Three-Time All-American Josh Wilson named ODAC Wrestler of the Year
Greensboro, NC – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) has announced that Greensboro College’s Josh Wilson has been named its 2022-2023 Wrestler of the Year. This is a prestigious honor for Wilson and Greensboro College, and all of Greensboro College’s Wrestling Coaches, team, administrators, family and friends are extremely excited for him to receive this much deserved award.
Wilson had the best individual Wrestling season ever in the history of Pride wrestling. During the season he become the first ever wrestler at Greensboro College to become a Southeast NCAA DIII Regional Champion, while being named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of that tournament. That accomplishment allowed Wilson to qualify for the NCAA National Championships as the #3 National Seed, where he finished 8th overall, allowing him to become a three-time All-American. Wilson’s performance this season has rewritten the Greensboro College wrestling record book, as he finished 42-6 on the year, competing in 8 tournaments and winning the last five tournament outings in a row,before NCAA Nationals.
“We are so proud of Josh this season as he has had one of the best Greensboro College individual performances ever on the books, winning his last five out of the eight tournaments”, said Head Coach Justin Harty. “Josh is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen and I am not only proud of his on the mat success/performance, but super proud of his academic success at Greensboro College, earning straight A’s, and being on the Dean’s list. We did not end the year exactly as we had expected, but we are thankful for year we did have. Josh has bigger goals set for himself and he wants to be a NCAA National Champion and this year has proven to him he can do just that. Our Coaching staff is dedicated to Josh and our entire team to accomplish big things in the future”.
Wilson’s accomplishments this year include:
Ithaca College Invite Open Finalist
App State Open Finalist
Messiah University Invitational Champion and MOW (Most Outstanding Wrestler)
Jim Crytzer Open Champion
App State Mountaineer Open Champ
ODAC Conference Tournament Champ
NCAA D3 Southeast Regional Champion and MOW
NCAA Nationals 8th All American
In addition to Josh Wilson’s on the mat performance, it is important to point out that Josh is also a Straight A Student-Athlete at Greensboro College and was recently on the Deans List.
The Greensboro College Athletic Department would like to congratulate Josh Wilson on receiving this outstanding honor.