Vic Marcucci was instrumental in helping the Iowa State wrestling program gain national prominence. A native of Oak Lawn, Ill., Marcucci was a three-time All-American, two-time Big Eight Conference champion and a national champion during his Cyclone career from 1965-67. As a sophomore (1965), Marcucci placed third at 167 pounds at the NCAA meet, helping Iowa State head coach Harold Nichols win the first of his six NCAA team championships for the Cyclones. Marcucci capped off his senior season (1967) by winning the NCAA 160-pound title with a 2-1 decision over Oklahoma’s Cleo McGlory. Marcucci finished third, second and first, respectively, in his three NCAA Championship appearances. He was inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009.

Marcucci Highlights
- Three-time All-American at 160 and 167 pounds (1965, 1966, 1967)
- Finished third (1965), second (1966) and first (1967) at the NCAA Championship
- Two-time Big Eight champion (1966, 1967)
- 1967 NCAA champion at 160 pounds
- Member of Iowa State’s 1965 NCAA title team
- Inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009