LARRY LAUCHLE, Pittsburgh ‘61 was a three-time NCAA finalist and NCAA Champion in 1961 at 130 pounds. In three entries, he lost only in the finals at 123—each time to a two 2-time NCAA champion. A two-time EIWA champion at 130, Larry’s only loss came in the 1960 finals by a 15-14 score to NCAA 3rd at 137, Mike Leta, Rutgers. Larry’s career dual mark was 27-1 and his team twice placed fifth at NCAAs. He was a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman team and in 1963 was a World Military champion, while competing and coaching four years for the U.S. Marines.
Lauchle then served the University of Pennsylvania Athletic Dept for 34 years, including 18 years as Head Wrestling Coach before serving as an Associate Athletic Director for Penn. His 1972 team was co-winner of an Ivy League title. A native of Muncy, PA, Larry and wife Barbara reside in Wayne, PA.