Mason Named NWCA DII Wrestler of the Year

MANHEIM, Pa. — Minnesota State’s Darrell Mason has been named the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II Wrestler of the Year for his efforts this past season.

A junior from Chicago, Ill., Mason (285 lbs.) went 22-0 this past season as he went on to claim an individual national title at the NCAA Championships. Mason, who was also named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the national tournament, went 4-0 at the NCAA Championships, including a 5-3 win over Kutztown’s Andrew Dunn to win the NCAA title. He also claimed the Super Region V championship after posting a 4-0 record to advance to the national tournament.

Mason was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Wrestler of the Year, becoming the second Maverick in program history to receive the award. He also garnered All-NSIC First Team honors.

As a team, Minnesota State finished seventh at the NCAA Championships this season with 39 points.

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