National championship teams from all three NCAA divisions used MataBoss, wrestling’s premier videostats app, during the 2018-19 season.
In Division I, Penn State, a MatBoss user, captured its fourth straight national title and eighth national title in nine seasons. The Nittany Lions claimed the national championship in Pittsburgh by 41 points. Winning individual national titles for Penn State were Jason Nolf (157) and Bo Nickal (184), while Vincenzo Joseph (165), Mark Hall (174) and Anthony Cassar (285) finished as runners-up.
NCAA Division I team runner-up Ohio State, as well as NCAA third-place finisher Oklahoma State, used MatBoss. In total, 16 of the top-25 teams at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships used MatBoss.
Top-25 NCAA Division I teams that used MatBoss included No. 1 Penn State, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 6 Missouri, No. 7 Cornell, No. 8 Minnesota, No. 11 Virginia Tech, No. 13 Lehigh, No. 13 Northern Iowa, No. 15 Princeton, No. 17 North Carolina State, No. 19 North Carolina, No. 20 Oregon State, No. 21 Wisconsin, No. 24 Duke and No. 25 Oklahoma.
At the Division II level, St. Cloud State, a program that uses MatBoss, won its fourth NCAA title since 2015. The Huskies, coached by Steve Costanzo, outdistanced runner-up Wheeling Jesuit (a MatBoss user), by eight points at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. Seven St. Cloud State wrestlers became All-Americans this season, led by NCAA runner-up Vince Dietz (197).
Sixteen teams that finished in the final top-25 team standings in Division II used MatBoss during the 2018-19 season. Those teams included No. 1 St. Cloud State, No. 2 Wheeling Jesuit, No. 5 Nebraska-Kearney, No. 7 Lindenwood, No. 9 Newberry, No. 10 Kutztown, No. 12 Maryville, No. 13 Augustana, No. 15 Upper Iowa, No. 16 Central Oklahoma, No. 18 Limestone, No. 19 Mary, No. 20 Newman, No. 21 UNC Pembroke, No. 23 Findlay, No. 24 Colorado Mesa and No. 24 Western Colorado.
Augsburg, a team that used MatBoss, was dominant at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in Roanoke, Virginia, winning the team title by 64 points. It marked the 13th NCAA Division III national title for the Auggies. Augsburg wrestlers Ryan Epps (157) and Lucas Jeske (165) repeated as NCAA champions, while David Flynn (141) and Lance Benick (197) also won titles. Seven Auggies finished as All-Americans.
Seven other teams that used MatBoss finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. Loras, coached by T.J. Miller, finished runner-up, which marked the highest finish in program history for the Duhawks.
Top-25 NCAA Division III teams that used MatBoss were No. 1 Augsburg, No. 2 Loras, No. 4 Ithaca, No. 5 Mount Union, No. 7 UW-Whitewater, No. 8 TCNJ, No. 9 Millikin, No. 9 Wabash, No. 11 Rochester, No. 14 Baldwin Wallace, No. 15 Western New England, No. 17 York, No. 20 Merchant Marine, No. 22 Coe, No. 24 Chicago and No. 24 UW-La Crosse.
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In addition to the three NCAA divisions, teams using MatBoss were well represented in other college divisions.
Lindsey Wilson, a MatBoss user, finished second at the NAIA Wrestling Championships and was among 16 teams using MatBoss that finished in the top 25 at the NAIA level. Other top-25 NAIA teams using MatBoss included No. 7 Cumberlands, No. 8 Menlo, No. 9 Baker, No. 10 MSU-Northern, No. 14 Missouri Valley, No. 15 Brewton-Parker, No. 16 Campbellsville, No. 17 Eastern Oregon, No. 19 Southeastern, No. 20 Briar Cliff, No. 21 Morningside and No. 24 Southern Oregon.
Four of the top-10 teams at the NJCAA level used MatBoss: No. 4 Northwest Kansas Tech, No. 6 North Idaho, No. 9 Harper and No. 10 Iowa Western.