Minnesota, NC State, Stanford each crown 2 champs at National Collegiate Open

Shane Griffith of Stanford claimed the title at 165 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki,

SMYRNA, Del. -- 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) led 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 champions 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

For more information on the National Collegiate Open, visit the event website.

2019 National Collegiate All-Americans (Note: Affiliation listed is not official record):

1st: Jakob Camacho (NC State)
2nd: Joey Melendez (North Carolina)
3rd: Zurich Storm (NC State)
4th: Cody Phippen (Air Force Prep)
5th: Dalton Rohrbaugh (Lock Haven)
6th: Tommy Cox (NC State)

1st: Tucker Sjomeling (Nebraska)
2nd: Jevon Parrish (Nebraska)
3rd: Andrew Wert (Army Prep)
4th: Jarrett Trombley (NC State)
5th: Sam Brook (Virginia)
6th: Cole Manley (Lock Haven)

1st: Real Woods (Stanford)
2nd: Nick Lirette (North Carolina)
3rd: Matt Fields (NC State)
4th: Alex Urquiza (NC State)
5th: Robert Cleary (Rider)
6th: Chase Zollmann (Wyoming)

1st: Brayton Lee (Minnesota)
2nd: Daxton Gordon (Cal Baptist)
3rd: Denton Spencer (Virginia)
4th: AJ Jaffe
5th: PJ Ogunsanya (Army)
6th: Matt Grippi (NC State)

1st: Jacori Teemer (Arizona State)
2nd: Justin McCoy (Virginia)
3rd: Micha Hoffman
4th: Markus Hartman (Army)
5th: Tyler Eischens (Stanford)
6th: Joe Casey (Rider)

1st: Shane Griffith (Stanford)
2nd: Samuel Cokeley
3rd: Philip Conigliaro (Harvard)
4th: Hadley Harrison
5th: Mason Smith (Army Prep)
6th: Owen Brown (Army)

1st: Quentin Perez (Campbell)
2nd: Brad Laughlin (Army)
3rd: Clay Lautt (North Carolina)
4th: Michael O'Malley (Drexel)
5th: Drew Peck (Virginia)
6th: Evan Bockman (Cal Baptist)

1st: Trent Hidlay (NC State)
2nd: Victor Marcelli (Virginia)
3rd: Jonathan Lowe
4th: Garret Strang (Cal Baptist)
5th: Micael Battista (Virginia)
6th: Connor Doyle (Navy)

1st: Garrett Joles (Minnesota)
2nd: Chasen Blair (North Carolina)
3rd: Bennett Paulson (Army)
4th: Mike Bulkin (Columbia)
5th: Paul Carson (Appalachian State)
6th: Cole Forrester (Air Force Prep)

1st: Zach Schrader (Cal Baptist)
2nd: Keaton Kluever (North Carolina)
3rd: Zachary Knighton-Ward (Hofstra)
4th: Deonte Wilson (NC State)
5th: Tyrie Houghton (NC State)
6th: Sean O'Malley (Drexel)


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