STILLWATER, Oklahoma — The late Dr. Kenneth Faust, a former Shamokin Wrestler and two-time state champion, will be honored at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame banquet on May 31 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, as a formal tribute following his passing in late October at the age of 85.
Faust was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1999 and also received the Lifetime Service to Wrestling award in 1998 from the hall’s Pennsylvania Chapter for his many accomplishments on the mat and dedication to the sport.
Faust won back-to-back state titles in the 1950 and 1951 seasons during his time as a wrestler for Shamokin. Following his graduation, he attended Lehigh University, where placed in the Eastern Intercollegiate Championships four years in a row. He graduated from Lehigh with honors, then went on to graduate school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and received a medical degree. Dr. Faust became an ophthalmologist after serving as a medical officer for a U.S. Navy Seals team.
Faust is well known for the developments he made for cataract surgery practices. His developments in this field are still used by many surgeons to this day