100th Birthday Celebration Set for Rummy Macias Oct. 17

Mankato, Minn. — An open house to celebrate the 100th birthday of Minnesota State wrestling legend Rummy Macias is set for Oct. 17 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Loose Moose in downtown Mankato.

Inducted into the Minnesota State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1982, Macias got the Maverick wrestling program started in 1950 and coached for 38 years until his retirement in 1988. The Davenport, Iowa native led MSU to three national titles (NAIA championships in 1958 and 1959 and an NCAA College Division title in 1965), eight Northern Intercollegiate Conference championships, and one North Central Conference title. One of the all-time winningest coaches in the history of college wrestling, his overall record with Minnesota State was 299-207-12.

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Turriff Named First Team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Austin, Tex. — Minnesota State senior wrestling national champion Trevor Turriff has been selected First Team Academic All-America® men’s at large by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The CoSIDA Academic All-America team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. In order to be nominated for this award, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a significant contributor to their team. After Academic All-District teams are announced, Academic All-America teams are voted on by sports information personnel from across the country.

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Turriff Named 2021-22 Recipient of Don Buchanan Award

Mankato, Minn. — Following a vote of departmental coaches and staff, wrestler Trevor Turriff has been selected as the 2021-22 recipient of the Don Buchanan Award as Minnesota State’s most well-rounded senior male student-athlete.

A two-time All-American from De Pere, Wis., Turriff (174 lbs.) finished his senior season with a 21-3 record, including a 3-1 ledger in falls and a 6-0 mark in major decisions. Turriff advanced to his second NCAA championship match in as many seasons this year, where he defeated Andrew Sams of Indianapolis to claim the NCAA Championship.

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Carlson, Franek, Bishop, Rathman, Turriff, Vos, and Shilson named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Seven area wrestlers were named to the 2021-22 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Men’s At-Large Team, selected by College Sports Information Directors. CoSIDA Academic Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom.

Clay Carlson of South Dakota State, Jared Franek of North Dakota State, Daniel Bishop of Augustana, Kyle Rathman of Minnesota State, Trevor Turriff of Minnesota State
Garrett Vos of St. Cloud State, and Tyler Shilson of Augsburg have been selected as Academic All-District® honorees.

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Five Mavericks Earn NWCA Scholar All-America Honors

Manheim, Pa. — A total of five Minnesota State wrestlers have been named National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-Americans for their efforts on the mat and in the classroom.

Junior Shane Gibson, senior Trenton McManus, sophomore Josh Piechowski, senior Cooper Siebrecht, and senior Trevor Turriff all received the honor.

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Mason Named NWCA DII Wrestler of the Year

MANHEIM, Pa. — Minnesota State’s Darrell Mason has been named the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II Wrestler of the Year for his efforts this past season.

A junior from Chicago, Ill., Mason (285 lbs.) went 22-0 this past season as he went on to claim an individual national title at the NCAA Championships. Mason, who was also named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the national tournament, went 4-0 at the NCAA Championships, including a 5-3 win over Kutztown’s Andrew Dunn to win the NCAA title. He also claimed the Super Region V championship after posting a 4-0 record to advance to the national tournament.

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Turriff named NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year for Wrestling

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minnesota State’s Trevor Turriff was voted by the league coaches as the NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year in wrestling. A native of De Pere, Wisconsin, Turriff is a red-shirt senior majoring in business while holding a 3.79 cumulative grade point average.

The “NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year Award” is presented to an NSIC Wrestling student-athlete who participates at their institution for four years and is academically superior while making a positive contribution to their team and the University. The NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year award was initiated in 2020-21 to honor an outstanding senior that exemplifies the attributes of the model NSIC student-athlete.

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