SIU-Edwardsville won more individual NCAA medals from 1980 to 1989 than any other team in the nation.
Cal State-Bakersfield was a very close second, and North Dakota State finished with the third most.
Check out the top NCAA wrestling teams from the 1980s ranked by individual NCAA medals!
Here are the top five!
Rank - Team - Score - Count - Medalists
#1 - Cal State-Bakersfield - 619 - 55 - Adam Cuestas, Alan Paradise, Ardeshir Asgari, Bill Newton, Bob Button, Charlie Cheney, Chuck Justice, Craig Noble, Craig Schoene, Dan Cuestas, Darryl Pope, Eddie Woodburn, Eric Mittlestead, Garen McDonald, Glen Cooper, Howard Lawson, Jesse Reyes, Joe Gonzales, John Azevedo, John Loomis, Junior Saunders, Kevin Dugan, Lee Noble, Mark Hall, Mark Loomis, Marty Maciel, Marvin Jones, Matt Olejnik, Mike Blaske, Mike Dallas, Mike Monroe, Morteza Abedi, Paul Huyck, Perry Shea, Robert Herrera, Rogelio Herrera, Scott Teuscher, Steve Markey, Steve Nickell, Terry Osborne
#2 - SIU-Edwardsville - 619 - 58 - Al Sears, Alan Grammer, Bob Dahm, Booker Benford, Brent Means, Brian McTague, Dan McGinnis, Don Stevens, Dwight Downs, Eric Morgan, Ernie Badger, Joe Glasder, Kip Kristoff, Kurt Bednar, Mark Kristoff, Maurice Brown, Norm Mitchell, Phil Johns, Ray Garcia, Russ Witzig, Steve Harmon, Steve Stearns, Tim Ervin, Tim Wright, Tom Blaha, Tom Reed
#3 - North Dakota State - 491 - 56 - Bourck Cashmore, Dan Collins, Dave Calliguri, Dave Hass, Ellis Wojciechowski, Gene Green, Gregg Stensgard, Guy Kimball, Jack Maughan, Jeff Ocel, John Morgan, Lance Rogers, Lyle Clem, Mark Miley, Marty Morgan, Matt Palmer, Mike Frazier, Mike Langlais, Pat Halloran, Pat Johannes, Paul Koupal, Rick Goeb, Skip Anderson, Steve Carr, Steve Hammers, Steve Pfiefer, Steve Werner, Tim Jones
#4 - Nebraska-Omaha - 439 - 46 - Bill Wofford, Bob Hoffman, Brad Hildebrandt, Brian Thomas, Clark Schnepel, Curt Ramsey, Dave Pippin, Doug Hassell, Greg Wilcox, Jeff Randall, Jessie Smith, Jim Kimsey, Joe Wypiszenski, John Newell, Kevin Phelps, Mark Manning, Mark Passer, Mark Rigatuso, Mark Weston, Paul Jones, R.J. Nebe, Rick Heckendorn, Russ Pierce, Ryan Kauffman, Shawn Knudson, Steve Jakl, Ted Husar, Tim Cahill
#5 - Portland State - 256 - 24 - Andre Taylor, Boyd Goodpaster, Broderick Lee, Charlie Lucas, Dan Russell, Dean Wygal, Haig Brown, James Sisson, John Scott, John Wachsmuth, Karl Pope, Kevin Benson, Lloyd Hygelund, Noel Hygelund, Scott Mansur, Tony Amado, Tony Champion, Travis West, Wayne Trosino
Over 50 teams made the list!
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