Bulldog Hall of Fame
Dave Surofchek Dave Surofchek
Wrestling, 1988-93

Surofchek, a four-time All-American, earned national runner-up honors in 1993 at 190 pounds. The Rockford native also placed fourth in 1992, fifth in 1991 and sixth in 1990. He went on to become the 1993 United States Olympic Festival champ in Greco-Roman wrestling in 198 pounds. Surofchek became the first FSU freshman wrestler to earn All-America honors in 1990 while earning the team's Outstanding Freshman Award and GLIAC Rookie of the Year plaudits. In his senior campaign (1992-93), he posted a 25-6 record and tallied eight pins as FSU won its seventh straight league title and finished seventh at the NCAA-II Championships. He was a three-time GLIAC and NCAA-II Mideast Region champion. He compiled a 29-8 overall record and a team-high 17 pins in 1991-92 as FSU took 11th place at the NCAA-II Championships.

In his four-year varsity career, Surofchek compiled a 106-40-2 overall record with 40 pins. He was a nine-time USA Wrestling Greco-Roman All-American, spent six years at the U.S. Olympic Training Center as a resident athlete and was a U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling Team alternate in 1996 and 2000. He serves as a financial consultant for Salomon Smith Barney in Colorado Springs where he lives with his wife, Amy, and one son.

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