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Gary Bentrim (Wrestling)

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  • Gary Bentrim (Wrestling)

    Gary Bentrim died on September 4th.

    Gary was a three-time D2 National Champion (1976-77-78) and member of UNI's two D2 National Championship teams (1975 & 1978) and two squads that took third place at Nationals (1976 & 77). At UNI he was a three-time North Central Conference champion (1976-77-78) and ended with a 63-9-4 record.

    A great high school wrestler at Cedar Rapids Jefferson, he won the Iowa state high school title as an undefeated senior, was runner up as a junior (his only loss that season) and finished with an 82-8-1 high school record. He was also an outstanding Greco-Roman wrestler in high school, finishing third at the Junior Olympic Nationals as a junior and finished second in the 1972 Regional Olympic try-outs.

    UNI Hall of Fame Bio
    "Well, that escalated quickly."