2023 Inductee Robert King, 1976
Robert King, a 1976 graduate of Bellevue High School, earned seven varsity letters during his time in high school, two in football, three in wrestling, and two in track & field.
In football, he was Honorable Mention Northern Ohio League his senior season, helping to lead the Redmen to the NOL title.
In track & field, he excelled in the shot put and discus events, taking first place in shot put at the Tiffin Relays in 1976.
As a wrestler, Rob had a career record of 56-11, which was the third-highest in wins at his time of graduation. He also held the career record in pins with 29 after the 1975-76 season.
He went 12-4 as a sophomore, took second place in the NOL and first at the Edison Invite and helped the Redmen to the NOL title. As a junior, he went 24-4, was team MVP, took first in the NOL, Sectional and District and was a State participant, going 1-1 at the event. He also took third place at the Toledo Rogers Invite and was named First Team, South Shore Coaches & Officials Association All-Star team.
As a senior, Rob went 20-3 and led the Redmen to the NOL title. He was co-captain, took first in the NOL and Sectional, was fourth at District, first at the Galion Invite, was named Kiwanis Scholar Athlete, and earned the WNRR Trophy for most pins with 12.
While at BHS, he was also Junior Class President, was a member of the Academic Challenge Team, National Athletic Scholarship Society, National Honor Society, took the Charles Danforth Award as top male in the class, and ranked third overall in his class at graduation.
Rob went on to Davidson College in North Carolina where he played football and wrestled. He earned two letters in football and three in wrestling. He has a career wrestling mark of 38-7 (missing his entire junior year with an injury). As a freshman, he was 8-2 and third place Southern Conference. He went 15-2 as a sophomore and was second place in the conference and third at the Citadel Invite. As a senior, he was 15-3 and team captain, was second at the Citadel Invite, first at the Washington & Lee Invite, and was second place in the conference. He earned the Thomas T. Sparrow Award as the athlete who best exemplified spirit during his senior year.
Rob is a 1983 graduate of the Toledo College of Law and is currently a partner with Bugbee & Conkle LLP. He and his wife, Anna, reside in Toledo. They are parents of Katie, Kelly, and Brian.
Dennis Sabo introduces 1976 graduate Robert King.