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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....

Eastern Michigan University hires Charles Branch as Head Wrestling Coach

Eastern Michigan University hires Charles Branch as Head Wrestling Coach EMU hires wrestling coach Branch, 28, is former All-American and has been an assistant at Navy Tuesday, July 25, 2000 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- FROM LOCAL REPORTS Eastern Michigan has hired Navy assistant coach Charles Branch as its new head wrestling coach. Branch, 28, was an All-America 142-pound wrestler at Virginia Military Institute and has coached at the U.S. Naval Academy for the past two seasons. He replaces Charles Jones, who was fired in May. "When we began the process of hiring a head wrestling coach, we were looking for a dynamic coach with a strong desire to build a quality program, and Charles Branch stood out as the coach we wanted," said EMU athletic director Dave Diles. "Charles comes into our program with great credentials as a teacher and a person of integrity and was highly recommended for the position." Branch was a four-time Southern Conference champion and was selected to represent the NCAA on a national team that toured Germany. After graduating from VMI, he spent a season as a graduate assistant at the University of Virginia before being promoted to head assistant the following year. He took the top assistant job at Navy in 1998. *
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