Wayne Baughman (2013)

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A 1959 graduate and two-sport star for John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City, Richard Wayne Baughman was a standout collegiate wrestler for the University of Oklahoma from 1961-63. A two-time Big Eight Conference champion and three-time All-American, he was an NCAA champion in 1962. He won 53 of his 60 collegiate matches while suiting up for the Sooners, and was part of national team champions in 1960 and 1963, captaining the 1963 group. Success for Baughman continued on the international stage. He wrestled at the 1964, 1968, and 1972 Olympic Games. Baughman was also a member of eight World Teams, winning a gold medal at the 1967 Pan American Championships. By the time his competitive career was finished, Baughman won 16 national championships in the various disciplines. A coaching career that spanned three decades began in 1975 at the Air Force Academy. Baughman led the Falcons to 183 dual meet victories. He coached the U.S. freestyle squad to six medals at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. He was coach of five U.S. squads at World Championship tournaments, three in freestyle and two in Greco-Roman. Baughman was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Member.