NWCA DIVISION II ROOKIE WRESTLER OF THE YEAR, ZACH RYG OF UPPER IOWA

By NWCA

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