Cliff Michael Natvig
Cliff Michael Natvig

Class of 1963

Army's only two-time national champion in wrestling, Mike Natvig was crowned national champion and All-America at 147 pounds in both 1962 and 1963. One of the most dominant wrestlers in Army history, he posted a career record of 47-7-1, which translates to a remarkable winning percentage of .864.

Natvig was particularly dominant en route to his individual title in 1963, yielding a combined total of three points to five different opponents. A year earlier, he became one of only two wrestlers to defeat Lehigh great Kirk Pendleton, besting his rival in the 1962 NCAA Championship finals.

A consistent force on the national scene throughout his West Point tenure, Natvig qualified for the NCAA Championships during all three years of his varsity career and posted a flashy 10-1 record in NCAA Championship competition.