Varsity President and CEO Eric Luke (54) recently won 1st place in his weight class at the Old Timers Wrestling Tourney in Erie Colorado.
The Colorado Old Timers Tournament started 25 years to create a place for wrestlers to compete with fellow wrestlers who were not still in college. It has evolved into one of the biggest of its kind in the nation. The purpose is for old wrestlers to have fun but also to raise money and awareness for local high school programs.
Eric placed 1st for three years running when he was 38, 39 and 40. At 41 he placed 3rd. At this years tournament, 13 years later at age 54 (oldest in his weight class), he placed 1st once again with only 1 point being scored against him.
The idea to compete came 3 weeks prior to the event. In those 3 weeks, Eric lost 14.5 lbs. and went to 5 practices to prepare.