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Justin Gaethje Earns Hall Of Fame Honor From Former School

The reigning interim UFC lightweight champion will be honored by his former school by being inducted into the hall of fame later this year.

The University of Northern Colorado Athletics Hall of Fame welcomes six new members in its 2020 class.

The group of six achieved greatness to be elected including being All-Americans, conference champions and groundbreakers while at UNC.

They have gone on to be at the top of their sports and bring great recognition to the university and athletic department after leaving Greeley.

UNC Athletics is excited to welcome Justin Gaethje, Adrienne Jordan, Dr. Jim Kadlecek, Bill Kenny, Jed Roberts and D’shara Strange to the Athletics Hall of Fame.

The newest class will be inducted in a ceremony in early 2021 with further details to be announced at a later date.

Justin Gaethje, Wrestling, 2007-11

Justin Gaethje was the wrestling program’s first NCAA All-American in 2010 since the program rejoined the Division I ranks at the 157 weight class.

A three-time NCAA qualifier, he ended up as the No. 14 ranked wrestler in the NCAA RPI in 2010.

As a freshman, he was a first team All-Western Wrestling Conference member and was the NCAA West Regionals champion.

Gaethje is currently the Interim UFC Lightweight Champion.

While not official yet, Gaethje is expected to face Khabib Nurmagomedov to unify the lightweight titles later this year. He won the interim belt with a victory over Tony Ferguson.

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