A native of Long Island, New York, Chis Feder was active in the sport of wrestling for many decades. During the late 1960s, he competed for Long Island University – Post (formerly called C.W. Post) and earned two All-American honors at the NCAA Division II Championships (3rd – 1968, 2nd – 1969). In addition, Chris won three Metropolitan Wrestling Conference championships. As an International wrestler, he won silver in both freestyle and Greco-Roman in 1969 at the 8th Maccabiah.
Feder served many years as a Board member with California USA Wrestling and was a club director of the Brawlers Wrestling Club in San Rafael, California. He also coached for 15 years at Terra Linda High School, as well as Marine Catholic High School in the North Coast Section. In addition, Chris was associated with 24 Hour Fitness for many years and sponsored many wrestling tournaments, as well as the CIF and California USA Wrestling. More recently, Chris was an announcer for several years at the CIF State Championships.
Chris was nominated into the California Wrestling Hall-of-Fame and received the Lifetime Service Award in 2006. He was also a member of the LIU-Post Hall-of-Fame (inducted 2007).
Active for many years within USA Wrestling and Maccabi USA Wrestling, Chris made a significant impact on the sport of wrestling and the lives of others as an athlete, coach, friend, and leader.
A long-time friend in the sport of wrestling, Chris will truly be missed. RIP!