In the 1980s, Tim Wright became the first four-time NCAA champion in any sport when he won four titles at SIU-Edwardsville in wrestling!
Dan Russell of Portland State wrestled during this decade and won four national titles, as wel.
Three-time NCAA champions James Sisson and Tony Champion were the only other two four-time DII finalists.
Carlton Haselrig of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is the only person to win six NCAA titles in wrestling, three times in Division II and three times in Division I.
There were seven wrestlers from this decade who were three-time champions.
Check out the top wrestlers from 1980 to 1989 ranked by NCAA DII medals!
Here are the top five!
Rank - Wrestler - Year - Team - Score - Medals
#1 - Dan Russell - Portland State - 1989 - 64 - 1,1,1,1
#1 - Tim Wright - SIU-Edwardsville - 1987 - 64 - 1,1,1,1
#3 - James Sisson - Portland State - 1989 - 60 - 1,1,1,2
#3 - Tony Champion - Portland State - 1989 - 60 - 1,1,1,2
#5 - Carlton Haselrig - Pittsburgh-Johnstown - 1989 - 58 - 3,1,1,1
Over 200 wrestlers made the list!
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