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Dave Russell

Inducted 2013

Elgin High School Class of 1961


Dave Russell (Elgin High 1961) became the Maroons first state wrestling champion finishing with an undefeated record of 31-0 in the 180 pound weight class during his senior season.  Russell won the Big Eight Conference title, the district title, and the sectional title as he helped the Maroons to a sixth place finish as a team at the state level.  Dave attended the University of Illinois where he earned a freshman letter and two varsity letters wrestling as a heavyweight.