500 + 600 = 1 memorable night

500 + 600 = 1 memorable night
icenhower 500th win
David Icenhower MA ’78 holding the plaque commenorating his 500th career win as coach.

The wrestling team’s 53-0 defeat of Norwich University in November was both career victory number 500 for veteran Head Coach David Icenhower MA ’78 and the 600th dual-meet win in the program’s history. With the win, Icenhower became just the fourth Division III wrestling coach to garner 500 career victories, and TCNJ became the 28th collegiate program to reach the 600-win mark at any level (Divisions I–III).

Many former wrestlers were on hand that night to support the program they helped to build as well as their former coaches. To recognize the feat, the College unveiled a banner that will hang permanently in Packer Hall. Mike Curry ’63, who guided the wrestling team to its first 100 wins from 1966–76 before handing the program over to Icenhower, joined his successor at center mat for a brief ceremony after the match. Don Williams, who founded the program when it competed at the club level, was also in attendance.

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