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Willie Williams
Willie Williams

Chicago Heights, Illinois


Wrestling (1965-67)

Inducted: 1975

Three-year wrestling letterwinner ... in 1964-65,Williams went 5-0 in dual meets and won the IIAC championship and took second in NAIA ... NCAA College Wrestling National Champion in 1967 ... ISU's first-ever All-American ... won three Interstate Conference titles and had a career record of 37-3-1 in dual meets ... National Greco-Roman Champion in 1971, 1973-78 ... 1973 National Freestyle Champion ... member of the U.S. World Wrestling Team in 1970-71 and 1973-75... trained at the Olympics camp at the University of Minnesota ... coached wrestling at Hillcrest High School for seven seasons.