Gallaudet no longer fields a wrestling team, but
years ago, it did. During the Golden Era of Fifties,
Gallaudet won a number of conference wrestling
championships, and was considered one of the
best small college wrestling teams in USA.
The coach was Thompson Clayton. His knowledge of
wrestling holds was in demand by wrestling coaches
everywhere in USA. He stepped forward with a book,
titled – A Handbook of Wrestling Terms and Holds.
DeafDigest Sports editor has this book, purchased
by luck – in a used book store in Cooperstown,
NY while he was touring the Baseball Hall of Fame!
Clayton did coach Gallaudet baseball, but it is
not the reason for the book being available in
an used book store in Cooperstown.