John Hartupee
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 1997
Other Position: Wrestling; 1976-81
John Hartupee
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/28/2007
Became the first Chippewa ever to reach the NCAA Division I Wrestling finals, finishing with All-America honors as the 1981 national runner-up at 118 pounds... won Mid-American Conference titles in 1979 and 1981... posted a career record of 93-25-4, which was the eighth best in CMU history... won 19 straight matches in 1981 as captain and team MVP... his 37 victories (37-6) that year and his 26 career pins both ranked among the top 10 marks in CMU history... continued his championship feats after his Chippewa career... titled a Canadian Senior National Champion and a two-time Senior AAU National Greco-Roman champion... was a member of the US National Team and earned a spot as the first alternate for the 1980 US Olympic Team... won the 1993 Masters World Champion title... served as an assistant coach at Clemson, Michigan and Pittsburgh... spent 13 seasons, 1996-2010, as the head wrestling coach at Duquesne University before taking over the program at Norwich University.