By Mike Dunn 

A Wrestling instinct


Mike Dunn

Dave Edington remains the only four-time state champ in Saratoga wrestling history.

"After his win Dave was hailed as 'the best.' And it's no wonder. Dave is strong, fast and smart - a combination rarely found in a high school wrestler. He has what you call a wrestling instinct."

-Saratoga Sun, March 24, 1960


Dave Edington looked up at a plaque at Saratoga High School holding the names of 31 state wrestling champions. He scratched his grey goatee, and pointed towards a name at the top of the list.

"Yep, there I am," he said

It was him - even if his name was spelled wrong on the plaque. It's spelled 'Edington' not 'Eddington'.

It did not matter all that much to him....

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