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Gopher grappler inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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Gopher grappler inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame
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STILLWATER, Okla. -- Former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestler Dan Chandler was inducted as a Distinguished Member at the Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma this past weekend.

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Chandler wrestled collegiately at the University of Minnesota where he earned two top-four finishes, third in 1973 and fourth in 1974 at the Big Ten Championships. In 1975 he won the first of 12 national Greco-Roman championships at 180.5 pounds and the gold medal at the Pan American Games.

In all, Chandler won seven AAU National Greco-Roman titles and five United States Wrestling Federation/USA Wrestling championships over the next 10 years of competition.

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