2014 National Collegiate Open All-Americans
Rutgers and Virginia Tech finish with two champions each; Central Michigan places seven
For Immediate Release
Glen Allen, Virginia – The 2014 National Collegiate Open wraps up with Virginia Tech and Rutgers claiming two titles each. The two champions for Rutgers gives the program five NCO champions all-time which is a new NCO record. Penn State previously claimed the most NCO champions with four winners.
Virginia Tech's two champions matches their 2012 performance, keeping them in a multi-team tie for the second most champions in on year. Rutger's two champions is their second best performance with three champions in 2011 (a record for most NCO Champions in one year, shared by Minnesota's 2012 performance).
Hadley Julius Harrison's second championship run moved him into the top spot for most NCO Championships All-Time--a position he shares with Cornell's Joe Stanzione. The performance is also Harrison's fourth top-six finish, also an NCO record.
Central Michigan finished with the deepest program of the year with seven NCO All-Americans. The current record for most NCO All-Americans is held by Kent State who placed eight athletes in 2009.
Three programs also earned their first ever NCO titles with Oklahoma State, Rider, and Northwestern claiming their first ever NCO championships.
2014 National Collegiate All-Americans (Note: Affiliation listed is not official record):
About the National Collegiate Open:
The 2014 National Collegiate Open is hosted by the Virginia Wrestling Association.
Since 2009, the National Collegiate Open (NCO) has provided athletes around the country with the opportunity to finish the collegiate open season with a championship event.
In those six years there have been 72 NCAA Division-I wrestling programs represented at the championships. In the past four years, NCO Athletes have claimed 219 of the NCAA Division-I National Qualifier slots and gone on to earn 34 NCAA Division-I All-American honors.
Top six finishers at the 2014 National Collegiate Open are recognized as National Collegiate Open All-Americans and will earned awards provided by Compound Clothing.
Bids to host the 2015 National Collegiate Open are being accepted.
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