We break down the toughest weight classes at the NCAA DIII tournament from the 1980s.
New Jersey's own three-time NCAA champion Karl Monaco of Montclair State won the decade's deepest weight division.
Each weight class is scored by adding up the career scores of all the wrestlers.
Check out the toughest weight classes from 1980 to 1989 ranked by NCAA DIII medals!
Here are the top five!
Rank - Year - Weight - Score - Medalists
#1 - 1987 - 142 - 250 - Karl Monaco, Montclair State; Shaun Smith, Delaware Valley; Mark Gumble, SUNY-Binghampton; Rodney Smith, Western New England; Dean Salvaggio, SUNY-Buffalo; Shawn Voight, Cornell College; Don Donahoe, Ursinus; Todd Hibbs, Mount Union;
#2 - 1983 - 142 - 248 - Darryl Leslie, RIT; Ron Bussey, TCNJ; Andy Seras, SUNY-Albany; Kevin Brockway, Glassboro; Dan Pantaleo, Olivet; Perry Graehling, Hiram; Tom Hall, Augsburg; Marty Jospeh, John Carroll;
#3 - 1985 - 142 - 243 - Shaun Smith, Delaware Valley; Dan Pantaleo, Olivet; Tom Bennett, John Carroll; Paul VanOosbree, Buena Vista; Tom Hall, Augsburg; Ed Brady, Wisconsin-Whitewater; Dave Recor, SUNY-Brockport; Andy Komarek, SUNY-Buffalo;
#4 - 1988 - 190 - 216 - Mike Himes, Upper Iowa; Vic Pozsonyi, TCNJ; Terry Schuler, Wisconsin-Whitewater; Tom Tuomi, Concordia MN; Todd McArdel, SUNY-Cortland; Mike Fusilli, Ithaca; Dean Gavin, Wartburg; Larry Danko, King's College;
#5 - 1984 - 150 - 208 - Shea Kennedy, Augsburg; Ron Bussey, TCNJ; ike Truncale, SUNY-Binghampton; Daryl Stumph, Hiram; John Leone, SUNY-Brockport; Ed Trizzino, Mount Union; Kelly McGovern, Central College IA; Dennis McNamara, Wisconsin-River Falls;
Over 80 weight classes made the rankings!
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