Michael T. Wallace '77
Hometown: Chatham, NJ
Year Inducted: 1996
Other Sports Played: Football
Mike prepared for Brown at Lawrenceville School, where he was captain of the football and wrestling teams. While at Lawrenceville, he was chosen all-state prep football after completing an undefeated season in wrestling. HE was undefeated and chosen New Jersey State Prep Champion heavyweight, as well as National Prep heavyweight champion.
At Brown, Mike was an outstanding starting member of John Anderson’s championship football team. But it was in wrestling where Mike made an impact. As a freshman, Mike finished third in the 190-lb. class in the New Englands, as well as the Coast Guard Tournament. In his sophomore year, he finished third in the New Englands. In his junior year, he was the 190-lb. New England champion and qualified for the NCAA Championships. His senior year, Mike took third place in the New England Championships as a heavyweight. Mike was captain of the team both his junior and senior years. He scored the most points in a season and a career (his record was broken in 1988). He also had the most falls in a season (8) and a career (18), a record broken in 1993. It was a remarkable career, with Mike making the difference in a sport which, unlike today, received little support due to budget cuts.
Today Mike is president of the First Advisory Corporation, which specializes in financial planning and consulting for executives and owners of closely held corporations. Mike and his wife, Susan, reside in Chatham, New Jersey, with their three children, Courtney, Ashley and Thomas III. Mike is an active squash player and he has attained a top-fifteen national ranking since 1986. In addition to squash, Mike enjoys tennis, golf and skiing.