Weekly division leaders for NCAA wrestling awards released

By NCAA | Feb. 12, 2014, 5:18 p.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2014 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler Awards, in addition to standings for the most falls and tech falls within Divisions I, II and III. These awards will be presented in March at the respective NCAA Wrestling Championships. The standings only include matches between wrestlers in the same division.

The Most Dominant Wrestler standings are calculated by adding the total number of points awarded through match results and dividing that number by the total number of matches wrestled. Points awarded per match are as follows:

*Fall, forfeit, injury default or DQ = 6 points (-6 points for a loss)
*Tech falls = 5 points (-5 points for a loss)
* Major decision = 4 points (-4 points for a loss)
*Decision = 3 points (-3 points for a loss)

This week a minimum of 16 matches are required to be eligible for the Most Dominant Wrestler standings. That required match total will increase by one per week until 18 matches is reached. Athletes redshirting the 2014 season are not eligible for any of the award standings.

In the Most Dominant standings, the top spot in Division I remains in Pennsylvania where the 2012 winner, David Taylor of Penn State, holds the lead with an average of 5.1739 points at 165 pounds, which is the highest average across all three divisions. The Big Ten is also represented in the second position as two-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber, a 141-pounder from Ohio State, moves up with 4.6875 points and Oklahoma 174-pounder Andrew Howe checks in third with an average of 4.6667 points.

Edwin Cooper, a 149-pounder from Upper Iowa, keeps the top position in Division II by raising his average to 4.75 points. Dylan D’Urso of Mercyhurst (141 pounds) moves into second place with an average of 4.4375 and 125-pounder Alex Johns of Indianapolis is third with 4.3684 points.

Still just behind Taylor for the highest score in the NCAA is Division III leader NazarKulchytskyy.The 2013 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler and two-time NCAA championfrom Wisconsin-Oshkosh has a 5.1053 average at 165 pounds. The second and third spot are swapped from last week with Riley Lefever of Wabash (184 pounds) in second with 4.9583 points and Wartburg174-pounder Landon Williams in third with an average of 4.95 points.

In the falls standings, Indiana’s Taylor Walsh is tied for the all-division lead with 20 pins at 157 pounds, while Bucknell heavyweight Joe Stolfifollows with 17 pins. Five additional wrestlers have also reached 10 or more pins on the season.

Three pins last week move John Austin Jones of King (Tennessee) into first place with 12 pins at 165 pounds and 197-pounder Zachary Bennett of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is alone in second with 11 pins after two finishes last week.

Division III has another new leader as Ohio Northern heavyweight Cody Lovejoy had three pins last week to tie Walsh in Division I as the national leader with 20 pins. Colin Lenhardt of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) (184 pounds) is right behind with 19 pins and two more wrestlers have picked up 18 pins. Heavyweight Jamison Sacco of Western New England leads that pair with his pins coming in a combined time of 30:32, while 184-pounder Thomas Reyhons of Augustana (Illinois) has 18 pins in 48:20.

The tech fall standings in Division Ishow a change at the top with Northern Iowa 133-pounder Joe Colon moving into first with nine after he earned two last week. With no tech falls last week, 133-pounders Cody Brewer of Oklahoma and Tyler Graff of Wisconsinare right behind Colon with eight each.

Last week’s tie at the top was broken in Division II by Lake Erie 133-pounder Austin Gillihan picking up one tech fall for his seventh of the season. Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst (157 pounds) and William Young of Newberry (141 pounds) follow Gillihan with six tech falls.

Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Shane Siefertcontinues to leadall divisions with 10 tech falls at 197 pounds, two more than Wilkes 149-pounder Mark Hartenstine in second place.
A complete listing of this week’s NCAA Wrestling Awards standings can be found here.

Division I Most Dominant
Rank/Name/School/WtClass/Points

1 David Taylor Penn State 165 5.1739
2 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 4.6875
3 Andrew Howe Oklahoma 174 4.6667
3 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 4.5909
5 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 4.5357
6 Robert Kokesh Nebraska 174 4.32
6 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro 133 4.3043
8 Mitchell Port Edinboro 141 4.1111
9 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 4.1071
10 James Green Nebraska 157 4.0417

Division II Most Dominant

1 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 4.75
2 Dylan D'Urso Mercyhurst 141 4.4375
3 Alex Johns Indianapolis 125 4.3684
4 William Young Newberry 141 4.0909
5 Cory Dauphin Central Oklahoma 157 4.05
6 Cameryn Brady Indianapolis 149 3.9091
7 John Austin Jones King (TN) 165 3.8421
8 Brent Fickel Ashland 149 3.7727
9 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 3.75
10 Jordan Basks Central Oklahoma 149 3.7308

Division III Most Dominant

1 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 165 5.1053
2 Riley Lefever Wabash 184 4.9583
3 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 4.95
4 Everet Desilets Johnson & Wales (RI) 157 4.9375
5 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 4.7188
6 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 4.7143
7 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 4.6957
8 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 184 4.5294
9 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 4.4571
10 Ryan Fank Wartburg 285 4.4545

Division I Fall Leaders
Rank/Name/School/WtClass/Pins/Time

1 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 20 61:36
2 Joe Stolfi Bucknell 285 17 46:51
3 Harrison Hightower Ohio 165 11 21:35
4 Kevin Birmingham Davidson 149 11 30:50
5 Dylan Peters Northern Iowa 125 10 24:53
6 David Taylor Penn State 165 10 31:21
7 Brian Realbuto Cornell 157 10 36:17
8 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 9 24:44
9 Ophir Bernstein Brown 184 9 27:55
10 Aaron (A.J.)Schopp Edinboro 133 9 36:34

Division II Fall Leaders

1 John Austin Jones King (TN) 165 12 31:9
2 Zachary Bennett Pittsburgh-Johnstown 197 11 23:28
3 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 10 15:26
4 Ian Steen Western State 149 10 35:26
5 D'Marcus Spencer King (TN) 133 9 20:24
6 Jared Holiday Newberry 184 9 30:40
7 Brent Fickel Ashland 149 9 34:51
8 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 9 40:55
9 Rosborough Evan Lake Erie 197 8 21:49
10 Jordan Basks Central Oklahoma 149 8 23:31

Division III Fall Leaders
1 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 20 51:56
2 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 184 19 39:12
3 Jamison Sacco Western New England 285 18 30:32
4 Thomas Reyhons Augustana (IL) 184 18 48:20
5 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 16 42:50
6 Chad Obzud Oneonta State 197 15 32:11
7 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 13 62:54
8 Tyler Brent Rochester Institute of Technology 184 12 32:47
9 Nick Fuller Wartburg 174 11 21:16
10 Taylor Gohn Wheaton (IL) 285 11 31:36

Division I Tech Fall Leaders

Rank/Name/School/WtClass/TFs/Time
1 Joe Colon Northern Iowa 133 9 51:40
2 Cody Brewer Oklahoma 133 8 45:14
3 Tyler Graff Wisconsin 133 8 47:13
4 David Taylor Penn State 165 7 43:22
5 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 7 45:37
6 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 6 28:48
7 Jesse Delgado Illinois 125 6 36:53
8 Alex Hudson Chattanooga 157 5 25:20
9 Nahshon Garrett Cornell 125 5 29:21
10 Drake Houdashelt Missouri149 5 30:05

Division II Tech Fall Leaders
1 Austin Gillihan Lake Erie 133 7 28:32
2 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 157 6 23:55
3 William Young Newberry 141 6 29:56
4 Michael Labry Ashland 133 4 19:35
5 Bryden Lazaro California Baptist (Calif.) 125 4 19:54
6 Joey Davis Notre Dame (Ohio) 174 4 21:35
7 Seiji Borja Newberry 149 4 24:22
8 Casy Rowell Central Oklahoma 133 4 27:30
9 Kyle Williams McKendree 149 3 12:38
10 August Mizia Mercyhurst 174 3 13:20

Division III Tech Fall Leaders
1 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 10 42:49
2 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 8 39:33
3 Zach Joseph Springfield 149 6 27:47
4 Steven Feucht Ohio Northern 149 6 28:20
5 Anthony Carlo Ursinus 165 6 37:32
6 Jayden DeVilbiss Luther 184 5 25:56
7 Daniel Downes Roger Williams 149 5 26:9
8 Gerard Roman Wartburg 184 5 28:55
9 Collin Crowell Roger Williams 165 5 29:53
10 Nicholas Greenquist Rochester Institute of Technology 174 4 14:26
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