A U.P. Sports Hall of Famer

UP sports hall of fameContinuing our short series for the Beaumier Heritage Center’s new exhibit “U.P. POWER! High School Sports in Upper Michigan,” here is a small introduction to one of the many athletes that will be featured in this exhibit.

Bob Mariucci became the second wrestler to earn a total of four U.P. championships. He wrestled for the Iron Mountain Mountaineers from 1981-84. He was also student body president in 1984 and was his class valedictorian. He was the 1982 national Junior Olympic freestyle champion and the only wrestler from the U.P. to be chosen for the USA Scholastic All-American Dream Team in 1983. After High School, Mariucci played football for Northern and was named their Most Valuable Receiver in 1987 and 1988. He was inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

To learn more about Mariucci and other great U.P. High School athletes, be sure to check out the new exhibit at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in Room 105 of Cohodas. It opens at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 with a reception in the Center.

All items on display for this exhibit are on loan to us from many people and places around the U.P.

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