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Duane Goldman Wrestling Career Accomplishments


  • National Wrestling

       Hall of Fame  

  • Colorado Springs Sports

       Hall of Fame

  • University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame  

  • Glen Brand Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame


  • Head Wrestling Coach   (1992-2018)

  • Coached 3 NCAA Champions, 5 NCAA Finalists, 30 NCAA All-Americans and 113 NCAA Qualifiers  

  • Coached 21 Academic All-Americans & 140 Academic All Big Ten selections 

  • Most coaching wins in IU Wrestling history  


  • NCAA Champion (1986), Coached by Dan Gable 

  • 4 X NCAA Finalist (1983-86)  

  • 4 X NCAA All-American  

  • 4 X Big Ten Champion

  • 4 X NCAA Championship Team Member

  • Team Captain (1986)

  • 2 X Midlands Champion & Outstanding Wrestler 

"I was so excited to get the call from my teammate, Coach Goldman, that he was going to open W.A.R. in Colorado. 

Duane knows better than anyone what it takes to wrestle at the very highest level. He will coach up his athletes in so many areas, on and off the mat. 

Colorado continues to make positive strides in the sport of wrestling and Duane will be a difference maker from day one."

Kevin Dresser

Head Coach at Iowa State University

"Duane Goldman was one of the best college wrestlers of all time. A four-time NCAA finalist Duane was recognized for his tireless work ethic. It’s why I chose to work as his assistant coach at Indiana University. I trusted him. I’m grateful for Duane and the opportunity he gave me in 1992. His belief in me as a young person jump started my coaching career.”

Tom Ryan

Head Coach at Ohio State University


  • Olympic Alternate  

  • Pan American Champion  

  • World Cup Team Member  

  • 5 X USA Freestyle National Team Member  

  • USA Greco Roman National Team Member  

  • 84kg Olympic Coach (2000)  

  • Martigny Club de Lutte (Switzerland) Coach & Athlete  

  • Cadet World Team

       Head Coach  

  • FILA Elite World Champion 


  • 2 X Colorado State Champion for Cheyenne Mountain

       High School 

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