I counted up and reviewed all of the individual weight class champions - and the school they represented - from 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. That's a total of 40 individual weight class champions. Here are the results:

Big Ten Conference - 25 champions

All other D-1 Conferences - 15 champions

Have to give the Big Ten Conference it's due that they are the # 1 wrestling conference. I don't think that's even debatable. But after all the Big Ten has 14 teams with wrestling programs. Including teams such as Penn State, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan State, etc. It's no wonder they are number one.

However what about the fact that 15 of those 40 individual weight class champions wrestled for schools that are NOT in the Big Ten. That's 37 1/2 percent of the championships being won by wrestlers who don't wrestle for Big Ten Schools.

2018 - 6 Big Ten champions - 4 non Big Ten champions

2019 - 6 Big Ten champions - 4 non Big Ten champions

2021 - 6 Big Ten champions - 4 non Big Ten champions

2022 - 7 Big Ten champions - 3 non Big Ten champions