In keeping with the tradition of great wrestlers at Old Dominion University, Lou Curra becomes the fifth wrestler to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
He quietly compiled a 44-13-1 record at ODU, earned All-American honors three times, as well as earning numerous conference titles.
A native of Cedarhurst, New York, Curra enjoyed an outstanding High School career under Bud Meredith, another Pete Robinson prodigy. As an ODU sophomore in 1968, the 115-pounder began making his mark on the national level with a fourth place finish in the NCAA College Division Championships. In 1969, Curra took fifth and as a senior in 1970 he placed fourth and advanced to the University Division championships. He captured the Mason-Dixon Conference tournament titles in 1968 and 1969.
As a senior, Curra was honored as the top scholar Athlete-of-the-Year at Old Dominion University. He carried 3.24 grade-point average, while majoring in industrial arts education. He graduated in 1970 and has been at Hauppauge High School in Port Jefferson, New York, since that time as a teacher and wrestling coach and presently as an assistant superintendent.
"It was quite an honor for me to come to Old Dominion and wrestle for Pete Robinson. I will always remember the friendships, the people at Old Dominion and my teammates. Pete Robinson will always hold a special place in my heart," notes Curra.