Lakers’ Lange looks to further his wrestling success at college level



Success through hard work has helped define Heath Lange as a wrestler and made him one of the most decorated wrestlers at Indian Lake.

Now the Laker standout is excited to be joining another successful team with his decision to wrestle at the University of Indianapolis, an NCAA Division II program.

“I really like the coaches there and their facilities are some of the best in the country,” said Lange. “Their program has had a lot of success, too. They won their regional last season and it’s a program on the rise. It’s a Division II school, but it’s in a big city, and I like that, too. Everything just all came together.”

The Greyhounds are coming off their most successful season in Division II. U-Indy finished eighth at the NCAA national tournament and won the program’s first Super Regional title. The Greyhounds qualified seven wrestlers to the national championships and had four All-Americans. Head coach Jason Warthan was also named Super Region 2 coach of the year.

“I feel going to college for Heath was a natural progression,” said Indian Lake head coach Scott Tressler. “He has done everything in order to be successful. Doing extra workouts, lifts and runs for him to wrestle at the next level was expected and deserved for him and his family.”


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