Olympic Wrestling

1972 United States Olympics Wrestling Team,
Russ Houk at far right.


     Russ Houk was a member of the United States Olympic Wrestling Committee from 1964 to 1976, and served as manager for the freestyle team at the 1972 and 1976 Olympic games.

     Former Bloomsburg State College wrestling coach Russ Houk at the White House with President Gerald Ford, 1976.  Houk is there as chairman of the United States Olympic Wrestling Committee, and is seen shaking hands with former track star  and Olympic gold medal winner Jesse Owens.



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Updated 1/19/05