Six Division III wrestlers were named to the 2nd and 3rd CoSIDA Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large Teams for 2020-2021. Bradan Birt of Millikin, Benjamin Bogart of Concordia Moorhead, Brett Kaliner of Stevens, and Shane Liegel of Loras were named to the second team. Kyle Briggs of Wartburg and Zeke Smith of Loras were named to the third team. Each of the six became eligible for the award when they were named to one of the All-District teams earlier this summer.
Birt, Briggs, and Liegel were the champions at 165, 174, and 184 at the NWCA DIII Tournament in March. Kaliner defeated Smith for 3rd at 149 at the same event. This is the first time being named to one of the teams for all six wrestlers.
Mason Nissley of Messiah Leads 2020-21 Academic All-America® NCAA Division III Men’s At-Large Team (academicallamerica.com)