“Shining the Spotlight on Alumni and Generals”
Name: Jim Crytzer
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Degree: BA Spanish
Graduating class of: 1977
Weight Class: 142-167
VCAA Champ 158 lbs. 1975 and 1976
ODAC Champ and Outstanding Wrestler 158 lbs. 1977
Inaugural W&L Invitational Champ and Outstanding
Wrestler 158 lbs. 1976
Undefeated Dual Meet Season 1976-1977 (158 and 167 lbs.)
Highlight of wrestling career at Washington and Lee?
Beating VMI in dual meet my senior season (1976-1977).
What do you miss most about wrestling at W&L?
Competition and the guys in the room every day. Also miss going to VMI to practice with their wrestlers.
What effect has wrestling had in your career path?
Gained confidence which translated to success in personal and business relationships.
Favorite class and/or Professor at W&L?
All professors in Romance Languages Department. Also Coach Miller’s and Coach Jones’ PE Classes.
What is the one thing you think people have to experience
during their time at W&L?
Participate in athletics (either on team or IM basis) regardless of athletic ability.
Advice to prospective student athletes interested in
Lexington is a wonderful place to attend college and the move to Co-education makes it even more appealing.