Wiley Viverette

1997 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee


Parents: Wiley Sr. and Letha Viverette
Wife: Clara
Daughters: Tracy, Dedria

Wiley Viverette grew up in Flint and attended Parkland Elementary, Emerson Jr. High, Northern High School, and the University of Iowa.

Wiley began wrestling in elementary school. He was an inspiration to his two younger brothers, Billie and Willie. They also became wrestlers, and the three brothers wrestled in the 1961 Flint Olympian Games.

Wiley also played football for Northern and was a pole vaulter on Northern’s track team. However, Wiley made his mark as an outstanding wrestler.

Wiley, a General Manager for K-Mart Stores, lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife and children.

1960 127 Pound Valley Champion City Champion
1961 133 Pound City Champion Valley Champion State Champion Most Outstanding Wrestler/Ron Houglie Award Bay City Invitational Champion Only State Champion in Flint history – 133 pounds Wrestling Team Valley Champions – First time outright in school history Team City Champions
1961-62 Most Straight Victories (24) School record
1962 Most Valuable Wrestler Most matches won – 10 Season 24 Finest Wrestler in Flint Northern history Bay City Invitational Champion Team won 80 of 88 Matches

1961 Halfback 1962 City Champions

1960 Pole Vaulter