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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....

John Lange Named Eastern Michigan Interim Head Wrestling Coach; National Search to Reopen in January

Given the timing of Coach Branch's unexpected departure on the eve of the school year, the Wrestling Coach Search Committee recommended that the Athletic Director appoint an interim head coach and that a national search take place in January with the goal of hiring a permanent head coach by the end of the wrestling season.

This is an exciting time of building and transition for the Eastern wrestling program. A new wrestling facility will be announced this season and the program will be fully funded next year for the first time in its history.

The Committee stated that it wants to insure that the broadest range of possible candidates has a opportunity to apply and be considered in the search for a Head Coach to lead the new era of EMU Wrestling.

Athletic Director Bob England has accepted that recommendation and has named current EMU Assistant Coach John Lange interim Head Coach to guide the Eagles into the 2005-06 season. Lange joined the Eagles as Assistant Coach in 2000, coming from an assistant coaching position at the University of North Carolina. He had previously been an assistant at Hofstra.

Lange is a 1998 graduate of Penn State University where he was an All-American, Big Ten Champion, and PSU's Outstanding Wrestler at 158 pounds. He posted a 79-38 career record, won 25 matches by pins for the Nittany Lions, and finished third at the NCAA tournament.
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