It should also be noted that Mr. Lynch himself had a lot to do with why Boston U had "an inability to be competitive within their conference." As to improving facilities, allowing head Coach Carl Adams to add to his coaching staff, or to increase scholarship money for the program, all were giving the big N-O.
Coach Adams accumulated 306 dual meet wins during his time at Boston U (1980-1981 through 2013-2014) & won 10 conference titles. (1982, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 NEIWA (New England Intercollegiate Wrestling Association) titles that I am aware of.)
Also in my records I have Boston U as the 1975 NEIWA team champions. They also won the Yankee Conference team title in 1975 as well as 1977. They may have also won an ECWA (Eastern Collegiate Wrestling Association) title as well.
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Post college Jones got into the plumbing and heating business & served as an official for 28 years. He then got an itch to coach and began coaching wrestling & teaching science at the Middle School level.
Post college, Whalen served as an assistant coach at Boston U.
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Post College he was an alternate for both the 1988 & 1996 Greco-Roman Olympic teams, as well as helping out as an assistant at Boston U. He later became the head coach at Army.
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Coming all the way from California, Leon earned four NCAA qualifications for the Terriers during his time at Boston U. Of note, Leon gave three time NCAA champion Stephen Abas his closest match of his senior year, holding him to an escape & a riding time point in a 2-0 loss. In his senior season, he torn his ACL & was advised by doctors to end his career early. He refused & qualified for his fourth trip to the NCAA tournament.
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His sophomore year he opened up with a victory over Ohio State's Nikko Triggas & then had the upset of the tournament when he knocked off Troy Nickerson of Cornell. Triggas came back to place eighth, while Nickerson placed fourth. It was until Appalachian State's Dominic Parasi did so years later, the only time in the history of the NCAA tournament where a wrestler first & second round wins came back to make All American status while he himself did not.
Post college, Taffur competed for Columbia (the country) earning a silver medal at the 2017 Pan-American championships. Ironically enough he later joined the coaching staff at Columbia (the University in New York).