Former Penn State Wrestler Kerry McCoy to be Inducted into Wrestling Hall of Fame

Former Penn State wrestler Kerry McCoy will be inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame on June 22, 2014 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

McCoy was a three-time All-American, and he also won two national championships with an impressive 150-18 record at heavyweight while he attended Penn State. From 2000-2004, he won five consecutive U.S. freestyle championships.

“I’m truly honored and humbled by this,” McCoy said. “I’ve seen so many greats get into the hall and knowing my name will be listed with them is unbelievable. I’m so happy.”

McCoy earned a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships, and represented the U.S. Olympic team in 2000 and 2004. He has been the head wrestling coach at Maryland since 2008, where he has coached six wrestlers to All-American status. He was also previously a head coach at Stanford.

Check out the video from the 1997 NCAA National Championship, where McCoy defeated Stephen Neal 3-2 of Cal State-Bakersfield to cap off an undefeated 41-0 season. He was named the Hodge Award winner after this victory.

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