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Brown wrestling history

Posted by Jennifer Betts on March 12, 2008


96 years ago on March 12, 1912, the first intercollegiate wrestling match in the history of Brown University was held in Lyman Gymnasium (now Lyman Hall) between Brown and MIT. Coached by former professional wrestler, Frank Herrick, the Brown wrestlers fought valiantly but were defeated.

Herrick coached wrestling at Brown from 1906 to 1932. His physique was the model for the sculptor of the ten-foot figures outside the New York Stock Exchange. His arm is the one that appears on boxes of Arm & Hammer baking soda.

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