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Memorial service for Lowell Lange announced

Services for Lowell Lange, three-time NCAA wrestling champion for Cornell College of Iowa who later served as coach at his college alma mater then at Georgia Tech, have been announced.

Lowell Lange (Photo/NWHOF)
The memorial service for Lange will take place Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at Canton First United Methodist Church, 930 Lower Scott Mill Road, Canton, Georgia. Visitation will take place immediately after the memorial from 3-5 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to honor Lange be sent to Cornell College, Attn.: Wrestling, 600 First Street SW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314, or Creekview Wrestling Takedown Club, 1550 Owens Store Rd., Canton, GA 30115.

Lange passed away near his home in Georgia on Nov. 19 at age 90.

As a member of the Cornell College "Dream Team" which won the NCAA team title at the 1947 NCAA championships, Lowell "Tiger" Lange claimed three individual NCAA titles at 136 pounds in 1947, 1949 and 1950 … along with individual national AAU (American Athletic Union) titles those same year. After graduating, Lange served as head wrestling coach at Cornell of Iowa for one year. He later headed south to Georgia, where he coached wrestling at Georgia Tech for 30 years.

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