Elgin High School Class of 1975
Mark was an outstanding football player and exceptional wrestler at Elgn High School. In 1975, as a senior, he placed 5th in the state wrestling tournament. At Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, he earned Division II All- American distinction in Wrestling all four years, becoming the first SIU-Edwardsville athlete to do so. He had finishes of 5th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st in the Division II Tourney as he moved from his freshman to his senior year. In 1978 and 1979 his All-American recognition extended to the Division I Tourney as well. He was chosen SIU-Edwardsville Outstanding Athlete his senior year.