Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Athletic Hall of Fame

Karl Kitt - 1970

Kitt is a former wrestler from Tulsa, who won two Oklahoma Collegiate Conference titles. He lost a referee’s decision for the NCAA title in 1936 and took third place in the national AAU title in 1939. Kitt graduated in 1937 and went on to be a wrestling coach at Cleveland High School, Tulsa Webster, Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy. He served as past president of the Intercollegiate Wrestling Association and was a member of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Committee and the American Wrestling Coaches and Officials Executive Committee.