Minnesota, NC State, and Stanford each Crown Two Champions at the 2019 National Collegiate Open.
NC State sets a new NCO record with 10 All-Americans; Virginia with Six
March 3, 2019
For Immediate Release
Smyrna, Delaware – The Wolfpack of NC State made a statement at the 2019 National Collegiate Open in Delaware on Saturday with ten athletes earning NCO All-American honors at the 11th annual event. NC State broke the event's record for All-Americans which it had previously set in 2017 with nine placewinners. While Athletic Coast Conference rival Virginia turned in their best ever performance with six athletes earning All-American honors--the second most of any programs on the year. The Caveliers have now tied Central Michigan (2010), Indiana (2009), Maryland (2010), and Purdue (2012) for the eighth most NCO All-Americans in one season.
Minnesota (Lee, Joles), Stanford (Woods, Griffith), and NC State (Camacho, Hidlay) lead all programs with two champions each. With the addition of two champions, NC State has crowned seven all-time champions and overtaken Rutgers for the most all-time NCO Champions. The record for most chamions in one season was set in 2012 when Minnesota crowned three champions.
Arizona State (Teemer), California Baptist (Schrader), Campbell (Perez), Nebraska (Sjomeling), and Stanford all crowned their first ever NCO Champions.
Markus Hartman (Army West Point) posted the fastest fall at 0:17 for the 2019 championship.
Message from the event:
"To all the coaches, athletes, and volunteers who made the 2019 NCO happen. Your participation and support helped make 2019 one of the best events yet. A few programs helped provide table work which made the event keep moving along throughout the day. Smyrna, DE high school was an excellent host and we appreciate all their admin and volunteers did to make our participants feel welcome and supported. This event began as an idea 11 years ago and now we have a highly competitive, nationally supported event that showcases the future stars of NCAA wrestling. Thank you all for helping us move the sport of wrestling forward." - Teague Moore,event co-creator
2019 National Collegiate All-Americans (Note: Affiliation listed is not official record):
National Collegiate Open – http://NationalCollegiateOpen.com
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE OPEN WRESTLING TOURNAMENT, Wexvar LLC