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Memorial service for Randleman in Ohio March 9

A memorial service for Kevin Randleman, two-time NCAA wrestling champ for Ohio State and Ultimate Fighting Championships heavyweight titleholder who died Feb. 11 at age 44, will be held in his hometown of Sandusky, Ohio on Wednesday, March 9, according to his Facebook page .

The service will be held at Sandusky High School, 2130 Hayes Avenue where Randleman was a star football player and Ohio high school state mat champ. The event is open to the public.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Parking is available behind the school. Members of the Sandusky wrestling team will escort guests to the auditorium where the memorial service will be held. The family asks that all guests be seated by 5:45, when the Randleman family is to enter the auditorium.

The memorial service will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

The capacity of the auditorium is 425. To ensure seating, guests are encouraged to arrive early. For guests needing handicap access, please contact Karensocal@gmail.com in advance.

Guests will be offered the opportunity to share their "Monster Memories" of Kevin Randleman before or after the memorial service. There will be a private room allowing guests to videotape a short story about Randleman. Guests may also bring a photo to incorporate into the video. The video is intended as a keepsake for the Randleman family.

In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to consider a donation to a fund for the Kevin Randleman family.

For those not able to make it to Ohio, a separate memorial service is planned for March 4 in Las Vegas. Details are to be announced.

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