Greatest Michigan Wrestlers

Top 300 Wolverine Wrestlers by Win Percentage (Minimum 50% Overall and at least 7 bouts)

Michigan Wrestler Record Win Percentage Wrestling Achievements and Highlights Letter Hometown Years Weight
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Porter, Dave 51-3-0 94.44% 2 time NCAA Champion in 1966&1968, 3 time All-American 1966-68 1966-68 Lansing, MI 1966-68 Unlimited
Nalan, Norvard "Snip" 44-3-0 93.62% 2 Time NCAA Champion 1953-54, 3 time Big Ten Champion 1952-54, Captain 1952-54 Mason City, IA 1952-54 130
Russell, Kellen 134-12 91.78% 4 time Big Ten Champion, 2 time NCAA Champion, 3 time All-American, Captain 2008-12 High Bridge, NJ 2008-12 141
Kelly, James "Otto" 22-2 91.67% NCAA Champion in 1930, 2 time Big Ten Champion, 2 time All-American, Assistant Coach 1929-30 Midland, MI 1929-30 145
Parker, Ray 16-1-1 91.67% Big Ten Champion, NCAA Runner-Up in 1930 1929-30 Dearborn, MI 1928-30 155
Churella, Mark Sr. 132-13 91.00% 3 time NCAA Champion, 4 time Big Ten Finalist, Assistant Coach, Captain 1975-79 Novi, MI 1975-79 150
Mericka, James 10W-1L 90.90% 3rd Big Ten, only loss to Roman (IN), behind Harold Nichols and Earl Thomas 1938-39 Port Huron, MI 1937-39 135
Paddy, Art 10W-1L 90.90% Big Ten Runner-Up in 1941 1941 Benton Harbor, MI 1940-41 155
Baker, Russell 19-2-0 90.48% First Captain for Cliff Keen 1925-27 Lake City, MI 1925-27 115
Fehrs, Bob 45-5-1 90.00% 3 time NCAA Runner-Up, 3 time Big Ten Champion, 1965-67, Captain 1965-67 Hershey, PA 1965-67 123
Hubbard, Jarrett 79-9-1 89.80% 2 Time NCAA Champion, 3 time Big Ten Champion, 4 time Big Ten Finalist, Captain 1971-74 Joliet, IL 1971-74 150
Fisher, John 183-21 89.70% 4 time All-American, 3 time Big Ten Champion, World Cup Champion, Assistant Coach, Captain 1984-89 Flint, MI 1984-89 134
Gallon, Jack 17-2 89.47% Big Ten Champion in 1951, Maccabiah Games gold medal in 1960 1951-53 Toledo, OH 1951-53 130
Corriere, Don 40-5-0 88.90% 2 time Big Ten Champion in 1959 & 1962, Captain 1959-62 Bethlehem, PA 1959-62 167
Solomon, Edward 8W-1L 88.89% Assistant Coach 1926-27 Kingfisher, OK 1926-27 125
Haney, Don 39-5 88.64% Big Ten Champion in 1955, Runner-Up in 1954 1954-56 Canonsburg, PA 1954-56 147
Barden, Jack 31-4-4 88.60% NCAA Champion, 3 time Big Ten Finalist, Pan American Champion in 1963 1961-63 Port Huron, MI 1961-63 190
George, Ed 15-2 88.24% 2 time National AAU Champion in 1928-29, Olympian in 1928, Big Ten Champion 1926-29 North Java, NY 1926-29 Unlimited
Watson, Alfred 21-3 87.50% National AAU Runner-up, Olympic Alternate, Big Ten Champion in 1927, Captain 1926-28 Coldwater, MI 1926-28 135
Galles, James 48-7-0 87.30% 4 time Big Ten Finalist, 2 time Big Ten Champion in 1941&1945, Captain 1940-45 Chicago, IL 1940-45 165
Bertin, Ryan 142-21 87.12% 2 time NCAA Champion in 2003&2005, 4 time All-American, Captain 2000-05 Broadview Hgts., OH 2000-05 157
Huizenga, Rob 36-5-1 86.90% All-American in 1974-3rd NCAA 1971-74 Rochester, NY 1971-74 177
Coon, Adam 33-5 86.84% Midlands Champion 2014 Fowlerville, MI 2013-2014 275
Churella, Ryan 117-18 86.67% 3 time All-American, 3 time Big Ten Champion, NCAA Runner-Up in 2006, Captain 2001-06 Northville, MI 2001-06 165
Nelson, Larry 26-4 86.67% Big Ten Champion in 1951 1950-52 Milwaukee, WI 1950-52 123
McFarland, Joe 166-24-4 86.60% 4 time All-American, 4 time Big Ten Finalist, Big Ten Champion, World Championships-Silver Medal, Assistant Coach, Head Coach 1980-85 North Olmstead, OH 1980-85 126
Fitzgerald, Dennis 38-6-2 86.40% Pan American Champion, 2 time Big Ten Champion, Assistant Coach, Captain, Football Coach 1959-61 Ann Arbor, MI 1959-61 177
Sauer, Russell 19-3 86.36% Big Ten Champion, Assistant Coach 1927-28 Detroit, MI 1926-28 145
Olson, Otto 175-28-0 86.21% 2 time Big Ten Champion, 3 time All-American, Captain 1996-2002 Everett, WA 1996-2002 174
Wilson, Hugh 6W-1L 85.71% Big Ten Champion, Captain 1944 Ann Arbor, MI 1943-44 155
Hewitt, Robert 30-5-0 85.70% Olympian (5th), 2 time NCAA Runner-Up, 2 time Big Ten Champion, Captain 1928-30 Hazel Park, MI 1928-30 125
Bormet, Sean 125-21-0 85.60% 2 time All-American, NCAA Runner-UP, 2 time Big Ten Champion, Assistant Coach, Captain 1990-94 New Lenox, IL 1990-94 158
Catrabone, Jeff 160-27-0 85.60% 3 time All-American, 3 time Big Ten Runner-Up, Captain 1993-98 Harbor Creek, PA 1993-98 167
Tannenbaum, Eric 143-21-0 85.60% 4 time All-American, 2 time Big Ten Champion, Captain, NCAA Runner-Up in 2008 2003-08 Naperville, IL 2003-08 165
Churella, Josh 124-21-0 85.52% 3 time All-American, Big Ten Champion, Captain 2003-08 Northville, MI 2003-08 149
Nichols, Harold 26-4-1 85.48% NCAA Champion, Big Ten Champion, Captain 1937-39 Cresco, IA 1937-39 145
O'Shaughnessy, Dick 28-4-2 85.29% 2 time Big Ten Champion, Football Captain 1952-54 Seaford, NY 1952-54 177
Bay, Rick 34-6-5 85.00% 2 time Big Ten Champion, All-American, Assistant Coach, Head Coach, Captain 1963-65 Joliet, IL 1963-65 167
Hudson, Lou 25-4-1 85.00% 2 time Big Ten Finalist, Big Ten Champion in 1969, Runner-Up in 1968, Captain 1968-69 Hixson, TN 1968-69 130
Danner, Harland 28-5 84.85% 2 time Big Ten Champion in 1938 & 1940 1937-40 Ann Arbor, MI 1937-40 165
Combs, Bill 22-4 84.62% National AAU Champion, 2 time NCAA Runner-UP, All-American, Captain 1939-41 Tulsa, OK 1939-41 145
Donahue, Harold Theron 27-5 84.38% 2 time Big Ten Champion (Keen's 1st Big Ten Champion), Assistant Coach, Captain 1926-28 Caro, MI 1926-28 158
Massa, Taylor 43W-8L 84.31% 5th Big Ten in 2013 2013 St. Johns, MI 2012-14 165
Kaul, Andy 41-8-1 83.70% 2 time All-American, 2 time Big Ten Champion, Captain 1952-54 St. Mary's, PA 1952-54 137