Intermat Rewind: Norman Borlaug

By Mark Palmer, Intermat Staff Writer – 9/25/2009

Norman Ernest Borlaug may be the most accomplished former wrestler in the twentieth century.

Borlaug never won an Olympic gold medal, or a national collegiate or conference title, or even a state high school title.  His coaching career was brief, serving as a freshman wrestling coach while in college.  However, the former high school and college wrestler’s accomplishments as an agricultural scientist are nothing short of astonishing…..and life saving.