|Weight classes||2006–08: 141 lbs.|
2008–10: 157 lbs.
Adams competed for Augsburg at 157 pounds and drew the first seed and one of three first-round byes Augsburg received. In the second round, Adams earned an 8-0 major decision over Nick Parrish of Elmhurst. In the semi-finals, Adams advanced to the final with a 7-3 decision over fourth-seeded Lane Lunde of Concordia College–Moorhead. In the final, Adams defeated Jonas Flok of Lakeland via a 13-4 major decision.
Fourth-ranked Adams competed for Augsburg at 157 pounds and earned the third seed. All 157 pound wrestlers received a bye in the first round. In the second round, Adams came from being down 6-2 to earn a 7-6 decision over Zach Mizer (Heidelberg). In the quarter-finals, Adams defeated Mike Martini (Rhode Is), 4-3. In the semi-finals, Adams faced second-seeded Jason Brew of Olivet. In the wrestleback semi-finals, Adams earned an 8-0 major decision over Dan Dicolo (TCNJ). In the third-place match, Adams defeated Luke Miller (Ohio Northern), 5-1.
Adams entered the season ranked first at 157 pounds in the NCWA and the d3wrestle.com preseason rankings. Adams will be serving as a captain for the season. At the Auggie-Brute-Adidas Open on November 21, Adams went 4-0 at 157-pound gold division. In the first round, Adams pinned Luther's Ryan Bouslog at the 6:22 mark. Adams then earned a 15-0 technical fall over Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Jon Ames. He then defeated unattached wrestler Justin Decker by a 12-2 major decision before earning a 4-1 decision over Division II opponent Derek Stolarsyk (Upper Iowa). On November 25, Adams edged Division II opponent Marcus Edgington (Augustana (S.D.)) in a 4-3 decision.
On December 9, 2009, Adams earned a 12-6 decision over Division II opponent Tallen Wald of Minnesota State University Moorhead.
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