Graduated: 1970
Inducted: 2004


South Dakota State University wrestling standout Greg Schmidt was inducted into the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the 2004 SDSU Festival of Champions.

Schmidt, a 1970 graduate of SDSU and native of Rockham, S.D., posted a 70-11-1 record during his wrestling career with the Jackrabbits and never lost to a North Central Conference opponent. Competing at a time when freshmen were not eligible for varsity competition, he won three straight NCC titles and earned All-America honors three straight years at the NCAA College Division Tournament, finishing as national runner-up on two occasions: in 1968 at 115 pounds and again in 1970 at 118 pounds. He also finished third in the 118-pound division in 1969.

Schmidt later became the first native South Dakota to place in the NCAA University Division national tournament with a fifth-place finish in 1970 to cap a 26-4 season.

After serving as head wrestling coach at SDSU for the 1974 and 1975 seasons, Schmidt entered private business.

Schmidt, along with fellow inductee Nancy (Joyce) Keppen, were the 44th and 45th members of the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame.