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Johnson, Moffat, Wood, Anthony to receive lifetime service to wrestling awards on June 17

The Idaho National Wrestling Hall of Fame Chapter will honor 2023 Lifetime Service to wrestling awards to Mark Johnson, Kelly Moffat, Ryan Wood and Ron Anthony during a banquet on June 17 at the Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn.

Johnson was the longtime coach of Lakeland High and also serving as a prominent wrestling community leader throughout the region.

Moffat has been a cornerstone for the Coeur d'Alene wrestling program for decades, also serving as a volunteer coach throughout the region at all levels.

Wood has been a leader as an official at the high school and college level for decades, officiating dozens of state championship tournaments, while also leading and mentoring others as district wrestling commissioner and rules interpreter.

Anthony, originally approved as an inductee in 2022, will join this year's ceremony after spending decades as an official, commissioner and wrestling leader throughout southern Idaho and eastern Oregon.

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Idaho women sign two international players

MOSCOW — New Idaho women's basketball coach Carrie Eighmey announced the addition Ana Paula de Oliveira Dias of Brazil and Amalie Langer of Denmark for the 2023-24 season.

Ana Oliveira, a 5-5 guard from São Paulo, will be a true freshman. Oliveira has spent her youth years playing for the Brazilian National Team in the FIBA Americas Championships as well as her club team in Santo André.

At the 2022 FIBA U18 Americas Championship, Oliveira averaged 11.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. On the Brazilian National Team, Oliveira has been part of teams that participated in international championships. At the U15 level, Oliveira's team earned bronze in the South American Championships. At the U18 level, her team was crowned champions at the South American Championships and earned fourth at the Copa American Championships where Oliveira earned an All-Star honor.

Langer, a 5-9 guard, played the past four seasons at the University of San Francisco. The graduate student, a career 38% 3-pointer shooter, has one year of eligibility remaining with the Vandals.

At USF, Langer was a starter on teams that went to back-to-back WNITs. In her final season, she played in 23 games, averaging 13.1 minutes per game as she dealt with an injury.

The Rungsted, Denmark native was an all-star player and national champion at multiple levels in her home country. She was a fixture in the starting lineup for Denmark since her U14 days and was named captain for the U20 national team. With Denmark, she won gold at the national championship at the U14, U16, and U19 levels. Langer was twice named the MVP at the Scania Cup and earned four all-star honors.

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