This year's NWCA Division II Rookie Wrestler of the year is Zach Ryg of Upper Iowa University.
The Plymouth, IA native, finished his redshirt freshman campaign with a 12-1 record and was named one of six NWCA Division II Super Regional Rookie Wrestlers of the Year.
The 2021 season saw Ryg, a 197-pound wrestler, win the Super Regional Title and capture NWCA All-American honors with his third-place finish at the NCAA Division II National Championships.
SUPER REGION ROOKIE WRESTLER OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Super Region 1 – Roland Mills, Mercyhurst University
Super Region 2 – Christian Small, King University
Super Region 3 – Logan Bailey, University of Indianapolis
Super Region 4 – Cory Peterson, McKendree University
Super Region 5 – Zach Ryg, Upper Iowa University
Super Region 6 – Joseph Reimers, University of Nebraska, Kearney