~ 2003 ALL-AMERICAN (8th, 174 Pounds)
~ 2003 BIG TEN CHAMPION (174 Pounds)
~ 2003 NCAA QUALIFIER
~ 2002 NCAA QUALIFIER
~ 2001 NCAA QUALIFIER
Won the 2003 Big Ten title at 174 pounds and earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships ... posted a season record of 35-7, including a mark of 13-7 against NCAA qualifiers ... placed second at the Mat Town Invitational (11/30) with a record of 3-1, including three wins by major decision that had a scoring advantage of 67-29 ... finished seventh at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/6-7), defeating NCAA qualifier Travis Pascoe of Nebraska in the seventh-place match by 15-4 major decision ... ran off 14 consecutive wins, starting on Dec. 7 against Pascoe and ending with a 23-9 major decision on Feb. 14 against Wisconsin?s Ryan Flaherty ... finished the Big Ten dual season with a 7-1 record ... avenged a 2-1 overtime loss to Iowa?s Tyler Nixt (2/16) by defeating Nixt in the Big Ten championship match (3/9) by a 4-3 decision ... posted a 3-3 record at the NCAA Championships (3/20-22).
NCAA qualifier with a record of 29-9 with four falls ... finished second at the Mat Town Invitational (11/24) ... opened the tournament with a 22-7 technical fall against Randy Cimino of Slippery Rock ... had a fifth-place finish at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30) ... excelled during California trip (1/4-6), scoring a combined 67 points in wins over Brian Spalliero (Fresno St., 12-4), Mike Font (UC-Davis, 20-8), Brian Ysias (San Francisco St., 11-4) and Bryan Travers (CS-Bakersfield, 24-9) ... recorded three consecutive pins at the Wendy?s Classic in Ashland, Ohio (1/13) ... posted a 6-2 record during Big Ten duals ... was 2-2 at the Big Ten Championships, including a win by fall (1:41) against Wisconsin?s Brady Reinke ... had a record of 10-9 against NCAA qualifiers ... opened NCAA Championships (3/21-22) with two wins, defeating Bill Lowney of Northern Illinois (8-5) and Jacob Volkmann of Minnesota (3-2).
NCAA qualifier, posting a 31-10 record in his first season of competition ... tied for the 20th-best single-season win total in Purdue history ... finished fourth in his first tournament, the Navy Classic (11/18) ... opened tournament with a 21-7 major decision win over Luke Lazzo of Navy ... recorded only pin (2:12) of the season against Virginia Tech?s Jesse Street (11/18) ... finished the Navy Classic with a 3-1 decision over second-seeded Justin Haskins of Rutgers ... followed Navy Classic with a third-place showing at the Mat Town Invitational (11/25) ... posted a 3-2 victory over fourth-seed Luke Moore of Ohio to claim third ... took seventh place at the Midlands Championships with a 3-2 decision over Ryan Hieber of Ohio State (12/30) ... won his first Big Ten match by defeating Indiana?s Jake Wade, 14-5 (1/18) ... was victorious in five consecutive Big Ten dual meets (1/27-2/16), including three by major decision ... was 8-8 during the year against NCAA qualifiers, including a 2-2 mark at the NCAA Championships in Iowa City, Iowa (3/15-16) ... won back-to-back matches at the NCAA?s, defeating Millersville?s Alan Grasso (1-1 in tiebreaker) and Iowa State?s Perry Parks (3-1).
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
Four-time all-conference selection at Nordonia High School, compiling a career record of 130-19 ... qualified for the state postseason as a sophomore, junior and senior ... was the runner-up at the state championships as a junior ... helped lead NHS to a second-place finish in the state during his junior year ... was state champion as a senior with a record of 36-1 ... led Nordonia in takedowns all four years ... was also a four-year letterwinner in football ... coached by Dave Mariola Jr.
Born on Jan. 21, 1981, in Warrensville Heights, Ohio ... full name is Ryan Scott Lange ... son of Teri and Dennis Lange ... has one brother, Aaron ... enjoys collecting sports cards and playing golf ... majoring in history.