Wrestling - 2005
BOB TURNER graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1962. During his four year stint as a member of the varsity wrestling team, Bob turned in a record of 37 wins versus just six losses and two draws. Of the 37 wins, 26 were by pin. Five of his six losses were to wrestlers who won one or two Section V, Class A or Class B championships. In February of 1962, Bob scored a 21 victory over undefeated Dick Moore of Geneva. Moore was the one who stopped Stan Gridley's (of Corning Northside) 49match unbeaten streak. In March of 1962, Bob pinned senior Tom Vergo of East Rochester in the Section V, Class A tournament. It was Vergo's only loss since his freshman season and the first time he had ever been pinned in his career. The next day, Bob lost a heartbreaking 21 decision to Greenard Poles of Madison in the finals. Poles was undefeated and went on to star at the University of Buffalo and play in the Canadian Football League. As a junior Bob was selected to the West Central AUStar team at the 180pound class and made the same team as a senior in the unlimited weight class. Bob was also a key member of the CFA football and track teams. Bob died way to early in life at the age of 30 in 1972.