NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships
|Number of teams||42 of 59 (2015)|
|Current champions||St. Cloud State (2)|
|Most successful team(s)||
Cal Poly–SLO &|
Cal State Bakersfield
(8 titles each)
The NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships is a double-elimination tournament for individuals competing in ten weight classes. Sixteen wrestlers in each class qualify through four "Super Regional" tournaments. During the championships, individual match winners earn points based on the level and quality of the victory, which are totaled to determine the team championship standings.
In addition to determining the national championship, the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships also determine the Division II All-America team. The top eight finishers in each weight class qualify for Division II All-American status.
- Prior to 1963, only a single national championship was held for all members of the NCAA; Division II competition began in 1963, with Division III following in 1974.
- Names used are those current in the years listed.
Note: Shaded scores = Closest margin of victory, 1⁄4 point in 1979 & widest margin of victory, 88 1⁄4 points in 1982.
|School||Team titles||Last championship|
|California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly–S.L.O.) A||8||1974|
|California State University, Bakersfield (Cal State, Bakersfield) B||8||1987|
|University of Central Oklahoma C||7||2007|
|University of Nebraska Omaha (Omaha)||7||2011|
|North Dakota State University||4||2001|
|Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)||3||1986|
|Portland State University D||3||1990|
|University of Nebraska at Kearney (Nebraska–Kearney)||3||2013|
|Western State Colorado University (Western State)E||2||1964|
|University of Northern Iowa (UNI)F||2||1978|
|University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pitt–Johnstown)||2||1999|
|St. Cloud State University||2||2016|
|Minnesota State University, Mankato (Minnesota State–Mankato)G||1||1965|
|San Francisco State University||1||1997|
|Notre Dame College (OH)||1||2014|
- A = known as Cal State Poly College & Cal Poly State University
- B = known as Cal State College, Bakersfield & CSU Bakersfield
- C = known as Central State College (OK) & Central Oklahoma
- D = known as Portland State College & Portland State U.
- E = was Western State College of Colorado
- F = known as State College of Iowa & UNI
- G = known as Mankato State College, Mankato State University & Minnesota State–Mankato
Team title winning streaks (more than 2)
|California Polytechnic State University||7||1968–1974|
|California State University, Bakersfield||5||1979–1983|
|University of Central Oklahoma||4||1992–1995|
|Southern Illinois University Edwardsville||3||1984–1986|
|University of Nebraska Omaha||3||2004–2006|
|University of Nebraska Omaha||3||2009–2011|
Division II wrestlers to Division I
Through 1989, the Division II finalists advanced to the Division I championships, held the following week, where many athletes earned All-American recognition in two divisions during the same season. This practice was discontinued after Carlton Haselrig of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown won the Division II heavyweight title and advanced to Division I, where he also won the heavyweight title three years in a row, 1987–89.
Former Division II Champions now in Division I
|School||Championships||Year moved||Current wrestling conference||Note|
|Cal Poly||8–1966, 1968–74||1975||Pac-12 Conference|
|Portland State||3–1969, 1989–90||1996||—||Dropped wrestling in 2009 for economic reasons|
|Cal State Bakersfield||8–1976–77, 1979–83, 1987||1988||Pac-12 Conference|
|UNI||2–1975, 1978||1982||Mid-American Conference||Won single division (now DI) title in 1950|
|North Dakota State||4–1988, 1998, 2000–01||2004||Big 12 Conference|
|Omaha||7–1991, 2004–06, 2009–11||2012||—||School dropped wrestling at start of its transition to Division I|
- NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
- NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships
- NAIA national wrestling championship
- Pre-NCAA Wrestling Champion
- Canadian Interuniversity Sport
- Intercollegiate women's wrestling champions
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