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NEO Wrestling receives generous donation from REACHES program

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NEO’s new singlets donated on behalf of the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. program, (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport). NEO’s new singlets donated on behalf of the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. program, (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport).

POSTED ON BEHALF OF NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M COLLEGE

NEO Wrestling receives generous donation from R.E.A.C.H.E.S.

Miami, Okla. – Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 – The wrestling program at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) received a generous donation of singlets and warm-ups at no cost from the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. program, (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport).

NEO’s wrestling season officially began at the first of this month and without the generous donation, the program may not have had as a successful start without it. This year there are approximately 60 members on the rooster for this year’s wrestling program.

According to their website, R.E.A.C.H.E.S. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 in an effort to promote, protect and preserve the integrity of amateur athletics by providing athletic and educational opportunities to all athletes of all ages and abilities.

This unique experience will provide educational, technical, and lifelong lessons for athletes, coaches, parents and fans that seek to capture meaningful, compassionate, harmonious, interesting and active lives.

Head Coach Joe Renfro said, “I consider NEO very fortunate to have been given such a generous donation from the R.E.A.C.H.E.S program. Starting a program from scratch would more than likely be impossible without the generosity of groups and organizations, such as R.E.A.C.H.E.S. We hope that we can continue to grow the numbers of members, as well as sponsors to better our program.”

NEO is the fourth school in the state with a wrestling program. NEO’s wrestling program first started in 1975-1993, producing 24 NJCAA All-Americans, including four first-teams, and numerous placers at the national tournament. Ray Judkins established the program, compiling a 36-19-2 record between 1975-77 and then in 1984-85. Bill Yocum was 24-13-3 from 1978-81 and Alan Lauchner was head coach from 1986-93. His teams were 45-26-1.

“I think we have hired the best junior college coach in the United States,” said Athletic Director Dale Patterson. “They have an outstanding wrestling complex for practice and a locker room. This shows the commitment the college has made to make sure we have everything necessary to be highly competitive and to have a program that will attract students.”

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