We break down the toughest weight classes at the NCAA DII tournament from the 1980s.
Mark Burrell of Central Missouri 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 DII medals!
Here are the top five!
Rank - Year - Weight - Score - Medalists
#1 - 1989 - 126 - 220 - Mark Burrell, Central Missouri; Rick Travis, California PA; Mark Passer, Nebraska-Omaha; David Rowan, Cal State-Chico; Phil Johns, SIU-Edwardsville; Glen Frank, Colorado Mines; Scott Gates, Northern Colorado; James McLinnahan, Winston-Salem;
#2 - 1986 - 126 - 201 - Alan Grammer, SIU-Edwardsville; Tony Amado, Portland State; Joe Stukes, North Carolina-Pembroke; Paul Anderson, St. Cloud State; Tim Begley, Wright State; Rick Travis, California PA; Rick Goeb, North Dakota State; Alan Paradise, Cal State-Bakersfield;
#3 - 1986 - 190 - 201 - Koln Knight, Augustana SD; Derrick Munos, Northern Michigan; R.J. Nebe, Nebraska-Omaha; Tim Gleeson, San Francisco State; Ernie Badger, SIU-Edwardsville; Jay Stainback, North Carolina-Pembroke; Mike Arnold, Lake Superior; Matt Palmer, North Dakota State;
#4 - 1988 - 177 - 198 - R.J. Nebe, Nebraska-Omaha; Denzil Forrester, Southern Connecticut; Doug Mooney, Ferris State; Pat Johannes, North Dakota State; Dwight Downs, SIU-Edwardsville; Steve Miller, Ashland; Joe Wypiszenski, Northern Michigan; Don Zeman, California-Davis;
#5 - 1985 - 190 - 196 - Koln Knight, Augustana SD; Ernie Badger, SIU-Edwardsville; R.J. Nebe, Nebraska-Omaha; Dave Maiovana, Ashland; John Kroecz, C.W. Post; Paul Jungck, Ferris State; Derrick Munos, Northern Michigan; Jay Stainback, North Carolina-Pembroke;
Over 80 weight classes made the rankings!
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