CHICAGO – Seventeen former University of Chicago wrestlers were honored for their University Athletic Association careers with the recent release of the UAA 30th Anniversary Wrestling Team.
Back-to-back UAA MVP Mario Springer (1993-94) and two-time NCAA Division III national champion Peter Wang led the illustrious class, which also includes six four-time all-UAA wrestlers: Frank Arado (1989-92), Neil Rodak (1995-98), Jeff Combs (1995-98), Nick Kehagias (2001-04), Troy Carlson (2007-10) and Ryan Hatten (2008-11).
Seven others earned all-UAA honors three-straight times: Phil Kruzel (2005-07), Steve Mlynarczyk (1999-01), J.R. Moore (1999-2001), Brett Castillo (1992-94), Pat Payne (1990-92), Doug Logan (1988-90) and Cary Starnal (1988-90).
In order to be a part of the all-UAA 30th Anniversary team, wrestlers must have been a) named UAA MVP; b) was named to all-UAA team at least three times in their careers; or c) won an individual NCAA title. In total, 40 former wrestlers from UChicago, NYU, and Case Western Reserve earned the honor.
UChicago Honorees (17)