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Henson is a former undefeated Clemson wrestler and two-time NCAA National Champion (1993 & 1994) who was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla., in 2015.  He is one of America’s most celebrated wrestlers, as he is one of a few in USA history to earn three world medals. Henson competed for Clemson after transferring from the University of Missouri, and during the 1992-93 season, Henson led Clemson to a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Tournament as he won the 118-pound national championship.  Henson became the first Tiger to go undefeated during a season, with a perfect 34-0 record during the 1993-94 campaign and won the 118-pound National Championship.  For the second consecutive year, Henson went undefeated and finished with an impressive 37-0 record in 1994 making his two-year Clemson career a perfect 71-0 that included the ACC Championship at the 118-pound class both seasons. After Clemson, he won the World Title in Iran and was a Silver Medalist in the 2000 Olympics. Internationally, Henson was a Junior World Greco-Roman champion, Senior World Freestyle champion, Senior World Freestyle bronze medalist and Olympic Freestyle silver medalist. He also won three USA Senior Freestyle titles and one in Greco-Roman and as a coach.

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