Finals Recap 2019 NAIA Men's Wrestling National Championship

The Vikings of Grand View (Iowa) took home the prestigious red banner after claiming the 2019 NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championship on Saturday at the Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The Vikings ran away from competition scoring 219 points in front of a home crowd.. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) finished second with 85 points, while Life (Ga.) 82.5 points.

Brackets | Team Scores

Top 10 Teams

Top 10 Team Scores | FINAL

  1. Grand View (Iowa) 219
  2. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 85
  3. Life (Ga.) 82.5
  4. Indiana Tech 81
  5. Reinhardt (Ga.) 71
  6. Oklahoma City 56
  7. Cumberlands (Ky.) 55
  8. Menlo (Calif.) 53
  9. Baker (Kan.) 52.5
  10. MSU-Northern (Mont.) 50.5

National Champions

  • 125 Sawyer Miller, Indiana Tech
  • 133 Erique Early, Indiana Tech
  • 141 David Berg, Midland (Neb)
  • 149 Josh Wenger, Grand View (Iowa)
  • 157 Nosomy Pozo, Life (Ga.)
  • 165 Brett Bradford, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
  • 174 Lucas Lovvorn, Baker (Kan.)
  • 184 Anthony Orozco, Menlo (Calif.)
  • 197 Evan Hansen, Grand View (Iowa)
  • 285 Brandon Reed, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Day 2 Highlights

  • Grand View claimed its 8th-straight team title, tying it with former members Adams State (Colo.) and Central State (Okla.) with eight total titles.
  • Grand View now has eight team titles, tied with Adams State (Colo.)

Day 2 Highlights

  • Indiana Tech grabbed the first two titles of the night as both Sawyer Miller and Erique Early snagged wins at 125 and 133 respectively.
  • Lindsey Wilson, Grand View and Indiana Tech each had two national champions to their credit.

Day 2 Highlights

  • There were 44 first-time NAIA All-Americans.
  • Grand View had the most All-Americans with 12. Indiana Tech, Lindsey Wilson, Life and Reinhardt (Ga.) were second with five each.

Day 2 Highlights

  • Evan Hansen (Grand View) became a three-time individual champion after his win over Issac Bartel of Montana State-Northern.
  • Three wrestlers became two-time National Champions - Lucas Lovvorn of Baker (Kan.) (174), Josh Wenger of Grand View (149) and Nosomy Pozo, Life (157)

Day 2 Highlights

  • Lucas Lovvorn of Baker was named the NWCA-NAIA Wrestler of the Year.
  • Nick Mitchell of Grand view was named the 2019 NAIA Coach of the Year.
  • Anthony Orozco of Menlo (Calif.) was named the NAIA Most Outstanding Wrestler. Orozco won the 184-pound weight class.

Day 2 Highlights

  • Three schools had wrestlers record highest finishes in school history.
  • 10 different schools had a semifinalist.

Day 2 Highlights

  • Lindsey Wilson moved into second place overall on the last bout of the night. Brandon Reed’s win at 285 over Korey Walker of Oklahoma City sealed the runner-up spot for the Stars.
  • Grand View now has 28 all-time individual champions. Tied for third all time.

2019 National Champions