MIKE FRICK, Lehigh ’76 earned one of the most unique achievements in college wrestling history by earning seven wins vs. six different current or future NCAA champions – and doing it by winning at all five weight classes from 118 to 150. In his fourth freshman bout, he beat 118 lb Iowa senior, Dan Sherman, 9-7, that year’s NCAA champion. In his final career bout at 134 Mike overcame a late 3-0 deficit to beat Michigan State’s best ever, Pat Milkovich, 7-4 (NCAA 1,1,2,2, one of the top defensive wrestlers in history). Atop the victory stand, Mike owned in his career wins against the 1st and 3rd placer that year at 142 and the 3rd, 4th at 150, all four were past or future champions, in addition to Milkovich. Earlier that year, Frick placed Midlands 2nd – at 150, weighing in at 144 – and by 7-1 marging (three takedowns) beat Michigan’s best ever, Mark Churella, NCAA 3,1,1,1 at 150 and 167.
Frick won two EIWA Outstanding Wrestling Awards as a freshman and junior, while adding the Fletcher Award in ’76. As a home builder and remodeler in the Nazareth area, he and wife, Linda, raised four sons, including two-time All-American Travis.