1950 NCAA Wrestling Championships

The 1950 NCAA Wrestling Championships were the 20th NCAA Wrestling Championships to be held. Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa hosted the tournament at their West Gymnasium.

1950 NCAA Wrestling Championships
Tournament information
SportCollege wrestling
LocationCedar Falls, Iowa
DatesMarch 24, 1950–March 25, 1950
Host(s)Iowa State Teachers College
Venue(s)West Gymnasium
Final positions
ChampionsIowa State Teachers College (1st title)
1st runners-upPurdue University
2nd runners-upCornell College
MVPTony Gizoni (Waynesburg)
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Iowa State Teachers College took home the team championship with 30 points and having three individual champions.[1]

Tony Gizoni of Waynesburg was named the Outstanding Wrestler.[2]

Team resultsEdit

Rank School Points
1 Iowa State Teachers College 30
2 Purdue 16
3 Cornell College 14
T-4 Syracuse 10
T-4 Oklahoma A&M 10
6 Iowa 7
T-7 Waynesburg 6
T-7 Ithaca 6
9 Penn State 5
T-10 Oklahoma 3
T-10 Navy 3
T-10 Illinois 3

Individual finalsEdit

Weight class Championship match (champion in boldface)
121 lbs Tony Gizoni, Waynesburg DEC Arnold Plaza, Purdue, 7–6
128 lbs Joe Patacsill, Purdue DEC Walter Romanowski, Cornell College, 3–2
136 lbs Lowell Lange, Cornell College RD Floyd Oglesby, Iowa State Teachers College, 2–2
145 lbs Keith Young, Iowa State Teachers College DEC Charles Moreno, Purdue, 5–2
155 lbs Bill Nelson, Iowa State Teachers College DEC Ken Hunte, Syracuse, 8–1
165 lbs Bill Smith, Iowa State Teachers College DEC James LaRock, Ithaca, 10–7
175 lbs Joe Scarpello, Iowa MAJOR George Gebhardt, Syracuse, 13–4
UNL Dick Hutton, Oklahoma A&M RD Fred Stoeker, Iowa State Teachers College, 1–1


  1. ^ "Wrestling" (PDF). NCAA.ord. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "20th NCAA Wrestling Tournament" (PDF). wrestlingstats.com. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2018.