New book recalls MSU wrestling champions of 1967.
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.”
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Dale Anderson was a member of that history-making Michigan State wrestling team that helped propel the Spartans to that team title nearly a half-century ago after having been a struggling, cellar-dwelling squad just three years earlier. Now he tells that story -- along with what he describes as "a travelogue of my (wrestling) life" that intersects with a number of familiar names in the sport -- in his brand-new book "A Spartan Journey: Michigan State's 1967 Miracle on the Mat."
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WATERLOO -- Anytime Dale Anderson gets together with his former high school wrestling coach, Bob Siddens, the story comes up.
"When I started at Michigan State, there is nobody in history that was more miserable than me," said Anderson, a two-time Waterloo West state champion. "Everything went wrong with everything.