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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....

Lehigh press release concerning Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

Wrestling insiders know the prestige of the 19th Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 1-2)--with many of its champions eventually reaching the NCAA finals the same year. With a 2-0 dual record, Lehigh will make its 1st visit to Nevada since Dec. '94 and its fifth-ever. One thing is certain: with 46 Top 10 wrestlers entered in 10 weights (a min. of 3 -- at 149-- and a max 6 at 125 and 197), every ranked entry is guaranteed at least one major test. Three former NCAA champs will wrestle-- Stephen Abas, 125, Fresno St; Kirk White, now at 157, Boise St; and Brad Vering, Nebraska, 197, plus two top-ranked wrestlers--Adam Tirapelle, 149, Illinois and Otto Olson, 174, Michigan. Top Teams entered: #5-Illinois; #7-Michigan; #8 LEHIGH; #9-Nebraska; #11-Arizona St; #13 Edinboro; #14 Boise St; #18 Ohio St; #19-Oregon St; #20-Pittsburgh. ----------Details---------- 19th Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational Dec. 1-2, 2000 in Primm, Nevada (40 mi. S.of Las Vegas ) Tourney Location: on US Hwy 15; CA/Nev state line), in the Star of the Desert Arena, adj. to Buffalo Bills Hotel. Times: Fri, Dec. 1: 9:00 am (PST): Prelims, Rounds 1 & 2, Consolations; 7:00 pm-Quarterfinals & Cons. Rds. 2 & 3 Sat, Dec. 2: 9:00 am--Cons. rd. 4; 10:00 am--Semis, Cons & Cons. Finals 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th; 5:00 pm--Finals, plus Cons. for 3rd, 4th ----------------------------- While another 8th-ranked Lehigh team battles Delaware on Saturday in the Div. I-AA Football Championships, Lehigh Sports Communications will provide regular Las Vegas Tourney updates via traditional methods: LU Hot-Line (610-758-5858); LU Website (; click "sports" then "SportsNews/Results") and at least 3 updates via direct email to our dedicated readers. ------------------------------ The Mountain Hawk goals: challenge for the team title and aim for individual wins over higher ranked wrestlers in each weight class. A look at the large list of tourney entries which represents nearly half of the Div. I programs in the country. NEXT LU HOME DATE: Sat. Dec. 9--Sheridan Duals. Rutgers (10 am); Ohio U (12:30); Boston U (3 pm)
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