Bobby Dierna Named ECWC Wrestler of the Year; Three Earn ECWC All-Academic Honors
April 14, 2017
For the second straight year, SUNY Cortland's Bobby Dierna (Webster/Wayne) has been named the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference (ECWC) Wrestler of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches and sports information directors.
Dierna earned the award after repeating as NCAA Division III champion at 157 pounds. He opened nationals with a 23-5 technical fall in 6:21, followed by pins in the quarterfinals and semifinals. Dierna capped a perfect 21-0 season with an 8-7 decision over Logan Thomsen of Wartburg in the championship match. Of Dierna's 21 victories this season, 20 were "bonus point" wins (nine pins, six technical falls, and five major decisions).