Ron Gray won NCAA crowns for Iowa State at 147 pounds in both 1958 and ’59, and placed second as a sophomore. He was the O.W. at the NCAAs in 1959 and also won three Big Eight titles. He compiled a record of 65-1-1 in college. He was also Iowa ‘s first four-time state finalist while at Eagle Grove High School winning three titles and placing second once. He coached at Franklin and Marshall and Kent State colleges for nearly three decades.