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Elected in 1994 … Ramapo H.S. Class of 1972 … in Rockland wrestling annals, one of the all-time greats … was second scholastic wrestler from Rockland County to win two New York State championships … earned All-America status in both high school and college … as a junior, won state title as a 105-pounder … as a senior, won the 112-lb. crown, pinning three of his four opponents … in two trips to state tournament, he had five pins, two superior decisions and one decision … finished with a high school career record of 69-1-1, his only loss coming in the Section 9 final when he was a sophomore … two-time Section 9 champion … three-time Rockland County PSAL champion … could bench press 255 lbs. … won numerous tournaments and Most Outstanding Wrestler awards … as a sophomore, he finished third at 105 lbs. in the National AAU Junior Olympics in Evanston, Ill. … as a junior, he placed second in the National (high school) Wrestling Federation Tourna-ment at Iowa University … at the end of his senior year he attempted to make the 1972 Olympic team and came in second in Northeastern regional trials in Springfield, Mass. … he earned a wrestling scholarship to the Univer-sity of Southern Illinois … four times he was Illinois state collegiate champion, at either 118 or 123 lbs. … Goldsmith won the Western U.S. Open Tournament, and placed sixth in the NCAA Division I Championships his senior year … was coached at Ramapo by fellow Hall of Famer Tom Canty … Gold-smith was assistant coach at Eastern Michigan for one year.