Share our heritage | 1957 Penn State Wrestling Club

Each Monday the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Sam and Norma Markle.

This photo of the Penn State wrestling club is from 1957, when Penn State won the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association team tournament by beating 17 other schools, including Pitt, Navy, Syracuse, Colgate, Harvard, Princeton and Yale.

In the front row, from left: John Johnston, John Pepe, Sid Nodland, Dave Adams, Earl Poust and George Smith

In the second row, from left: Joe Cramp, George Gray, Bruce Gilmore, Les Walters, Sam Markle and Coach Charlie Speidel.

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to or directly to Photo Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.