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    Dustin Fox
    Dustin Fox

    Contemporary Era:
    2013 Inductee



    Northwestern wrestler, Dustin Fox, the 2008 NCAA heavyweight champion, a two-time All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier, has been elected to the NU Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2013.

    Fox posted a 109-29 overall record for the Wildcats, including a 29-1 mark as a senior in 2008, culminating with an NCAA heavyweight championship. In the title bout, Fox defeated Ohio State's J.D. Bergman in a dramatic 4-2 victory that went to extra time.

    Fox sustained a cut to his head, which continued to bleed during the championship match. After trainers continued to fix the cut, his headgear broke and Fox also fought off a blow to the nose, which left it broken and bloody. In true grit fashion, Fox defeated Bergman with a takedown in the match's second sudden victory.

    Fox came to Northwestern after wrestling at Galion High School in Galion, Ohio. He qualified for the NCAA championships each of his four seasons with the Wildcats and was named an All-American during his junior and senior seasons.

    He finished third in the country as a junior in 2007 and won a Big Ten heavyweight championship. With the win, Fox continued a Wildcats streak as a Northwestern wrestler would take home a Big Ten championship each year for five consecutive seasons from 2005 to 2009. It marked the first time the school has accomplished the feat since 1928 to 1933.

    He became the Wildcats seventh different wrester to win an NCAA championship. During his time with NU, the `Cats finished fifth in the Big Ten championships in 2006 and recorded some of the school's top finishes in the NCAA championships. Northwestern finished fourth in 2007, 13th in 2006 and 2008 and 14th in 2005.