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Jasper’s Matheis To Be Inducted Into Two Sports Hall Of Fames (AUDIO/PHOTOS)

Matheis shown in wrestling match about to pin in opponent from Southridge his senior year.

Matheis shown in wrestling match about to pin in opponent from Southridge his senior year.

Jasper (NNDC) – Greg Matheis, who won an IHSAA state wrestling championship for Jasper High School and went on to become a two-sport NCAA Division II All-American in college, will be inducted into two sports Halls of Fame in February.

Matheis, a 1988 JHS graduate who was also a member of the Wildcats’ 1987 4A IHSAA Runners-up in football will first be inducted into the University of Indianapolis Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 11th.  He will then be inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, February 19th.

Matheis says a Hall-Of-Fame induction is an individual honor, but he’s the first one to tell you, these honors would not have been possible without the support of coaches, family, and fans at both JHS and UIndy… (CLICK HERE FOR COMMENT FROM GREG MATHEIS)

Matheis (left in black) tackling the East Central HS quarterback in the 1987 IHSAA 4A playoffs.

Matheis (left in black) tackling the East Central HS quarterback in the 1987 IHSAA 4A playoffs.

Also as a senior, Matheis accumulated a 36-0 record as a heavyweight on his way to the 1988 IHSAA state title.

Matheis went on to become a three-time NCAA Division II All-American (twice in wrestling and once in football) for the University of Indianapolis (UIndy).

He is the first University of Indianapolis wrestler to compete in three Division II national tournaments, also as a heavyweight.  His career record as Greyhound was 133-25 (.842) career record as the Greyhounds’ heavyweight.

Matheis says competing on the collegiate level in both sports is something he’s very proud of… (CLICK HERE FOR COMMENT FROM GREG MATHEIS)

Greg Matheis today

Greg Matheis today

Matheis is UIndy’s only student-athlete to earn All-America honors in both football and wrestling.

He was also named the school’s outstanding male athlete as both a junior and a senior.

Matheis held the Greyhounds’ season victory record (40 wins) for 14 years and the program’s career victory record (133 wins) for 16 years.

He earned a pair of top-five places in D-II national tournaments, finishing third as a sophomore and fifth as a junior.

Currently currently a vice president at Springs Valley Bank and Trust, Matheis is also a board member for the Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County.

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