COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri wrestling fans can vote for two-time National Champion Keegan O’Toole for the 2023 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy online until March, 24, 2023 at 5 p.m. CT.
Release courtesy of WIN Magazine
Voting for the 2023 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy has begun. Fans are invited to participate in the official voting for the award — widely considered the “Heisman Trophy of wrestling” — by going to www.WIN-magazine.com to cast their ballot between March 21 and March 24 at 5 p.m CST.
The winner of the Hodge Trophy Fan Vote will receive five official first-place ballots. They will be combined with the votes of the Hodge Trophy Voting Committee, which is made up of past winners of the award, select national wrestling media members, a retired college coach from each region and a representative of several national wrestling organizations.
Presented by ASICS, the Hodge is awarded to the most dominant collegiate wrestler each year. Criteria for the award are record, dominance/bonus-point percentage, quality of competition and sportsmanship. In addition to an opportunity for a write-in Hodge finalist from fans or Hodge Committee members, the Division I finalists for the 2023 Hodge are each of the ten NCAA Division I champions:
2023 HODGE TROPHY FINALISTS
WT: NAME – SCHOOL
125: Pat Glory – Princeton
133: Vito Arujau – Cornell
141: Andrew Alirez – Northern Colorado
149: Yianni Diakomihalis – Cornell
157: Austin O’Connor – North Carolina
165: Keegan O’Toole – Missouri
174: Carter Starocci – Penn State
184: Aaron Brooks – Penn State
197: Nino Bonaccorsi – Pittsburgh
Hwt: Mason Parris – Michigan
The Hodge winner will be announced at 12:00 pm CST on Monday, March 27. The award is named after the late Dan Hodge, a three-time NCAA champion for the University of Oklahoma (1955-1957). Hodge had a collegiate career record of 46-0 with 36 pins and is still the only wrestler ever featured on a cover of Sports Illustrated.