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Glenn Amsbaugh

Bio: 1967-EIWA 2nd, 152 lbs.

After an undefeated year with the famous freshman class of 1967, Glenn waited until his senior year to claim a starting berth. Blessed with brains (he's now an ear, nose & throat specialist) both on-and-off the mat, Glenn went 8-0 in duals in '66-67.

His biggest career moment, wrestling-wise, came before Sports Illustrated and the largest crowd in Grace Hall history (4,650) against 7th-ranked Navy in Feb. '67. He was trailing 7-3 with less than a minute to go, for a good reason: rival coach, Ed Peery, was a brilliant coach who instructed his top-flight Midshipman Dick Mies (a future Vice Admiral) to execute the obvious strategy against Glenn---take him down, let him up. Glenn, after all, had a figure four ride but no moves on his feet. And Mies was #1 in his class, telling a reporter beforehand while pointing to his head, "I'll win the bout, because I'm smart enough to outwrestle him."

History will record that 4,650 eyebrows went skyward when Amsbaugh appeared to stumble then BACK INTO Mies with his rear-end. Most of lower Grace recorded the volume of Peery's shrieks: "No, NO!!, NOOO !!!!" when the future Admiral took the bait and tried to take the doctor to the mat.

One of the loudest roars ever in LU Wrestling instantly erupted when Glenn reached back and around and threw Mies to his back with a reverse hip toss, scoring a 5-point move and of course the leg ride-out that gave him an unbelievable 8-7 victory. It went down as one of the two most famous moves in the history of Grace.

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