North Carolina crowns six All-Americans; Old Dominion crowns five.


Geneva, Ohio – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill led the 2016 National Collegiate Open Presented by X-Athletic with six different athletes earning All-American honors at the event held at SPIRE Institute.  The performance by the Tar Heels puts them in a four way tie for the third most ever All-American honors earned by a program and a National Collegiate Open Championship.  Kent State University holds the record for most All-Americans with eight placers in 2009.

Old Dominion University earned five All-American honors which is their second best performance, falling two All-Americans short of their seven placers in 2012.

Grand Canyon University let their presence as a recent addition to NCAA Division-I wrestling be known, crowning a champion (Uzo Owuama) at 141 pounds and ending the day with three All-Americans.

The Big 12 Conference turned in their strongest performance ever as the newly expanded conference earned eight All-American honors.

2016 National Collegiate All-Americans (Note: Affiliation listed is not official record):
Champion Justin Patrick (Buffalo)
Second Steven Simpson (Old Dominion)
Third Trayton Libolt (Grand Canyon)
Fourth Mitch Brown (Utah Valley)
Fifth Ezekiel Beatty, (Pitt-Johnstown)
Sixth Sean Nickell, (CSU Bakersfield)
Champion Josua Terao (American)
Second Korbin Myers (Edinboro)
Third Carter Ballinger (Central Michigan)
Fourth Kyle Lukowish (Kent State)
Fifth Alex Madrigal (Old Dominion)
Sixth Sonny Simonetti (North Carolina)
Champion Uzo Owuama (Grand Canyon)
Second Michael Hayes (Old Dominion)
Third Peter Lipari (Rutgers)
Fourth Chance Driscoll (Kent State)
Fifth Joshua Parrett (Ohio)
Sixth Michael Sprague (American)
Champion Shyheim Brown (Maryland)
Second Troy Heilmann (North Carolina)
Third Joey Moon (North Carolina)
Fourth Maason Smith (Central Michigan)
Fifth Grant LaMont (Utah Valley)
Sixth William Povalac (Rutgers)
Champion Casey Sparkman (Kent State)
Second Jack Clark (North Carolina)
Third Jake Trujillo
Fourth Nigel Ruiz (UMAPS)
Fifth Taleb Rahmani (Pittsburgh)
Sixth Danny Boychuck (Maryland)
Champion Ty Schoffstall (Edinboro)
Second Lucas Wyoming (Wyoming)
Third Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley)
Fourth Bryant Halsch (North Carolina)
Fifth Dakota Greene (Drexel)
Sixth Ebed Jarrell (Drexel)
Champion Jacob Armstrong (Utah Valley)
Second Ben Harvey (USMAPS)
Third Andrew Morgan (Cal Poly)
Fourth Milik Dawkins
Fifth Hank Swalla (Iowa State)
Sixth Fritz Hoehn (Edinboro)
Champion Jack Wedholm (Army West Point)
Second Carson Powell (Iowa State)
Third Austin Gaun (Grand Canyon)
Fourth Wesley Maskill (Michigan State)
Fifth Gavin Berkley, (Army West Point)
Sixth Jesse Palser, (Lake Erie)
Champion Nick Corba (Cleveland State)
Second Jacob Seely (Northern Colorado)
Third Brett Dempsey (American)
Fourth Scott Marmoll (North Carolina)
Fifth Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley)
Sixth Corey Hazel (Lock Haven)
Champion Danny Chaid
Second Caleb Gossett (Northern Illinois)
Third John Rizzo (Pittsburgh)
Fourth Devin King (Ohio)
Fifth Stephen Suglio (Kent State)
Sixth Zack Parker (Ohio)

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