Ed Lampitt
Ed Lampitt

Event:
Wrestling

Hall of Fame Class:
1998


Ed Lampitt came out of St. Charles, Mo., after two undefeated high school wrestling seasons, then went on to become the first Missouri wrestler ever to place at the Big Eight Conference tournament in 1966. He was also the second, two years later. Lampitt captained an undefeated team at Mizzou in 1968, and set school records for wins by a sophomore and in a career, both of which have since been broken. He graduated with honors in civil engineering, then went on to become a dentist. Later, he suffered from a debilitating brain tumor. Two surgeries rendered him unable to speak and totally paralyzed. Through rehabilitation, though told he would live a vegetative existence, he recovered but is still paralyzed on one side of his body. He returned to private practice after learning to performer his duties with one hand. Has also become a private pilot, taken up golf and snow skiing, and not surprisingly is a dynamic motivational speaker. He resides in Piedmont, Mo.

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