Wade Schalles

Male, Person

1951 –


Who is Wade Schalles?

Wade Schalles is an American amateur wrestler, a two-time NCAA National Champion who holds multiple records in the sport including holding the Guinness Book of World Records title for most amateur wrestling wins and pins, and is the creator of several of wrestling's most notorious moves - including the Spladle and the Cement Mixer.

Schalles is easily wrestling's most accomplished pinner, in his senior year of high school he pinned his way through the season, pinning John Chatman of Trinity in the 154-pound Pennsylvania State Finals. Chatman had a 49 match winning streak entering the bout and would eventually become a two-time State Champ, finishing with a 74-1 record his final three seasons. The match was recently voted by sports writers, officials, and coaches as the most memorable State Final in Pennsylvania state history. And for his 100th NCAA pin, Schalles pinned his opponent from Lock Haven on a tiny masking-tape "X" his fraternity brothers had surreptitiously placed on the mat prior to the match as part of a charity fundraiser.

Schalles is also an award-winning writer, nationally known motivational speaker, renowned educator, author, and actor and has recruited and trained National, World, and Olympic Champions. He has worked for national organizations such as the Amateur Athletic Union as well as with foreign countries promoting competitive sports, and has an impressive track record of more than 30 years in business development, management, strategic planning, public relations and education. Schalles has a Master's Degree in Health and Physical Education with additional graduate work in Administration

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Sep 10, 1951
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania

on July 23, 2013


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