Northern Iowa’s Drew Foster (184-lbs) was named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Year, as selected by the conference's head coaches. Foster is the fourth recipient of the yearly honors.
The Burlington, Iowa, native garnered the Big 12 yearly accolade after being crowned the 2019 Big 12 Individual Champion and NCAA Division I Individual Champion at the 184-pound weight class during the 2018-19 season.
Foster completed his senior campaign with a 28-5 record, 12-5 against ranked opponents, including a perfect run in the postseason (3-0 Big 12 Championship, 5-0 NCAA Championship).
The two-time All-American’s NCAA title marks the first individual champion for UNI in nearly 20 years. In Big 12 history, he was the first individual champ at the 184 weight division since 2010 and the sixth in that weight class.
Big 12 Wrestler of the Year Winners
|Year||Name||School, Weight Class|
|2016||Alex Dieringer||Oklahoma State, 165|
|2017||Dean Heil||Oklahoma State, 141|
|2018||Seth Gross||South Dakota State, 133|
|2019||Drew Foster||Northern Iowa, 184|