Mason Parris, Michigan's heavyweight star, captures award as most dominant wrestler for 2022-23 season
Mason Parris had a season for the ages with Michigan wrestling during the 2022-23 season. On Monday, he was recognized with a prestigious honor to cap his national title-winning campaign.
Parris was named the 2023 Dan Hodge Trophy winner, the first Wolverine ever to take home the Hodge Trophy. The award is given annually to the most dominant college wrestler in the country.
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Mason Parris (@Parris58) is the 2023 Dan Hodge Trophy winner, the first Wolverine to earn college wrestling’s top honor.
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This past season, Parris posted a perfect 33-0 record while capturing the national championship at the heavyweight level. Parris recorded bonus wins 21 times, 64% percent of his total wins coming in the bonus.
Those wins included 11 falls, 3 technical falls and 7 major decisions while averaging 9.7 points per match. His national title bout was a 5-1 decision over Penn State’s Greg Kerkvliet. Parris wraps up his Wolverine career with a 124-18 overall record with 45 career pins.
Parris captured 38 of the possible 64 first-place votes for the Hodge Trophy from a field of 10 finalists. Penn State’s Carter Starocci finished second in voting with 14 first-place votes.