Dominic Black

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Dominic Black

Dominic Black (born in Lexington, Kentucky) was a notable wrestler for West Virginia University.[1]

He is one of only six wrestlers in WVU history to have more than 100 career wins, with a 105-36-2 record.[1] As a junior, he went 33-5, won an EWL title, and competed in his second straight NCAA tournament.[1] In his senior season, he recorded a 39-win record, another EWL title, All-American honors and another trip to the NCAA tournament.[1]

In 1992, Black took first place with University Freestyle National Champion honors.[citation needed] In 1995, he was the first West Virginia wrestler to represent the United States in an international event. He won two gold medals at the World Cup of Freestyle.[citation needed]

In 1997, Black entered the United States Army and is a member of the Army’s World Class Athlete Program that allows him to wrestle and recruit for the Army. Black is a member of the US national freestyle team and is competing to wrestle in the Olympic Games.[1]

Black began wrestling as a sophomore at Henry Clay High School in Lexington Kentucky and barely posted a winning record and was unable to qualify for the regional tournament. However, his record improved his junior year followed up by a senior season which included a state championship and the 1987 state tournament's outstanding wrestler.


  1. ^ a b c d e Hail West Virginia: WVU Sports Hall of Fame class selected Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (Fall 2004). Retrieved on December 30, 2010.