By CANDY STALLWORTH
USA Wrestling Hall of Famer Ken DeStefanis, known to his friends and colleagues as “Kenny D”, has led one of the most eclectic careers in American wrestling. Following are some key highlights, making him a wrestling rock star.
As a Division 1 head coach, Kenny D compiled a 72% winning percentage, during a career that spanned 12 years for Central Connecticut State University; this winning percentage put him in the top 20 in the nation for active coaches.
Kenny D also racked up a tremendous record as a collegiate wrestler, going 66 – 9 during his own career on the mat for Central Connecticut.
He has coached thousands of wrestlers, from youth through high school through college – not only as a college and high school coach, but also through voluminous camps that he led under his Competitive Edge banner.
In addition to being in the national Wrestling Hall of Fame, Kenny D is in the Connecticut Wrestling Hall of Fame, where a powerful tribute video was produced as part of his induction. Numerous wrestling standouts spoke of not only Kenny D’s outstanding accomplishments in wrestling, but also of his great character as a human being.
Heading up Competitive Edge, a company that is one of the leading names in U.S. wrestling, Ken DeStefanis is not just a rock star, but a perennial wrestling star.
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