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The Schalles Award, presented annually by Cliff Keen Athletics and WIN to the nation’s best high school pinner, is named after Wade Schalles, who set the college pin record at Clarion (Pa.) State where he also won two NCAA championships (1972-73). During his career, Schalles defeated 153 of 159 opponents and pinned 109.
Wade Schalles was named a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1991.
All-Time Schalles Award Winners
|2017||Zain Retherford||Penn State|
|2016||Zain Retherford||Penn State|
|2012||Jordan Oliver||Oklahoma State|
|2011||Andrew Alton||Penn State|
|2008||Darrion Caldwell||North Carolina State|
|2005||Marcus LeVesseur||Augsburg College|
|2003||Scott Moore||Penn State|
|2002||Cael Sanderson||Iowa State|
|2001||Matt Petsinger & Jared Frayer||MSU-Mankato & Oklahoma|
|2000||Keith Blaske||Ft. Hays State (Kansas)|
|1999||Stephen Neal||Cal-State Bakersfield|