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University of Northern Iowa Wrestling NCAA Division I Champions

Division I champions are those wrestlers who have won first place in their weight divisions at the NCAA Championship Tournament.  Those with an asterisk beside their names are NCAA Outstanding Tournament Wrestlers.


Division I - University
Year Wrestler Weight
1937 Ray Cheney 135
1946 Cecil Mott 121
1946 *Gerald Leeman 128
1946 Bill Koll 145
1947 *Bill Koll 145
1947 Russ Bush 128
1947 Bill Nelson 165
1948 *Bill Koll 147.5
1949 Bill Nelson 155
1949 Bill Smith 165
1949 Keith Young 145
1950 Bill Nelson 155
1950 Bill Smith 165
1950 Keith Young 145
1951 Keith Young 147
1952 Gene Lybbert 130
1952 Bill Weick 157
1953 Jim Harmon 157
1955 Bill Weick 157
1963 Bill Dotson 137


Table taken from the 1996-97 Northern Iowa Wrestling press book; page designed by Library Assistant Susan A. Basye with thanks to Student Assistant Jonathan Russell, May 1997; last updated, January 22, 2014 (GP).


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