STEPHEN FRIEDMAN, Cornell ’59: After two EIWA 2nd places to 3-time champion, Dave Johnson, Friedman won in 1959 by beating Lehigh's Greg Ruth, a future 2-time NCAA champion at Oklahoma and Olympian. Pursuing freestyle while at Columbia Law, Stephen beat Doug Blubaugh at the NYAC tourney three months after the Olympic champion won gold. In 1961, Steve added a National AAU title but retired rather than accept a U.S. World Team berth.
Friedman joined Goldman, Sachs in 1966 and became a partner in 1973, vice chairman and co-COO from 1987-90, and co-chairman or chairman from 1990-94. He currently serves as chairman of Stone Point Capital, LLC. Steve has served as chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and of the Intelligence Oversight Board. He served as assistant to President George W. Bush for Economic Policy and director of the National Economic Council. He’s been a board member of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Aspen Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Friedman and wife, Barbara (CU ’59), are active supporters of their school, serving as university trustees. The Friedman Wrestling Center and the Friedman Strength and Conditioning Center are named to recognize their support.