The Rebirth
in the 1950s

1955 team photo with Coach Walter Blair.


     After a hiatus that ended up lasting sixteen years wrestling once more returned to the Bloomsburg campus.  The revived sport began competition on January 8, 1955, and has continued on to the present day.  Jack Yohe, who was also in charge of the football team, coached wrestling that first season.  Walter Blair then took over for two years, and had a record of 11 - 6 in dual meets.


The 1955 Obiter's 2-page spread on the reborn wrestling program.



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Updated 1/19/05