Sport

Wrestling

Years Played

1982-86

Year Inducted

2003

One of the elite wrestlers from a long history of tradition-rich Bison matmen, Morgan was a four-time All-American for NDSU from 1982-83 through the 1985-86 seasons. He was fifth in the nation in 1983, third in 1984 and 1985, and fourth in 1986, all at 167 pounds.

He was a four-time North Central Conference placewinner, capturing the league championship in 1984, finishing second in both 1985 and 1986, and third in 1983.

He compiled a 98-36 career record at NDSU, the fourth highest victory total in school history when he departed and still in the Top 10 upon his induction. He compiled 29-10, 17-8, 23-10 and 29-8 records from his freshman to senior years and had a 37-7 dual meet mark over that span.

He took it to the next level after college, competing internationally for a number of years. Morgan was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team, finishing seventh in the Games of Seoul, South Korea. He was a member of the U.S. World Team from 1989 to 1991 and was a first alternate for the 1992 Olympic games.

He placed fifth in the World Championships in Matigney, Switzerland, in 1989, sixth in the 1990 World Championships in Rome, Italy, and seventh in the 1991 World Championships in Varna, Bulgaria.

Morgan is a former athletes' representative to the Board of Directors of USA Wrestling. He is a native of Bloomington, Minn., where he was the 1981 Minnesota state champion for Kennedy High School.  He graduated from North Dakota State and obtained a master's degree in business administration from St. Thomas University.

He was a district assets protection team leader for Target stores in Denver before moving to Drake Beam Morin, a human resource consulting company in 2001. He is a consultant with that firm working on the Olympic supplier program with the United States Olympic Committee and also provides career transition services for all athletes to help them transition from being an elite athlete into the working world.