Denny Benchoff

LTG.png Denny & Barbara Benchoff 
Sunday School Teacher, Coach Alitz taught him how to earn 3 Wrestling Army A’s; 508th PIR, 101st Airborne RVN, USMA Math, ODCSO, CO 707 Mnt Bn, DISCOM, CO Red R Dep Tx, CG 509th Ord Bde, CG DESCOM, CG AMCCOM, DCG Log Ops

 Coach Alitz taught him how to earn 3 Army A’s. 137 pounds

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Al Rushatz was not the only outstanding wrestler in 61-62.Buzzy Krieselfinished fourth at the Easterns as a Cow at 167 lbs. andDale Kuhns was Eastern runner up at heavyweight as a First Classman. Howitzer lists Denny Benchoff, Phil Burns, and Al McElhoseas additional Army A winners. In 1961-62, Al Rushatz and Dale Kuhnswere both undefeated in dual matches.

This strong corps from the Can Do class led the Army wrestling team to records of 6-5 in 1959-60, 7-4 in 1960-61, and 6-4 in 1961-62, beating Navy all 3 Years. Apparently, Leroy Alitz did not believe is patsy schedules as we find Penn State, Syracuse, Springfield, Lehigh, Pittsburgh, and Illinois on the schedules, along with Navy.

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