1983 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships

The 1983 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships were the 53rd NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships to be held. The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University co-hosted the tournament in Norman, Oklahoma and Stillwater, Oklahoma at the McCasland Field House and Gallagher Hall.

1983 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
Tournament information
SportCollege wrestling
LocationNorman, Oklahoma
Stillwater, Oklahoma
DatesMarch 10, 1983–March 12, 1983
Host(s)University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
Venue(s)McCasland Field House
Gallagher Hall
Final positions
ChampionsIowa (8th title)
1st runners-upOklahoma State
2nd runners-upIowa State
Tournament statistics
MVPMike Sheets (Oklahoma State)

Iowa took home the team championship with 155 points and having four individual champions.[1]

Mike Sheets of Oklahoma State was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler and Lou Banach of Iowa received the Gorriaran Award.[2]

Team results

1 Iowa 155
2 Oklahoma State 102
3 Iowa State 94.25
4 Oklahoma 64.75
5 Lehigh 49
6 Nebraska 46
7 Penn State 33.75
8 Louisiana State 30.5
9 Cal Poly-SLO 28.5
10 Northern Iowa 26.5

Individual finals

Weight classChampionship match (champion in boldface)
118 lbs Adam Cuestas, Cal State-Bakersfield MAJOR Charlie Heard, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 14–4
126 lbs Barry Davis, Iowa DEC Gary Bohay, Arizona State, 5–2
134 lbs Clar Anderson, Oklahoma State DEC Clint Burke, Oklahoma, 5–3
142 lbs Darryl Burley, Lehigh WDF Al Freeman, Nebraska
150 lbs Nate Carr, Iowa State DEC Kenny Monday, Oklahoma State, 3–3, 5–2
158 lbs Jim Zalesky, Iowa DEC Lou Montano, Cal Poly-SLO, 7–4
167 lbs Mike Sheets, Oklahoma State MAJOR John Reich, Navy, 14–0
177 lbs Mark Schultz, Oklahoma DEC Duane Goldman, Iowa, 4–2
190 lbs Ed Banach, Iowa DEC Mike Mann, Iowa State, 4–3
UNL Lou Banach, Iowa WBF Wayne Cole, Iowa State, 2:57


  1. "Wrestling" (PDF). NCAA.ord. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. "53rd NCAA Wrestling Tournament" (PDF). wrestlingstats.com. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
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