Photo of Marc Sprague Jr.

Marc Sprague Jr.Marc Sprague Jr.

Photo of Marc Sprague Jr.
School: Madison Graduation Year: 1982

Year Inducted: 2017

Sports Played: Wrestling

High School Honors: 4-year Wrestling letterman. PIL and State Champion at 123 lbs. as a Sophomore, 130 lbs. as a Junior, and 136 lbs. as a Senior; 1st in PIL and 3rd in State at 115 lbs. as a Freshman.

Post High School Career: 1 year of Varsity Wrestling at Arizona State University. In Amateur Athletic Union competition, 4-time Oregon Freestyle Champion; 15-time Grand National Champion in weight classes between 77 and 136 lbs.; 7-time Amateur World Champion; and 3-time Oregon Greco Roman Champion. Wrestling coach at Lincoln High, 1987. Founder and operator of the Wax Shop auto detail business on NE Killingsworth for 25 years.

Commentary:

My father, Marc Sprague, Sr., inspired my love for wrestling. He was a long-time private coach at Oregon Athletic Club and USA Cobra. He and Hall of Fame member Roy Pittman introduced me to amateur wrestling at a very early age. Other encourage-rs were the late Floyd Vaughn, Pavel Katsen and Bobby Douglas. Things I learned on the mat—dedication, goal setting, perseverance and building the competitive edge—helped me succeed in the launching and running of an auto detail business.

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