Dick Ballinger

Wrestling, 1958-60

Dick Ballinger is the only wrestler in University of Wyoming history to win an NCAA championship. A native of Cody, Wyoming, Ballinger won the 1960 NCAA Wrestling championship at 167-pounds. During his outstanding career he was named an All-American three times. He placed second in the 1958 NCAA Championships and fourth in the 1959 NCAA Championships. Ballinger guided Wyoming to a sixth place national team finish in 1959 and a Wyoming all-time best third place team finish in the 1960 NCAA Championships. Inducted October 29, 1993

Honors and Awards

  • 1960 NCAA Champion, 167 Pounds
  • All-American 1958, 1959, 1960
  • Skyline conference champion 1958, 1959, 1960