1938 NCAA Wrestling Championships

The 1938 NCAA Wrestling Championships were the 11th NCAA Wrestling Championships to be held. Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania hosted the tournament at Rec Hall.

1938 NCAA Wrestling Championships
Tournament information
SportCollege wrestling
LocationState College, Pennsylvania
DatesMarch 25, 1938–March 26, 1938
Host(s)Penn State University
Venue(s)Rec Hall
Final positions
ChampionsOklahoma A&M (9th title)
1st runners-upIllinois
2nd runners-upIndiana
MVPJoe McDaniel (Oklahoma A&M)
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Oklahoma A&M took home the team championship with 19 points and having three individual champions.[1]

Joe McDaniel of Oklahoma A&M was named the Outstanding Wrestler.[2]

Team resultsEdit

Rank School Points
1 Oklahoma A&M 19
2 Illinois 15
3 Indiana 12
T-4 Southwestern Oklahoma State 8
T-4 Oklahoma 8
6 Minnesota 6
T-7 Harvard 5
T-7 Lehigh 5
T-7 Cornell College 5
10 Chicago 4

Individual finalsEdit

Weight class Championship match (champion in boldface)
118 lbs Joe McDaniel, Oklahoma A&M DEC Willard Duffy, Indiana
126 lbs Allen Sapora, Illinois DEC Robert Murray, Cornell College
135 lbs David Matthews, Oklahoma WDF Archie Deutschman, Illinois
145 lbs Stanley Henson, Oklahoma A&M DEC Robert Finwall, Chicago
155 lbs Dale Scrivens, Oklahoma A&M DEC OT Ken Knight, Southwestern Oklahoma State
165 lbs John Ginay, Illinois DEC Curt Ford, Lehigh
175 lbs John Harkness, Harvard DEC Swede Olsen, Southwestern Oklahoma State
UNL Charles McDaniel, Indiana DEC Clifton Gustafson, Minnesota


  1. ^ "Wrestling" (PDF). NCAA.ord. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "11th NCAA Wrestling Tournament" (PDF). wrestlingstats.com. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2018.