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Stanford sweeps Pac-12 wrestling awards

Shane Griffith with the Stanford coaches during his NCAA finals match (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pac-12 Conference announced today the 2021 Pac-12 wrestling honors, as voted on by the Pac-12 coaches. STANFORD swept this year's awards with redshirt sophomore Shane Griffith (165) earning Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year, redshirt freshman Jaden Abas (149) winning Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year and head coach Jason Borrelli taking home Pac-12 Coach of the Year accolades.

2021 PAC-12 WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: Shane Griffith, R-So., STANFORD (Westwood, N.J.)

  • Last year's Pac-12 Wrestler and Freshman/Newcomer of the Year earned a No. 2 seed at the Conference championship and No. 8 seed at the NCAA Championship following a strong regular season.
  • Became the second wrestler in program history to win a national championship, winning the 165-pound title, 6-2, over Pittsburgh's Jake Wentzel.
    First Cardinal to win Most Outstanding Wrestler for the Tournament honors at the NCAA Championship.
  • Owns a career record of 40-1, with his lone defeat coming to No. 1 seed Anthony Valencia at the 2021 Pac-12 Championship.
  • First Cardinal to win multiple Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year honors.

    2021 PAC-12 FRESHMAN/NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Jaden Abas, R-Fr., STANFORD (San Diego, Calif.)

  • Completed his redshirt freshman season with an 8-2 overall record, including 6-2 in dual matches.
  • Knocked off Cal Poly's Legend Lamer, 10-5, to claim the 149-pound class Conference title.
  • Became the eighth freshman in program history to win a Pac-12 Championship.
  • Defeated two ranked opponents in 2021, including then-No. 13 Legend Lamer and Oklahoma's then-No. 18 Mitch Moore.

    2021 PAC-12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Jason Borrelli, STANFORD

  • Went undefeated in Pac-12 duals (4-0) and 5-3 overall.
  • Led STANFORD to its seventh top-20 finish (17th) at the NCAA Championship, and the fourth-best mark (35.5 points) in program history.
  • Coached two All-Americans as Griffith placed first in the 165-weight class, and Abas finished seventh in the 149-weight class.
  • Two-time Pac-12 Wrestling Coach of the Year.
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