Zach Carlson’s All-America dream at South Dakota State is quashed by Coronavirus pandemic
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Zach Carlson’s goal was to become an All-American wrestler.
And with the NCAA Division I wrestling championships set to take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, there was no better place for Carlson to wrap up his career at South Dakota State.
“That was huge, having that be in my home state,” Carlson said from his family’s home in Murdock this week. “I had a bunch of fans that were going to make it. There was no better way to go out than in Minneapolis.”
Then on March 12, four days after Carlson qualified for his first NCAA tournament with a second-place showing at the Big 12 Championship, the NCAA canceled the national championship due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at wctrib.com
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released the winners and final standings for the 2020 NCAA wrestling awards in Divisions I, II and III.
The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes who have accumulated the most falls and the most technical falls throughout the course of the regular season, conference tournaments and NCAA super regionals.
Leading the way as the Most Dominant Wrestler in each division are Spencer Lee of Iowa in Division I, Jared Campbell of Notre Dame (Ohio) in Division II and Troy Stanich of Stevens in Division III.
The award for most falls went to Jacob Schwarm of the University of Northern Iowa with 16 in Division I, Hayden Bronne of Tiffin in Division II with 20 and Marvin Cunningham of Johnson & Wales University (Providence) with 24.
INDIANAPOLIS – Pairings and seedings for the upcoming NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships were announced Wednesday, with three of South Dakota State’s four qualifiers earning top-12 seeds.
Redshirt freshman Tanner Sloan is the highest-seed for the Jackrabbits, earning the 11th seed in the 197-pound weight class. A native of Alburnett, Iowa, Sloan has compiled a 21-6 record this season, including turning in a runner-up finish at the Big 12 Wrestling Championship last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His first-round opponent is No. 22 Jake Jakobsen, 16-9 overall, from Lehigh.
The NCAA has released the brackets for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The event is scheduled to take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on March 19-21.
Gophers receive four at-large bids
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA announced the 48 at-large selections for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Minneapolis.
The wrestlers, listed in alphabetical order by weight class, join the 282 student-athletes that qualified automatically through their conference tournament finishes last weekend. The at-large selections were made by the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee using the following selection criteria: head-to-head competition, quality wins, results against common opponents, winning percentage, rating percentage index, coaches ranking and conference tournament finish.
MINNEAPOLIS — InterMat has released NCAA Division I wrestling rankings.
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the Division I Wrestling Championships. Both all-session and single-session tickets are still available for the event at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis at ncaa.com/wrestling.
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.