Mark Bodo

University of Pittsburgh

Mark Bodo was one of the elite state wrestling champions from Reynolds High School, but he went on to an even better record at the University of Pittsburgh as three-time All-American.

Mark was a football and wrestling standout at Reynolds. In football, he was a 3-year letterman and team captain his senior year, 1993. He was a running back and linebacker for Coach Frank Amato, in his last season of his Mercer County Hall of Fame coaching career.  

In wrestling, he capped off his senior season with a state title and as captain, helped the Raiders win the state team crown while competing for another Mercer County Hall of Famer, Coach Brian Hills. A 4-year letterman, he was a Northwest Region qualifier as a freshman, then placed fifth and fourth before his state championship. He posted a 137-21 mat record.

He went on to a phenomenal wrestling career at Pitt from 1994-98. Posting 106 career victories, he finished 6th, 4th and 6th at the NCAA Division I Championships, duplicating the All-America triple of his Coach Rande Stottlemyer, another Mercer County Hall of Famer.

Mark was team captain his redshirt senior year.

He stayed active athletically, competing in Ironman triathlons, marathons and trail runs. He volunteered in assisting his children’s activities of football, soccer, baseball and wrestling.