Herb Carlson was one of the greatest boxers in Idaho history. He was the first Idaho athlete to earn the La Rowe Trophy, given to the nation’s top boxer. Carlson was the first and only boxer ever to win four straight Pacific Coast Conference titles. From 1947-50, Carlson wasn’t just a conference force, he was a national force, taking home NCAA titles in 1947, 1948 and 1950. While Carlson around, the team never finished worse than fourth at the NCAA Championships, tying for the team title twice. The team also won a pair of PCC titles in 1949 and 1950 with Carlson leading the way. Carlson started his career on a 22-fight win streak and left school with a 41-3-1 career record.