August 23, 2012

Wrestling Adds Nebraska Standout Tucker Lane to Coaching Staff

Charleston, S.C. – Bulldog head coach Rob Hjerling announced the addition of Tucker Lane to the wrestling coaching staff on Thursday. Lane comes to The Citadel from the University of Nebraska where he was a four-time NCAA championship qualifier at the heavyweight division while making it to the All-American round his junior and senior years.

"We are very happy and excited to have Tucker join the program.  He fits the needs of the program in many areas both on and off of the mat," said Hjerling. "He will be a tremendous asset to our wrestlers and to the coaching staff. "

"I am excited to be a part of The Citadel wrestling team," said Lane. "I look forward to training with the wrestlers and helping them reach their goals on and off the mat.

On the mat, Lane collected 105 career wins, becoming just the 20th wrestler in Nebraska history to record over 100 wins, including eight victories in his four NCAA championship appearances. After the Cornhuskers made the move to the Big Ten in 2012, Lane nabbed seventh place as a No. 4 seed at his first Big Ten Tournament.

As a Big XII contender from 2008-2010, Lane earned three consecutive third place finishes in the conference tournament, racking up six victories.

While at Nebraska, Lane also excelled in the classroom, receiving numerous academic accolades including the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He was a Big Ten distinguished scholar (2012), two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American (first team in 2012, second team in 2011), four-time NWCA All-Academic team member, academic All-Big Ten and two-time first team academic All-Big XII and an eight-time member of the Big XII's Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Before enrolling at Nebraska, Lane was a three-time state champion at Nucla High School in Nucla, Colo., under the direction of former professional wrestler, head coach and father Larry Lane. 

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