NCAA champion named Most Valuable Wrestler at annual awards banquet
Honorees must be letterwiners in their 2nd academic year with a 3.0 GPA
A lot about March Madness and a little about Mother Nature
Lofthouse earns fifth, Evans sixth in Saturday's medal round
Tony Ramos and Derek St. John move through semis and into champoionship finals
NCAA Wrestling Session V Saturday, March 23, 2013
NCAA Wrestling Session VI Saturday, March 23, 2013
NCAA Wrestling Session III Friday, March 22, 2013
NCAA Wrestling Session IV Friday, March 22, 2013
NCAA Wrestling Session I Thursday, March 21, 2013
2012-13 -- earned All-America honors following a sixth place finish at NCAA Championships... recorded an overall record of 23-7, including 17-3 in dual competition... opened the season 2-0 competing at 165 pounds before moving up to 174 pounds, where he posted an overall record of 21-7... earned a runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championships, earning an automatic NCAA bid... scored 68 dual points and tied for the team lead with 10 major decisions... was 7-1 in Big Ten duals, and 8-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... pinned two opponetns and scored two technical falls... academic All-Big Ten honors... letterwinner.
2011-12 -- posted a 26-8 record at 165 pounds, going 14-4 in duals and 6-2 in Big Ten duals... placed second at Big Ten Championships, earning an automatic NCAA bid... went 9-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... scored 61 team points in dual competition, which ranked third on team... won title at Lindenwood Open and placed seventh at Midlands Championships... started season on nine-match winning streak... pinned seven opponents, while scoring five major decisions and three technical falls... earned the Most Improved Wrestler Award... letterwinner.
2010-11 -- redshirted... posted a 22-2 record at 174 pounds while competing unattached... won titles a Kaufman-Brand, Northern Iowa, William Penn, Pat "Flash" Flanagan and DuHawk Opens... pinned 12 opponents, while recording three major decisions and one technical fall... ended season on 10-match winning streak.
High School -- prep career record of 165-8 includes a 52-0 senior campaign... won prep state and national titles at 189 pounds senior year... three-time Pennslyvania freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion... three-time sectional and district champion... four-time conference champion... four-time Fargo All-American... member of Asics All-America, Dapper Dan USA and Cliff Keen Dream teams as a senior... also played football... coached by Jeff Buxton.
Personal -- born Aug. 2, 1991... son of Richard and Cindy Evans... communications studies major.