Craig Blackman '81
Induction Year: 1989
Sport(s): Wrestling
Graduation Year: 1981

Craig was another in the long line of outstanding wrestlers to compete at the NCAA Division I level for F&M. He established himself as a starter early in his collegiate career, lettering four times. Craig competed in three NCAA championship tournaments, placing fifth at 90 lbs. to earn All-American status in 1981. Craig finished with a 63-10-1 record in dual meets and a career record of 88-20-2. He set team records for wins (19 in 1978) and takedowns (68 in 1981) which have since been broken but still rank among the best in the team's storied history. 

He was a three-time EIWA placewinner, which included the championship at 190 in 1980. Craig also captained the team his senior year and was named "Uncle Charlie Mayser Award" winner. As a sophomore, he was a member of the U.S. Junior Freestyle team that traveled to Mongolia, where he placed sixth. Craig received a B.A. degree in religious studies and later earned an M. Ed. Degree from Penn State University. He is a teacher and wrestling coach at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Va.