Mke Craft is Co-National Wrestling Official of the Year

Wrestling USA Magazine Choice

Friday, March 21, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestler Mike Craft has been selected as the 2014 Co-National Official of the Year by Wrestling USA Magazine.

Craft has been a collegiate and high school official for 38 years and has worked the TSSAA state tournament for the last 28 years.

He is a member of the Tennessee Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and received the TSSAA Distinguished Service Award in the officials category in 2013.

While wrestling for Jim Morgan at UTC, Craft was a Southern Open champion and the team's most improved wrestler in 1974.

He won an Alabama state high school championship in 1970 (Anniston HS), while his son, Josh, captured a Tennessee state title for East Ridge.  

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