NCAA Wrestling Championships: Zain Retherford Named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the NCAA Tournament, Most Dominant Wrestler of the Season

By Dan Vecellio on March 19, 2017 at 12:09 am
Jeff Curry - USA Today

After defeating Missouri's Lavion Mayes by tech fall to defend his national championship at 149 pounds on Saturday night, Penn State's Zain Retherford added more hardware to his trophy case at the end of the night by being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler and 2016-17's Most Dominant Wrestler of the NCAA season.

Retherford won the tournament's Most Outstanding honor with dominant performances throughout the weekend in St. Louis, earning four technical falls and one pin on his way to a second straight national title. Those wins helped him maintain his 63-match winning streak (28-0 this season), currently the longest in the nation, which was more than enough to earn Most Dominant honors. 

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