Archive for Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Lang named to all-star wrestling squad

March 1, 2000

Luke Lang, Baldwin High School senior wrestler, has been selected to represent the Kansas team in the 8th Annual Metro Classic.

The Metro Classic is a Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Dual featuring seniors in the metro area (must live within 60 miles of KC). The meet will be on Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. and will be held at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Lang finished his senior season for the Bulldogs with a 30-3 record with a school record 23 falls, placing third at the Class 4A State Tournament. He broke three school records this season team points and takedowns, in addition to his falls record. He is only Baldwin High's fourth ever two-time state place-winner. Lang placed second at state his junior year. Overall, he was a three-time state qualifier at BHS and ended with a 83-15 career varsity record with an impressive 69 falls. He was a regional champion his junior and senior year, and won tournament championships at Bonner Springs and Frontier League his senior as well as regionals.

NOTES & FACTS:

-Team Missouri currently has a 5-2 lead in the series.

-He will be the 4th Kit Harris coached wrestler to be chosen for the dual in Harris' three years as a head coach.

-The last time Kansas won was in 1998, a year in which three Harris coached Washburn Rural wrestlers were on the Kansas team, including current BHS assistant coach and Baker student Bobby Bovaird.

-Lang is the first ever Baldwin wrestler selected for the dual.

-Lang has attracted recruiting interest so far from the University of Missouri, Missouri Valley, Neosho County Community College, Labette Community College, Central Missouri State and William Penn (Iowa).

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