Biography — VanGorden David A

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David VanGorden
Wrestling
Inducted Class of 1999

A two-time Section V Class A 154 lb. wrestling champion and a three-time Finger Lakes champion, Dave lettered in wrestling all four years at Geneva High. He was also a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and a three-year letterwinner in football. Dave was captain of both the wrestling and football teams his senior year. He was named all-conference in football his senior year. He was a member of the 1964 league championship football team which was inducted into the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

Dave graduated from Geneva in 1965 and went on to the SUNY Oswego where he was a two-time SUNY Champion at 160 and 191 pounds. Dave retired from Palmyra-Macedon where he taught technology. He coached wrestling for a quarter century, 12 years at the modified and 13 season as varsity head coach. Dave was inducted into the Section V Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011.

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