1939 NCAA Wrestling Championships

The 1939 NCAA Wrestling Championships were the 12th NCAA Wrestling Championships to be held. Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania hosted the tournament at the Mayser Physical Education Center.

1939 NCAA Wrestling Championships
Tournament information
SportCollege wrestling
LocationLancaster, Pennsylvania
DatesMarch 17, 1939–March 18, 1939
Host(s)Franklin & Marshall College
Venue(s)Mayser Physical Education Center
Final positions
ChampionsOklahoma A&M (10th title)
1st runners-upLehigh
2nd runners-upIllinois
MVPDale Hanson (Minnesota)
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Oklahoma A&M took home the team championship with 33 points and having three individual champions.[1]

Dale Hanson of Minnesota was named the Outstanding Wrestler.[2]

Team resultsEdit

Rank School Points
1 Oklahoma A&M 33
2 Lehigh 12
3 Illinois 11
T-4 Minnesota 9
T-4 Michigan 9
T-4 Indiana 9
T-4 Franklin & Marshall 9
8 Penn State 5
9 City College of New York 4
10 Appalachian State 3

Individual finalsEdit

Weight class Championship match (champion in boldface)
121 lbs Joe McDaniel, Oklahoma A&M DEC Frank Burgess, Franklin & Marshall
128 lbs Dale Hanson, Minnesota DEC Woodrow Rorex, Oklahoma A&M
136 lbs Archie Deutschman, Illinois DEC Joe Roman, Indiana
145 lbs Harold Nichols, Michigan DEC OT Joe Scalzo, Penn State
155 lbs Stanley Henson, Oklahoma A&M DEC William Combs, Michigan
165 lbs Henry Matthes, Lehigh DEC Boyd Nelson, Oklahoma A&M
175 lbs Chris Traicoff, Indiana DEC OT Henry Wittenberg, City College of New York
UNL Johnny Harrell, Oklahoma A&M WBF John Sikich, Illinois


  1. ^ "Wrestling" (PDF). NCAA.ord. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "12th NCAA Wrestling Tournament" (PDF). wrestlingstats.com. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2018.