Mark Robert McLaughlin ’83
Pingry Wrestler Pins Winning Record. Mark McLaughlin’s sensational athletic abilities were brought to fruition on Pingry’s football, wrestling, and lacrosse teams. As a member of those teams, he was the recipient of nine varsity letters: three in football, four in wrestling, and two in lacrosse. As co-captain of the football team in his senior year he led the team in “one of its finest seasons on the gridiron since the 1960s” according to the 1983 Blue Book. In that year, the team held a record of six wins and only two losses. Although he excelled as a football player, Mark dominated as a wrestler. As two-time captain of the wrestling team, he participated in the NJ State Prep Championships and led his team to the finals of the 1983 National Prep Championship. Mark was selected to the New Jersey All-Star Team in 1983. His overall career record stands as 99-10, and he held the school record with 70 career pins. Mark continued his wrestling career as a four-time varsity letter winner and two-time captain at The College of William and Mary and was recognized in 1988 as the school’s Male Athlete of the Year. He competed in the Virginia State Championships, achieved a top Division One ranking and is also a member of William and Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame.