HAROLD MASEM, Lehigh ’40, was 20-1 in duals and 35-4 overall in 1938-40, winning a national title as senior and the first of five EIWA wrestlers ever to win three titles at three different weights, 135, 145, 155. He enjoyed an unbeaten senior season, climaxed by four straight wins at NCAAs over Big Ten opponents. In the semi-finals, he defeated the defending runner-up at 165 pounds, before beating two-time runner –up, Bill Combs of Michigan.
During his three-year varsity career, Harold managed a 3-1 win/loss mark vs. his Nittany Lion arch-rival, Joe Scalzo, the national runner-up in 1939. Masem returned to his roots to become a senior engineer for the Minnesota Highway Department, before retiring to teach public speaking. As a hobby, he often displayed his balloon sculpture skills for Twin Cities area children.