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February 28, 2005:

Wrestling celebrates centennial

The Friends of Princeton Wrestling celebrated 100 years of varsity wrestling on campus with a banquet at Dillon Gymnasium Feb. 12, honoring the program’s past, present, and future. The University announced in January that the Friends had reached its goal of raising more than $3 million to endow the program. Speakers at the banquet included former astronaut Gregory Linteris ’79, Congressman Jim Leach ’64, Director of Athletics Gary Walters ’67, NCAA champion Bradley Glass ’53, wrestling All-American John Orr ’85, and former University legal counsel Stuart Carothers ’45.

Gregory Linteris '79, who spoke about how wrestling prepared him for life.


Rep. Jim Leach '64 , who talked about the sport’s effect on character and discipline.

The 2004-05 Princeton wrestling team.

Wrestling supporters Clay McEldowney ’69 and William Fortenbaugh ’58.

Photos by Carl Gachet ’86.