Saturday, July 25, 2020

Gone, Lost & Forgotten: Their Best = Hillsdale

Located in Southern Michigan a little less than an hour & a half drive from the Indiana border, the Chargers of Hillsdale are today an NCAA Division II institution.  At the time they fielded a wrestling program they were NAIA. 

Charles Ginther
147 lbs  

Ginther earned NAIA All American status with a fourth place finish in 1962

Lonnie Lowrey
157 lbs 

Lowrey captured fourth place at the NAIA championships in 1963

Willie Jones

Jones made the NAIA finals in 1963

Robert Rynesburger 

Rynesburger a graduate of Zeeland High school, took sixth place NAIA All American honors in 1970. 

Mark Law

The year of 1975 was a good year for Mark Law.  He was named All American on the football team, he made the NAIA finals in wrestling & he was runner-up at the NAIA Track & Field tournament in the Hammer throw.  He was also an NAIA All American in wrestling in 1974 with a fourth place finish. 

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