CURTIS ELLIS

2021 – WRESTLING

Washington High School
Morgan State University

  • Two-time WPIAL Class AAA champion and PIAA semifinalist in 1977, losing to three-time PIAA champion and Olympic gold medalist, Bob Weaver, on a late takedown. Weaver, so impressed with Ellis’ near upset, raised Ellis arm as his own was raised in victory

  • Mr. Ellis was a three-time NCAA Division II All-American (1978, 1979 and 1981) for Morgan State University in Baltimore, all at 118 pounds

  • He was undefeated in his collegiate career against MEAC Conference competition (36-0) and was undefeated at home against non-conference competition

  • Mr. Ellis was a four-time MEAC champion and two-time East Regional champion (1980-1981). He was invited to and won the Penn State Invitational in 1980 and was ranked eighth in the NCAA Division I national rankings in 1980

  • He was a team captain and completed his collegiate career with a 102-17-1 record

  • Mr. Ellis was inducted into Morgan State’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. He was a key performer on Wash High’s undefeated dual team in 1976. The Little Prexies finished as WPIAL Cass AAA runners up

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