FULTON — Fulton native John Clark will be inducted into the Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020.

Clark was the Raiders’ first sectional champion and team captain during the 1964 season.

Clark is best known for his illustrious coaching career with the St. Lawrence University wrestling team.

At the helm of the Saints from 1970-90 with career record of 182-54-7, Clark led the 1988 squad to an NCAA Division III title; coached nine Division III individual champions and 34 All-Americans; and was named the Division III Coach of the Year in 1988 and the New York State Collegiate Coach of the Year in 1978.

Clark is also the founder and publisher of Empire Wrestling News.

Other members of the incoming Class of 2020 are Derek Brenon (Watertown IHC), Leigh Frye (Frankfort), Tim Green (Liverpool), Justin Lister (South Jefferson, Binghamton University) and Dale Porter (South Jefferson, Cornell University).


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47 years ago, when I was a freshman at SLU I fell into a deep depression when my high school sweetheart sent me a "Dear John" letter. Coach Clark probably saved my life after I reached out to him. I will always cherish his soothing words and counseling feedback that helped put things in perspective. Thanks, Coach.

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