Pac-12 Wrestling totals record 13 All-Americans at 2022 NCAA Championships
SAN FRANCISCO - Headlined by title match appearances from ARIZONA STATE’s Cohlton Schultz and STANFORD’s Shane Griffith, Pac-12 Wrestling programs combined for a league-record 13 All-America performances at the 2022 NCAA Championships.
The baker’s dozen top-8 finishers in their weight class bested the previous league-high of 12 set in both 1979 and 1990. The 13 All-Americans were second only to the Big Ten’s 39 and came from a total of 23 allocations - the fifth-fewest among the seven Division I wrestling leagues - for the six-team Pac-12.
Four Pac-12 programs finished in the top 25 in the final team standings, the most for the league since 2011. The Conference has had more top-25 finishing teams just six other times, none as recent as 1980 (6 - 1968; 5 - 1969, 1971, 1976, 1979, 1980).
Arizona State, which led all Pac-12 programs with five All-Americans, placed fourth in the team standings for the second consecutive year. It marked the eighth all-time top-5 finish for the Sun Devils.
OREGON STATE, whose four All-Americans were its most since 1995, posted its best team showing since 2013 in 12th place, while CAL POLY recorded its best finish since 2010 at 22nd.
2022 NCAA All-Americans from Pac-12 Wrestling
Shane Griffith, STAN - 2nd (165 lbs.)
Cohlton Schultz, ASU - 2nd (285 lbs.)
Evan Wick, CAL POLY - 3rd (165 lbs.)
Michael McGee, ASU - 4th (133 lbs.)
Bernie Truax, CAL POLY - 4th (184 lbs.)
Grant Willits, OSU - 4th (141 lbs.)
Brandon Courtney, ASU - 6th (125 lbs.)
Jacori Teemer, ASU - 6th (157 lbs.)
Real Woods, STAN - 6th (141 lbs.)
Hunter Willits, OSU - 7th (157 lbs.)
Brandon Kaylor, OSU - 8th (125 lbs.)
Kyle Parco, ASU - 8th (149 lbs.)
Devan Turner, OSU - 8th (133 lbs.)
2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships Team Standings (Champion & Pac-12)
1. Penn State - 131.5
4. Arizona State - 66.5
12. Oregon State - 44.5
19. Stanford - 31.5
22. Cal Poly - 28.0
T56. CSU Bakersfield - 1.0