2012-13 Amateur Wrestling News Awards
In years past our awards were named the “Tommies” but with Amateur Wrestling News and The Open Mat joining forces, we are now calling them the Amateur Wrestling News awards.
We have 15 categories this year. The awards were voted on by our staff and contributors. There were plenty of wrestlers to consider and we want to thank all of them for a memorable season.
Below are the winners for the 2012-13 season.
Division I Assistant Coach of the Year 2013 – Mark Perry, Illinois.
True freshman of the Year 2013 – Nahshon Garrett, Cornell
Redshirt freshman of the Year 2013 – Alex Dieringer, Oklahoma State
Upset of the Year 2013 – Todd Porter, Missouri over Chris Perry, Oklahoma State
Most Improved Division I Program 2013 – The Citadel
Breakout Wrestler of the Year 2013 – Undrakhbayar Khishgnyam, The Citadel
Most Improved College Wrestler 2013 – Mike Moreno, Iowa State
Comeback Wrestler of the Year 2013 – Kyven Gadson, Iowa State
Best Ambassador to the Sport 2013 – Jordan Burroughs, Team USA
Courage Award 2013 – Kyven Gadson, Iowa State
Division I Coach of the Year 2013 – John Smith, Oklahoma State
Fan Favorite 2013 – Kyle Dake, Cornell
Best Technical Wrestler 2013 – Kyle Dake, Cornell
Best non-DI Wrestler 2013 – Joey Davis, Notre Dame
Wrestler of the Year 2013 – Kyle Dake, Cornell