TOP ACHIEVEMENTS FROM 2011-17


You reap what you sow in wresting, whether you face an ag school or Power Five. A lot of Lehigh fans - even the coaches and wrestlers themselves - feel we need to do better in our number of NCAA All-Americans and Top 10 teams (two 8th places since 2006).

But it may help to chew on the raw data below, after the seeds have been planted for another solid year of Lehigh Wrestling. Be proud of Pat and his staff, who've accomplished the following. The secret in life is to know just how half full our glasses are:

LEHIGH WRESTLING's TOP ACHIEVEMENTS FROM 2011-17

1.} Tied for 6th with 3+ A/As in five of 7 years Tied with Ohio St, Va Tech, 4 of 7: MO, ILL, 3-yrs: Nebr, Michigan, Iowa St

2.} 6th in Finalists (tied w/Minn, 7) ……………… Behind only PSU, OklaSt, Iowa, OhioSt, Cornell

3.} 6th in Recruiting 2011-16 ('17 TBA) ………… ahead of Cornell, Iowa St, Minnesota, Illinois

4.) 8th in Most NCAA 1sts (tied, with 2) ………… With Michigan, Iowa St, Oklahoma (2 ea)

5.} 8th, Top10 dual teams, 2009-17(5), 1 #11 …. 5-VT; 4-NE; 3-IL, 3-ISU; 2-Mich, 2-Okla

6.} 9th in All-Americans (19) …………………….. 18-IL,17-NE,16-MI,14-WI, 13-OK;12-ED; 11-ISU

7.} 11th in Top 10 NCAA Team Finishes (2) …..,. Michigan 2, Oklahoma 1, Iowa St 0

8.} One of 2 schools 2011-16 to beat both NCAA & Nat Dual team champ ……. 2 (Lehigh and Iowa); LU beat CU, Ohio State

9.} 9th, wins vs. Top 15 Dual teams (18) ……….. (2009-17) next 16-Okla, 12-Mich, 12-Va Tech, 9-IL

10.} 5th in most times Top 10 Att: 2002-16 (14) …… matched only by Iowa, Iowa St, Penn St, Okla St

11.} Bigger '15-16 top home crowd? (>5,900) …... just 3: Iowa, Penn St, Okla St (2016-17 att fig TBA)

12.} 7th, most wrestlers into Rd12 ('17), 1 of 9 schools with five or more in 2016 ………….. five wrestlers, tied with MO, MN