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24th NCAA Wrestling Tournament

3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma


Team Champion
Outstanding Wrestler

Top Ten Team Scores

1954

Oklahoma State - 32 Points


Tommy Evans - Oklahoma

Number of Individual Champs in parentheses.

1 Oklahoma State

32

(3)

6 Michigan State

11

(1)

2 Pittsburgh

17

(2)

7 Oklahoma

10

(1)

3 Penn State

13

7 Michigan

10

(1)

4 Navy

12

(1)

4 Iowa

12

(1)

Champions and Place Winners

9 Lehigh
10 Syracuse

9
6

Wrestler's seed in brackets, [US] indicates unseeeded.

115

1st: Hugh Peery [1] - Pittsburgh (9-2)


3rd: Terry McCann [4] - Iowa (WBF 1:38)

2nd: Charles Ofsthun [US] - Minnesota


4th: Jack Love [3] - Kent State

123

1st: Dick Govig [4] - Iowa (5-1)


3rd: Al Vega [1] - Purdue (9-5)

2nd: Joe Lobaugh [US] - Oklahoma State


4th: Ed Anderson [US] - Minnesota

130

1st: Norvard Nalan [1] - Michigan (6-1)


3rd: Jim Sinadinos [4] - Michigan State (8-2)

2nd: Jim Howard [3] - Ithaca


4th: Bill Kozy [US] - Pittsburgh

137

1st: Myron Roderick [2] - Oklahoma State (8-4)


3rd: Gerry Maurey [3] - Penn State (8-2)

2nd: Eddie Eichelberger [4] - Lehigh


4th: Andrew Kaul [1] - Michigan

147

1st: Tommy Evans [1] - Oklahoma (WBF 4:15)


3rd: Lloyd Corwin [US] - Cornell Iowa (5-1)

2nd: Donald Thompson [US] - Oklahoma State


4th: Ben Bronstein [4] - Northern Colorado

157

1st: Bob Hoke [1] - Michigan State (11-6)


3rd: Larry TenPas [4] - Illinois (2-1)

2nd: Ed Rooney [2] - Syracuse


4th: John Eagleton [3] - Oklahoma

167

1st: Joe Solomon [US] - Pittsburgh (6-2)


3rd: Joe Gattuso [2] - Navy (3-1)

2nd: Ernie Fischer [US] - Maryland


4th: Fred Davis [1] - Oklahoma State

177

1st: Ned Blass [1] - Oklahoma State (5-4)


3rd: Joe Krufka [4] - Penn State (WBF 5:40)

2nd: Royal Smith [US] - Colorado


4th: Ted Weaver [3] - Kansas State

191

1st: Peter Blair [1] - Navy (10-5)


3rd: Bill Oberly [US] - Penn State (6-1)

2nd: Joe Comly [US] - Lehigh


4th: Streeter Shining [2] - Iowa

UNL 1st: Gene Nicks [1] - Oklahoma State (7-0)


3rd: Max Kitzelman [4] - Nebraska (WBF 3:30)

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2nd: Bob Konovsky [2] - Wisconsin


4th: Ken Ellis [US] - Kansas State

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
Hugh Peery, Pittsburgh [1]
Hugh Peery Fall 3:55

115 Weight Class

Joe Landholm, Kansas State


Hugh Peery Fall 4:00
Robert David, Auburn
Robert David
Bye

Hugh Peery 6-5


Terry McCann, Iowa [4]
Terry McCann
Bye
Terry McCann 13-4
Dave Bowlin, Oklahoma State
Dave Bowlin 4-2
Manuel Pihakis, Indiana
Hugh Peery 9-2
Junior Corr, Oklahoma
Junior Corr 9-6
Robert Whelan, SIU-Carbondale
Tom Torgerson 11-6
Tom Torgerson, Colorado [2]
Tom Torgerson
Bye
Charles Ofsthun 7-1
Charles Ofsthun, Minnesota
Charles Ofsthun
Bye
Charles Ofsthun 7-5
Jack Love, Kent State [3]
Jack Love
Bye

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
115 Consolation Bracket
Landholm, Kansas State

Landholm
Bye

Landholm 3-1
McCann Fall 3:51

David, Auburn
McCann, Iowa

Bye

Love

Bye
Love, Kent State

Love Fall 5:32


Torgerson, Colorado

Third Place: Terry McCann, Iowa Fall 1:38


Fourth Place: Jack Love, Kent State

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
Dick Govig, Iowa [4]
Dick Govig 9-0

123 Weight Class

Stephan Levin, CCNY


Dick Govig Fall 4:31
Bill Allen, Texas A & M
Bill Allen
Bye

Dick Govig 4-3


Al Vega, Purdue [1]
Al Vega FFT
Harry Pawlik, North Carolina
Al Vega 7-1
Ted Bredehoft, Cornell Iowa
Ted Bredehoft 6-5
Robert Royce, Wyoming
Dick Govig 5-1
Joe Lobaugh, Oklahoma State
Joe Lobaugh 4-0
Donald Stubblebine, Springfield [2]
Joe Lobaugh 6-3
Ed Anderson, Minnesota
Ed Anderson
Bye
Joe Lobaugh RD
Bob McCreary, Temple [3]
Bob McCreary 4-1
Ed Blubaugh, Oklahoma
John Ontiveros 3-1
John Ontiveros, Illinois
John Ontiveros
Bye

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
123 Consolation Bracket
Levin, CCNY

Levin
Bye

Allen Fall
Vega Fall 3:28

Allen, Texas A & M


Vega, Purdue

Stubblebine, Springfield

Stubblebine
Anderson 6-2

Bye
Anderson, Minnesota

Anderson
Ontiveros, Illinois

Third Place: Al Vega, Purdue 9-5


Fourth Place: Ed Anderson, Minnesota

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
Reed Weight, Brigham Young
Bye
Jim Sinadinos, Michigan State [4]
Bye
Mark Murray, Cornell Iowa
Bye
Ron Day, Colorado State
Bye
Parker Mangus, Lehigh
Bye
Hugh Linn, Iowa State
Don Hart, Oklahoma
Bob Beattie, Texas A & M
Bye
Norvard Nalan, Michigan [1]
David Simmons, Oklahoma State
Bill Hunt, Minnesota
Dick Lemyre, Penn State [2]
Bob Mancuso, Kansas State
Bye
Richard Hockley, Wyoming
Bye
Gerald Koch, Northern Iowa
Bye
Jim Howard, Ithaca [3]
Bye
Bill Kozy, Pittsburgh
Bye
Vernon Whitney, Purdue
Bye
David Kikuchi, California-Berkeley
Bye

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Reed Weight
Jim Sinadinos Fall 4:18

130 Weight Class

Jim Sinadinos
Jim Sinadinos 5-5 RD
Mark Murray Fall 1:50
Ron Day 7-0
Ron Day

Norvard Nalan 4-1


Parker Mangus
Don Hart 10-2
Don Hart 11-3
Norvard Nalan Fall 5:18
Bob Beattie
Norvard Nalan Fall 1:50
Norvard Nalan Fall 7:25
Norvard Nalan 6-1
Dick Lemyre 7-5
Dick Lemyre 8-6
Bob Mancuso
Richard Hockley 2-1
Richard Hockley
Richard Hockley 2-0
Gerald Koch
Jim Howard RD
Jim Howard
Jim Howard 1-0
Bill Kozy
Jim Howard 8-5
Vernon Whitney
Vernon Whitney 10-4
David Kikuchi

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
130 Consolation Bracket
Beattie, Texas A & M

Simmons Fall 2:49


Simmons, Oklahoma State

Hart 4-2
Sinadinos Fall 5:33

Hart, Oklahoma
Sinadinos, Michigan State

Kozy, Pittsburgh

Kozy
Kozy 4-4 RD

Bye
Whitney, Purdue

Kozy 7-6
Hockley, Wyoming

Third Place: Jim Sinadinos, Michigan State 8-2


Fourth Place: Bill Kozy, Pittsburgh

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
Warren DePrenger, Cornell Iowa
Bye
Wayne Loucks, California-Berkeley
Bye
Lee Young, Oklahoma
Bye
Eddie Eichelberger, Lehigh [4]
Bye
George Matthews, Pittsburgh
Bye
Raymond Downey, Auburn
Bye
Andrew Kaul, Michigan [1]
Bye
Dick Cappel, Texas A & M
Bill Turner, Illinois
Jerry Rollins, Brigham Young
Bye
Myron Roderick, Oklahoma State [2]
Bye
Bob Datteri, Colorado State
Bye
Ed Casalicchio, Michigan State
Bye
Elton Chatfield, Kansas State
Bye
Gerry Maurey, Penn State [3]
Bye
Eddison Hairston, Lincoln
Bye
Sam Ruzic, Iowa State
Bye

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Warren DePrenger
Warren DePrenger 6-0

137 Weight Class

Wayne Loucks
Eddie Eichelberger 9-5
Lee Young
Eddie Eichelberger Fall 4:42
Eddie Eichelberger

Eddie Eichelberger 8-2


George Matthews Fall 4:15
George Matthews 9-0
Raymond Downey
Andrew Kaul 6-3
Andrew Kaul
Andrew Kaul 7-1
Bill Turner Fall 4:15
Myron Roderick 8-4
Jerry Rollins
Myron Roderick Fall 4:11
Myron Roderick
Myron Roderick 11-4
Bob Datteri
Ed Casalicchio 8-3
Ed Casalicchio
Myron Roderick 5-2
Elton Chatfield
Gerry Maurey Fall 1:35
Gerry Maurey
Gerry Maurey 6-2
Eddison Hairston
Sam Ruzic 7-0
Sam Ruzic

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
137 Consolation Bracket
Young, Oklahoma

Young
Bye

DePrenger 4-2
Kaul 2-0

DePrenger, Cornell Iowa


Kaul, Michigan

Rollins, Brigham Young

Rollins
Casalicchio 8-0

Bye
Casalicchio, Michigan State

Maurey Fall
Maurey, Penn State

Third Place: Gerry Maurey, Penn State 8-2


Fourth Place: Andrew Kaul, Michigan

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
Doug Frey, Penn State
Art Keith, Oregon State
Rudy Henson, Texas A & M
Bye
Tommy Evans, Oklahoma [1]
Bye
Clyde Whitman, West Chester
Bye
Ben Bronstein, Northern Colorado [4]
Bye
Clayton Carothers, Lincoln
Bye
Ken Spicher, Kansas State
Bye
George McGee, North Carolina
Bye
Donald Thompson, Oklahoma State
Bye
Lloyd Corwin, Cornell Iowa
Bye
Bill Bock, Springfield
Bye
Ian MacEwan, Kent State [3]
Bye
Delbert Lockwood, Colorado State
Bye
Bill Tambo, Michigan State
Bye
Don Ellingson, Iowa State
Bye
Charles Uram, Pittsburgh [2]
Bye

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Doug Frey 5-4


Doug Frey Fall 1:36

147 Weight Class

Rudy Henson
Tommy Evans 8-3
Tommy Evans
Tommy Evans 16-8
Clyde Whitman

Tommy Evans Fall 7:34


Ben Bronstein
Ben Bronstein 7-0
Clayton Carothers
Ben Bronstein 4-2
Ken Spicher
Ken Spicher 8-0
George McGee
Tommy Evans Fall 4:15
Donald Thompson
Donald Thompson 5-5 RD
Lloyd Corwin
Donald Thompson 8-2
Bill Bock
Bill Bock Fall 5:11
Ian MacEwan
Donald Thompson 3-1
Delbert Lockwood
Delbert Lockwood 6-0
Bill Tambo
Delbert Lockwood 4-2
Don Ellingson
Don Ellingson 4-4 RD
Charles Uram

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
147 Consolation Bracket
Whitman, West Chester

Whitman
Bye

Frey 2-0
Bronstein 4-1

Frey, Penn State


Bronstein, Northern Colorado

Corwin, Cornell Iowa

Corwin
Corwin 3-0

Bye
Bock, Springfield

Corwin 3-2
Lockwood, Colorado State

Third Place: Lloyd Corwin, Cornell Iowa 5-1


Fourth Place: Ben Bronstein, Northern Colorado

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
Larry TenPas, Illinois [4]
Bye
Harvey Bradshaw, North Carolina
Bye
Arnold Brandt, Wartburg
Bye
Charles Young, Kansas State
Bye
Bill Zimmerman, West Chester
Bye
Bob Cobbins, Lincoln
Bob Bormuth, Wyoming
Dick Beattie, Oklahoma State
Bye
Bob Hoke, Michigan State [1]
Milo Bauer, Brigham Young
Ed Rooney, Syracuse [2]
Robert Utter, Springfield
John McMahon, Michigan
Bye
Sam Downey, Auburn
Bye
Ken Greenhalge, Northern Colorado
Bye
Harlan Jenkinson, Iowa
Bye
John Eagleton, Oklahoma [3]
Bye
Ron Larsen, Iowa State
Bye
Ed DeWitt, Pittsburgh
Bye

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Larry TenPas
Larry TenPas Fall 1:38

157 Weight Class

Harvey Bradshaw
Larry TenPas 9-2
Arnold Brandt
Arnold Brandt 3-2
Charles Young

Bob Hoke 5-2


Bill Zimmerman
Bill Zimmerman 5-2
Bob Bormuth 4-1
Bob Hoke 7-1
Dick Beattie
Bob Hoke 6-3
Bob Hoke Fall 5:55
Bob Hoke 11-6
Ed Rooney Fall 8:33
Ed Rooney Fall 0:31
John McMahon
Ed Rooney 7-0
Sam Downey
Ken Greenhalge 3-0
Ken Greenhalge
Ed Rooney 7-6
Harlan Jenkinson
John Eagleton 12-2
John Eagleton
John Eagleton 12-3
Ron Larsen
Ed DeWitt 7-4
Ed DeWitt

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
157 Consolation Bracket
Bauer, Brigham Young

Beattie Fall 3:30


Beattie, Oklahoma State

Zimmerman 6-4
TenPas Med FFT

Zimmerman, West Chester


TenPas, Illinois

Utter, Springfield

McMahon 5-0
McMahon 5-3

McMahon, Michigan
Greenhalge, Northern Colorado

Eagleton 5-2
Eagleton, Oklahoma

Third Place: Larry TenPas, Illinois 2-1


Fourth Place: John Eagleton, Oklahoma

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
Joe Gattuso, Navy [2]
Al Rial, Texas A & M
Vito Perrone, Michigan State
Bye
Del McGhee, Washington State
Bye
Frank Rosenmayr, Colorado
Bye
Joe Solomon, Pittsburgh
Bye
Miles Gregory, North Carolina
Bye
John Cunningham, Oklahoma
Bye
John Winder, Iowa [3]
Bye
Fred Davis, Oklahoma State [1]
John Cedarberg, Kansas State
Elmer May, Iowa State
Bye
Robert Hockley, Wyoming
Bye
Jim Miller, Cornell Iowa
Bye
Ernie Fischer, Maryland
Bye
Don Wem, Toledo [4]
Bye
Harold Broughton, Colorado State
Bye
Tom Hankins, Purdue
Bye

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Joe Gattuso Fall 1:48


Joe Gattuso 10-5

167 Weight Class

Vito Perrone
Joe Gattuso 4-4 RD
Del McGhee
Del McGhee 10-8
Frank Rosenmayr

Joe Solomon 5-2


Joe Solomon
Joe Solomon Fall 3:59
Miles Gregory
Joe Solomon 13-8
John Cunningham
John Cunningham 9-6
John Winder
Joe Solomon 6-2
Fred Davis 6-2
Fred Davis 4-2
Elmer May
Fred Davis 8-6
Robert Hockley
Robert Hockley 6-1
Jim Miller
Ernie Fischer 4-3
Ernie Fischer
Ernie Fischer 4-2
Don Wem
Ernie Fischer 3-1
Harold Broughton
Harold Broughton 4-1
Tom Hankins

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
167 Consolation Bracket
Gregory, North Carolina

Gregory
Bye

Cunningham 8-1
Gattuso Fall 2:54

Cunningham, Oklahoma
Gattuso, Navy

Wem, Toledo

Wem
Broughton 3-3 RD

Bye
Broughton, Colorado State

Davis 5-1
Davis, Oklahoma State

Third Place: Joe Gattuso, Navy 3-1


Fourth Place: Fred Davis, Oklahoma State

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
Ned Blass, Oklahoma State [1]
Dick Bonacci, Toledo
Con Gerdes, Iowa State
Bye
Richard Anthony, Indiana
Bye
Tony Soscia, West Chester
Bye
Gene White, Oklahoma
Bye
Dan Segura, Cornell Iowa
Bye
Joe Krufka, Penn State [4]
Bye
Fred Draayer, Utah
Bye
Royal Smith, Colorado
Bye
Dave Gallaher, Lehigh
Bye
George Beresford, Pittsburgh [2]
Bye
John Nickens, Middle Tennessee
Bye
Ahmet Senol, Purdue
Bye
Bob Marshall, Colorado State
Bye
Ted Weaver, Kansas State [3]
Bye
Jule Moravec, South Dakota State
Bye

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Ned Blass 11-2


Ned Blass Fall 5:10

177 Weight Class

Con Gerdes
Ned Blass 5-1
Richard Anthony
Richard Anthony 3-0
Tony Soscia

Ned Blass 8-2


Gene White
Gene White Fall 1:24
Dan Segura
Joe Krufka DFT
Joe Krufka
Joe Krufka 2-0
Fred Draayer
Ned Blass 5-4
Royal Smith
Royal Smith 6-0
Dave Gallaher
Royal Smith 3-1
George Beresford
George Beresford Fall 1:28
John Nickens
Royal Smith 3-2
Ahmet Senol
Ahmet Senol Fall 3:49
Bob Marshall
Ted Weaver 4-2
Ted Weaver
Ted Weaver Fall 8:50
Jule Moravec

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
177 Consolation Bracket
Bonacci, Toledo

Bonacci Fall 1:40


Gerdes, Iowa State

Anthony 6-3
Krufka 5-3

Anthony, Indiana
Krufka, Penn State

Gallaher, Lehigh

Gallaher
Beresford 1-1 RD

Bye
Beresford, Pittsburgh

Weaver 8-2
Weaver, Kansas State

Third Place: Joe Krufka, Penn State Fall 5:40


Fourth Place: Ted Weaver, Kansas State

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
Peter Blair, Navy [1]
Peter Blair Fall 1:49

191 Weight Class

John Robinson, Brigham Young


Peter Blair Fall 3:39
Bill Oberly, Penn State
Bill Oberly Fall 7:35
Doc Hearon, Oklahoma

Peter Blair 9-1


Gus Gatto, Northern Iowa [4]
Gus Gatto
Bye
Gus Gatto 1-1 RD
Alan Evans, South Dakota State
Alan Evans 5-2
James Mills, Oklahoma State
Peter Blair 10-5
Joe Comly, Lehigh
Joe Comly
Bye
Joe Comly 4-1
Streeter Shining, Iowa [2]
Streeter Shining 4-2
Loren Reid, Colorado State
Joe Comly 2-0
Denny Krick, Indiana
Denny Krick 10-4
Vaughn Hitchcock, Washington State [3]
Alex Sotir 5-4
Alex Sotir, Springfield
Alex Sotir
Bye

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
191 Consolation Bracket
Robinson, Brigham Young

Robinson
Bye

Oberly Fall 3:36


Oberly RD

Oberly, Penn State


Gatto, Northern Iowa

Bye

Shining

Bye
Shining, Iowa

Shining 8-2
Sotir, Springfield

Third Place: Bill Oberly, Penn State 6-1


Fourth Place: Streeter Shining, Iowa

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
Gene Nicks, Oklahoma State [1]
Gene Nicks

UNL Weight Class

Bye
Gene Nicks Fall 7:00
Larry Fowler, Michigan State
Larry Fowler 6-6 RD
Willis Holland, Colorado State

Gene Nicks 6-0


Max Kitzelman, Nebraska [4]
Max Kitzelman
Bye
Max Kitzelman Fall 5:07
Harold Hunter, Pittsburgh
Harold Hunter
Bye
Gene Nicks 7-0
Bob Konovsky, Wisconsin [2]
Bob Konovsky
Bye
Bob Konovsky 6-0
Bill Hix, Middle Tennessee
Bill Hix
Bye
Bob Konovsky 3-0
Ken Ellis, Kansas State
Ken Ellis
Bye
Ken Ellis 5-4
Jack Ellena, UCLA [3]
Jack Ellena
Bye

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1954 NCAA Wrestling Championship


3/26/1954 to 3/27/1954 at Oklahoma
UNL Consolation Bracket
Bye

Bye

Fowler
Kitzelman 4-2

Fowler, Michigan State


Kitzelman, Nebraska

Bye

Hix

Bye
Hix, Middle Tennessee

Ellis
Ellis, Kansas State

Third Place: Max Kitzelman, Nebraska Fall 3:30


Fourth Place: Ken Ellis, Kansas State

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