division Champ from Cal Poly, Glen Anderson. In those days you had to lose to a semi finalist to qualify for consolations.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Marcus Cisero in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Weight class 142. I was 1-1 and done. Lost to 2x College Division Champ from Cal Poly, Glen Anderson. In those days you had to lose to a semi finalist to qualify for consolations.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Marcus Cisero in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Likewise, I enjoy these jerseywrestling posts and this one in particular. I qualified and competed in this tournament. Like Gary Barton I was unseeded but unlike him I wrestled to my seed.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Gantry in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Weight class 142. I was 1-1 and done. Lost to 2x College Division Champ from Cal Poly, Glen Anderson. In those days you had to lose to a semi finalist to qualify for consolations.
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    Gambatte reacted to HurricaneWrestling2 in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    No, he's holding a copy of "Wrestling: The Making of a Champion - The Takedown" by Bob Douglas. 
     
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    Gambatte got a reaction from jerseywrestling in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Weight class 142. I was 1-1 and done. Lost to 2x College Division Champ from Cal Poly, Glen Anderson. In those days you had to lose to a semi finalist to qualify for consolations.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from jerseywrestling in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Likewise, I enjoy these jerseywrestling posts and this one in particular. I qualified and competed in this tournament. Like Gary Barton I was unseeded but unlike him I wrestled to my seed.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from cornercoach in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Likewise, I enjoy these jerseywrestling posts and this one in particular. I qualified and competed in this tournament. Like Gary Barton I was unseeded but unlike him I wrestled to my seed.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Alwayswrestling in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Weight class 142. I was 1-1 and done. Lost to 2x College Division Champ from Cal Poly, Glen Anderson. In those days you had to lose to a semi finalist to qualify for consolations.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Alwayswrestling in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Likewise, I enjoy these jerseywrestling posts and this one in particular. I qualified and competed in this tournament. Like Gary Barton I was unseeded but unlike him I wrestled to my seed.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Gantry in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Likewise, I enjoy these jerseywrestling posts and this one in particular. I qualified and competed in this tournament. Like Gary Barton I was unseeded but unlike him I wrestled to my seed.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from KTG119 in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Likewise, I enjoy these jerseywrestling posts and this one in particular. I qualified and competed in this tournament. Like Gary Barton I was unseeded but unlike him I wrestled to my seed.
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    Gambatte reacted to jerseywrestling in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    1972 NCAA Champions

    A look back on the NCAA champions and medalists from 1972!

    This class includes six wrestlers who won at least two NCAA titles in their career, like Jersey legend Andy Matter who won a title at 167 pounds for Penn State!
    NCAA Champions

    118 - Greg Johnson, Michigan State
    126 - Pat Milkovich, Michigan State
    134 - Gary Barton, Clarion
    142 - Tom Milkovich, Michigan State
    150 - Wade Schalles, Clarion
    158 - Carl Adams, Iowa State
    167 - Andy Matter, Penn State
    177 - Bill Murdock, Washington
    190 - Ben Peterson, Iowa State
    UNL - Chris Taylor, Iowa State

    Check out all the medalists!

    https://www.jerseywrestling.com/ncaa_medalists.php?year=1972

    If anyone has the champions picture from another year, you can email it to support@jerseywrestling.com, and it will be added to the website!

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    Gambatte got a reaction from jerseywrestling in 1972 NCAA Champions   
    Gary Barton had a legendary title run. Unseeded, he knocked off the 5th, 4th, 2nd, and 1st seeded wrestlers on the way to the title. 
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Peso in 1981 NCAA Wrestling Champions   
    Along with a couple other fans on this thread, I was there as a spectator. Ricky Stewart had a fireman's carry that was killer and no secret to any of his opponents. He hit Dave Schultz with it and stuck him just like that, BAM. A week or two prior to the NCAAs they met in the Big 8 finals and Schultz prevailed 4-2.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Jon_Kozak in 1981 NCAA Wrestling Champions   
    Along with a couple other fans on this thread, I was there as a spectator. Ricky Stewart had a fireman's carry that was killer and no secret to any of his opponents. He hit Dave Schultz with it and stuck him just like that, BAM. A week or two prior to the NCAAs they met in the Big 8 finals and Schultz prevailed 4-2.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from Gantry in 1981 NCAA Wrestling Champions   
    Along with a couple other fans on this thread, I was there as a spectator. Ricky Stewart had a fireman's carry that was killer and no secret to any of his opponents. He hit Dave Schultz with it and stuck him just like that, BAM. A week or two prior to the NCAAs they met in the Big 8 finals and Schultz prevailed 4-2.
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    Gambatte got a reaction from jackwebster in Wrestling books/novels   
    Thanks for the interesting recommendations, jackwebster. I'll be on the lookout for both especially Things Fall Apart. Back in the 70s I remember Bobby Douglas referring to his roots to African wrestling culture. Another book on my reading list is Thrashing Seasons, a 19th and 20th century history of the genesis of prairie wrestling in Manitoba.
    https://uofmpress.ca/books/detail/thrashing-seasons
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