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Eric Akin is a graduate of Bishop Miege High School where he was a 3-time state champion and holds multiple school records.
After graduating from Miege, Eric went on to attend Iowa State University and wrestle for the Cyclones where he was a 3-Time Big Eight Conference Champion ('92, '93 and '94). Eric was a 4- time NCAA finalist and All-American for the Cyclones ('91, '92, '93, and '94). In 1994 Iowa State University named him the university's "Male Athlete of the Year".
Internationally, Eric has represented Team USA in three World Championships and is an 8-time USA Wrestling National Champion. He won a silver medal at the 2000 World Cup and twice was an alternate on the USA Olympic Team.
Akin is the son of Kansas wrestling icon, John Akin, who founded the legendary East Kansas Wrestling Club where Eric has been active. The East Kansas Wrestling Club has yielded several division one finalists, multiple All-Americans and three Olympic Team alternates.
Eric and his wife, Stephanie have four children.