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heard about the freshman champ topic so I did my research. here is what I found. Give credit to Jim Kalin and Mark Palmer for already covering this topic. the last article was written in 2016.

From 1928- 2016 - there have been 15 true freshman to win the title. out of all of them pat Malkovich from Michigan state was the youngest at 17 years old. another interesting note- 1947 was the first year that it happened and there were 4 freshman who did it. Jim kalin wrote the article "THE 15" IN AMATEUR WRESTLING NEWS that mark referenced to.

To add that total- 2018 spencer lee is number 16. anyway. here are the names of the 16 freshman to win a title.

1947

dick hausner- Cornell college of Iowa lowell Lange- "

bill nelson- iowa state teachers college dick hutton- okie state

1972

pat milkovich- Michigan state

1973

don rohn- clarion

1979

darryl burley- Lehigh * everyone said he was a complete phenom.

1980

matt reiss- North Carolina

1990

pat smith okie state 

1993

Lincoln McIlravy- iowa

2003

teyon ware- 0klahoma

2006

dustin schlatter - Minnesota

2010

kyle dake- Cornell

2014

j'den cox- Missouri

2016

Myles Martin- ohio state

2018

spencer lee- Iowa

*side note- dan hodge - okie state and dan gable- iowa state were not allowed to compete due to the rules.

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*side note- dan hodge - okie state and dan gable- iowa state were not allowed to compete due to the rules.

More than just those two who were not able to compete as Frosh. The Peery brothers (Ed and Hugh), Mike Caruso, Gray Simons, Uetake, Larry Hayes...


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5 minutes ago, lu_alum said:


More than just those two who were not able to compete as Frosh. The Peery brothers (Ed and Hugh), Mike Caruso, Gray Simons, Uetake, Larry Hayes...


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So that would include Rex Perry too.

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Embrace,

Just for accuracy, I enrolled at MSU as a 17 yr. old in Sept. of 1971, turned 18 on Dec. 11, and won the NCAA on March 11, 1972 at the the age of 18.26 yrs., and apparently still the youngest ever. Thanks.  The following is courtesy of the late Jarius Hammond (NCAA Wrestling Historian).

Season  Weight       Name                                    Class                      DOB                              Ch.Date                      Age

 

1947   121                  Hauser, Dick                  Freshman                  3/29/1947

1947  136                   Lange, Lowell                Freshman                  8/17/1928                  3/29/1947                18.62

1947  175                   Scarpello, Joe               Freshman                  1/16/1923                  3/29/1947                 24.21

1947  165                    Nelson, Bill                    Freshman                  10/24/1926                3/29/1947                20.44

1947 UNL                    Hutton, Dick                  Freshman                  10/04/1923                3/29/1947                23.50

1972  126                    Milkovich, Pat               Freshman                  12/11/1953                3/11/1972                18.26

1973  134                    Rohn, Don                      Freshman                  1/13/1954                  3/10/1973                 19.17

1979  134                    Burley, Darryl                 Freshman                  2/18/1960                  3/10/1979                 19.07

1980  167                    Reiss, Matt                     Freshman                  4/16/1960                  3/15/1980                 19.93

1980  177                    Banach, Ed                     Freshman                  2/06/1960                  3/15/1980                  20.12

1990  158                    Smith, Pat                       Freshman                  9/21/1970                  3/24/1990                 19.52

1993  142                    McIlravy,Lincoln             Freshman                  7/07/1974                  3/20/1993                 18.72

1993  158                    Mollica, Markus             Freshman                  1/01/1973                  3/20/1993                  20.23

1994  167                    Branch, Mark                  Freshman                  7/08/1974                  3/19/1994                  19.71

1999  184                    Sanderson, Cael            Freshman                  6/20/1979                  3/20/1999                  19.76

2002  174                    Jones, Greg                    Freshman                  8/10/1982                  3/23/2002                  19.63

2003  184                    Rosholt, Jake                 Freshman                  9/02/1982                  3/22/2003                   20.56

2003  141                    Ware, Teyon                    Freshman                  8/13/1983                  3/22/2003                  19.62

2006  149                   Schlatter,Dustin               Freshman                  5/15/1986                  3/18/2006                  19.85

2010  141                   Dake, Kyle                        Freshman                  2/25/1991                  3/20/2010                   19.08

2010  125                   McDonough,Matt           Freshman                  5/12/1990                  3/20/2010                   19.87

2012  125                   Stieber, Logan                Freshman                  1/24/1991                  3/17/2012                    21.16                  

2014  197                  Cox, J’den                         Freshman                  3/03/1995                  3/22/2014                   19.06

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7 hours ago, embracethegrind said:

heard about the freshman champ topic so I did my research. here is what I found. Give credit to Jim Kalin and Mark Palmer for already covering this topic. the last article was written in 2016.

From 1928- 2016 - there have been 15 true freshman to win the title. out of all of them pat Malkovich from Michigan state was the youngest at 17 years old. another interesting note- 1947 was the first year that it happened and there were 4 freshman who did it. Jim kalin wrote the article "THE 15" IN AMATEUR WRESTLING NEWS that mark referenced to.

To add that total- 2018 spencer lee is number 16. anyway. here are the names of the 16 freshman to win a title.

1947

dick hausner- Cornell college of Iowa lowell Lange- "

bill nelson- iowa state teachers college dick hutton- okie state

1972

pat milkovich- Michigan state

1973

don rohn- clarion

1979

darryl burley- Lehigh * everyone said he was a complete phenom.

1980

matt reiss- North Carolina

1990

pat smith okie state 

1993

Lincoln McIlravy- iowa

2003

teyon ware- 0klahoma

2006

dustin schlatter - Minnesota

2010

kyle dake- Cornell

2014

j'den cox- Missouri

2016

Myles Martin- ohio state

2018

spencer lee- Iowa

*side note- dan hodge - okie state and dan gable- iowa state were not allowed to compete due to the rules. 

Don't forget that Gray Simons was also not allowed to compete in the NCAA D1 tournament as a freshmen.  He did win the NAIA national tournament as a freshmen and went on to be a 3X NCAA National Champion.

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Don't forget that Gray Simons was also not allowed to compete in the NCAA D1 tournament as a freshmen.  He did win the NAIA national tournament as a freshmen and went on to be a 3X NCAA National Champion.

I named him above.


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