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 Shane Hughes

2014-15: Put up a 17-13 record as one of three tri-captains in his final season at Columbia ... Tallied four wins at the EIWA Championships (3/6-3/7), leading to a fifth place finish, and helping the Lions to its best placing at EIWAs since the 2004-05 season, when Columbia took fourth ... Earned victories via fall over Bucknell's Joey Krulock, the No. 5 seed from Penn, Brad Wukie, and Sacred Heart's Conan Schuster at the EIWAs ... Added two Ivy League wins in the final regular-season weekend by pinning Harvard's Josef Johnson (2/20), and taking home a 5-3 sudden victory win over Brown's Ricky McDonald (2/21) ... Scored two more pins against Hofstra's Frank Affronti (4:31) and American's Nick Carey (2:16) in the first home duals of the season (1/25) ... Led Columbia in pins with eight on the season, while coming in a tie for the lead with the most major decisions with three ... Recipient of the Jonathan P. Gross Memorial Award, which goes to the member of the wrestling team who best embodies Jon's joy of living and adventure of spirit.

2013-14: Earned at-large selection to NCAA Championships at 174 pounds … First team All-Ivy League selection … Finished season with 21-10 record and tied for the team-lead with eight falls … Went 3-2 at the Michigan State Open (11/9), with a fall in 1:38 against Matt Irick (Indiana) and a major decision versus Dylan Zivic (Lake Erie) … Beat Buffalo’s Tyler Rill, 6-3, at the New York State Championships (11/24) … Finished as the runner-up at Midlands (12/30), the highest finish for a Lion ever … Won first five bouts at Midlands, highlighted by a 9-0 major decision over John Nething (S. Dakota St.) and a pin of Andre Petroski (Kutztown) … Victorious in the first 13 matches of the 2014 calendar year, posting a 5-0 mark in the Ivy League along the way … Won 10 straight matches by fall or major decision during win streak, earning bonus points in all Ivy League bouts … Downed Robert Schlitt (Bucknell) and Ricky McDonald (Brown) on his way to sixth-place finish at the EIWA Championships (3/9) … Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships with a pin of Missouri’s Mike England (3/20).

2012-2013: Opened the season with a 24-second pin of Manchester's Zach Kurtz at the Michigan State Open ... Garnered fourth place at the NY State Wrestling Championships (B Division) with pins against Jeremy Hoyte (Oswego) in 3:18 and Alex Meyers (Cortland) in 0:51 ... Won the 174-pound title at the F&M Open by going 4-0 ... Pinned Marcus Dwalleebe (Belmont Abbey) in 1:28 and Elliot Riddick (Lehigh) in 5:24 at the F&M Open.

2011-12: Earned second team All-Ivy League honors at 184 pounds as a first-year … competed at 184 and 197 and compiled a 21-12 overall record and perfect 5-0 mark in Ivy League bouts … went 13-8 (5-0 Ivy League) at 184 and 8-4 at 197 … tallied 11 pins on the season (eight at 184, three at 197) won the 197-pound title in the Freshman/Sophomore Division of the Michigan State Open … placed third at 184 pounds in the Championship Division at the New York State Collegiate Wrestling Championships … was one of Columbia’s most reliable starters in duals with a 9-3 record … 197: went 5-0 at the Michigan State Open with a 1:19 pin against Ryan Sanders (Ohio) in his collegiate debut and a 4:36 pin against Logan Erb (Edinboro) ... 197: pinned Matt Parlier (Lock Haven) in 0:45 at the Body Bar Systems Invitational … 184: pinned Davidson’s Ike Crews in 1:55 … 184: went 3-1 at the New York State Collegiate Wrestling Championships, pinning Weeler Brunschmid (Brockport) in 6:19, Jake Pawlowski (NYU) in 1:11 and Peter Mesko (Cornell) in 1:03 … 184: pinned Penn’s Erich Smith in 3:10 … 184: pinned Rider’s Clint Morrison in 4:59 … 184: pinned Brown’s Brandon Vorrius in 2:07 … 184: pinned Harvard’s Bryan Panzano in 2:22.

At Arrowhead Union: Competed in wrestling and football ... compiled an impressive 39-6 record at 189 pounds as a senior, and 37-14 record at 171 as a junior ... part of the 2010 Wisconsin National Dual Team (Greco Roman) National Champions ... in 2010 was a Wisconsin State Champion in Freestyle and Greco at 189 pounds.

Personal: Liberal arts student ... born in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Career Record
2011-12: (184) 13-8, 5-0 Ivy League
2011-12: (197) 8-4, 0-0 Ivy League
2012-13: (184) 8-5, 0-0 Ivy League 
2013-14: (174) 21-10, 5-0 Ivy League
2014-15: (174) 17-13, 2-3 Ivy League

Total: 67-40, 12-3 Ivy League

Weight: 174
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sussex, Wisc.
High School: Arrowhead Union
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