Must-Know College Wrestling Statistics [Current Data]

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"College wrestling has grown from 9 programs in 1903 to over 235 NCAA programs in the present day."

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"In the 2020-2021 season, Penn State was ranked as the strongest college wrestling team in the United States, with a win percentage of 98.21%."

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"The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships have been held continuously since 1928."

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"5.69 million viewers watched the final day of the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships on ESPN."

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"There are currently 57 NCAA Division II wrestling programs and 162 NCAA Division III wrestling programs."

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"In 2020, a record-breaking 3.54 million viewers watched the NCAA Wrestling Championships on ESPN platforms."

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"Arthur Ashe was the first and only African American to win the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship at 10 times."

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"There are 44 National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) college wrestling programs."

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"Dan Gable, an Olympic gold medalist, sits at the top of the list for most titles won as a coach with 21 NCAA titles for the University of Iowa."

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"The longest winning streak in the history of Division I wrestling is 159 consecutive dual meet victories by Oklahoma State University from 1921-1931."

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"The average GPA for a college wrestler is 2.90."

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"In 2021, 12 college wrestling programs were cut due to budget constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic."

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"In 2020, the Division III Championships celebrated its 50th anniversary."

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