1999 NCAA Division 1 National Champion - Penn State University
One of the most decorated wrestlers in Shore Conference history, Glenn Pritzlaff became just the 2nd wrestler from the Shore Conference to win a Division 1 National Championship when he defeated Otto Olson of Michigan in the 1999 NCAA National Championships by a score of 10-4.
It was the 2nd time Pritzlaff would achieve All-American status for the Nittany Lions and capped a stellar collegiate career which saw him finish with 135 career victories, a Big-10 Conference Championship, and all Big-10 honors. In addition to his accomplishments on the mat for Penn State, Pritzlaff also excelled in the classroom, being named to the Big-10 All-Academic team three consecutive seasons.
Pritzlaff's accomplishments came as little surprise to Shore Conference fans who watched him put together one of the most dominant careers in the history of New Jersey wrestling. Pritzlaff won three NJSIAA State Tournament Championships, being named Most Outstanding Wrestler his final two years, after finishing in 5th place his freshmen year. He also claimed four Region 6 championships and District 22 titles and finished with a record of 113 wins and just three defeats.
In addition to his collegiate and high school championships, Pritzlaff also earned a University Freestyle championship in 1996, the USA Junior Freestyle championship in 1994, and the USA FILA World Junior Freestyle Championship in 1994.
A member of the Middletown South and Region 6 Hall of Fame, Pritzlaff stands as one of the greatest wrestlers to ever come out of New Jersey.
Glenn Pritzlaff - NCAA National Champion - All American - Middletown South - Shore Conference