Dave Grant

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David Grant was part of the 1976-77, 1977-78, and 1978-79 Wrestling teams with the following records:

  • 1976-77 (team record 19-2), individual record 24-4-1
  • 1977-78 (team record 16-2), individual record 13-2
  • 1978-79 (team record 17-4), individual record 36-3; most takedowns (76), most predicaments (79)

In 1978-79 David was (and still is) the first Cornjerker Wrestler to be State Champion at 119 lbs.  The team placed 1st in the Wauseca Conference, 3rd in the Normal Comm., 1st in District, 2nd in Sectional, and finished an impressive 5th Statewide.


David is a retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer E-7 (serving his country from 1988-2008).  He received 2 Navy accommodation medals, 6 Navy achievement medals, and 2 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals.
He coaches Little League and Kickball and is currently working at Corpus Christi Army Depot as Production Coordinator.