Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Athletic Hall of Fame

M. L. "Mose" Sims - 1982

A graduate of Erick High School, Sims was an outstanding wrestler and football player for the Bulldogs in the late 1930’s. He was captain of the 1939 wrestling team and was the heavyweight champion in both the Missouri Valley and a National AAU Champion. He held the record for the fastest pin fall of an opponent in the AAU tournament when he won in 20 seconds. Sims was an all-conference tackle on the football team and was named to the All-Oklahoma team which included players from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma A&M, Tulsa and all other schools.

He later served in the United States Navy during World War II where he also coached the junior varsity squad at OU while being stationed at the Norman Naval Base. Eventually Sims went on to a teaching and principal position at Roosevelt High School in 1959 and held the position for more than 25 years.