CHRIS CATALFO, Syracuse ‘83 was a 3-time EIWA champion for Syracuse at 150 and 158 pounds. He was state champion from a Pascack Hills, NJ wrestling team that went six years without a loss. A top five seed at Nationals three times, Chris was ranked as high as second in the nation and competed in the 1982 East-West All-Star Classic. Catalfo placed fifth at the NCAA tournament in both 1982 and 1983, to become one of eleven multiple All-Americans for the Orangemen. He clinched his final medal with wrestle-back scores of 17-11; 12-9 and 13-10.
Chris was a member of the U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman team at 180 lbs in 1984 and finished seventh at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The he then placed sixth and ninth at the World Championships in 1985 and 1987, and won Gold at the Pan American Games in 1987. Chris resides in Orlando, FL, where he is a chiropractor.