NDSU No. 2 in NWCA Scholar All-America Team Rankings; Four Bison Honored

MANHEIM, Pa. – North Dakota State was ranked No. 2 in the 2021 NWCA Scholar All-America team standings announced Thursday, May 20, by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

NDSU’s 3.5440 team grade-point average was second only to Long Island’s 3.5584. Cleveland State was third (3.5331), Stanford fourth (3.5010) and George Mason (3.4818) rounded out the top five the 30 teams recognized.

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2021 NWCA Division I Scholar All-America Awards

Manheim, PA – On Thursday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the 2021 Scholar All-American Team and Individual honorees for NCAA Division I with awards going to 191 individuals representing 59 institutions.

“It’s my honor on behalf of the NWCA and our Board of Directors to recognize this outstanding list of team and individual award winners,” said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. “These athletes had to navigate a season full of unknowns and the fact they were able to continue to excel in the classroom is a testament to the attack mentality that wrestlers bring to every aspect of their lives.”

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Metz, March, Droegemueller Place at UWW Junior and Senior Nationals

FARGO, N.D. – Three North Dakota State University wrestlers earned top-eight finishes at the 2021 United World Wrestling Junior and Senior Nationals held April 30-May 2 at the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa.

Brandon Metz placed third in the UWW Senior Greco-Roman division with a 5-1 record competing at 130 kg, Kellyn March placed fifth in the Junior Greco-Roman division with a 4-2 record at 60 kg, and Dylan Droegemueller was eighth in the Senior Freestyle division with a 3-3 record at 65 kg.

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NDSU Wrestlers Competing at 2021 UWW Junior and Senior Nationals

FARGO, N.D. – Fourteen NDSU wrestlers are competing at the 2021 United World Wrestling Junior and Senior Nationals scheduled for April 30-May 2 at the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. Coverage of the event will be provided by Flowrestling.org.

The UWW separates all eligible wrestlers into Junior and Senior divisions based on age. From there, wrestlers must register as a Greco-Roman or Freestyle wrestler.

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