2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy Fan Vote

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Updated: March 25, 2020

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Fan voting for the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy has begun. The Hodge Trophy is the top award in college wrestling and has been presented annually since 1994 to the nation’s most dominant collegiate wrestler.

The award is named after Dan Hodge, the former three-time (1955-57) NCAA champion from the University of Oklahoma, who did not allow a takedown in his career and pinned 36 of 46 victims.

Voting Criteria

Criteria for the award include:

  1. A wrestler’s record;
  2. Number of pins;
  3. Dominance on the mat;
  4. Quality of competition;
  5. Past credentials;
  6. Sportsmanship/citizenship; and
  7. Heart

The first four criteria are the primary criteria. Number of pins is an extremely important criteria. Part of the reason the award was created was to elevate the importance of the pin, and to motivate top collegians to go for the fall. The Hodge Trophy is a single-season award. However, if you have two candidates who are virtually equal, consideration can be given to past credentials, which is criteria No. 5. The last two criteria should be used to help guide voters to select a winner who also is a good representative of the sport.

The winner will be announced on Monday, March 30th at 12:00 PM CST. The winner of the fan vote will earn two first-place votes among the total ballots from a group of formal voters which includes each former Hodge Trophy winner, national media, representatives of national wrestling organizations and retired former college coaches from different regions.

The deadline for your vote is this Friday, March 27, at 5:00 pm CST.

 

The 2020 Finalists

The following is a statistical breakdown, in alphabetical order, of the four finalists.

Noah Adams

197 pounds, West Virginia, Sophomore

Record Pins TF MD Bonus Point %
32-0 5 2 6 41%

 

 

 

 

Ryan Deakin

157 pounds, Northwestern, Junior

Record Pins TF MD Bonus Point %
21-0 5 0 8 62%

 

 

 

 

Pat Glory

125 pounds, Princeton, Sophomore

Record Pins TF MD Bonus Point %
24-0 4 9 4 72%

 

 

 

 

Shane Griffith

165 pounds, Stanford, Freshman

Record Pins TF MD Bonus Point %
28-0 9 1 8 68%

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer Lee

125 pounds, Iowa, Junior

Record Pins TF MD Bonus Point %
18-0 4 9 3 94%

 

 

 

 

Kollin Moore

197 pounds, Ohio State, Senior

Record Pins TF MD Bonus Point %
27-0 4 6 10 74%

 

 

 

 

Gable Steveson

Heavyweight, Minnesota, Sophomore

Record Pins TF MD Bonus Point %
15-0 4 6 1 73%

 

 

 

 

Chas Tucker

133 pounds, Cornell, Senior

Record Pins TF MD Bonus Point %
31-0 2 0 1 13%

 

 

 

Thank you for participating in the 2020 Hodge Trophy Fan Vote. Voting has now closed. The Hodge announcement will be made on Monday, March 30th at 12:00 PM CST. If you elected to get e-mail updates on the Hodge when voting, it will be sent to you. You may also check back to our website for the Hodge announcement story. This year’s results are below:

 

 


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8 Comments

  1. Dawn Beyer

    March 23, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Spencer Lee

  2. Jillian Dailey

    March 23, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Excellent line up but Fingers crossed for you Kollin.

  3. Shawn Whalen

    March 23, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Team Chas!! Great kid as well as a great wrestler.

  4. Lexi Parsons

    March 23, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Go Noah!

  5. Anthony

    March 23, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Spencer Lee is an absolute animal and is definitely the best wrestler in the country.

  6. David K Newhoff

    March 23, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Feel bad that this virus has taken away Spencer’s chance of becoming a 4-timer

  7. Katy

    March 23, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Go Hawks!

  8. Joey Rivera

    March 23, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Good Luck Spencer!

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