COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson wrestling team posted the best finish in program history after ending as the national runner-up at the 2017 NAIA Wrestling National Championships, including four NAIA All-Americans and a pair of individual national runner-ups.
The Blue Raiders also captured the Mid-South Conference Tournament title, while also winning a share of the conference regular season championship for the sixth season in a row. Five LWC grapplers won their weight brackets at the conference championship tournament and 11 total Blue Raiders earned bids to the national tournament.
During the season, Lindsey Wilson went 12-5 in dual matches, while going 8-1 in the conference duals.
NAIA Coach of the Year
NAIA Wrestler of the Week:
Daniel Leonard - Dec. 7
Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Year
First Team All Mid-South Conference
MSC Wrestlers of the Week
Matt Walker - Nov. 7
Cam Tessari - Nov. 21, Dec. 12, Dec. 19 and Jan. 23
Daniel Leonard - Dec. 5
Academic All Mid-South Conference
CoSIDA Academic All-America
Daniel Leonard - Second Team
CoSIDA Academic All-District
NAIA Champions of Character Team Award