On October 26th, Dave Schramm (HWT) ’66 will be inducted into the Missouri Wrestling Hall of Fame. A native of St. Louis, Dave was a two-time New England champion. While doing graduate work at Caltech, Dave was a finalist in the 1968 Greco Roman Olympic trials and coached the Caltech wrestling team to 3 consecutive conference championships.
Dave died in 1997 when his private plane crashed as he was flying to his home in Aspen. At the time of his death, Dave was a professor at the University of Chicago and one of the world’s leading astrophysicists. (Note the tributes in the attached obituaries from his long time friend Stephen Hawking and protégé Professor Allan Muth of MIT.)
For more about the life and legacy of Dave Schramm, view New York Times Essay; Remembering David Schramm, Gentle Giant of Cosmology.