One of just three LU freshman wrestler to place nationally in first year on campus. One of 13 for Lehigh to place three or more times nationally. Placed 6th at 118 in 1980, then 7th and 5th at 126 lbs. in 84 & '84.
Remarkably consistent, Rich placed 2nd, 1st & 1st in the EIWA, with the only loss a hotly contested overtime finals battle as a freshman in 1980. It came in the first bout of the largest-ever crowd in Stabler Arena sports history (5,800).