NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
1997 NCAA Tournament Statistics Frank Laccone
Frank LacconePoints (Opponent)High Lights
Won By DefaultDefaulted (Harp, Mike)Hi-Lite
212 (Chandler, Roger)Hi-Lite
619 (Musser, Clint)Hi-Lite

Personal Information
Wrestler Name: Frank LacconeConference: Big Ten
University / College: Purdue UniversityHometown: Lindenwood
Classification: SeniorHome State: Illinois
Weight ClassSeason WinsSeason LossesCareer WinsCareer Losses
One of four team captains. Career: Record: 109-43 ... seventh two-time All-American in Purdue history ... ranks fourth in Purdue history in wins (109), tied for ninth in falls (11) and ninth in winning percentage (.717) ... represented the United States in the Trofeo Milone Tournament in Rome in 1995 on a team composed of underclassmen All-Americans ... won titles at the West Virginia and Northern Opens during the 1995-96 campaign ... chosen the Purdue Male Athlete-of-the-Month for March 1995. 1996-97: Recorded a 21-13 slate at 142 pounds ... placed second at the Keystone Inviational ... finished seventh at the Cliff Keen Invitational ... won his first three Big Ten matches of the season ... second on the team with 75 takedowns ... ranked 12th nationally prior to the Big Ten Championships ... placed sixth at the conference tournament. 1995-96: Finished eighth at the NCAA Championships en route to being named an All-American for the second straight year ... compiled a 38-8 slate with five pins at 134 pounds ... had 103 takedowns and four reversals ... led the team with 13 two-point nearfalls ... won the 134-pound class at the West Virginia and Northern Opens ... finished second at the Midlands Championships ... placed fifth at the Cliff Keen Collegiete Invitational ... took second place at the Big Ten Championships. 1994-95: Named All-American after finishing seventh at the NCAA Championships ... placed second at the Big Ten Championships ... led Purdue in wins with 32 ... went 4-2 in the Big Ten ... had a team-high 112 takedowns ... chosen the Purdue Male Athlete-of-the-Month for March. 1993-94: Redshirted but took the bronze medal for the South team at the U.S. Olympic Festival in St. Louis. 1992-93: Compiled an 18-13 overall record and a 6-3 record in the Big Ten ... placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships to qualify for the NCAAs as a freshman ... entered the Big Ten's as the sixth seed and defeated third-seeded Tad Yeager (ranked No. 12 nationally) of Northwestern in the first round 12-7 ... also upset No. 8-ranked Sanshiro Abe of Penn State, the eventual Big Ten champion, 9-4 ... second at the St. Louis Open in the freshman/sophomore division and the Michigan State Open ... one of two Boilermakers to record a fall in Big Ten action ... finished second on the team in takedowns with 72. High School: Four-year letterwinner in wrestling ... finished second in the state as a senior ... state champion as a junior ... compiled a 152-11 career record ... fifth-place finisher in the state as a sophomore ... was a state qualifier and member of the state runner-up team as a freshman ... coached by Dan Cliffe as a prepster. Personal: Son of Joseph Laccone and Maureen Mayfield ... majoring in physical education ... three letters.

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