2017 Grand View University Wrestling Team

The 2017 Grand View University Wrestling Team dominated the 2017 season, finishing with a 13-0 record in duals, beating their opponents by a combined score of 536-44, and winning their sixth-consecutive NWCA National Duals championship. Coached by Nick Mitchell, GVU wrestlers did not lose a single match at the Heart of America Conference tournament until the finals to their teammates as Grand View finished 77 points ahead of runner-up Baker. GVU won its sixth-straight NAIA National team championship with five champions, six finalists and 12 All-Americans. The team scored 234.5 points, breaking the record for most points of 210 set by GVU in 2016. Grand View finished 160 points ahead of runner-up Lindsey Wilson, the largest margin of victory in NAIA history. In fact, if you added the points from the second-place, third-place and fourth-place teams together, Grand View would still have won by 34 points.

All-Americans in 2017 were Jacob Colon (first place at 133 pounds), Josh Wenger (first place at 141 pounds), Walker Marshall (second place at 149 pounds), Grant Henderson (first place at 165 pounds), Ryan Niven (third place at 165 pounds), Lawton Benna (first place at 174 pounds), Dylan Blackford (fifth place at 174 pounds), Michael Pixley (third place at 184 pounds), Evan Hansen (first place at 197 pounds) Jonathan Dennis (third place at 197 pounds), Jake Laden (third place at 285 pounds), and Dean Broghammer (fifth place at 285 pounds).


Glen Brand Team Award

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