I am very sad to share with you the message that one of Indiana's best wrestling officials passed away suddenly Sunday, October 27th, after suffering a heart attack. My good friend Mike Golando worked very hard to be the very best official he could be, and generously shared his knowledge and experience with others in an effort to improve the quality of both wrestling and officiating in Indiana. He shared his love of our sport with everyone who knew him. I am grateful for the times we were on the mat together, and I will miss him very much. The sport of wrestling in Indiana is lessened with this loss.
Mike is survived by his wife Sandy, their two children, and one grandchild.