Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Gone, Lost & Forgotten: Their Best = Peru State

The population of the small town of Peru, Nebraska not far from the Iowa border, more than triples when the local college is in session.  Welcoming an assortment of athletes from baseball, softball, basketball, football & other sports, at one time Peru State also welcomed wrestlers.  Today we take a look at some of their best. 

Kevin "Bud" Frohling 

A graduate of Guthrie Center High School in Iowa, Frohling won an NAIA title going 37-2 in 1975.  That season he accumulated 18 falls.  He looked poised for another great season in 1976, but suffered an injury that ended his career.  He was 11-2 at the time. 

Fred Marisett

Marisett was a standout on the gridiron and the wrestling mat.  A graduate of Hammond Tech,  Marisett took sixth place honors for the Bobcats at the 1976 NAIA championships.  One of the best football players Peru State ever produced, Marisett had offers from both the NFL & CFL after graduation.  He opted instead to teach & coach football & wrestling around the Omaha area. He eventually turned his efforts towards becoming a principal & an athletic director.  He ended his collegiate wrestling career with a record of 97-17. 

Mark Yori
126 lbs 

Yori placed sixth at the 1977 NAIA championships. 

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