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Baylor and Hall Inducted into District 4 Wrestling Hall of Fame

By Staff | Mar 19, 2013
Robert Hall, (left), Hughesville High School Class of 1959 was inducted into the PIAA District 4 Wrestling Hall of Fame in February. His son, Robert, presented the award at the ceremony.
Don Baylor (left) Muncy High School Class of 1955, was inducted into the PIAA District 4 Wresting Hall of Fame in February. Presenting the plaque was his son, Dr. Rick Baylor.

Don Baylor and Bob Hall were inducted into the PIAA District 4 Wrestling Hall of Fame this past February.

Baylor was a three-sport athlete at Muncy where he won eight letters and was a member of the unbeaten 1954 football team. Baylor compiled a 32-7 record as a wrestler, winning two West Branch championships. As a junior he had just two losses, both to state champion Dave Einsel of Shamokin. His senior year he won District 4 and Northeast Regional titles and was unbeaten until the PIAA finals where he lost 4-0 at 185 pounds.

Hall won four varsity letters at Hughesville. He was a District 4 champion and Northeast Regional runner-up at 185 pounds in 1959. At Bloomsburg State Teachers College, Hall won two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships, finished first and third at the NAIA national tournament, and placed fifth at the NCAA tournament, becoming the first Bloomsburg athlete to earn All-American status.

Hall was awarded the Robert Redman Trophy as the outstanding senior athlete and was inducted into the Bloomsburg University Hall of Fame in 1998. Hall also started the wrestling program at Cocalico High School, where he coached for eight years.