Enjoyed quit a few duals at with Dan at Carver. He’s a great guy and real character. Don’t ask Dan something if you don’t wanna hear brutal honesty, that’s for sure. Lol. Very well earned and deserved.Received this (attached) in recent University of Iowa alumni newsletter (June). Some may have seen this announcement, others may not have seen. Dan Holm was certainly one of my all-time favorites. Apparently was also a favorite of the University of Iowa athletic department.
A tougher blade was never forged. Those who saw Dan Holm wrestle for the University of Iowa will remember, and know well, this honor is deserved.
Congratulations to Dan Holm on his induction into the Unversity of Iowa Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dan Holm was a three-time All-American for the University of Iowa. Placing third at the NCAA tournament in 1973 & '74, Holm won an individual NCAA title in 1975. His title was part of the first NCAA team wrestling championship in school history. Holm wrestled for Libertyville High School in Illinois, winning a state title in 1971. His high school coach was 1972 Olympian and Glen Brand Hall of Famer Bob Buzzard.
Wow ! Nice list, brings back a lot of memories looking at these names. Fk I’m getting old, we all are. 🙂I was going to skip this one like the Favorite Matches thread, because there are just too many. But Chief's format got me to thinking, and even that is very hard to narrow down, but I set a limit of five per decade. Then I put together wildcard guys that were never champs or 1-time champs but were favorites or really fun to watch. They're not necessarily the next best after the top five, but they were fun. A non-champ or two even made my top fives, so here goes;
Derek St John
2020s (so Far)
All-time wildcards (83%ers)
A lot of great wrestlers, multi-time champs and multi-time AAs didn't make this list, but I still loved watching them. It took a great guy to make the '80s and 90's Top 5 when people like Lou Banach and Mark Ironside, TJ Williams, and Jeff McGinnis didn't make it
4X B10 Champ as well.You all amaze me, where is Duane Goldman's name? Duane was in the finals all 4 years, but only won it his senior year. I think he was 131-10 in his career. I believe after his 3rd year lose it stormed of the mat and threw a trash can thru a window. He was a very good wrestler for Iowa. Also, Randy Lewis was a pleasure to watch. I have attended so many Iowa matches that I cannot just pick one as a favorite.