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NCAA.com | March 22, 2016

College wrestling: Top wrestlers read inspirational letters to themselves

Before taking the finals stage on Saturday at the 2016 NCAA DI Wrestling Championships, four wrestlers reflected on their collegiate journeys.

Alex Dieringer thanked the sport of wrestling for shaping him into the person he is today. The Oklahoma State grappler went on to earn his third consecutive NCAA title at 165 pounds.

Cornell’s Gabe Dean shared the many life lessons wrestling has taught him. The Lowell, Michigan, native secured his second straight NCAA crown at 184 pounds in Madison Square Garden.

J’den Cox of Missouri expressed that his struggles are what led him to the NCAA finals. The 197-pounder returned to the top step of the podium after defeating Penn State’s Morgan McIntosh.

North Carolina State’s Nick Gwiazdowski explained that the friendships and emotions of the sport cannot be replicated. Despite falling in the finals to Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder, Gwiazdowski expressed his gratefulness for college wrestling.

 

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