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Kevin Bracken
Kevin Bracken

Burbank, Ill.

High School:
St. Laurence

Last College:
Illinois State

Wrestling (1992-95)

Inducted: 2005

Winningest wrestler in school history ... finished his collegiate career with a 123-31 overall record, all at 142-pounds ... had 36 victories as a sophomore ... named the Illinois State Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 1993 ... qualified for the 1993, 1994 and 1995 NCAA Championships after winning the NCAA West Regional Championship all three seasons ... in 1994 and 1995, Bracken was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA West Regionals ... nine-year member of the United States national Greco-Roman wrestling team at 145.5-pounds ... recognized as the Outstanding Wrestler at both the Sunkist Kids International Open and the Colorado Open in 1998 ... claimed five U.S. National Championships by winning the title in 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 ... won the World Team Trials Championship three times from 2001-03 ... in 2003 won the Pan American Championships, the Granma Cup Championship in Cuba, the Concord Cup Championship and his second Dave Schultz International Championship ... closed out his Olympic career by placing sixth at the 2000 International Olympics in Sydney, Australia ... in 2001, named the Greco-Roman Championship Belt Series winner ... was an alternate for the 1992, 1996 and 2004 USA Olympic Teams.