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November 28, 2013

Hall of Fame video interview: Wrestler Sylvester Terkay

2013 NC State Hall of Fame inductee Sylvester Terkay, a former national champion wrestler, took some time to talk with The Wolfpacker about his time in Raleigh before he was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Nov. 22, 2013.

Terkay's biography (courtesy of NC State)


1993 NCAA heavyweight champion, with a perfect 41-0 record
1992 NCAA heavyweight runner-up
Three-time All-American (1991, 1992, 1993)
Three-time first-team Academic All-American (1991, 1992, 1993)
Four-time ACC heavyweight champion (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
Four-time All-ACC performer
Three-time ACC heavyweight wrestler of the year (1991, 1992, 1993)
Two-time team captain (1992, 1993)

Individual Records

School-record 41 wins in a single season
Set school record with 122 career victories, 64 career pins, .897 career winning percentage, most wins by a sophomore and senior

Team Records

Led team to seventh place finish at 1993 NCAA Championships, the highest finish in school history
Back-to-back ACC team championships (1990, `91)

General Information

One of five NCAA champions in NC State wrestling's storied history.
Pennsylvania native who transferred to NC State after one semester at Chowan (N.C.) Junior College.
Successful actor, professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter.
Voted most popular professional wrestler in Japan (2002).

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