Lowell Lange, of the famed 1947 Cornell College NCAA championship team, and Steve Knipp, retired high school coach at East Waterloo High School, will be radio show guests this week.
“On the Mat” is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum and can be heard live on the Internet at www.kcnzam.com or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00 PM Central time on AM 1650, The Fan.
Lowell Lange compiled a career record of 140-2 and was a three-time NCAA champion at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. His first title came as a freshman in 1947 at 136 pounds when Cornell won team titles at the NCAA tournament and the AAU Nationals. The 1947 Cornell College wrestling team will be inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa in Waterloo on Saturday.
Waterloo native Steve Knipp taught and coached at East Waterloo High School for over 30 years. Knipp led the Trojans to the 1983 Class 3A state championship and has done tremendous volunteer work in Waterloo and Cedar Falls; ensuring tournaments in the area are well run and properly staffed. Knipp will be receiving the Russ Smith Community Impact Award at the Glen Brand Hall of Fame ceremony.