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IU Wrestling Coach Inducted To Third Hall Of Fame
Updated May 24, 2016 6:26 AM | Filed under: Sports
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana University Wrestling Coach Duane Goldman has been inducted into the Colorado Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

After 24 years as the wrestling coach this induction is special to Goldman because it is his home state.

The Indiana Daily Student reports, this is the third hall of fame Goldman has been inducted into.

In 2009, Goldman was inducted into the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame after a successful collegiate wrestling career there. He has also been inducted into the Glen Brands Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Goldman has won 281 dual meets and has had a .622 winning percentage.

With Goldman at the helm, two Hoosiers have become national champion wrestlers. Joe Dubuque won in 2005 and 2006 and Angel Escobedo won in 2008. Goldman has also had three NCAA finalists and 28 All-American selections during his time as coach.

After growing up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Goldman wrestled in college at the University of Iowa. Goldman had a terrific career at Iowa, going 132-10 in four years while also winning four Big Ten Championships.

Goldman was a four-time All-American and won the NCAA Championship at 190 pounds in his final season after three straight second-place finishes.

Goldman competed for many years as a member of the U.S. National team and won a gold medal at the 1987 Pan-American 
Championships.

Coming to IU as an assistant coach, Goldman worked under Joe McFarland, the current coach at Michigan, before Goldman became coach in 1992.

The wrestling program has had great success with Goldman, but he believes the program can grow more fans with the new wrestling facility being built.

In March, IU announced it was planning to build a new indoor arena that will house the IU volleyball and wrestling programs. The venue will seat 3,000 and be located near Assembly Hall. It should be ready before the 2019-20 school year.



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