FINAL RESULTS

125- Troy Nickerson (Cornell) dec. Paul Donahoe (Nebraska), 2-1 OT

133- Franklin Gomez (Mich St) dec. Reece Humphrey (Ohio St), 5-4

141- J Jaggers (Ohio State) dec. Ryan Williams (Old Dominion), 10-4

149- Darrion Caldwell (NCarolina State) dec. Brent Metcalf (Iowa), 11-6

157- Jordan Burroughs (Nebraska) dec. Mike Poeta (Illinois), 5-1.

165- Jarrod King (Edinboro) dec. Andrew Howe (Wisconsin), 3-2

174- Steve Luke (Michigan) dec. Mike Miller (Central Michigan), 8-4

184- Jake Herbert (Northwestern) dec. Mike Pucillo (Ohio State), 6-3

197- Jake Varner (Iowa State) dec. Craig Brester (Nebraska), 2-1

285- Mark Ellis (Missouri) dec. Konrad Dudziak (Duke), 3-2 OT

OSW Award - Darrion Caldwell (N Carolina State) - 149 lbs.
Gorrarian Award (Most Falls) - Hudson Taylor (Maryland) - 197 lbs.

Mat Notes:
The ten NCAA champions were represented from ten different schools and only four titlists remained unbeaten on the season. They were, five-time NYS champion Troy Nickerson (25-0, 78-5 career), Jordan Burroughs (35-0), Steve Luke (32-0) and Jake Herbert (34-0, 138-4). Herbert finished as a four-time All-American (3-2-1-1) and ran his winning streak to 65 matches, and over the past three seasons compiled a 102-1 record (his last loss was to Ben Askren in the 2006 finals). Herbert received two redshirt years (regular eligibility and an Olympic waiver) and recently graduated from Northwestern, he now will sit back and enjoy his spring semester. After that, he has aspirations for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Brent Metcalf (37-1), saw his 69-match win streak snapped by Darrion Caldwell and now has a 72-2 career mark, with both losses to Caldwell. Fan favorite Anthony Robles (29-8), of Arizona State, who was born with one leg, earned All-American honors, as he finished fourth at 133 pounds. The combined record of the ten Division I champions was a unbelievable mark of  313 victories and 20 losses. Hudson Taylor (38-9) won seven matches en route to his Most Pins Award. New York State had four All-Americans; the aforementioned Nickerson, 2007 NCAA champion Gregor Gillespie (4th at 157) of Edinboro, Kyle Borshoff (7th at 149) of American, and Binghamton's first Division I medalist Josh Patterson (44-6), a junior who finished seventh at 184 pounds. Congratulations to the NWCA Coach-of-the-Year, Tommy Ryan (Wantagh HS), who mentored his Ohio State Buckeyes to a close runner-up team finish for the second consecutive year. The six-sessions set the all-time total attendance record for the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with 97, 111 spectators. Special thanks to Laurie Cannon, Assistant Director of Media Coordination for NCAA Championships, for her outstanding work with the NCAA updates and working so well with everyone. The 2010 Championships will be held at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska, on March 18th - 20th...

Team Scores
  1. Iowa (96.5)
  2. Ohio State (92)
  3. Iowa State (84.5)
  4. Nebraska (78.5)
  5. Cornell (73.5)
  6. Edinboro (72)
  7. Missouri (70)
  8. Illinois (55)
  9. Wisconsin (53)
10. Maryland (47.5
NCAA Team Champions - Iowa  Hawkeyes
NCAA Team Runners Up - Ohio State Buckeyes
                               2009 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
                    By Jim & Tony Nordland

     Defending team champion Iowa tallied 96.5 points and edged Ohio State (92) and Iowa State (84.5) at the 79th annual NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The Hawkeyes were led by runner-up Brent Metcalf (37-1), who was upset by Darrion Caldwell (38-1), in an exciting crowd pleasing 11-6 decision at 149 pounds, as they claimed their 22nd team title. The  Buckeyes were paced by two-time titlist J Jaggers (28-7) at 141. The Cyclones crowned one winner, as junior Jake Varner (31-2) won at 197 pounds. Cornell's Troy Nickerson (25-0) defeated defending NCAA champion Paul Donahue (Nebraska), 2-1 overtime and won the 125-pound title, and helped the Big Red to a fifth place team finish with 73.5 points. Hofstra finished with 22.5 points and 27th place in the team standings.