NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
1997 NCAA Tournament Statistics Ben Barton
Ben BartonPoints (Opponent)High Lights
411 (Johnson, Grant)Hi-Lite
92 (Wells, David)Hi-Lite
Fall (1:02) 2ndPinned (Freed, Sanders)Hi-Lite
49 (Tomaro, Rick)Hi-Lite

Personal Information
Wrestler Name: Ben BartonConference: West Regional
University / College: Northern IowaHometown: Wabasha
Classification: JuniorHome State: Minnesota
Weight ClassSeason WinsSeason LossesCareer WinsCareer Losses
Has enjoyed his best season, ranking second on the team with 27 wins and posting a 10-5 dual mark...tied for second on the squad with six pins...won the West Regional to earn his second bid to the NCAAs after first qualifying as a freshman two years ago...placed second at the Nebraska-Omaha Open, third at the Northern Open, fifth at the UNI Open and seventh at the Midlands...defeated 12th-rated Jim Straight of Edinboro, 5-3, at the Midlands...has won six of last eight matches entering the NCAAs...has been a UNI starter all three seasons with the exception of the last nine duals of last season when he was injured...has been one of UNI's most consistent wrestlers this season, losing back-to-back matches just once--to fifth-ranked Mitch Clark of Ohio State and second-rated Barry Weldon of Iowa State...named to Amateur Wrestling News All-Freshman Team two years ago...compiled a 145-38 career high school record, placing second as a senior and third as a junior.

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