Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Athletic Hall of Fame

Ralph Teague - 1965

Considered to be the most dominant wrestler in school history, Teague helped to establish the school’s rich past in the sport. He was a combined 50-3 in his dual matches as a heavyweight and never lost after his freshman year. He was the Oklahoma Conference Heavyweight Champion in 1932, 1933 and 1934. He went on to win the NCAA Heavyweight Championship in 1933 and 1934 and National AAU titles in 1934 and 1935. He missed qualifying for the 1936 Olympics because of a knee injury. His replacement at heavyweight, Roy Dunn, was someone he had beaten five previous times in his career. Teague graduated magna cum laude in 1934 with a degree in English.