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NWCA Division I Coaches Group announces 2020 All-America Teams


MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association has announced the 2020 Division I All-American teams. Each year the NWCA recognizes the outstanding work of the DI Student-Athletes by naming the All-Americans based on their achievements in the national championship, however, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the championships were canceled.

All-American honors were based on each wrestler's overall body of work through the conference tournaments and up to the national championships.

First Team All-Americans
Second Team All-Americans
Honorable Mention All-Americans

"During difficult times there are always people who rise to the occasion and I'm proud of the action that the NWCA Division I Leadership Group in providing direction for honoring the 2020 Division I All-American team. It's important that these athletes' efforts and successes during the season are recognized. Congratulations to each of this year's honorees and National Qualifiers." -- Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director

ABOUT THE NWCA
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: Coaching Development, Student-Athlete Welfare, and the Promotion of Wrestling.

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Dave J (1) about 8 months ago
Weak. Now wrestling gives out participation medals? Yeah we recognize the effort and hard work, since they were 5! Earn the status not guess who woulda placed.Sometimes bad things happen and you dont get the reward-no different than an injury that so many wrestlers have dealt with that kept them from the show. Pitiful culture today
cradleman (1) about 8 months ago
Shakur Rasheed not even being listed as an honorable mention shows just how dumb you guys are. Awful and I haven'y even looked at any others.
dbestsport (1) about 8 months ago
They just used the NCAA seeding.
First Team AA's were the top 8 seeds; Second Team AA's were the 9-12 seeds; and the Honorable Mention AA's were the 13-16 seeds
Shakur was seeded 21.