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    Ryan Lang Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Ryan Lang has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Ryan Lang has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Nov. 16, 2005

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Sophomore Ryan Lang (North Royalton, Ohio/St. Edward) has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. Lang earned the honor, the first of his career, after winning the 141-pound title at the Michigan State Open last weekend.

    Lang, an NCAA Tournament qualifier last season, started his season on the right note, pinning Eastern Michigan's Bill Amundsen in 3:54.

    After recording a fall in his second-round match as well, Lang faced Findlay's Von Graham in the semifinal match. Lang took the match easily, recording a technical fall when he took a 20-5 lead.

    Lang's most impressive win of the weekend came in a tight title bout. Lang topped Michigan State's fifth-ranked Andy Simmons, 6-5, to claim the 141-pound crown.

    For his accomplishments on the weekend, Lang was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler.