Waconia, Canby, and Willmar are top MWCA Academic Teams

Class AA Waconia is the top MWCA State Academic Team, Canby leads Class A, and Willmar is champs in Class AAA

Class AA Academic Champion Waconia had an impressive 3.849 team grade point average to lead all teams that applied for the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches’ Association Team Academic Award in 2017. Class A Champion Canby had a 3.816 GPA and Class AAA Champion Willmar turned in a 3.795 GPA. Congratulations to all three teams.

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2017 MWCA All-State Academic Wrestling Team Named

The 2017 edition of the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association (MWCA) All-State Academic Wrestling Team is a collection of junior and senior wrestlers from around the state that epitomize the quality student-athletes involved in wrestling. “The focus of this award is to reward some special young men; student-athletes that demonstrate excellence on the mat, but more importantly, in the classroom. These guys are the best of the best!” commented Dean Jennissen, MWCA All-State Academic Chairperson.

The team is comprised of sixteen seniors and twelve juniors, selected from 122 nominees. The overall GPA of this elite squad was 3.46 led by Alexandria’s Senior 132-pounder Ben Bogart with a perfect 4.0 GPA and six others with GPA’s north of 3.9.

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NCAA debuts most dominant wrestler standings for 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2017 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.

For falls and tech falls to be counted they must come against opponents in the same division. Ties in the two categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

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NCAA Wrestling Awards Standings

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2017 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.

For falls and tech falls to be counted they must come against opponents in the same division. Ties in the two categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

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