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Mario Russo

For an athlete who first came to this country in 1947 from his native Italy, Russo made the most of his time and opportunities. At Akron U he lettered four times each in football and wrestling, earning All-Ohio guard in 1955 and going undefeated for three seasons as a 167 pound wrestler for Andy Maluka. A three-time Ohio Conference mat champion, Russo is one of the most outstanding wrestlers produced at UA.

Inducted 1970 | Wrestling