Hall Of Fame History
Dennis Bardsley, President
California Wrestling Hall Of Fame.
May 17, 2002
2002 HOF INDUCTEES
Glen was a three-year varsity letterman, three time league champion, Five Counties Tournament Champion and a Southern CIF Champion (no state meet) at Fountain Valley High School. His high school record was 98-9-1 and was 38-0 his senior year. He was also a four-year letterman, four time conference champion, four time NCAA College Division all American, and two time NCAA College Division National Champion (II) at Cal Poly, SLO with a career collegiate record of 127-18-2. He was 39-1-0 his senior year and was the #1 seed at the NCAA University Division (1) his senior year. He was the head coach at San Luis Obispo High School for 1 year, Brawley High School for 1 year, and San Pasqual High School for one year. He was an asst. coach Cal Poly for one year. Glen was inducted into the NCAA Division II Hall of Fame in 1999, and the Cal Poly Hall of Fame in 2000.
Jim was a graduate of San Francisco State University and a high school & middle school teacher and coach (25 years) since 1965. He was a high school Northern California champion in 1954, a two time All-Army Champion, NCAA Division III Champion, Pan American Champion in 1959, placed 3rd in the World Greco Roman Championships in 1960, an Olympic Team member in 1964, National AAU Freestyle Champion in 1965, National AAU Masters Champion in 1979, four time Far Western Masters Champion. Burke initiated the wrestling program for the San Francisco Academy Athletic League, 1971-1974. He developed the wrestling program at Balboa High School and his teams won 5 city championships and he had 50 individual league wrestling champions from 1971-1991.
Bill graduated from San Diego State University where he was a member of the Aztec Wrestling Team. He became the head wrestling coach at Monte Vista High School in 1967 to 1997. He is now mentor to the Junior Varsity and Freshmen wrestlers at Monte Vista High School. One of the premier wrestling coaches in the San Diego C.I.F. Section, Coach Clauder led his teams to a 262-16-2 record, achieving 22 Grossmont League Championships and 17 San Diego C.I.F. Championships. His Monarchs won the first California State Championship in 1973, were second in 1974, and third in 1975. During his tenure, he has coached many young men to Grossmont League, San Diego C.I.F., and Masters Championships, with Mike Applegate winning the California State Championship in 1976. He has been honored twice as the San Diego C.I.F. Coach of the Year.
Adam was a California state High School Champion in 1977 and 1978, 1977 & 1978 California Freestyle Champion, 1978 Junior National freestyle Champion for Merced High School. At Cal State Bakersfield he was NCAA Division 2 National Champion in 1981, 1982 & 1983, and a NCAA Division 1 National Champion in 1983. He was a World Cup Freestyle Gold Medalist in 1982 and 1983 In 1983 he defeated the Russian Olympic Champion in the Soviet Union vs United States dual Meet.
Dick began his wrestling career at Orange Coast Junior College in 1951. He graduated from San Jose University in 1955. He was the PIC Champion in 1953 and 1955 and runner-up in 1954. He was the Far Western AAU Champion three times, 1955,1956 and 1958. He placed third at the National AAU Freestyle Championships in 1945,1955 and 1957.He placed 3rd and 4th respectively at the National AAU Greco Roman Championships in 1956 and 1957. Dick ever lost to a Pacific coast wrestler in a dual meet. He had one loss in the finals of PCI in 1954. He coached wrestling at Fresno HS from 1956-59. He moved to McLane High School where he coached wrestling from 1959-1964. Dick started the California-Japan International Exchange Program in 1964. He took the first California High School exchange team to Japan in 1964. He coached wrestling at Fresno State University from 1964-1981. During 1974-1975, he earned his doctorate. While serving as Wrestling Coach at Fresno State, DickÕs teams won two conference championships; he coached 39 individual conference championships, and three individual NCAA College Division Champions, and three Division II NCAA National place winners, and one Division I National Champion, Mike Gallego.
Sheldon was a three-sport athlete at Modoc High School in Alturas, Ca. He attended the University of Santa Clara on a football scholarship and was on the winning orange Bowl team. He attended UOP where he earned his masters degree in 1948. He coached football and wrestling at Cal Poly, SLO. In his fourteen years as wrestling coach, his record was 48-10 and his 1958 team won the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Championships and had a 17-0 dual meet record that is still a Cal Poly record. Sheldon also trained officials and started wrestling programs at four central coast high schools. He started the Cal Poly High School Tournament (now the CIT in Morro Bay) in 1949 and the Junior College Tourney in 1950.
Briggs coach many years at UCLA, where he coached many Pacific Coast Intercollegiate champions. He was a leader in the development of Southern California wrestling, one of the early Greco Roman coaches and authored wrestling skills books.
Tom was a four-year letterman and two-time team captain at Los Lomas High School. He was three-time league champion and 3rd in the Northern California Championships (no state meet held). At Cal Poly, SLO, he was a four-year letterman, four time conference champion, five time NCAA all American, including three time national place winners at the College Division (II- placed 3rd once and then won two NCAA Championships) and two time national place winner at the University Division (I - runner- up his junior year and NCAA Champion his senior year). He was also two time team captain at Cal Poly. Academic All American, and charter inductee into the Cal Poly Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bill was Central Section CIF Champion in 1995. He coached the Fresno City Wrestling Team for 19 years and had 17 league championships, 12 Nor Cal Championships, 4 state JC Championships, 4 dual meet state championships and 2 seconds in six years. He coached 25 individual state champions, was selected JC Coach of the Year 4 times, and had a 247-50-5 career record. He has hosted the North-South All Star Dual for the past 11 years.
Zach was a graduate of West High School (Salt Lake city, UT), Utah University & San Jose State. He coached at Canyon High School (Castro Valley) and Chabot College. He coached 2 league, 1 CIF North Coast Section and one Northern California Championship teams while at Canyon and had a 64-8 high school coaching record. In 14 years at Chabot, his teams finished in the top 3 in the state ten times, with 5 California State JC, 12 Northern California and 12 conference championships. He was Coach of the Year 5 times, Community College Wrestling Coach of the Decade (1970-80), coached 18 state champions and 52 all Americans with a dual meet record of 152-6-2.
He coached high school from 1957 to 1964, won 2 South Yosemite League Championships and placed 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th in the Central Section Championships. He coached at Bakersfield College from 1964 to 1985) and his teams won 264 dual meets, lost 81 and tied 2. They won the California State Community College Championships in 1968-69 and he was California Community College Coach of the Year. They also placed 2nd 3 times, 3rd 3 times, 4th 2 times, 6th 2 times, 7th 2 times, and 9th 2 times. He coached 66 state place winners, 16 state champions, 47 All-Americans and 32 tournament championships.
Henry coached for many years at UC Berkley, where he coached Bently Lyon (first NCAA champion west of Rocky Mountains) and Eddie Nemer as well as many other Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Champions. He was the author of the best wrestling book of that time and many of the Bay Area (SF) coaches were Henry's former wrestlers.
Tim was 3-time league champ, 2-time division champion. 2-time CIF Central Section (Valley) Champion, 6th in the California State CIF championships as a junior, and 2nd as a senior with a 70-3 record as a junior and senior at Monache High School. He was a four-year letterman at Cal State Bakersfield. In open wrestling, he was 6th at the World Championships and 2nd in the Nationals in 1982, 10th at the World Championships in 1985, 6th at the World Championships in 1986, 5th at the World Championships 1987, 4th in 1988 Olympics Games, 5th at the World Championships in 1989, 5th in the 1992 Olympics Games, and 6th at the World Championships in 1994. He is the head coach at Porterville High School.
Kent was a four year letterman at Mira Costa High School where he was two time league champion, team captain, outstanding wrestler, 3rd place Southern Section CIF his junior year and champion his senior year (no state meet). At El Camino College he was a two-year letterman, two time conference champion, two-time Southern California Champion and most outstanding wrestler, two time California State JC Champion, team captain and outstanding wrestler of the California State JC Championships. He went to Cal Poly, SLO and was a two year letterman, two-time conference champion, team captain, placed 6th at NCAA College Division Championships his junior year, was the NCAA National College Division Champion and All American and placed 3rd at the NCAA University Division Championships and All American his senior year. He coached 26 years, 24 years at West Torrance High School, and they were 10 time league champions, 1974 Southern Section CIF Champions, Southern Section CIF runner-ups 1976, 1990, 1994, 3rd place CIF California state Championships in 1976. He was southern California coach has the Year in 1974 & 1976 and involved with cultural exchange programs.