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Multiple-Time NCAA Wrestling Champions

There are over 190 multiple-time NCAA Wrestling champions in Division I wrestling. But how many 4X NCAA champions are there, and who are the 3X NCAA champions?

Below is a comprehensive (and updated) list of all the multiple-time NCAA Wrestling champions from 1928 to 2022. If you’re simply looking for an easy download of all 2x, 3x, and 4x National Champs, you can download the full list here.

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    How many 4X NCAA Champions are there?

    In all of history, there are only four D1 NCAA Wrestling champions. Pat Smith, brother to Oklahoma State coach John Smith, was the first wrestler to ever complete this daunting task.

    Just a few years later, Cael Sanderson went undefeated and won four NCAA titles at Iowa State. Sanderson’s record was 159-0. Next from 2010-2013 Cornell’s Kyle Dake became the first wrestler to win four titles at four different weight classes.

    The most recent wrestler to win four NCAA titles was Logan Stieber; however, this year Yianni Diakomihalis and Spencer Lee are seeking their 4th titles.

    FirstLastSchoolWeight(s)Years
    PatSmithOklahoma State1581990-91-92-94
    CaelSandersonIowa State184, 1971999-00-01, 2002
    KyleDakeCornell141, 149, 157, 1652010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    LoganStieberOhio State133, 1412012-13, 2014-15

    Who are the 3X NCAA Champions?

    There are 50 wrestlers who have won exactly three D1 NCAA Wrestling titles; this includes the most recent three-timers, Spencer Lee and Yianni Diakomihalis.

    By far, Oklahoma State has the most 3X champs (15), then Iowa has the second most (7). Interestingly enough, Penn State comes in third place (4), and all of their 3X champs came within the past ten years. This includes Bo Nickal, Jason Nolf, Zain Retherford, and Ed Ruth.

    So who are the 3X NCAA Champions? Below is a list of every three-timer.

    FirstLastSchoolWeight(s)Years
    EarlMcCreadyOklahoma StateHwt1928-29-30
    ConradCaldwellOklahoma State165, 1751929, 1930-31
    JackVanOklahoma State155, 1651929, 1930-31
    RossFloodOklahoma State1261933-34-35
    RexPeeryOklahoma State1181933-34-35
    WayneMartinOklahoma135, 145, 1341934, 1935, 1936
    StanleyHensonOklahoma State145, 1551937-38, 1939
    JoeMcDanielsOklahoma State118, 1211937-38, 1939
    DavidArndtOklahoma State145, 1361941-42, 1946
    WilliamKollNorthern Iowa145, 147.51946-47, 1948
    DickHuttonOklahoma StateHwt1947-48-50
    LowellLangeCornell College1361947-49-50
    WilliamNelsonNorthern Iowa165, 1551947, 1949-50
    KeithYoungNorthern Iowa145, 1471949-50, 1951
    HughPeeryPittsburgh1151952-53-54
    MyronRoderickOklahoma State137, 1301954, 1955-56
    DanHodgeOklahoma1771955-56-57
    EdPeeryPittsburgh1231955-56-57
    LarryHayesIowa State137, 1471959, 1960-61
    E. GraySimonsLock Haven1151960-61-62
    YojiroUetakeOklahoma State1301964-65-66
    MikeCarusoLehigh1231965-66-67
    GregJohnsonMichigan State1181970-71-72
    JimmyJacksonOklahoma StateHwt1976-77-78
    LeeKempWisconsin1581976-77-78
    MarkChurellaMichigan150, 1671977-78, 1979
    EdBanachIowa177, 1901980-81, 1983
    NateCarrIowa State1501981-82-83
    MarkSchultzOklahoma167, 1771981, 1982-83
    JimZaleskyIowa1581982-83-84
    BarryDavisIowa118, 1261982, 1983-85
    RickBonomoBloomsburg1181985-86-87
    CarltonHaselrigPitt-JohnstownHwt1987-88-89
    TomBrandsIowa1341990-91-92
    T.J.JaworskyNorth Carolina1341993-94-95
    LincolnMcIlravyIowa142, 1501993, 1994-97
    JoeWilliamsIowa158, 1671996-97, 1998
    EricGuerreroOklahoma State126, 1331997-98, 1999
    StephanAbasFresno State1251999-2001-02
    GregJonesWest Virginia174, 1842002, 2004-05
    JacobRosholtOklahoma State184, 1972003, 2005-06
    EdwardRuthPenn State174, 1842012, 2013-14
    J’denCoxMissouri1972014-16-17
    AlexDieringerOklahoma State157, 1652014, 2015-16
    KyleSnyderOhio StateHwt2016-17-18
    ZainRetherfordPenn State1492016-17-18
    JasonNolfPenn State1572017-18-19
    BoNickalPenn State184, 1972017-18, 2019
    SpencerLeeIowa1252018-19-21
    YianniDiakomihalisCornell141, 1492018-19, 2022

    2X NCAA Champions

    Nearly 150 wrestlers finished their careers as 2X NCAA Champions. Currently, Penn State’s Aaron Brooks and Carter Starocci both have the opportunity to become a four-time champions.

    Perhaps the most famous 2X champion is the legendary Iowa Hawkeyes coach, Dan Gable, who won his titles in 1968 and 1969.

    Below is a list of every 2X NCAA Champion.

    FirstLastSchoolWeight(s)Years
    JoeSaporaIllinois1151929-30
    LauranceMantoothOklahoma1251929-30
    HardieLewisOklahoma1451930-32
    JackRileyNorthwesternHwt1931-32
    RobertHessIowa State174, 1751932, 1933
    AlanKelleyOklahoma State1451933-34
    RalphTeagueSW OklahomaHwt1933-34
    CharlesMcDanielIndianaHwt1935-38
    AlWhitehurstOklahoma State1361940-41
    VernonLoganOklahoma State1551940-42
    BurlJenningsMichigan State1281941-42
    VirgilSmithOklahoma State1651941-42
    DickDiBatistaPenn1751941-42
    MerleJenningsMichigan State1211941-43
    JoeScarpelloIowa1751947-50
    ArnoldPlazaPurdue1141948-49
    VerneGagneMinnesota191, Hwt1948, 1949
    BillSmithNorthern Iowa1651949-50
    TonyGizoniWaynesburg1211950-51
    GeorgeLaymanOklahoma State1371951-52
    TommyEvansOklahoma1471952-54
    GeneNicksOklahoma StateHwt1952-54
    BillWeickNorthern Iowa1571952-55
    NorvardNalanMichigan1301953-54
    NedBlassOklahoma State1771953-54
    PeterBlairNavy1911954-55
    TerryMcCannIowa1151955-56
    EddieEichelbergerLehigh1471955-56
    BobNormanIllinoisHwt1957-58
    DickDelgadoOklahoma1151957-58
    RonGrayIowa State1471958-59
    DickBeattieOklahoma State1571958-59
    LesAndersonIowa State130, 1371958, 1960
    DaveAubleCornell1231959-60
    StanAbelOklahoma1301959-60
    DaleLewisOklahomaHwt1960-61
    BobJohnsonOklahoma State1771961-1962
    MikeNatvigArmy1471962-63
    MickeyMartinOklahoma1301962-63
    DeanLahrColorado1771963-64
    JimNanceSyracuseHwt1963-65
    TomPeckhamIowa State1771965-66
    GregRuthOklahoma167, 1601965, 1966
    RickSandersPortland State1151966-67
    DavePorterMichiganHwt1966-68
    DaleAndersonMichigan State1371967-68
    DavidMcGuireOklahoma1301967-69
    DanGableIowa State130, 1371968, 1969
    DwayneKellerOklahoma State123, 1261968, 1970
    ChuckJeanIowa State1771969-70
    JasonSmithIowa State1671969-70
    JessLewisOregon StateHwt1969-70
    MikeGrantOklahoma145, 1501969, 1970
    GeoffBaumOklahoma State177, 1901970, 1971
    DarrellKellerOklahoma State134, 1421970, 1971
    CarlAdamsIowa State1581971-72
    BenPetersonIowa State1901971-72
    AndyMatterPenn State1671971-72
    ChrisTaylorIowa StateHwt1972-73
    PatMilkovichMichigan State1261972-74
    WadeSchallesClarion150, 1581972, 1973
    JarrettHubbardMichigan1501973-74
    GregStrobelOregon State1901973-74
    RodKilgoreOklahoma158, 1671974, 1977
    ChuckYaglaIowa1501975-76
    MikeFrickLehigh1341975-76
    ChrisCampbellIowa1771976-77
    MarkLiebermanLehigh1771978-79
    DanHicksOregon State1421978-79
    GeneMillsSyracuse1181979-81
    RandyLewisIowa126, 1341979, 1980
    DarrylBurleyLehigh134, 1421979, 1983
    RickyStewartOklahoma State1581980-81
    DanCuestasCSU Bakersfield1261981-82
    AndreMetzgerOklahoma1421981-82
    LouBanachIowaHwt1981-83
    MikeSheetsOklahoma State1671983-84
    MelvinDouglasOklahoma1771985-86
    JimJordanWisconsin1341985-86
    MartyKistlerIowa158, 1671985, 1986
    JohnSmithOklahoma State1341987-88
    TimKriegerIowa State1501987-89
    EricVoelkerIowa State1901987-89
    RoyceAlgerIowa167, 1771987, 1988
    JackCuvoEast Stroudsburg1181988-89
    PatSantoroPittsburgh1421988-89
    ChrisBarnesOklahoma State1771989-90
    DanSt. JohnArizona State158, 1671989, 1990
    TerryBrandsIowa1261990-1992
    KurtAngleClarionHwt1990-92
    JeffPrescottPenn State1181991-92
    MattDemarayWisconsin1501991-92
    KevinRandlemanOhio State1771992-93
    SamHensonClemson1181993-94
    MarkusMollicaArizona State158, 1671993, 1995
    MarkBranchOklahoma State1671994-97
    KerryMcCoyPenn StateHwt1994-97
    LesGutchesOregon State1771995-96
    JeffMcGinnessIowa126, 1421995, 1998
    CaryKolatLock Haven134, 1421996, 1997
    MarkIronsideIowa1341997-98
    StephenNealCSU BakersfieldHwt1998-99
    TimHartungMinnesota190, 1971998, 1999
    T.J.WilliamsIowa149, 1571999, 2001
    EricJuergensIowa1332000-01
    DonnyPritzlaffWisconsin1652000-01
    JohnnyThompsonOklahoma State1332002-03
    TommyRowlandsOhio StateHwt2002-04
    DamionHahnMinnesota1972003-04
    RyanBertinMichigan1572003-05
    TeyonWareOklahoma1412003-05
    SteveMoccoOklahoma StateHwt2003-05
    TravisLeeCornell125, 1332003, 2005
    ChrisPendletonOklahoma State1742004-05
    JoeDubuqueIndiana1252005-06
    JohnyHendricksOklahoma State1652005-06
    ColeKonradMinnesotaHwt2006-07
    BenAskrenMissouri1742006-07
    MattValentiPenn1332006-07
    MarkPerryIowa1652007-08
    JakeHerbertNorthwestern1842007-09
    BrentMetcalfIowa1492008-10
    JakeVarnerIowa State1972009-10
    JordanBurroughsNebraska157, 1652009, 2011
    MattMcDonoughIowa1252010-12
    KellanRussellMichigan1412011-12
    JordanOliverOklahoma State133, 1492011, 2013
    QuentinWrightPenn State184, 1972011, 2013
    TonyNelsonMinnesotaHwt2012-13
    DavidTaylorPenn State1652012-14
    JesseDelgadoIllinois1252013-14
    ChrisPerryOklahoma State1742013-14
    NickGwiazdowskiNC StateHwt2014-15
    GabeDeanCornell1842015-16
    IsaiahMartinezIllinois1572015-16
    DeanHeilOklahoma State1412016-17
    VincenzoJosephPenn State1652017-18
    ZahidValenciaArizona State1742018-19
    NickSurianoRutgers, Michigan133, 1252019, 2022
    RomanBravo-YoungPenn State1332021-22
    NickLeePenn State1412021-22
    CarterStarocciPenn State1742021-22
    AaronBrooksPenn State1842021-22
    GableStevesonMinnesota2852021-22

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