I realize that most likely I'm going to get a lot of feedback about the guys I overlooked or the guys I forgot. Trust me, I most likely already know. It was very difficult narrowing it down to five guys per weight.
I write this because I feel that we as a whole, we as a wrestling community tend to put too much emphasis on the NCAA tournament alone. There have been wrestlers in our past and their will be wrestlers in our future who achieve an assortment of credentials, but fall short of All American status. I personally feel that these wrestlers should still be celebrated. Still be remembered. And this is my way of doing it.
Here are who I consider to be the top Five at HWT.
One of the great HWT's to never make the award stand is Tucker Lane of Nebraska. Three consecutive third place finishes at the BIG 12's, followed by a seventh place finish at the BIG 10's as a senior. Placed throughout many in season tournaments and had a multitude of high profile victories during his career.
J.T. Felix of Boise State is a name I thought about adding.