Hofstra's Nick Gallo winning the 126 pound NCAA title in 1977. Gallo was also voted  the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler. PHOTO COURTESY OF HOFSTRA WRESTLING.
  Nick Gallo will be honored by Hofstra University on Sunday February 8th during the halftime of the 5:00 PM Cornell vs. Hofstra match. Gallo graduated from Deer Park High School and wrestled for the late coach Ed Luksik, winning the Suffolk County title and placing fourth in the New York State meet in 1973. He went on to become Hofstra's only NCAA champion to date.
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Nick Gallo speaks at the Deer Park reunion for the late Ed Luksik in 2007.