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DR. Perry L. Munday

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Dr. Perry L. Munday was born on September 26, 1908 in upstate New York. He began his wrestling career in the late 1920s at the University of Missouri. Later, he coached wrestling in upstate New York. When he retired to Rancho Bernardo in the late-1970’s, his passion for the sport led him to Poway High School and varsity wrestling coach Wayne Branstetter.

Since then, Dr. Munday has been a committed supporter and fan of Poway Wrestling. His love of wrestling and Poway combinated in his gift of $1,000,000 to the Poway Wrestling Foundation in late 2000. This gift was the primary source of funding for the construction of the Dr. Perry L. Munday Wrestling Center at Poway High School.

Dr. Munday passed away on September 6, 2004. He believed deeply that wrestling fosters in youth the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect for authority and that such ideals are key to developing young people into productive adults and good citizens. His love of wrestling and commitment to youth lives on each day in the young people that compete in the building that bears his name.

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