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Dierna Named Wrestler of the Year; Bushey (Rookie) and Nichols (Coach) Honored by NYS Wrestling Coaches Association

By Courtesy of NYS Wrestling Coaches Association, 05/08/17, 2:45PM EDT

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New York State Collegiate Wrestling Coaches Association

2016-2017 End of the Year Awards 

 

 WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Bobby Dierna (SUNY Cortland) Senior, 21 – 0 record @ 157 pounds 

  • 2017 NCAA Division III National Champion – ALL AMERICAN 
  • 1st Place 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional Championships 
  • 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional Most Outstanding Wrestler  
  • 1st place Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Championship  
  • Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Year 
  • Recorded Bonus Points in 20 of 21 matches this past season 

 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Jordan Bushey (SUNY Oswego) 39 - 2 record @ 184 pounds

  • 4th place 2017 NCAA Division III Championships – ALL AMERICAN 
  • 1st place 2017 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships 
  • 1st place Baldwin Wallace “John Summa” Invitational 
  • 1st place Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Championships 
  • 1st place RIT Invitational, 
  • 1st place Ithaca College Invitational, 
  • 4 x Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference “Rookie of the Week”

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Marty Nichols (Ithaca College)

  • 12 – 2 dual meet record        
  • 9th place 2017 NCAA Division III Championships 
  • 6 NCAA Division III Qualifiers
  • 3 NCAA Division III All - Americans 
  • 2nd Place Team 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional Championships 
  • 4th Place Team National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Dual Meet Championships 
  • Team Champions 26th Annual Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Championships 
  • Team Champions 2016 York College Spartan Invitational 
  • Team Champions 2016 Ithaca College Invitational