Bob Simmons '81

  • 2016 Induction Class
Bob Simmons '81

At CHA, Bob was a three-sport athlete who excelled in all three. He earned eight varsity letters in cross country, wrestling, and track. As a sophomore, he lettered in wrestling and track and was the Most Improved wrestler. Bob’s senior year was exceptional and one that still serves as one of the most decorated in CHA athletic history. In cross country, he was First Team All-Inter-Ac, MVP of the team, and the first CHA runner to win the Inter-Ac Championship in what was at the time a new Belmont Plateau record. In wrestling, he was selected captain and selected as the team MVP. In track, he was the captain of the team, Most Outstanding, and won both the 1600 and 3200-meter events at the Inter-Ac Championships (called the “Impossible Double,” earning him All-Inter-Ac Honors in track as well. He held the school records for both the 1600 and 3200-meter run until 1988, but still is the record holder of the 1600 meter run (as of 2016). He also was named the Lawrence R. Mallery Scholar-Athlete his senior year.

  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Wrestling

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