Spotlight Athlete
Andrew Long
Andrew Long
Wrestling
January 5, 2016

Andrew Long (Creston, Iowa/Organzational Studies Leadership Concetration) won The Midlands championship at 141 on December 30 and was named Dan Gable Outstanding Wrestler and voted by other first place winners as Champion of Champions award winner. Long dominated the bracket that included four NCAA Div I All-Americans with two falls, a major decision, and two tech falls in the semis and finals. He is the first wrestler in Grand View program history to win at Midlands, the first non-NCAA Div I winner since 2006, and the first NAIA winner since 2003. Long was then selected as both the USA Wrestling and Heart of America Conference Athlete of the Week.