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Volunteer assistant joins UNI coaching staff

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UNI has announced the addition of Lee Roper as a volunteer assistant coach for the wrestling program. Roper is the co-founder of Compound Wrestling Facilities, a wrestling club in McDonough, Georgia. Since opening in 2008, the club has coached 13 athletes that became division I wrestlers, including UNI All-American Joey Lazor and current Panther Jake Hodges.

Roper wrestled at Appalachian State from 2001-2006 and qualified for the 2003 NCAA tournament.

UNI opens their dual season on November 15 in Albany, NY.

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