|PLAYED AT BSU||1975-79|
A four-year letter winner and captain in 1979, Bob Eckert competed for Head Coach Chet Anderson and the Bemidji State Wrestling team from 1975-79. Eckert won the NIC 190lbs weight class four times and became the fifth wrestler in the NIC Conference history to do so. He was voted the most valuable wrestler for the 1979 NIC conference tournament. He also earned All-American honors in 1977 and 1979, placing third at the NAIA national meet to cap his sophomore and senior seasons. In addition, Eckert was a member of the Beavers’ 1975-76 NIC championship team (12-2-0), while he compiled an 87-13-3 (.859) overall record as an individual. Bob also played football his freshman year as a defensive linebacker and lettered.