Competitors Hall of Fame: Dave Church

Hall of Fame – 2014


Dave was born and raised in the Clarks area.  He attended country school until going to Clarks Jr. /Sr. High School.  Dave’s wrestling career began in Jr. High and continued on into high school under the direction of Coach Norm Manstedt.  Dave is a four time State Finalist and three time Class D State Champion: freshman, sophomore and senior year; Dave was runner-up his junior year.  His high school wrestling record from 1973 through 1976 was 104 wins and 13 losses with only one loss his senior year. Dave was the first three time State Champion for the Clarks Bombers and along with his brother Alan and cousin Bob the Church family were largely responsible for the early success of the Clarks wrestling program.

After high school Dave joined his dad working on the family farm and has since taken over the operation of the farming business.  He has three boys (Lane, Cole, and Clay) who also wrestle and Dave has enjoyed many hours going to their wrestling meets.  Dave will be introduced by his high school wrestling Coach Norm Manstedt

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