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Greatest Team Point Scorers in NCAA Ch. History

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I saw this elsewhere. Credit to Moose7474 on one of the Penn State msg. boards. A list of the highest team point scorers in NCAA Championship history.

 

1. Sanderson [106.5 pts]

2. Smith [96.0 pts]

3. Dake [91.0 pts]

4. Brands [89.5 pts]

5. Gable [80.0 pts]

6. Hodge [80.0 pts]

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Taylor [72.0 pts]

 

I believe Taylor scored 29.5 points last year and 24 this year. If he wins the national title next year he could possible get Cael's team point scoring record despite only winning two titles. That is still a big if, but he could make it a goal and possibly get it.

 

Clarion, PA wrestler Wade Schalles got 58 points in 2 years at NCAA's. He was not allowed to compete as a freshman, and he was prevented from competing as a senior. His senior year he pinned almost everyone, including three different NCAA champions that year. It is not hard to believe he'd have been the all time leading NCAA point scorer had he been there for all four years.

 

 

Video of Wade Schalles getting the better of world champion Lee Kemp.

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At the 1971 NCAA tournament Schalles lost to top seeded 158-pounder Bruce Trammel of Ohio University in the quarter-finals for his only career loss in NCAA tournament competition. Trammel was upset in the next round, eliminating Schalles from the tournament.

 

Schalles was eligible to wrestle in the regular season in 1974, but he could not participate in NCAA tournament. The circumstances were straight out of Kafka. Because Schalles had not wrestled as a freshman he had lost a year of NCAA tournament eligibility. However, he could not wrestle as a freshman, because the ECAC, which controlled regular season competition, deemed him a transfer. Years later Schalles regretted that he did not take the matter to court. Nevertheless, Schalles loved to compete and he went out in a blaze of glory. He moved up two weight classes and pinned Floyd Hitchcock of Bloomsburg in the 177-pound final of the Pennsylvania State Conference tournament. Hitchcock went on to win an NCAA title at Ames and was named the Outstanding Wrestler.

 

Above paragraphs from the feature on Schalles in my book.

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