TOM SCHULER, Navy ’72, is one of Navy’s five three-time EIWA champions, achieved from 1970-72 at 118 pounds. One of just two Midshipmen to earn two Top 3 seeds (with Pete Blair), Tom was 50-6 his last two years and placed second and fourth nationally. In 1971 he was leading 3-time NCAA champion, Greg Johnson (Michigan State) 5-3 in the third period before losing, 6-5, on riding time. To get there, #3 seed Schuler up-ended #2 Ray Stapp (Oklahoma State), in a 7-7,2-2 referee’s decision. As a senior, Tom was upset by Arizona’s three-time All-American, Dale Brumit.
The other half of a renowned duo with Olympian Lloyd Keaser (NCAA 3,4) Schuler had just one close win while going 12-0 at Easterns. The dominant Mids placed 1st, 2nd, 1st as a team by winning 13 of 16. As a post-grad, Tom earned an alternate berth on the U.S. Olympic Team for the 1976 Games in Montreal.