NAIA Wrestling Championship

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NAIA Wrestling Championship
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics logo.svg
Sport Wrestling
Founded 1958
Country United States and Canada
Most recent
champion(s)
Grand View (IA) (6)
Official website NAIA.com

The NAIA Wrestling Championship is the annual tournament to determine the national champions of NAIA men's collegiate wrestling in the United States and Canada. It has been held annually since 1958. The tournament consists of both a team national title and individual titles at various weight classes.[1]

The most successful programs have been Adams State and Central Oklahoma, both with eight team NAIA national titles.

The current champion is Grand View University, who won their sixth consecutive team national title in 2017.


Champions[edit]

Year Site Winner Points Runner-up Points
1958 Mankato, Minnesota Mankato State 97 Iowa State Teachers 69
1959 DeKalb, Illinois Mankato State (2) 64 Southern Illinois 52
1960 Lock Haven, Pennsylvania Bloomsburg State 79 73
1961 Golden, Colorado Lock Haven State 50 Colorado Mines 35
1962 Winona, Minnesota Bloomsburg State (2) 56 Lock Haven State 47
1963 Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Lock Haven State (2) 61 Bloomsburg State 60
1964 Spearfish, South Dakota Moorhead State 65 Lock Haven State 62
1965 Terre Haute, Indiana Bloomsburg State (3) 60 50
1966 St. Cloud, Minnesota Lock Haven State (3) 107 Moorhead State 64
1967 Lock Haven, Pennsylvania Lock Haven State (4) 80 Adams State 69
1968 Alamosa, Colorado Adams State 106 Nebraska–Omaha 77
1969 Omaha, Nebraska Adams State (2) 98 84
1970 Superior, Wisconsin Nebraska–Omaha 86 Adams State 58
1971 Boone, North Carolina Central Washington State 56 Bloomsburg State 49
1972 Klamath Falls, Oregon Adams State (3) 64 Nebraska–Omaha 53.5
1973 Sioux City, Iowa Adams State (4) 62.5 Central State (OK) 48.5
1974 River Falls, Wisconsin Central Washington State (2) 102 Central State (OK) 80.5
1975 Sioux City, Iowa Adams State (5) 61 Augsburg 55
1976 Edinboro, Pennsylvania Adams State (6) 83.5 Eastern Washington State 70.25
1977 Cheney, Washington Eastern Washington 90.75 Grand Valley State 89
1978 Whitewater, Wisconsin Southern Oregon State 81.5 78.75
1979 Wheeling, West Virginia Central State (OK) 102.5 Adams State 69
1980 Hays, Kansas Adams State (7) 86 Huron 76.5
1981 Edmond, Oklahoma Central State (OK) (2) 155.25 Adams State 69.5
1982 Forest Grove, Oregon Central State (OK) (3) 105.5 88.75
1983 Minot, North Dakota Southern Oregon State (4) 98.5 Simon Fraser 89.75
1984 Edmond, Oklahoma Central State (OK) (4) 122.25 Jamestown 89.25
1985 Jamestown, North Dakota Central State (OK) (5) 124.25 Southern Colorado 80.5
1986 Minot, North Dakota Central State (OK) (6) 98.5 Southern Oregon 91.25
1987 West Liberty, West Virginia Central State (OK) (7) 92.5 Alaska Pacific 71.5
1988 Tacoma, Washington Simon Fraser 140.5 Central State (OK) 89
1989 Jamestown, North Dakota Central State (OK) (8) 105 Simon Fraser 92
1990 Hays, Kansas Adams State (8) 94 Northern Montana 83.5
1991 Butte, Montana Northern Montana 100.75 Southern Colorado 88
1992 Hays, Kansas Northern Montana (2) 109 Adams State 102.75
1993 Butte, Montana Simon Fraser (2) 123.25 Northern Montana 95.25
1994 Southern Oregon (3)
Western Montana
94.5 Mary 92.25
1995 Jamestown, North Dakota Findlay 147 West Liberty State 100
1996 Missouri Valley 124 Mary 107.5
1997 Missouri Valley (2) 162.5 133.5
1998 Primm, Nevada Montana State–Northern (3) 162.5 Missouri Valley 114.5
1999 St. Charles, Missouri Montana State–Northern (4) 151.5 Findlay (OH) 147
2000 Montana State–Northern (5) 137.5 Missouri Valley 118.5
2001 Southern Oregon (4) 158 151.5
2002 Great Falls, Montana Lindenwood 180 Montana State–Northern 167
2003 Missouri Valley (3) 139.5 Lindenwood 134.5
2004 Montana State–Northern (6) 169.5 Menlo 133.5
2005 Sioux City, Iowa Lindenwood (2) 178.5 MIssouri Valley 128.5
2006 Dana 193 Lindenwood 164
2007 Lindenwood (3) 177 Embry–Riddle (FL) 110
2008 Lindenwood (4) 130 McKendree 109.5
2009 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Lindenwood (5) 167 Southern Oregon 125.5
2010 Notre Dame (OH) 179.5 120
2011 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Notre Dame (OH) (2) 170 Lindenwood 141
2012 Des Moines, Iowa Grand View 172 Southern Oregon 141
2013 Grand View (2) 159 153
2014 Topeka, Kansas Grand View (3) 193 Great Falls 84.5
2015 Grand View (4) 147.5 Southern Oregon 109.0
2016 Grand View (5) 210 Montana State-Northern 104
2017 Grand View (6) 234.5 Lindsey Wilson 74.5

Multiple winners[edit]

The following schools have won more than one team championship:

  • 8: Adams State College, Central State University
  • 6: Montana State University–Northern, Grand View University
  • 5: Lindenwood University
  • 4: Lock Haven State College, Southern Oregon State College
  • 3: Bloomsburg State College, Missouri Valley College
  • 2: Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Mankato State College, Notre Dame College, Simon Fraser University

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NAIA Wrestling Championship Results" (PDF). Sports Information Directors Manual. NAIA. Retrieved February 18, 2016.