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Wrestling Milestones

Email Dr. Ed Dugas athleticnetwork@louisiana.edu if you have a Milestone/Ragin’ Cajuns First to submit. Please include sport, date, event, etc., source, along with your contact numbers.

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Wrestling was introduced at the university in the Spring, 1964 in Dr. Louis Bowers' physical education wrestling class. From there it immediately grew into the Wrestling Club in 1964-65, then into a team sponsored by the Athletics Department.

Click here for the origin and history of Wrestling at the university.

Click here for the Athletic Network profile of Dr. Louis Bowers.  

Click here for the 1965 U.S.L. Wresting Club.

Click here for the 1966 U. S. L. Wrestling Club.

Click here for the 1967 U. S. L. Wresting Team sponsored by the Athletics Department.

Click here for the 1968 team photo gallery when Coach Bob May's team defeated L.S.U., Florida State, and U. of Texas.

Click here for the 1978 season, the ending of the Wrestling program.  

Former Wrestlers continue to make contributions to the sport.
Click here for the 2018 Wrestling Photo Gallery, where the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Georgia Chapter) recognized Denis Tallini,
Click here for Denis' Athletic Network profile.

The Wrestling Photo Gallery contains 13 years of photos and information on this former team. Their thread is part of the university fabric and it is an important part of our history.

Viewers are encouraged to have those who were part of the Wresting Program to contact the Athletic Network at athleticnetwork@louisiana.edu and provide email addresses for those who may not be connected with email addresses in their profiles.

Thank you.

Peace, Dr. Ed Dugas