CLYDE FRANTZ, Penn State
’71 was a three-time EIWA champion, twice
Outstanding Wrestler, a team captain and a sophomore NCAA third.
His career record was 49-7-2 and 27-2-2 in duals. Rich Lorenzo
called Clyde “one in the top three wrestlers I ever
coached.” That he ‘failed’ to repeat nationally
is explained by the rules of the day: Frantz lost in the quarters
to two future Hall of Famers: Stan Dziedzic (NCAA 3,1,2, World
champion) and Wade Schalles (NCAA 1,1, OW). Since both lost in the
semis, Clyde was eliminated. In his last two years, PSU was
Frantz married Barbara Shedd '71 and earned a Temple degree in Physical Therapy. He worked at Temple Hospital, then for a private company based in Texas. Clyde opened five hospital contracted physical therapy departments (in TX, PA, NC, TN, NM) in one year before settling in Albuquerque. He left the firm in 1980 to start his own physical therapy company (New Mexico Physical Therapists, Inc). He grew the organization (max: 65 employees) for eleven years, then sold it to NovaCare. He retired in 1995 and returned to PA with his wife and son.