We break down the toughest weight classes at the NCAA DIII tournament from the 1990s.
New Jersey's own four-time All-American and NCAA champion Steve Rivera of Trenton State (now TCNJ) finished second at the decade's second 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 1990 to 1999 ranked by NCAA DIII medals!
Here are the top five!
Rank - Year - Weight - Score - Medalists
#1 - 1996 - 275 - 209 - Derek Messmer, Case-Western Reserve; Perry Miller, Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Nick Primozic, Manchester; Mike Bucci, SUNY-Cortland; Jay Huff, Buena Vista; John Pena, Augsburg; Derrick Levake, Wisconsin-Whitewater; Jason Weigand, Mount Union;
#2 - 1991 - 118 - 202 - Jason O'Brien, St. Thomas; Steve Rivera, TCNJ; Kevin Sheehan, Plymouth State; Nick Fornicola, Augsburg; Tyrone Fambro, Upper Iowa; Tedd Engle, Olivet; Brett Christensen, Buena Vista; Randy Rowray, Simpson;
#3 - 1990 - 158 - 198 - Bob Llorca, Wisconsin-Whitewater; Mark Ambrose, Delaware Valley; Mike Cronmiller, Ithaca; John McGovern, Central College IA; Gary Ridout, Simpson; Monte Merz, Buena Vista; Sean Yengo, SUNY-Cortland; Tom Oelke, St. John's;
#4 - 1995 - 190 - 192 - Jason Bovenzi, Ithaca; Dave Simmons, Coe College; Tucker McLean, Trinity; Chris Rea, Montclair State; John Aebly, SUNY-Brockport; Dan Lewandowski, Augsburg; Paul Elsen, Wheaton; Brad Wagner, Messiah;
#5 - 1992 - 190 - 190 - Brian Quick, SUNY-Brockport; Ron Welch, SUNY-Cortland; Jason Bovenzi, St. Lawrence; Dan Uhteg, Ithaca; Jon Dawley, Wartburg; Tom Jackson, Heidelberg; John Roy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Andy Watkins, Susquehanna;
90 weight classes made the rankings!
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