U of M Men's Wrestling
* unofficial varsity team. Formal varsity status was granted in 1922/23.
** Wrestling was offcially raised to varsity status by the Board in Control in December 1922 (along with hockey, swimming, and golf) but due to lack of suitable practice and funds to hire a coach its debut as a varsity sport was delayed until 1923/24. Botchen, a retired professional wrestler and proprietor of the Jefferson Billiards Parlor in Ann Arbor, volunteered to coach the team. He was later hired as a wrestling instuctor in the Intramural Department and may have served as an assistant varsity coach.
Wrestling Team Photos
[Early photos ususally included only varsity letterwinners. Later photos usually included the full squad. Some scans are from half-tone pictures in the Michiganensian, others are from original negatives or prints. Photos for some years are missing.]Browse all team photos
|1930||James O. Kelly||155|
|Michigan has produced 170 All-Americans in its 89 year wrestling
history. Wrestling All-American status is determined by finish in the NCAA tournament. |