2017 Freshman Team and Freshman of the Year

The 2017 d3wrestle.com Freshman of the Year is Troy Stanich of Stevens Institute of Technology. Stanich capped an outstanding season with a third place finish at the NCAA Championships at 133 lbs. and finished his first college campaign with a 45-1 record. During the season, he was the champion at the Ithaca Invitational, Roger Williams Invitational, New Standard Invitational, Matman Invitational, Centennial Conference Championships, and the East Regional. He defeated both NCAA finalists at his weight multiple times and was named the Outstanding Wrestler at both the conference and regional tournaments while also being named Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year. His only defeat came in a one point semifinal loss to eventual runner-up Jay Albis of Johnson & Wales, a wrestler who Stanich had defeated three times earlier this season. Stanich compiled 22 falls and 5 tech falls during the year and finished in the top five in the season long NCAA awards for Dominance and Most Falls.

Stanich is from Roxbury, New Jersey, and placed 4th at the 2016 New Jersey State Championships at 126 lbs. for Roxbury High School. He lost in the semifinals to current Penn State 125 lbs. starter Nick Suriano. He finished in 6th place at the 2015 championships at 120 lbs. and qualified for the tournament as a sophomore. He is studying Mechanical Engineering at Stevens.

Read on for the 2017 d3wrestle.com All-Freshman Team. Every effort was made to include wrestlers who are in their first year of college competition and were in high school for the 2015-2016 season.

2017 d3wrestle.com All-Freshman team
125 – Zach Beckner, Ferrum, 2nd NCAA, 1st East Region
133 – Troy Stanich, Stevens, 3rd NCAA, 1st East Region
141 – Hayden Bates, Heidelberg, 21-3, 6th Mideast Region
141 – Clint Lembeck, Loras, 5th NCAA, 1st Central Region
149 – Sam Schneider, Ithaca,  5th NCAA, 1st Northeast Region
157 – Steve Bonsall, Chicago, 8th NCAA, 3rd Midwest Region
165 – Lucas Jeske, Augsburg, 3rd NCAA, 1st West Region
174 – Dan Kilroy, TCNJ, 8th NCAA, 2nd East Region
184 – Owen Webster, Augsburg, 3rd NCAA, 1st West Region
197 – Guy Patron, Loras, 3rd NCAA, 3rd Central Region
285 – Konrad Ernst, La Crosse, 27-11, 4th Midwest Region

2017 results for 2016 All-Freshman team
125 – Jacob Forsman, Norwich, 25-14 at 133
133 – Romeo Riley, Alma, did not wrestle
141 – Brendon Seyfried, Williams, 7th NCAA, 3rd Northeast Region
149 – Austin Whitney, Cortland, did not wrestle
157 – Brandon Arteaga, Whitewater, did not wrestle
165 – Anthony Arroyo, 5th NCAA, 3rd Mideast Region
174 – Garrett Beaman, St. Olaf, 5-1
184 – Austin Cook, La Crosse, 11-9
197 – Angus Arthur, Adrian, did not wrestle
285 – Paul Triandafilou, Gettysburg, NCAA Qualifier, 2nd East Region