159. Rico Chiapparelli, wrestling

The best and most flamboyant wrestler to come from Baltimore, Chiapparelli (pictured right with brother Louis) won a 1987 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000122" title="National Collegiate Athletic Association" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/national-collegiate-athletic-association-ORSPT000122.topic">NCAA</a> championship and three <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000112" title="Big Ten Conference" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/big-ten-conference-ORSPT000112.topic">Big Ten</a> titles with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000124" title="Iowa Hawkeyes" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/iowa-hawkeyes-ORSPT000124.topic">Iowa</a>. There, his daring and aggressive style earned him the nickname "The Baltimore Butcher." He also won a U.S. freestyle national championship in 1989 and a National Prep title and three MSA crowns while attending Mount St. Joseph.

( Baltimore Sun / August 18, 1976 )

The best and most flamboyant wrestler to come from Baltimore, Chiapparelli (pictured right with brother Louis) won a 1987 NCAA championship and three Big Ten titles with Iowa. There, his daring and aggressive style earned him the nickname "The Baltimore Butcher." He also won a U.S. freestyle national championship in 1989 and a National Prep title and three MSA crowns while attending Mount St. Joseph.

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