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Steve Sugermeyer was a pioneer and leader in Western New England wrestling who played a significant role in the growth and development of the program. Affectionately known as “Sugie,” he served as the captain of the first varsity squad during the 1976-77 season and again during his senior year of 1977-78. The Springfield, MA native compiled a 13-1 record in 1976-77 competing in the 118-lb. weight class, winning his first 13 matches. Steve was among the first class of Golden Bears wrestlers who qualified for the NCAA Championship and was the recipient of the Greatest Contribution to Team Effort. Steve was voted the squad’s Most Valuable Wrestler his sophomore season and was selected the school’s Scholar Athlete as a senior. Always willing to lend his support, he served three stints as a volunteer assistant coach at Western New England and presently is the Faculty Fellow for the Golden Bears. Steve’s contributions and dedication to the sport over the past four decades have earned him the admiration and respect of generations of wrestlers. Steve received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and also his Master’s degree at Western New England in 1980. He is a General Partner with Gauthier & Sugermeyer, CPA in Ludlow, MA. Steve, his wife Tracey, and their three children, Laura (25), Michael (23), and Kevin (21) reside in Hampden, MA. With Steve in the above picture are (from left) University president Anthony Caprio, Michael Sugermeyer who presented his father, and athletics director Mike Theulen.