BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Bucknell’s Zach Hartman was named the EIWA Wrestler of the Yr, the convention workplace introduced Wednesday afternoon.
Hartman turned the primary Bison to earn this prestigious award after profitable an EIWA title and incomes All-America laurels in the course of the 2020-21 marketing campaign.
On the EIWA Championships, Hartman went 3-0 en path to profitable the 165-pound championship. Already a two-time EIWA runner-up, he joined Andy Rendos (165, 2010), present assistant coach Kevin LeValley (149, 2011) and Joe Stolfi (285, 2014) as Bucknell’s EIWA champions. He additionally turned the second Bison to earn the EIWA Coaches’ Trophy because the EIWA Championships’ Excellent Wrestler, becoming a member of LeValley. He additionally certified for his third NCAA Championships.
Hartman’s sixth-place efficiency on the NCAA’s premier occasion was the third highest by a Bison. Beforehand, Tom Marchetti (167) completed fourth in 1989 and Rendos (165) went fifth in 2009; Rendos additionally took sixth in 2010. Hartman was the sixth Bison wrestler to earn All-America laurels, becoming a member of Marchetti , Bryan Burns (190, 1991), Bobby Ferraro (177, 1994 & 1995), Rendos and LeValley (149, 2010 & 2011). As well as, he joined Marchetti as Bucknell’s second NCAA semifinalist.
Total, Hartman went 12-3 with two pins, one technical fall and one main determination. He gained his first 12 bouts in a row, representing a brand new career-long profitable streak. He appeared in all three NCAA Coaches’ Panel Rankings, checking in as excessive as seventh, and was ranked as excessive as sixth nationally by each Intermat and The Open Mat.