In the mid-1970's, Lehigh would always get off to a good start in wrestling dual matches. The reason was Mike Frick. Wrestling mostly at 118, 126 and 134 pounds, Frick established himself as one of Lehigh's greatest-ever lightweights. A three-time All-American and two-time NCAA national champion, Frick finished first at Nationals in 1975 and 1976 at 134 pounds.
He holds an NCAA record for defeating five NCAA champions, and doing it at five different weights up to 150 lbs. His 1975 performance was especially impressive as he was named the meet's outstanding wrestler. In his first NCAA tournament he finished fourth at 126 pounds.
Frick's success wasn't limited just to Nationals. At Easterns, Frick finished first in 1973 at 118 pounds. He duplicated the first place finish in 1975 and 1976 at 134 pounds.
Upon his graduation from Lehigh, Frick starred internationally. In 1977 he was a member of the United States AAU team which went to Cuba and also toured Tblisi, Russia and Poland.
"Wrestling was something that I enjoyed and I appreciate Lehigh recognizing me for my efforts," reflects Frick on his induction.
Now a general contractor, Frick continues to stay involved in wrestling as he works with the Nazareth Midget Wrestling Program. With his wife, Linda, and sons, Travis, Eric, Colin and Thad he resides in Nazareth, Pa.