Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz won two of the toughest NCAA weight classes from the 1980s.
Bruce Baumgartner won the second deepest weight class and went on to become one of the greatest in US history.
NJ legends Daryl Burley and Ricky Dellagatta were top-three in the third toughest class.
Check out the toughest weight classes from 1980 to 1989 ranked by NCAA DI medals!
Here are the top five!
Rank - Year - Weight - Score - Medalists
#1 - 1982 - 177 - 231 - Mark Schultz, Oklahoma; Ed Banach, Iowa; Charlie Heller, Clarion; Perry Hummel, Iowa State; Dave Young, Missouri; Jim Scherr, Nebraska; Joe Gormally, Northern Iowa; Ed Potokar, Ohio State;
#2 - 1982 - UNL - 227 - Bruce Baumgartner, Indiana State; Steve Williams, Oklahoma; Lou Banach, Iowa; Wayne Cole, Iowa State; Mike Holcomb, Miami Ohio; Mark Rigatuso, Nebraska-Omaha; Gary Albright, Nebraska; Tab Thacker, North Carolina State;
#3 - 1981 - 134 - 226 - Jim Gibbons, Iowa State; Darryl Burley, Lehigh; Ricky Dellagatta, Kentucky; Dalen Wasmund, Minnesota; Eddie Baza, San Jose State; Clar Anderson, Auburn; Randy Lewis, Iowa;
#4 - 1984 - 158 - 221 - Jim Zalesky, Iowa; Mark Schmitz, Wisconsin; Kevin Jackson, Louisiana State; Bill Dykeman, Oklahoma State; Darryl Pope, San Jose State; Johnny Johnson, Oklahoma; Greg Elinsky, Penn State; Dave Grant, Northern Iowa;
#5 - 1981 - 167 - 219 - Mark Schultz, Oklahoma; Mike DeAnna, Iowa; John Hanrahan, Penn State; Perry Hummel, Iowa State; Jamie Milkovich, Auburn; Steve Reedy, Kent State; Mike Sheets, Oklahoma State; Matt Reiss, North Carolina State;
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