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The winningest wrestler in North Dakota State history, Langlais won five All-America honors including two national championships and one national runner-up finish. His 151 victories (151-22) are by far the most in school history.

He won three straight North Central Conference titles (1982, 1983, 1984) after finishing second as a freshman (1981) and three times was named the league's outstanding wrestler.

He won NCAA Division II national crowns in 1982 (at 142 pounds) and 1984 (at 150 pounds), was second at 142 in 1983 and fourth at 142 in 1981. The 1982 win earned him the Outstanding Wrestler Award in the nation that year. He finished sixth in the NCAA Division I nationals his senior season at 150 pounds and qualified for that championship three straight years. Langlais charted 29-5, 41-5, 35-5, and 46-7 seasons at NDSU in fashioning his fabulous record.

A native of Apple Valley, Minn., he was a wrestling phenom in high school, winning 641 matches against just 21 losses, capturing 11 national age group championships in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. He was a three-time Minnesota state prep placewinner, winning the title as a senior.

He has coached wrestling in Lakeville, Minn., since 1988 and was named the sectional Assistant Coach of the Year in 1998. He is a member of the Apple Valley High School Hall of Fame, was inducted into the Minnesota Coaches Association Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1998, and entered the Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004.

He has worked in the landscaping industry for a quarter century. Langlais has two children and is engaged to Robin Board.  His son, Ryan, signed in 2004 to play baseball for North Dakota State.