Wrestling award winners crowned at NCAA championships

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA presented the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Awards to eight student-athletes at the Divisions I, II and III Wrestling Championships over the last two weekends.

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.

For results to be counted for the awards they must come against opponents in the same division (i.e. Division II vs. Division II). Ties in the falls and tech falls categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

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Augsburg closes with four All-Americans

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Augsburg University’s four men’s wrestling All-Americans recorded finishes of third, fourth, fifth, and sixth places, as the Auggies moved into third place at the NCAA Division III National Championships on Saturday at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse.

Without a finalist in Saturday’s championship round, Augsburg finished its tournament run with 62.5 points, standing third in the field ahead of fourth-place North Central’s 54.5 points. North Central has two finalists in the championship round. Wartburg (Iowa) leads Wabash (Ind.) by a 79.0-to-78.0 margin in the national title race. Wabash has three competitors in Saturday’s finals, while Wartburg has one.

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Auggies net 4 All-Americans, in 2nd place at D-III Nationals

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Claiming four All-Americans, with three remaining in championship contention, the Augsburg University men’s wrestling team sits in second place in the team race after the first day of the NCAA Division III National Championships at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse.

Seven Augsburg wrestlers went 11-7 in the first day of the two-day meet, claiming two pins, four technical falls, and two major decisions. Four Auggies remain among the top eight in their weight classes, earning All-American honors.

Augsburg, winners of 13 national titles since 1991, stands second in the team race with 45.0 points, behind the leader and 14-time national champion Wartburg (Iowa) with 58.0 points. Wartburg earned seven All-American honors, with six remaining in championship contention.

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