2015 Wrestler of the Year

The 2015 d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Year is Mike Fuenffinger of Augsburg. Fuenffinger won his second consecutive NCAA Championship at 125 lbs., going wire to wire as the top ranked wrestler at his weight. He finished the season 34-1, going undefeated against Division III competition and winning 15-2 in the NCAA finals. He opened the tournament with 8-0, 6-2, and 10-3 wins before winning by fall in the semifinals. His finals matchup was a rematch of the 2014 NCAA finals against Lucas Malmberg of Messiah. He won by major decision in 2014 and matched that in 2015 to close out his career as a three time All-American an helped Augsburg win a 12th NCAA team championship while winning the Outstanding Wrestler award at the tournament.

An accounting and math major from Hibbing, Minnesota, Fuenffinger won the Husky Open, Citrus Invitational, and West Regional on his way to the NCAA title, and he was the runner-up in the Auggie-Adidas open to a Division II All-American. Fuenffinger finished his career with a 110-21 record with 25 pins, 11 tech falls, 26 major decisions, and a 31 match winning streak.

Fuenffinger has also made his mark in Greco-Roman wrestling on the national scene. He has placed in the both the University and Senior level national championships and is a two time member of the FILA Junior World Team. Congratulations to Mike Fuenffinger, the 2015 d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Year.

Previous Winners
2014 – Nazar Kulchytskyy, Oshkosh
2013 – Nazar Kulchytskyy, Oshkosh
2012 – Byron Tate, Wartburg
2011 – Minga Batsukh, St. John’s
2010 – Clayton Rush, Coe