National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Inductee: Dave Natvig

Dave Natvig excelled at every level of wrestling. He was a two-time state champion for New Hampton and then placed second and third in the NCAAs for Iowa Teachers College at 118 pounds, in 1937 and ’38. He earned his greatest fame as a coach, leading East Waterloo to seven state team titles and a 228-48-12 dual meet record in his 27 years as head coach. During his era, he battled with Hall of Famer Bob Siddens at West Waterloo for the state bragging rights at the high school level. Dave died in 2002.