New book recalls MSU wrestling champions of 1967

Dec 6, 2016

Michigan State won national championships in both football and hockey in 1966. The following year, an upstart bunch of wrestlers won MSU’s only title in that sport. We talk about that magical season with Dale Anderson, author of “A Spartan Journey: Michigan State’s 1967 Miracle on the Mat.”


The 1960’s has to be seen as the greatest era in Michigan State University sports history. The MSU hockey team won a national championship in ‘66; the men’s soccer team won national crowns in ‘67 and ‘68; and of course, the Spartan football team won championships in ‘65 and ‘66.

Another MSU  team won a national title in the ‘60’s. The 1967 wrestling team won its only championship that season.

Current State's Scott Pohl talks with a member of that team. Dale Anderson won an NCAA crown in his weight division. He’s written a book about that season called “A Spartan Journey: Michigan State’s 1967 Miracle on the Mat.”