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Harry Richards
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 2008
Other Position: Wrestling; 1983-87
Harry Richards
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 06/16/2008
Named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 1986 Mid-American Conference Championships after not allowing a point to be scored against him in the tournament... won MAC titles in 1986 and 1987 at 126 pounds... a member of CMU's first two MAC championship teams (1986, 1987)... a CMU team award is named in his honor and has been given out since 1999; the recipient is someone who overcomes adversity and has a positive impact on both team and individual accomplishments... named the team's co-captain and most valuable wrestler in 1987... posted a career record of 97-31-2 for a .754 career winning percentage which ranked fourth on CMU's career chart at the completion of his career... his top season was a 32-6-1 mark as a junior... ranked in the top-10 nationally during his final two seasons... a two-time NCAA qualifier who was one win away from All-America honors as a senior... received both an undergraduate and graduate degree from CMU... overcame a birth anomaly called bi-lateral clubfeet... a native of Lansing, Mich., who prepped at Sexton High School.