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Local sports legend Greg Matheis will be inducted into two Halls of Fame – on back-to-back weekends – in February. He will first be inducted into the University of Indianapolis Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 11. Matheis will then be inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Matheis graduated from Jasper High School in 1988 and from the University of Indianapolis in 1992. As a senior, he helped the Jasper football team to a 13-1 campaign with a state runner-up finish in 1987. Also as a senior, Matheis fashioned a perfect 36-0 record on his way to giving Jasper an undefeated state champion heavyweight wrestler in 1988.

The two-sport superstar went on to become a three-time NCAA-II All-American – twice in wrestling and once in football – for the University of Indianapolis. Matheis is the University’s only student-athlete to earn All-America honors in both football and wrestling. He was also named the school’s outstanding male athlete as both a junior and a senior.

Matheis was a four-year letterman and a four-year starter for the Greyhounds in both of his sports. He was also a six-time team MVP, earning defensive team MVP status three years in football as well as team MVP distinction three seasons in wrestling. The three-time all-conference nose tackle was named his league’s defensive lineman of the year as a senior.

The first University of Indianapolis wrestler to compete in three NCAA-II national tournaments, Matheis forged a 133-25 (.842) career record as the Greyhounds’ heavyweight. Along the way, he captured 14 college wrestling tournament titles. This total includes a pair of NCAA-II regional championships and three Little State tournament titles.

Matheis held the Greyhounds’ season victory record (40 wins) for 14 years and the program’s career victory record (133 wins) for 16 years. He earned a pair of top-five places in NCAA-II national tournaments, finishing third as a sophomore and fifth as a junior. Matheis wrestled all four years for coach Terry Wetherald, also a member of both Halls of Fame.

Currently serving as a vice president at Springs Valley Bank and Trust, Matheis is also a board member for the Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County.

To reach Greg Matheis: gmatheis@svbt.com
To reach Gina Dacy with the UIndy Athletics Hall of Fame: dacyg@uindy.edu
To reach Scott Schwarz with the IHSWCA Hall of Fame: sschwarz@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us

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