Before Syracuse lost its wrestling team in 2001, the Orange produced over twenty All-American grapplers going back to 1949.
Four-time All-American and NJ legend Mean Gene Mills became a two-time NCAA champion in 1981.
Jim Nance also won two national titles at Syracuse.
Ken Hunte and Wayne Catan were two-time finalists.
The top five wrestlers in Orange history won a total of twelve NCAA medals and four titles.
They include a four-time All-American, two two-time NCAA champs, and two two-time finalists!
Check out the best Syracuse wrestlers of all-time ranked by NCAA medals!
Here are the top five!
Rank - Name - Year - Score - Medals
#1 - Gene Mills - 1981 - 51 - 3,4,1,1
#2 - Jim Nance - 1965 - 32 - 1,1
#3 - Ken Hunte - 1950 - 24 - 2,2
#3 - Wayne Catan - 1986 - 24 - 2,2
#5 - John Janiak - 1978 - 22 - 2,3
There have been 22 All-American wrestlers who have won 35 medals in Syracuse history!
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