Eric Van Kley and Eric Voelker to go ‘On the Mat’ this week

Current Central College head wrestling coach Eric Van Kley, and new Iowa State assistant wrestling coach Eric Voelker, will go “On the Mat” this Wednesday, October 27.

“On the Mat” is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. The show can be heard live on the Internet or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday from 5:05 – 6:00 PM CST on AM 1650, The Fan.

Van Kley enters his fourth season as the head wrestling coach at Central College in Pella, Iowa. He was named co-Iowa Conference Coach of the Year last season for leading the Dutch to its first winning season since 2000-01. Van Kley also startedthe wrestling program at the University of Great Falls (Mont.) in 2004 and was the program’s inaugural head coach.

Voelker begins his first year as an assistant coach under Kevin Jackson at Iowa State University. He was a three-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion for the Cylcones, winning titles in 1987 & ’89. Voelker compiled a 101-13-1 college career record at Iowa State.

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