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Eleven earn NWCA All-America honors

Apr 18, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO – Eleven Pac-12 wrestlers earned National Wrestling Coaches Association All-America honors. Pac-12 Champion ARIZONA STATE led the way with six selections – three on First Team and three on Second Team, STANFORD followed with two on First Team and one on Second Team, while OREGON STATE placed one on Second Team and CAL POLY added an Honorable Mention selection.

Each year the NWCA recognizes the outstanding work of the DI Student-Athletes by naming the All-Americans based on their achievements in the national championship. However, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the championships were canceled.

All-American honors were based on each wrestler’s overall body of work through the conference tournaments and up to the national championships.

NWCA All-America

First Team
Real Woods, Stanford, 141
Shane Griffith, Stanford, 165
Joshua Shields, Arizona State, 165
Anthony Valencia, Arizona State, 174
Tanner Hall, Arizona State, 285

Second Team
Brandon Courtney, Arizona State, 125
Devan Turner, Oregon State, 133
Jacori Teemer, Arizona State, 157
Kordell Norfleet, Arizona State, 197
Nathan Traxler, Stanford, 197

Honorable Mention
Thomas Lane, Cal Poly, 197