It might surprise you that Mike Frick is not #1, but that is because his freshman year was 1969.
The best wrestlers of the 1970s are lead by a state champion and four-time medalist, a two-time state champion and three time finalist (who went on to win two NCAA titles for Lehigh), two two-time state champions and top-four medalists, a state champion and two-time top-three medalist, and nine two-time state champions.
Check out the best wrestlers from 1970 to 1979 ranked by NJ state medals!
Here are the top fourteen!
Rank - Name - Score - Medals
#1 - Lou Durant - Jackson Memorial - 45 - 4,3,3,1
#2 - Mike Frick - Pope John - 44 - 2,1,1
#3 - Rick Thompson - Phillipsburg - 41 - 4,1,1
#3 - Tom Husted - Pascack Hills - 41 - 4,1,1
#5 - Tom Sloand - Roxbury - 38 - 3,1,2
#6 - Dan McCullough - Brick Township - 32 - 1,1
#6 - Dave Gaunt - North Hunterdon - 32 - 1,1
#6 - Edwin Rivera - Jackson Memorial - 32 - 1,1
#6 - Gerry Nisivoccia - J.P. Stevens - 32 - 1,1
#6 - Jeff Parker - Toms River South - 32 - 1,1
#6 - Jerry Villecco - Deptford - 32 - 1,1
#6 - Joel Raucci - Leonia - 32 - 1,1
#6 - Renard Haskins - Morristown - 32 - 1,1
#6 - Tim Farrell - Bernards - 32 - 1,1
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