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    Ryan Lang
    Ryan Lang

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    North Royalton, Ohio

    High School:
    Lakewood St. Edward

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 141

    Birthdate:
    06/06/1984



    2007-08: Earned fourth trip to NCAA Championships with seventh-place finish at Big Ten Championships ... Moved up to 149 lbs. for senior season ... Posted 18-8 record with 10-4 dual mark ... Went 5-4 in Big Ten duals ... Finished seventh at Big Ten Championships ... Defeated NCAA qualifier Kurt Kinser of Indiana in seventh-place match by 9-3 decision ... In consolation bracket, pinned Illinois' Grant Paswall in 2:07 ... Started year 6-0 ... Went 4-0 at Missouri Open and bowed out of Midlands Championships with injury ... Went 4-1 at National Duals with wins over No. 20 Joey Knox of UT-Chattanooga and No. 10 Lance Palmer of Ohio State ... Big Ten dual losses to No. 1 Brent Metcalf of Iowa, No. 4 Bubba Jenkins of Penn State and No. 14 Jake Patacsil of Purdue ... Scored pin in 1:16 over Mike Hammer of Michigan State ... Scored major decision victories over Illinois and Wisconsin.

    2006-07: Finished second at NCAA Championships ... Earned second career All-America honor ... Score two pins in five matches at NCAA Championships ... Won Big Ten Championship at 141 lbs. ... Downed sixth-ranked Alex Tsirtsis in the semifinals and 15th-ranked Kyle Ruschell in the finals ... Went 4-0 overall at Big Ten Championships ... Won Eastern Michigan Open by going 5-0, scoring two major decisions and not allowing a point scored against him ... Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for week of 11/8 ... Won NWCA All-Star Classic by beating then-fifth-ranked Nathan Morgan of Oklahoma State ... Won 2006 Midlands Championships with wins over fifth-seeded Max Metzler of Harvard and second-seeded Alex Tsirtis of Iowa ... Missed NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals and first five Big Ten duals due to injury ... Returned to action with three-straight Big Ten wins ... Finished Big Ten season with a pin against Purdue (2/16) and technical fall against Michigan (2/18).

    2005-06: Went 22-7 overall, with a 7-3 dual match record, including a 4-3 Big Ten mark ... Earned his first-career All-America honor ... Finished fourth at the NCAA Championships after earning his second-straight trip to the national tournament ... Placed second at the 2006 Big Ten Championships ... Started the season by winning his first 11 matches ... Began the season by winning the 141-pound weight class at the Michigan State Open, beating Michigan State's fifth-ranked Andy Simmons in the title bout ... Named Outstanding Wrestler at the Michigan State Open ... Went 4-1 at the Reno Tournament of Champions, going 4-1 overall ... Named Themat.com's Wrestler of the Week (11/16) ... Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (11/16) ... Earned Hilton Garden Inn Athlete of the Week honors (11/14) ... Finished second on the team with eight pins ... Notched four-straight falls from 12-1/12-18 ... Recorded two wins by major decision ... Ranked top-10 according to all four major wrestling polls, topping out at No. 5 according to The Wrestling Mall ... Recorded wins over four ranked opponents.

    2004-05: 28-10 overall, 11-2 in duals and 4-2 in Big Ten ... Posted 3-2 mark at his first-career NCAA Championships, narrowly missing All-America status by one win ... Upset No. 3 seed Ron Tarquinio of Pittsburgh, 9-2, in third-round consolation bout ... One of three freshmen to crack 20-wins barrier ... Posted 2-2 record at Big Ten Championships, finishing fourth ... Went 4-1 at Michigan State Open, finishing third ... One of six 'Cats to go perfect 4-0 at Beast of the East Invitational, claiming first place ... Went 3-2 at 42nd Midlands Championships, recording a pin in his opening match ... Went perfect 7-0 in nonconference duals ... Recorded eight major decision victories, two technical falls and eight pins.

    2003-04: Went 7-1 overall ... Competed at MSU Open ... Won first three career matches ... Went 4-0 at Cleveland State Open.

    High School: 2003 National Champion ... Named Asic Tiger All-American ... Four-time Ohio state champion ... 2002 Junior Freestyle National Champion, runner-up in 2003 ... Undefeated senior season ... Four-time Beast of the East place-winner, one-time champion ... Four-time Ironman place-winner, two-time champion ... Named 2003 Cleveland Plain Dealer Wrestler of the Year ... Voted team MVP ... Competed on USA Dream Team and for Team USA in Dapper Dan Classic ... Team won national title in 1999-00, finished runner-up junior and senior years ... Lake Erie Wake board Champion ... Four-year honor roll student ... Named `Best Health Student' in 1999-00 ... Earned `Most Improved Physical Education Student' award.

    Personal: Born Ryan Franklin Lang on 6/6/84 ... Son of Bill and Peggy Lang ... Enrolled in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

    Lang's Stats

    Yr.OverallDual
    2003-047-10-0
    2004-0528-1011-2
    2005-0622-77-3
    2006-0729-111-0
    2007-0818-810-4
    Career104-2739-9