NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships

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NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships
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Founded 1963
Number of teams 42 of 59 (2015)
Current champions St. Cloud State (1st)
Most successful team(s) Cal Poly–SLO &
Cal State, Bakersfield
(8 titles each)
Website NCAA.com

The NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships for wrestling individuals and teams were first officially sponsored in 1963 and have since been held annually. [1]

The NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships is a double-elimination tournament for individuals competing in ten weight classes. Sixteen wrestlers in each class[2] qualify through four "Super Regional" tournaments.[3] During the championships, individual match winners earn points based on the level and quality of the victory, which are totaled to determine the team championship standings.

In addition to determining the national championship, the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships also determine the Division II All-America team. The top eight finishers in each weight class qualify for Division II All-American status.

Team champions[edit]

  • Prior to 1963, only a single national championship was held for all members of the NCAA; Division II competition began in 1963, with Division III following in 1974. [1][4]
  • Names used are those current in the years listed.
NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships
Year Host city
(Host institution)
Team championship Most Outstanding Wrestler
(Team) (Weight)
Winner Points Runner-up Points
1963 Cedar Falls, IA
(State College of Iowa)
Western State College of Colorado (1) 62 Southern Illinois University 57 Not awarded
1964 Cedar Falls, IA
(State College of Iowa)
Western State College of Colorado (2) 51 Colorado School of Mines 49 Not awarded
1965 Golden, CO
(Colorado School of Mines)
Mankato State College 57 California State Polytechnic College 54 Not awarded
1966 Mankato, MN
(Mankato State College )
California State Polytechnic College (1) 55 Wilkes College 51 Warren Crow
(State University of New York at Albany) (123)
1967 Wilkes-Barre, PA
(Wilkes College)
Portland State College (1) 86 Mankato State College 57 Rich Sanders
(Portland State College ) (115)
1968 Mankato, MN
(Mankato State College)
California State Polytechnic College (2) 91 Portland State College 62 Rich Sanders
(Portland State College) (123)
1969 San Luis Obispo, CA
(California State Polytechnic College)
California State Polytechnic College (3) 127 Colorado State College 81 Carl Ragland
(Old Dominion University) (152)
1970 Ashland, OH
(Ashland College)
California State Polytechnic College (4) 82 University of Northern Iowa 58 Terry Hall
(California State Polytechnic College) (118)
1971 Fargo, ND
(North Dakota State University)
California Polytechnic State University (5) 118 Slippery Rock State College 58 Stan Dziedzic
(Slippery Rock State College) (150)
1972 Oswego, NY
(State University of New York at Oswego)
California Polytechnic State University (6) 94 North Dakota State University
University of Northern Iowa
6512 Wade Schalles
(Clarion State College) (150)
1973 Brookings, SD
(South Dakota State University)
California Polytechnic State University (7) 108 Clarion State College 80 Larry Morgan
(California Polytechnic State University) (134)
1974 Fullerton, CA
(California State University, Fullerton)
California Polytechnic State University (8) 112 University of Northern Iowa 9512 Floyd Hitchcock
(Bloomsburg State College) (177)
1975 East Stroudsburg, PA
(East Stroudsburg State College)
University of Northern Iowa (1) 124 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 7112 Randy Batten
(University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) (118)
1976 Fargo, ND
(North Dakota State University)
California State College, Bakersfield (1) 9212 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 8814 Rick Jensen
(South Dakota State University) (126)
1977 Cedar Falls, IA
(University of Northern Iowa)
California State College, Bakersfield (2) 10714 Augustana College (SD) 78 Franc Affentranger
(California State College, Bakersfield) (134)
1978 Cedar Falls, IA
(University of Northern Iowa)
University of Northern Iowa (2) 124 California State College, Bakersfield 10012 John Azevedo
(California State College, Bakersfield) {118)
1979 Brookings, SD
(South Dakota State University)
California State College, Bakersfield (3) 11234 Eastern Illinois University 11212 Joe Gonzales
(California State College, Bakersfield) {118)
1980 Omaha, NE
(University of Nebraska Omaha)
California State College, Bakersfield (4) 11012 University of Northern Iowa 89 Brian Parlet
(Augustana College (SD)) (177)
1981 Davis, CA
(University of California, Davis)
California State College, Bakersfield (5) 14412 Eastern Illinois University 98 Dan Cuestas
(California State College,Bakersfield) (126)
1982 Kenosha, WI
(University of Wisconsin–Parkside)
California State College, Bakersfield (6) 16612 North Dakota State University 7834 Mike Langlais
(North Dakota State University) (142)
1983 Fargo, ND
(North Dakota State University)
California State University, Bakersfield (7) 10712 North Dakota State University 10334 Jessie Reyes
(California State University, Bakersfield) (142)
1984 Baltimore, MD
(Morgan State University)
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (1) 14112 California State University, Bakersfield 93 John Davis
(Morgan State University) (158)
1985 Fairborn, OH
(Wright State University)
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (2) 13234 University of Nebraska Omaha 8414 Koln Knight
(Augustana College (SD)) (190)
1986 Edwardsville, IL
(Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville)
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (3) 119 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 10612 Koln Knight
(Augustana College (SD)) (190)
1987 Edwardsville, IL
(Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville)
California State University, Bakersfield (8) 9012 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 6912 Daryl Pope
(California State University, Bakersfield) (184)
1988 Omaha, NE
(University of Nebraska Omaha)
North Dakota State University (1) 88 University of Nebraska Omaha 8134 Carlton Haselrig
(University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown) (Hwt.)
1989 California, PA
(California University of Pennsylvania)
Portland State University (2) 10212 Ferris State University 56 14 Dan Russell
(Portland State University) (150)
1990 Kenosha, WI
(University of Wisconsin–Parkside)
Portland State University (3) 10034 Central State University (OK) 96 Dan Russell
(Portland State University) (158)
1991 Fargo, ND
(North Dakota State University)
University of Nebraska Omaha (1) 7912 University of Central Oklahoma 64 Dan Russell
{Portland State University) (167)
1992 Greeley, CO
(University of Northern Colorado)
University of Central Oklahoma (1) 9112 North Dakota State University
Portland State University
7812 Mike Leberknight
(University of Northern Colorado) (177)
1993 Brookings, SD
(South Dakota State University)
University of Central Oklahoma (2) 10812 University of Nebraska Omaha 68 Glen Frank
(Colorado School of Mines) (134)
1994 Pueblo, CO
(University of Southern Colorado)
University of Central Oklahoma (3) 12714 Mankato State University 6712 Brian Melchiori
(University of Central Oklahoma) (126)
1995 Kearney, NE
(University of Nebraska at Kearney)
University of Central Oklahoma (4) 148 University of Nebraska Omaha 103 Brian Kapusta
(North Dakota State University) (118)
1996 Greeley, CO
(University of Northern Colorado)
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (1) 8612 University of Central Oklahoma 8112 Chad Lamer
(South Dakota State University) (190)
1997 Fargo, ND
(North Dakota State University)
San Francisco State University 95 University of Nebraska Omaha 81 Nate Hendrickson
(Moorhead State University) (167)
1998 Pueblo, CO
(University of Southern Colorado)
North Dakota State University (2) 112 South Dakota State University 78 Travis King
(South Dakota State University) (150)
1999 Omaha, NE
(University of Nebraska Omaha)
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (2) 110 University of Nebraska Omaha 10512 Jody Strittmatter
(University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown) (125)
2000 Brookings, SD
(South Dakota State University)
North Dakota State University (3) 9112 University of Central Oklahoma 75 Kris Nelson
(North Dakota State University) (133)
2001 Greeley, CO
(University of Northern Colorado)
North Dakota State University (4) 9812 South Dakota State University 91 Steve Saxlund
(North Dakota State University) (184)
2002 Kenosha, WI
(University of Wisconsin–Parkside)
University of Central Oklahoma (5) 128 North Dakota State University 11612 Todd Fuller
(North Dakota State University) (174)
2003 Wheeling, WV
(West Liberty State College)
University of Central Oklahoma (6) 8712 University of Nebraska at Kearney 7312 Cole Province
(University of Central Oklahoma) (133)
2004 Mankato, MN
(Minnesota State University, Mankato)
University of Nebraska Omaha (2) 9712 North Dakota State University 95 Waylon Lowe
(University of Findlay) (165)
2005 Omaha, NE
(University of Nebraska Omaha)
University of Nebraska Omaha (3) 10912 Augustana College (SD) 101 Tom Meester
(Augustana College (SD)) (184)
2006 Findlay, OH
(University of Findlay)
University of Nebraska Omaha (4) 117 University of Nebraska at Kearney 9812 Les Sigman
(University of Nebraska Omaha) (Hwt.)
2007 Kearney, NE
(University of Nebraska at Kearney)
University of Central Oklahoma (7) 12412 University of Nebraska at Kearney 10812 J.D. Naig
(University of Nebraska Omaha) (174)
2008 Cedar Rapids, IA
(Upper Iowa University)
University of Nebraska at Kearney (1) 10812 Minnesota State University, Mankato 108 Cody Garcia
(University of Nebraska Omaha) (125)
2009 Houston, TX
(NCAA Division II)
University of Nebraska Omaha (5) 14612 Newberry College (SC) 8012 Joe Kemmerer
(Kutztown University of Pennsylvania) (133)
2010 Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska Omaha
University of Nebraska Omaha (6) 131 Augustana College (SD) 72 Shane Valko
(University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown) (133)
2011 Kearney, NE
(University of Nebraska at Kearney)
University of Nebraska Omaha (7) 10212 St. Cloud State University 9012 Donovan McMahill
(Western State College of Colorado ) (197)
2012 Pueblo, CO
(Colorado State University–Pueblo)
University of Nebraska at Kearney (2) 107 St. Cloud State University 95 Luke McPeek
(Adams State College) (197)
2013 Birmingham, AL
(NCAA Division II)
University of Nebraska at Kearney (3) 108 St. Cloud State University 105 Shamus O’Grady
(St. Cloud State University) (184)
2014 Cleveland, OH
(NCAA Division II)
Notre Dame College (OH) 9912 University of Nebraska at Kearney 6412 Casy Rowell
(University of Central Oklahoma) (133)
2015 St. Louis, MO
(Maryville University)
St. Cloud State University 8412 University of Nebraska at Kearney 7612 Chris Watson
(University of Central Oklahoma) (165)

NOTE: Shaded scores = Closest margin of victory, 14 point in 1979 & widest margin of victory, 8814 points in 1982.

Team titles[edit]

Source="[1]

School Team titles Last championship
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly–S.L.O.) A 8 1974
California State University, Bakersfield (Cal State, Bakersfield) B 8 1987
University of Central Oklahoma C 7 2007
University of Nebraska Omaha (Omaha) 7 2011
North Dakota State University 4 2001
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) 3 1986
Portland State University D 3 1990
University of Nebraska at Kearney (Nebraska–Kearney) 3 2013
Western State Colorado University (Western State)E 2 1964
University of Northern Iowa (UNI)F 2 1978
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pitt–Johnstown) 2 1999
Minnesota State University, Mankato (Minnesota State–Mankato)G 1 1965
San Francisco State University 1 1997
Notre Dame College (OH) 1 2014
St.Cloud State University 1 2015
  • A = known as Cal State Poly College & Cal Poly State University
  • B = known as Cal State College, Bakersfield & CSU Bakersfield
  • C = known as Central State College (OK) & Central Oklahoma
  • D = known as Portland State College & Portland State U.
  • E = was Western State College of Colorado
  • F = known as State College of Iowa & UNI
  • G = known as Mankato State College, Mankato State University & Minnesota State–Mankato

Team title winning streaks (more than 2)[edit]

Source=[1]

School Team titles Years
California Polytechnic State University 7 1968–1974
California State University, Bakersfield 5 1979–1983
University of Central Oklahoma 4 1992–1995
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 3 1984–1986
University of Nebraska Omaha 3 2004–2006
University of Nebraska Omaha 3 2009–2011

Division II wrestlers to Division I[edit]

Sources=[5] [6]

Through 1989, the Division II finalists advanced to the Division I championships, held the following week, where many athletes earned All-American recognition in two divisions during the same season. This practice was discontinued after Carlton Haselrig of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown won the Division II heavyweight title and advanced to Division I, where he also won the heavyweight title three years in a row, 1987–89.

Former Division II Champions now in Division I[edit]

Source=[7]

School Championships Year moved Current Conference Note
Cal Poly 8–1966, 1968–74 1975 Pacific-12 Conference
Portland State 3–1969, 1989–90 1996 Dropped wrestling in 2009 for economic reasons
Cal State, Bakersfield 8–1976–77, 1979–83, 1987 1988 Pacific-12 Conference
UNI 2–1975, 1978 1982 Mid-American Conference Won single division (now DI) title in 1950
SIUE 3–1984–86 2009 Southern Conference
North Dakota State 4–1988, 1998, 2000–01 2004 Western Wrestling Conference
Omaha 7–1991, 2004–06, 2009–11 2012 School dropped wrestling at start of its transition to Division I *
  • * = Nebraska Omaha's coach, Mike Denny, and several wrestlers moved to Maryville University to begin a "new" program.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Wrestling Division II Highlights/History" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2015 NCAA Division II Championships (Brackets)" (PDF). NCAA. March 2, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Breakdown, 2015 Super Regions" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "First time for everything". NCAA. March 15, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Wrestling Division II Highlights and History, 2014-15" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wrestling Division I Highlights and History, 2014-15" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ "NCAA Sports Sponsorship". NCAA. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Wrestling coach rebounds at Maryville after setback". St.Louis Post-Dispatch/St.Louis Today. March 13, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 

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