NCAA announces the 2020 NCAA wrestling award winners

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released the winners and final standings for the 2020 NCAA wrestling awards in Divisions I, II and III.

The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes who have accumulated the most falls and the most technical falls throughout the course of the regular season, conference tournaments and NCAA super regionals.

Leading the way as the Most Dominant Wrestler in each division are Spencer Lee of Iowa in Division I, Jared Campbell of Notre Dame (Ohio) in Division II and Troy Stanich of Stevens in Division III.

The award for most falls went to Jacob Schwarm of the University of Northern Iowa with 16 in Division I, Hayden Bronne of Tiffin in Division II with 20 and Marvin Cunningham of Johnson & Wales University (Providence) with 24.

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Augsburg men’s wrestling 9th in academic ranking

MINNEAPOLIS — With nine wrestlers earning National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Scholar All-America recognition, the Augsburg University men’s wrestling team recorded the ninth-highest team grade-point average among Division III teams, it was announced recently.

Augsburg recorded a 3.567 team grade-point average, good for ninth place in the Division III national ranking. It’s the 16th time Augsburg has earned a top-10 national honor in the NWCA’s Scholar All-America team rankings since 1998. Augsburg’s nine individual Scholar All-Americans were tied for second-most among the 75 Division III institutions which had representatives on the squad. A total of 260 student-athletes earned Division III Scholar All-America honors. Over the past 35 seasons, Augsburg has produced 168 NWCA Scholar All-Americans. Augsburg has had 145 student-athletes honored since 1997.

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Gliva named NCAA Elite 90 honoree for third year in a row

MINNEAPOLIS – For the third straight year, Augsburg University men’s wrestler Victor Gliva (SR, Farmington, Minn./Farmington HS) was named as the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average scheduled to compete at the NCAA Division III National Championships, it was announced recently.

The award was scheduled to be presented prior to the final round of the championships on Saturday, but the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Since the competitors were already on-site in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday prior to the championships, the award could be given out, according to the NCAA.

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Augsburg wins D-III Upper Midwest Regional, sending 8 to national tourney

MINNEAPOLIS — The No. 3-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team claimed an NCAA Division III regional title for the 18th straight year, qualifying individuals in eight weight classes, including four regional champions, to the national championships at the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional, completed on Saturday at Si Melby Hall.

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Auggies dominate in first day of regional

MINNEAPOLIS — The Augsburg University men’s wrestling team was dominant in the first day of the 2020 NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional, with nine of its 10 wrestlers alive in championship contention on Friday.

The No. 3-ranked Auggies went 21-1 with 18 bonus-point victories in the first day of the two-day event. Augsburg wrestlers claimed 11 pins, six major decisions and a forfeit on Friday.

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College wrestling standings update: Most dominant wrestler, falls and tech falls leaders

INDIANAPOLIS  — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. 

The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes that have accumulated the most falls and the most technical falls throughout the course of the regular and postseasons. 

A 2:33 fall by Penn State 174-pounder Mark Hall over American moved him to 4.85 average team points per match and first place in the race for most dominant in Division I.  Hall’s teammate Nick Lee is second with 4.67 points at 141 pounds, while Princeton’s Pat Glory averages 4.65 points at 125 pounds for third.

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