Trinity School at River Ridge, Albany, and Waconia are top MWCA Academic Teams

Each year coaches look at their post-season roster and take ten of those individuals to compile their team GPA. These teams can either qualify for a Silver Award (3.00-3.49) or Gold Award (3.5+) cumulative GPA.

In 2020 we had 114 teams qualify for these two levels of academic awards. Class A had 33 teams submit for an academic award with 13 being Gold and 20 being Silver led by Trinity School at River Ridge which boasted a 3.99 team GPA (top in Class A and top overall).

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Iowa remains unanimous No. 1 heading into final week of Division I regular season

Manheim, Pennsylvania — After completing the 2019-20 Big Ten regular season unbeaten, Iowa remains the unanimous No. 1 in the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday. Heading into the final week of the regular season, Iowa (12-0) is one of two unbeaten teams left in Division I. Third-ranked NC State (14-0) is the other.

The top-ranked Hawkeyes finished 9-0 in the Big Ten and closed out its conference slate with a 35-6 win over rival Minnesota on Saturday in front of over 12,000 fans at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. With one home dual left, the Hawkeyes have drawn over 10,000 fans in all seven home duals this season. It’s expected to be eight after No. 9 Oklahoma State (13-2) comes to visit on Sunday evening. Speaking of big crowds, second-ranked Penn State saw 15,995 witness its 20-16 win over No. 6 Ohio State at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday night. The crowd was Penn State’s third highest all-time and the fifth-highest to witness a dual meet in NCAA history.

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Burnett Named NSIC Wrestler of the Week

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Augustana Redshirt freshman Hunter Burnett has been named the NSIC’s Wrestler of the Week the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

Burnett helped lead the Vikings to victory last Friday at No. 17 Minnesota State. In the dual, Burnett defeated returning national qualifier, and No. 9 ranked, Louie Sanders in the 141-pound bout. In his match with Sanders, Burnett dominated with two takedowns, a reversal and an extra point for riding time. Augustana would go on to win the dual by a score of 24-13.

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A Family Affair at Byron as the Peterson Brothers are Hungry For More Success

BYRON, Minnesota – Minnesota wrestling is a family affair with the Glazier’s at Albert Lea, Kennedy’s and Berge’s at Kasson-Mantorville and the O’Reilly’s at Goodhue just to name a few.

The Peterson brothers at Byron add to the list of wrestling families and are two of the most decorated wrestlers in the area.

“The best thing is that they get to push each other and then when we split them up they get to push other people and people kind of see what it takes to get to that next level,” Byron Head Coach Ryan Radke said.

Mitchel is in his senior season and Maxwell is a sophomore. Both have found success at the state level and the timeline of their wrestling careers is a little freaky. View/Continue reading at