Trinity High School welcomed its third Hall of Fame class Saturday at a dinner at the Ameriocan Legion in Washington. Wrestler Ed DeWitte was among the members. DeWitte was Trinity's first PIAA State wrestling champion, winning the WPIAL and PIAA titles at 145 pounds.

DeWitte attended Pitt and went undefeated in dual meets for three years. In 1956, he won the Eastern Championship, the Wilkes College Championship and the NCAA National Championship. DeWitte continued wrestling after college, winning the Wilkes Open Championship in 1957 and 1958, the latter title earning him tournament MVP honors.

In 1960, his wrestling expertise landed him a spot on the United States Olympic Team that competed in Rome. In 1962, he won both the gold medal and MVP award at the US Army Far-West AAU Championships. DeWitte was elected to the Washington-Greene County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.

The other honorees included Blanca D'Hoedt Erickson (track), Brian Kimutis (football, baseball), Alex Leckie (rifle), Tim O'Connor (football, basketball), Carl Trusler (contributor), and the 1978 track team (WPIAL champs, PIAA runner-up).


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