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Fred Braun

Sport:
Wrestling (Inducted: 1994-95)

Fred Braun

Fred Braun was a big reason for one of the most successful periods of Lafayette wrestling history. As a captain in his junior and senior seasons, the 177- pounder logged a school-record 29 consecutive victories.


Braun was named the "Outstanding Wrestler" of the 1955 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championships after winning his second straight individual title. In his three seasons on College Hill, the Leopards compiled a 32-2-1 record and took three second-place finishes at the MAC Tournament. The 1953-54 team went 10-0-1 and is the only undefeated grappling squad in school history. Braun won the Pepper Prize in 1955 for his outstanding service to the Lafayette community. He served two years in the U.S. Army upon graduation, during which time he captured second place at the 1956 U.S. Olympic Rowing Trials.

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