“Big” Bob Roop – 2017

Inducted: 2017

East Lansing High School – Football, Wrestling, Track

MHSAA State Heavyweight Wrestling Champion – 1960

Michigan State University

Football and Wrestling

United States Army

All-Army Wrestling Team, All Services Team,  National AAU Wrestling Champion

1964 Olympic Wrestling Tryouts

Southern Illinois University

Varsity Heavyweight Wrestler, 1966 through 1969, Team Captain 1969

United States Olympic Wrestling Team

Greco-Roman Heavyweight – 1968 Mexico City

Professional Wrestling Career

12 Regional – 4 National – 2 World Championship Titles

Wrestled U.S. Coast to Coast and 12 Foreign Countries

Wrestled Iraqi Champion in Bagdad in front of 85,000 spectators – Saddam Hussain Promotion

Inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional WrestlingHall of Fame 2006

HOF Plaque displayed at Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa

Cauliflower Alley Club Lou Thesz Award 2009