Ryan, a heavyweight, was a unanimous selection to the first team for the fourth time in his career, while Scheidel (157), and White (174) were both named to the second team. All three Lions advanced to the NCAA Wrestling Championships for the fourth time in their career, joining Matt Palmer ‘07CC as the only other Columbia wrestler to do so.
“I'm so proud of these three men for the work they put in this season on and off the mat." said the Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling Zach Tanelli. "It is great to see their dedication result in them being named All-Ivy. As seniors, it is something that they will take with them that they will remember forever."
After dropping his first match at the NCAA Championships, Ryan picked up a victory over Utah Valley’s Dustin Dennison in the consolation bracket. The senior bounced out after a tough 3-2 loss to Lehigh’s Doug Vollaro, ending his impressive career. The Scottsdale, Arizona, native went 31-8 in his final season, wrapping up his four years with a 103-41 record.
The No. 10 seed at 157 pounds, Scheidel entered the NCAAs with just two losses during the regular season, which both came in overtime, and an EIWA Title that he earned two weeks prior. The senior went 2-2, ending his career with seven victories at the NCAA Championships, and also posting a four-year record of 106-34. This is the second career All-Ivy nod for the Bay Village, Ohio, native.
White picked up an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships, and was paired with Army’s Ben Horner in the pigtail round of the NCAAs. After narrowly falling to Horner during the EIWA Championships, White picked up a takedown and earned four back points to slide by Horner, 8-1. The North Bomoseen, Vermont, native ended his career a four-time All-Ivy League performer at 98-54 overall.