Mark Lucki was a tenacious competitor, both on the
wrestling mats, and in football for Midview in the late 1960ís until
his graduation in 1970.
On the gridiron, Lucki played a gritty, hard-nosed style at both guard
and linebacker. He was a two-way starter in his junior and senior
seasons. During his junior year, Mark was given the honor of Most
Valuable Lineman. But he didnít rest on his laurels. He enhanced his
game, and reputation, his senior year, when as the Middies captain, he
made All Lakeland Conference on both sides of the football! But while
excelling at opening holes and protecting the quarterback, Lucki may
have been better defensively. Displaying a nose for the football, and
a love for contact, Mark racked up 124 primary tackles, and assisted
on 44 others.
But if his work in football was outstanding, his achievements in
wrestling for three years were historic. Mark wrestled for the first
time as a sophomore, at 154 pounds. He was 12-5, but a glimpse of the
future came at the Bay Village Invitational, where he placed second.
He finished second in the Lakeland Conference tournament, and placed
in the top four in both the sectional and district wrestling
tournaments. Mark racked up an impressive 16-4-1 mark, his junior
year, including the Lakeland Conference championship, and placed in
the top four for the second year in a row in both the sectional and
Mark busted out his senior year. He compiled a 29-2 record, taking
first place in the 155 pounds category in the Lakeland Conference, Bay
Invitational, and Pioneer Invitational tournaments. He won the
sectional title, finished second in the district, and third in the
state. He later won at 155 pounds in the East-West All-Star match.
Markís setbacks in the tournaments in his both his junior and senior
campaigns came at the hands of the eventual state champion at 155
pounds. When finished, Markís career mark stood at 57-11-1 and he set
the standard by which future Midview wrestlers would be measured.
Mark is a meat cutter and lives in Elyria.
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