Alfred Esper Paulekas
Alfred Esper Paulekas

Class of 1953

Al Paulekas collected five varsity letters in wrestling and football prior to his graduation in 1953. Army's first wrestling All-American, he placed second in the nation at 177 pounds in 1953.

A three-time NCAA qualifier, Paulekas won a pair of Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association titles. He completed a career record of 47-2-1 and is the lone wrestler to go undefeated in dual meets over his career. He won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1955.

Paulekas collected two varsity letters and served as team captain of the football team during his senior season. He helped the Black Knights to wins over Columbia, The Citadel, South Carolina, Dartmouth, Virginia Military Institute and Pennsylvania during his tenure.