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Dan Hodge Trophy
The WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented by ASICS, is considered the Heisman Trophy for amateur wrestling and has been presented to the nation’s best wrestler since 1995.
Created by W.I.N. founder Mike Chapman, the award is named after the former three-time University of Oklahoma national champion (1955-57) who never allowed a takedown in his college career. He also pinned 36 of his 46 victims.
To see features on each Hodge Trophy winner, click on their name below.
All-Time Dan Hodge Trophy Winners
|2019||Bo Nickal||Penn State|
|2018||Zain Retherford||Penn State|
|2017||Zain Retherford||Penn State|
|2016||Alex Dieringer||Oklahoma State|
|2015||Logan Stieber||Ohio State|
|2014||David Taylor||Penn State|
|2013||Kyle Dake||Cornell U.|
|2012||David Taylor||Penn State|
|2005||Steve Mocco||Oklahoma State|
|2004||Emmett Willson||Mont. State-Northern|
|2003||Eric Larkin||Arizona State|
|2002||Cael Sanderson||Iowa State|
|2001||Cael Sanderson||Iowa State|
|&||Nick Ackerman||Simpson College|
|2000||Cael Sanderson||Iowa State|
|1999||Stephen Neal||CSU Bakersfield|
|1997||Kerry McCoy||Penn State|
|1996||Les Gutches||Oregon State|
|1995||T.J. Jaworsky||North Carolina|
Criteria for the award includes a wrestler’s record, number of pins, dominance on the mat, past credentials, quality of competition, sportsmanship/citizenship and heart.