Sykora, Franek, and Fogarty Honored as NWCA announces 2020 Division I All-America Teams

MANHEIM, Pa. – North Dakota State 133 Cam Sykora earned second-team All-American honors, and 157 Jared Franek and 165 Andrew Fogarty were honorable mention as the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the 2020 Division I All-American teams.

Each year the NWCA recognizes the outstanding work of the DI Student-Athletes by naming the All-Americans based on their achievements in the national championship, however, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the championships were canceled.

All-American honors were based on each wrestler’s overall body of work through the conference tournaments and up to the national championships.

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Senior Tribute: NDSU Wrestling’s Cam Sykora

Sykora reflects on his four years at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State Wrestling tied a program record for having six wrestlers qualify for the NCAA championships that never happened due to the cancellation of the event because of coronavirus.

One of those six qualifiers was senior Cam Sykora, who was going to making his fourth consecutive appearance in the championships.

“All the work we put in, we didn’t get to showcase,” Sykora said. “It kind of just comes down to march for what people mostly look at for a season so that kind of sucked at first but then you look at all the success we had this season and it makes you feel better.”

Sykora will go down as one of the most successful wrestlers in the program’s history. After transferring from South Dakota State his freshman year, Sykora racked up 87 wins and spent most of the last two seasons ranked in the 133 pound weight class. View/continue reading at www.kvrr.com