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Ohio Wrestling's Carson, Yinger Earn NWCA Division I Scholar All-American Recognition

Ohio Wrestling's Carson, Yinger Earn NWCA Division I Scholar All-American Recognition


2019 NWCA Division I Scholar All-Americans

MANHEIM, Pa. -- Redshirt junior Zac Carson (Akron, Ohio) and freshman Colt Yinger (Nelsonville, Ohio) of the Ohio wrestling team earned 2019 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division I Scholar All-American honors, as announced by the organization on Thursday (April 25).

The duo helped the Bobcats finish the 2018-19 regular season with a record of 8-6, including four Mid-American Conference victories.

An integrated social studies major, Carson went 19-11 overall with a 9-2 dual record and a 4-2 mark in MAC competition. Competing at 157 pounds in his first season at Ohio after transferring from Eastern Michigan, Carson qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh as an at-large selection after placing sixth in his weight class at the 2019 MAC Championships in Norfolk, Va.

Yinger, whose major is undeclared, went 16-8 at 165 pounds in his rookie campaign with the Bobcats, tallying a 7-5 record in dual meets and a 4-2 mark in league matches. He posted four wins by major decision. Yinger capped off his freshman year with a second-place finish at the 2019 MAC Championships, topping Kent State fifth-year senior Isaac Bast with a 3-2 win by decision in the quarterfinals, then upsetting No. 1-seeded Missouri redshirt junior Connor Flynn in the semifinals with a 5-4 win by decision.

Earlier this month, redshirt sophomore Trevor Giallombardo (Petoskey, Mich.), redshirt junior Kade Kowalski (Nashport, Ohio) and redshirt freshman Mason Kroening (Aurora, Ill.) represented Ohio on the 2019 Academic All-MAC Team.