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Ten Years of: Northern Colorado Wrestling (2013-22)

2022 Big 12 champion Andrew Alirez (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it's a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We're going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is...Northern Colorado!
NCAA Qualifiers (27)

2022


#30 Jace Koelzer (125 lbs); #5 Andrew Alirez (141 lbs); #27 Alan Clothier (197 lbs)


2021

#15 Mosha Schwartz (133 lbs); Andrew Alirez (149 lbs); #13 Jackson Hemauer (174 lbs); #18 Alan Clothier (184 lbs)


2020

#15 Mosha Schwartz (133 lbs); #14 Andrew Alirez (149 lbs); #27 Alan Clothier (184 lbs); #25 Jacob Seely (197 lbs); #16 Dalton Robertson (285 lbs)


2019

#24 Rico Montoya (125 lbs); #32 Chris Sandoval (141 lbs); #30 Jacob Seely (197 lbs)


2018

Rico Montoya (133 lbs); Keilan Torres (165 lbs); Dylan Gabel (184 lbs); Jacob Seely (197 lbs)


2017

Rico Montoya (133 lbs); Timmy Box (141 lbs); Keilan Torres (165 lbs); Dylan Gabel (184 lbs)


2016

Trent Noon (197 lbs)

2015

Trey Andrews (125 lbs); Mitchell Polkowske (165 lbs); Trent Noon (197 lbs)


NCAA Champions

None


NCAA All-Americans

None


NWCA All-Americans

Mosha Schwartz (133 - Honorable Mention)

Andrew Alirez (149 - Honorable Mention)

Dalton Robertson (285 - Honorable Mention)


NCAA Round of 12 Finishers

Andrew Alirez (2022 - 141)


Conference Champions

Big 12


2022: Andrew Alirez (141 lbs)

West Region/WWC

2015: Mitch Polkowske (165 lbs)


Dual Record

2021-22: 6-6

2021: 4-2

2019-20: 3-8

2018-19: 4-10

2017-18: 3-10

2016-17: 2-10

2015-16: 4-7

2014-15: 5-6

2013-14: 4-10-1

2012-13: 1-10


Conference Tournament Placement

2021-22: 11th

2021: 7th

2019-20: 8th

2018-19: 12th

2017-18: 10th

2016-17: 8th

2015-16: 10th

West Region/WWC

2014-15: 5th

2013-14: 6th


NCAA Tournament Team Placement

2021-22: 44th-tie

2021: 48th-tie

2019-20: No Tournament

2018-19: 49th-tie

2017-18: 38th-tie

2016-17: 47th-tie

2015-16: 72nd

2014-15: 46th-tie

2013-14: No Qualifiers


Head Coaching History

Troy Nickerson (2014-Present)

Ben Cherrington (2009-14)


Best Lineup (comprised of wrestlers from 2013-22)

125 - Rico Montoya: 3x NCAA Qualifier

133 - Mosha Schwartz: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#15 seed x2), 2020 Big 12 runner-up, 2020 NWCA Honorable Mention All-American

141 - Timmy Box: 2017 NCAA Qualifier

149 - Andrew Alirez: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#5 and #14 seeds), 2022 Big 12 champion, 2022 NCAA Round of 12 finisher, 2020 NWCA Honorable Mention All-American

157 - Eleazar Deluca: 2016 Big 12 fourth place (17-6 record)

165 - Mitchell Polkowske: 2015 NCAA Qualifier, 2015 West Regional Champion

174 - Jackson Hemauer: 2021 NCAA Qualifier, 2021 Big 12 runner-up

184 - Dylan Gabel: 2x NCAA Qualifier, 2x Big 12 runner-up

197 - Alan Clothier: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#18 seed)

285 - Dalton Robertson: 2020 NCAA Qualifier (#16 seed), 2020 NWCA Honorable Mention All-American


Recruiting

Number of Big Boarder's Per Year


2022: #83 Derek Matthews (ID); #97 Quentin Saunders (KS); #135 Andrew Blackburn-Forst (IL); #141 Brady Hankin (CO)

2021: #25 Ben Alanis (AZ); #89 Xavier Doolin (MO); #107 Branson Britten (TX); #202 Rudy Lopez (CO); #236 Franklin Cruz (CO); #290 Kenny Sailas (CO)

2020: #166 Daemyen Middlebrooks (IL)

2019: #2 Andrew Alirez (CO); #45 Mosha Schwartz (CO); #51 Theorius Robison (CO)

2017: #93 Chris Sandoval (CO)

2016: #144 Robert Winters (VA)

2015: #82 Rico Montoya (NM); #94 Jacob Seely (CO); #138 Sean Cannon (NV)

For past teams:

Air Force

American

Appalachian State

Arizona State

Army West Point

Binghamton

Bloomsburg

Brown

Bucknell

Buffalo

Cal Poly

Campbell

Central Michigan

Chattanooga

Clarion

Cleveland State

Columbia

Cornell

CSU Bakersfield

Davidson

Drexel

Duke

Edinboro

Franklin & Marshall

Gardner-Webb

George Mason

Harvard

Hofstra

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Iowa State

Kent State

Lehigh

Lock Haven

Maryland

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Missouri

Navy

NC State

Nebraska

North Carolina

North Dakota State

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