MOORHEAD, Minn. – Former Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling standout Frank Mosier will be presented with the Outstanding American Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at a banquet on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Westin hotel in Princeton, N.J.
Mosier was one of the co-founders of the New Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2000, serving as the chapter’s president for nine years.
He enjoyed a decorated career as a Dragon wrestler in the 1960s. He was NAIA national champion in 1964 and 1967 and helped the Dragons claim the NAIA National Championship in 1964, which is the only national team championship in school history. Mosier was also a four-year letterwinner and was the NIC champion at 167 pounds in 1963 and 1967. He also had a fourth-place finish in the nation in 1966.
“Frank Mosier left his mark on Dragons Wrestling by becoming one of the best Dragons of all time by winning two NAIA National Titles and being part of the 1964 National Championship team,” MSUM head wrestling coach Kris Nelson said. “I am excited that he is being honored not only because of his great success on the mat but what he has given back to the sport of wrestling and to Dragons Athletics.”
Mosier was inducted into the NAIA Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1984 and to the MSUM Dragons Hall of Fame in 2009.
He also served on the MSUM Alumni Foundation Board and played a significant role in the 2010 Athletic Summit. Mosier was also instrumental in helping MSUM compete in the Grapple at the Garden in 2014.
“He is very supportive of the Dragon Athletic Department and has been instrumental in helping with Dragon alumni events,” Nelson said. ” He always takes the time to share his knowledge and insight with the administration, coaches and current athletes.”