2016 National Collegiate Open Presented By X-Athletic
North Carolina crowns six All-Americans; Old Dominion crowns five.
For Immediate Release
Geneva, Ohio – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill led the 2016 National Collegiate Open Presented by X-Athletic with six different athletes earning All-American honors at the event held at SPIRE Institute. The performance by the Tar Heels puts them in a four way tie for the third most ever All-American honors earned by a program and a National Collegiate Open Championship. Kent State University holds the record for most All-Americans with eight placers in 2009.
Old Dominion University earned five All-American honors which is their second best performance, falling two All-Americans short of their seven placers in 2012.
Grand Canyon University let their presence as a recent addition to NCAA Division-I wrestling be known, crowning a champion (Uzo Owuama) at 141 pounds and ending the day with three All-Americans.
The Big 12 Conference turned in their strongest performance ever as the newly expanded conference earned eight All-American honors.
2016 National Collegiate All-Americans (Note: Affiliation listed is not official record):
National Collegiate Open – http://NationalCollegiateOpen.com
X-Athletic - http://www.x-athletic.com/
FloWrestling - https://www.flowrestling.org/
Case Western Reserve University Wrestling - http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wrest/index
SPIRE Institute - http://www.spireinstitute.org/
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE OPEN WRESTLING TOURNAMENT, Wexvar LLC