2023 Hodge Trophy Winner Mason Parris (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)
I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but Mason Parris is the 2023 Hodge Trophy winner. If not, well, now you know. There was some debate online about whether or not Parris was the right pick. For what it’s worth, he was my choice. This year was odd as it was not a year where there was one obvious selection and Parris edged the rest of the field.
Now that Parris is the Hodge winner, how did his Hodge-winning season stack up against other recent winners? We’ve gone back to 2013 to look at all of the Hodge winners and picked out some key areas that can be weighed against one another. These aren’t perfect metrics, but they give you a solid idea on just how strong a wrestler’s Hodge season was (compared to the other greats).
Mason Parris (Michigan)
Bonus Point %: 63.6
Wins over 2023 All-Americans: 10
Number of 2023 All-Americans Defeated: 5 (Kerkvliet, Hendrickson, Cassioppi, Davison, Hillger)
Wins over 2023 NCAA Qualifiers: 20
Bonus Point Wins at Nationals: 3 (Maj Joles, Maj Davison, Tech Cassioppi)
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