3rd degree Judo Black Belt
Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Black belt Malachy Friedman
The Citadel’s assistant wrestling coach, Ivan was also a Judo coach at Budokan Judo Club. Following his time at Clarion, Lopouchanski was named the assistant wrestling coach at Cardinal Gibbons High School.
Ivan began his college career at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he competed from 2008 to 2011 prior to the cancellation of their program. He claimed Southern Conference individual titles and bids to the NCAA National Championships in 2010 and 2011 and earned the UNCG record for most wins in a single season with 41.
Ivan then transferred to Purdue University, where he qualified for the NCAA National Championships in 2012 and 2013. He held an overall record of 122-32 and earned his spot as an All-American in 2013. Ivan also earned Academic All-America status in 2013, becoming just the third grappler in Purdue history to earn both All-America honors in a single season. Following his graduation in 2013, he served as the graduate assistant coach for the Boilermakers prior to coaching at Clarion.
A native of Hollywood, Florida, Ivan claimed the high school state champion title in 2008.