Frank Russell
Year: '26
Team: Yale

      *FRANK RUSSELL, Yale ’26 was our league’s sixth wrestler to win three EIWA championships, while wrestling for Yale at 175 pounds from 1924-1926.  During his career, the Eli placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the EIWA.  Through local news coverage of his senior title, he would likely have been selected Most Outstanding Wrestler had the award been initiated that early.  His wrestling was described by the host Penn State Collegian as “the smoothest grappler of the whole tourney, decisively beating each opponent.”

      He became president and chairman of the board of the Cerro de Pasco Copper Company during the 1940's and 1950's. He served as a director of the Bank of Manhatten, National Aviation Corporation, Otis Elevator Company, and Union Sulphur & Oil Corporation.