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Hear Join the CMU Hall of Fame

MOUNT PLEASANT – Ian Hearn, who wrestled at Central Michigan from 1990 to 1995, will be inducted into the Central Michigan Athletics Hall of Fame. Hearn was previously Traverse City Central’s baseball coach from 1998-2007 before being appointed athletic director for the Trojans.

Hearn was a three-time MAC champion for the Chippewas at 190 pounds, the third wrestler in program history to win three MAC titles at the time. He placed second at the MAC Championships in the only season he didn’t win the title. Hearn has qualified for the NCAA Championships four times with a career record of 74-45.

Hearn also won two letters on the CMU baseball team.

Most recently, Hearn was a volunteer assistant coach for the State of Michigan. After TC Central Hearn guided Rockford, as head coach from 2008 to 2014.

Willoughby wins Triple Crown

TRAVERSE CITY – Weston Willoughby, 30 of Traverse City, is the ‘unofficial’ champion of the 2021 Triple Crown of Canoe Racing.

Established in 1992, the Triple Crown recognizes the best performance of C-2 canoe marathon runners who compete in three of North America’s most prestigious canoe marathon races: the General Clinton Canoe Regatta in New York; the AuSable River Canoe Marathon in Michigan; and the Quebec Mauricie International Canoe Classic.

Willoughby and his partner Wesley Dean finished second in the AuSable marathon and the Quebec marathon. He also competed in the Virtual New York City Marathon, completing the Triple Crown Series.

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