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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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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Eight Mavericks Wrestlers Named to NSIC Winter All-Academic Team

Schwabe, Turriff, Gibson, Autridge, and Kraye earn Team of Excellence recognition

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minnesota State had eight wrestlers earn All-Academic honors from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for the winter season, it was announced on Wednesday.

Max Schwabe, Trevor Turriff, Shane Gibson, Jerez Autridge, and Bridger Kraye were named to the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence, which recognizes individuals with a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher.

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In one day, Darrell Mason beat heartbreak, made a friend and became a champion

The two wrestlers knelt on the mat facing each other, the winner of a national championship and the guy who lost. The tops of their heads touched as they placed their arms on the other’s shoulders.

They stayed in that position for 25 seconds. They were praying together. Then they stood up, embraced in a tight hug and took turns raising each other’s arm to signal the winner.

It was a cool display of sportsmanship. The backstory to that wonderful moment Saturday at the Division II national championships provided a lesson about character and humanity.

Minnesota State Mankato heavyweight Darrell Mason won the championship on the same day that his beloved grandma Bessie died. He received the news an hour before weigh-ins. Continue reading at →