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Top NCAA DI Wrestlers of the 1980s

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Three-time NCAA champion, four-time finalist, and Olympic gold medalist Ed Banach of Iowa leads the list of the best DI wrestlers of the 1980s.

Zalesky, Davis, Haselrig, Schultz, Carr, and Bonomo all won three titles during this decade.

Check out the best wrestlers from 1980 to 1989 ranked by NCAA medals!

Here are the top twelve!

Rank - Name - Score - Medals

#1 - Ed Banach - Iowa - 60 - 1,1,2,1
#2 - Jim Zalesky - Iowa - 55 - 5,1,1,1
#3 - Barry Davis - Iowa - 52 - 7,1,1,1
#3 - Duane Goldman - Iowa - 52 - 2,2,2,1
#5 - Tim Krieger - Iowa State - 51 - 5,1,2,1
#6 - Pat Santoro - Pittsburgh - 50 - 6,2,1,1
#7 - Jim Heffernan - Iowa - 49 - 4,2,1,2
#8 - Carlton Haselrig - Pittsburgh-Johnstown - 48 - 1,1,1
#8 - Mark Schultz - Oklahoma - 48 - 1,1,1
#8 - Mike Sheets - Oklahoma State - 48 - 7,2,1,1
#8 - Nate Carr - Iowa State - 48 - 1,1,1
#8 - Ricky Bonomo - Bloomsburg - 48 - 1,1,1

http://www.jerseywrestling.com/top_wrestlers_by_ncaa_medals.php?end_year=1989&start_year=1980

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13 minutes ago, Swayz said:

I thought I heard on an old broadcast of DIIs his Junior year that Haselrig in that season only lost to Baumgartner....I hope someone has that video! 

Had to be Freestyle or something that late though.  Baumgartner is like 8 years older.

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19 hours ago, jerseywrestling said:

Top NCAA DI Wrestlers of the 1980s

Ed-Banach-and-Lou-Banach.jpg

http://www.jerseywrestling.com/news.php?story=Top NCAA DI Wrestlers of the 1980s

Three-time NCAA champion, four-time finalist, and Olympic gold medalist Ed Banach of Iowa leads the list of the best DI wrestlers of the 1980s.

Zalesky, Davis, Haselrig, Schultz, Carr, and Bonomo all won three titles during this decade.

Check out the best wrestlers from 1980 to 1989 ranked by NCAA medals!

Here are the top twelve!

Rank - Name - Score - Medals

#1 - Ed Banach - Iowa - 60 - 1,1,2,1
#2 - Jim Zalesky - Iowa - 55 - 5,1,1,1
#3 - Barry Davis - Iowa - 52 - 7,1,1,1
#3 - Duane Goldman - Iowa - 52 - 2,2,2,1
#5 - Tim Krieger - Iowa State - 51 - 5,1,2,1
#6 - Pat Santoro - Pittsburgh - 50 - 6,2,1,1
#7 - Jim Heffernan - Iowa - 49 - 4,2,1,2
#8 - Carlton Haselrig - Pittsburgh-Johnstown - 48 - 1,1,1
#8 - Mark Schultz - Oklahoma - 48 - 1,1,1
#8 - Mike Sheets - Oklahoma State - 48 - 7,2,1,1
#8 - Nate Carr - Iowa State - 48 - 1,1,1
#8 - Ricky Bonomo - Bloomsburg - 48 - 1,1,1

http://www.jerseywrestling.com/top_wrestlers_by_ncaa_medals.php?end_year=1989&start_year=1980

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https://nwhof.org/blog/ferocity-intensity-helped-ed-banach-win-on-mat/

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John Smith won 2 NCAA titles and he's not on the list, but there are 2 Iowa guys with only 1 title each.

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On 9/18/2020 at 5:50 PM, TobusRex said:

John Smith won 2 NCAA titles and he's not on the list, but there are 2 Iowa guys with only 1 title each.

They are ranking strictly on a point system based on placement @ NCAAs - this leaves John Smith at 44 points based on his 2/1/1 finishes.  My problem with how they do this is that they don't consider some guys whole career if that career spans different decades.  I think that is kind of ridiculous.  Daryl Burley finished 1/2/2/1 from 1979 to 1983 which would be 56 points and put him at # 2 on this list.  But due to fact that his 1st title was in 1979 they completely ignore it.  Therefore anyone whose careers span various decades are effectively eliminated from being on these lists.   

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It's a good thing these lists don't matter at all. It's interesting, and I'm glad someone has done the work, but if someone gets left off due to an arbitrary cutoff, it doesn't matter in the slightest. I would also be interested in reading a subjective ranking (with justification) of the best wrestlers of the 80's, which could include someone like Burley.

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19 hours ago, IronChef said:

It's a good thing these lists don't matter at all. It's interesting, and I'm glad someone has done the work, but if someone gets left off due to an arbitrary cutoff, it doesn't matter in the slightest. I would also be interested in reading a subjective ranking (with justification) of the best wrestlers of the 80's, which could include someone like Burley.

I could be wrong but I believe they did an all time ranking, also, though it doesn’t address the subjective ranking you want.

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22 hours ago, ionel said:

Well ok ... but how many times did you take him down?  ;)

I utterly dominated that big goon....

LOL, I didn't have the privilege of getting crushed by Bruce. We never rolled. I don't remember seeing him roll with the Heavies that much either, come to think of it (I was 190). But he did offer me technical advice on a few occasions and when he talked I damn sure listened :D He's one of those type guys who just elevates the wrestlers around him, I think. 

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19 hours ago, Alwayswrestling said:

A little off the topic but how good was #8 - Ricky Bonomo - Bloomsburg - 48 - 1,1,1?  I watched him at the NCAA's all three years he won and I thought he was a big 118 lber and tougher than H.  I think he would of done very well in any era, what are others thoughts?  

Definitely he'd have done well in any other era. 

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22 hours ago, BigTimeFan said:

I hate point systems that put Duane Goldman ahead of Mark Schultz. 

I agree that something with the points system needs to be adjusted if a guy with one championship is ahead of 4 three time champs.  I don't really care for the straight match rankings as they really take the debate out of who was better, which is the whole point of these lists.

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