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|Dan Strode |
Moses Lake High School, 1968
While attending Moses Lake High School, Dan Strode was a three-year letterman in both football and wrestling. A team captain for football, Strode was an All-Conference selection in 1968. Perhaps his most impressive feat was his work on the wrestling mat. In three years of competition, Strode’s only loss came during his sophomore year to a senior from Oregon. In 1968, Dan Strode became the first wrestler in Washington state history to be crowned state champion three times.
After high school, Strode attended Grays Harbor Community College, where he earned two varsity letters in football and wrestling. In both 1969 and 1970, Dan was undefeated and named Community College State Wrestling Champion. For his efforts, he received a full scholarship to Oklahoma State University.
In 2003, Dan Strode was inducted into the Moses Lake High School Hall of Fame for his overall wrestling accomplishments of 65 wins, one loss and three state championships.