National Champions

Wrestler FRANKLIN GOMEZ
2005-10
133 pounds
Brandon, Fla.

• 2009 NCAA National Champion
• Two-time Big Ten Champion and Three-Time All-American
Wrestler KELVIN JACKSON
1993-1995
118 pounds
Anderson, Ind.
• 1995 National Champion
• Set the MSU single-season wins record with 42 victories during the 1994-95 campaign
Wrestler PAT MILKOVICH
1972-1976
126 and 134 pounds
Cleveland, Ohio
• NCAA Champion in 1972 and 1974
• First Big Ten wrestler ever to be a four-time NCAA finalist
• Three-time Big Ten Champion
Wrestler TOM MILKOVICH
1970-1974
134 and 142 pounds
Cleveland, Ohio
• 1972 National Champion
• Four-time Big Ten Champion
• Two-time Midlands Open Champion
Wrestler GREG JOHNSON
1969-1972
118 pounds
Lansing, Mich.
• Three-time National Champion in 1970, 1971, 1972
• First Big Ten wrestler to win three National Titles
• Three-time Big Ten Champion
Wrestler GEORGE RADMAN
1966-1968
167 pounds
Norfolk, Va.
• 1967 National Champion
Wrestler DALE ANDERSON
1964-1968
130 and 137 pounds
Waterloo, Iowa
• National Champion in 1967 and 1968
• Three-time Big Ten Champion
• Went undefeated in 1967, his junior season
Wrestler RICHARD COOK
1962-1966
147 pounds
Farmington, Mich.
• 1966 National Champion
Wrestler NORMAN YOUNG
1957-1961
137 pounds
Lansing, Mich.
• 1961 National Champion
Wrestler KEN MAIDLOW
1954-1958
191 pounds
Lansing, Mich.
• 1958 National Champion
Wrestler JIM SINADINOS
1952-1956
137 pounds
Lansing, Mich.
• 1956 National Champion
Wrestler BOB HOKE
1950-1954
157 pounds
Oklahoma City, Okla.
• 1954 National Champion
Wrestler GENE GIBBONS
1948-1951
167 pounds
Cleveland, Ohio
• 1951 National Champion
Wrestler RICHARD DICKENSON
1946-1949
136.5 pounds
Tulsa, Okla.
• 1948 National Champion
Wrestler GALE MIKLES
1946-1947
155 pounds
Skiatook, Okla.
• 1947 National Champion
Wrestler MERLE JENNINGS
1941-1943
121 pounds
Tulsa, Okla.
• National Champion in 1941 and 1942
• AAU National Champion in 1943
Wrestler BURL JENNINGS
1941-1943
126 pounds
Tulsa, Okla.
• National Champion in 1941 and 1942
Wrestler WILLIAM MAXWELL
1941-1943
136 pounds
Tulsa, Okla.
• 1942 National Champion
Wrestler WALTER JACOBS
1935-1937
160 pounds
• 1936 National Champion
• First wrestler in Michigan State history to win a national title
• Three-time AAU National Champion
• Walter Jacobs Award has been given annually since 1940 to the wrestler who notches the most points in a season