Weekly Division leaders for NCAA Wrestling Awards released

By NCAA | Feb. 19, 2014, 7:04 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 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships return to Oklahoma City March 20-22 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. New ticket options are still available, visit NCAA.com/Wrestling to purchase. The Division II and Division III Wrestling Championships are both March 14-15 in Cleveland, Ohio, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, respectively.

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 17 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, three-time defending national champion Penn State holds the top two spots with 165-pounder David Taylor with an average of 5.0833 points and 184-pounder Edward Ruth at 4.6522 points. Two-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber of Ohio State (141 pounds) is third with an average of 4.65 points.

A brand new leader has jumped to the top of Division II with St. Cloud State heavyweight Austin Goergen holding an average of 5.0588 points, while previous leader Edwin Cooper of Upper Iowa (149 pounds) is second at 4.5556 points. Dylan D’Urso of Mercyhurst (141 pounds) holds third place with an average of 4.4706.

The all-division lead is in Division III where 2013 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler and two-time NCAA champion Nazar Kulchytskyy from Wisconsin-Oshkosh has a 5.1667 average at 165 pounds. Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) 157-pounder Everet Desilets is second with five points and Riley Lefever of Wabash (184 pounds) is third with 4.9643 points.

In the falls standings, just one pin separates Indiana 157-pounder Taylor Walsh and Bucknell heavyweight Joe Stolfi in Division I with 20 and 19. Ohio 165-pounder Harrison Hightower is third with 12 pins.

Nothing has changed since last week in Division II where John Austin Jones of King (Tennessee) is still in first place with 12 pins at 165 pounds and 197-pounder Zachary Bennett of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is alone in second with 11 pins.

The top of the list in Division III also remains the same with Ohio Northern heavyweight Cody Lovejoy as the national leader with 20 pins and Colin Lenhardt of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) (184 pounds) close behind with 19 pins in a combined time of 39:12. 184-pounder Thomas Reyhons of Augustana (Illinois) added one pin to reach 19 and is in third with a combined time of 50:58.

Northern Iowa 133-pounder Joe Colon’s nine tech falls is still the standard in Division I, while Wisconsin’s Tyler Graff (133 pounds) leads a group of wrestlers with eight tech falls in a combined time of 19:13.

The top three positions in Division II are unchanged as Lake Erie 133-pounder Austin Gillihan leads the division with seven. Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst (157 pounds) and William Young of Newberry (141 pounds) follow Gillihan with six tech falls.

Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Shane Siefert increased his all-division lead with one tech fall to reach 11 on the season, three 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 5.0833
2 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 4.6522
3 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 4.65
4 Andrew Howe Oklahoma 174 4.5714
5 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 4.5357
6 Robert Kokesh Nebraska 174 4.32
7 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro 133 4.25
8 James Green Nebraska 157 4.0417
9 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 4.0323
10 Mitchell Port Edinboro 141 4

Division II Most Dominant
1 Austin Goergen St. Cloud State 285 5.0588
2 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 4.5556
3 Dylan D'Urso Mercyhurst 141 4.4706
4 Alex Johns Indianapolis 125 4.3684
5 William Young Newberry 141 4.0435
6 Cameryn Brady Indianapolis 149 4
7 Cory Dauphin Central Oklahoma 157 3.9167
8 Adam Walters Findlay 174 3.7895
9 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 3.7143
10 Michael Labry Ashland 133 3.7

Division III Most Dominant
1 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 165 5.1667
2 Everet Desilets Johnson & Wales (RI) 157 5
3 Riley Lefever Wabash 184 4.9643
4 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 4.8571
5 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 4.697
6 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 4.6957
7 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 4.6552
8 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 4.4737
9 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 4.4286
10 Kaleb Loht Messiah 141 4.4242

Measurement was taken on a minimum 17 Divisional Matches

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

1 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 20 61:36
2 Joe Stolfi Bucknell 285 19 53:02
3 Harrison Hightower Ohio 165 12 23:14
4 Dylan Peters Northern Iowa 125 11 28:27
5 Kevin Birmingham Davidson 149 11 30:50
6 David Taylor Penn State 165 10 31:21
7 Ophir Bernstein Brown 184 10 31:31
8 Brian Realbuto Cornell 157 10 36:17
9 Jakob Scheffel West Virginia 174 9 22:13
10 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 9 22:44

Division II Fall Leaders
1 John Austin Jones King (TN) 165 12 31:09
2 Zachary Bennett Pittsburgh-Johnstown 197 11 23:28
3 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 10 15:26
4 D'Marcus Spencer King (TN) 133 10 21:15
5 Ian Steen Western State 149 10 35:26
6 Brent Fickel Ashland 149 10 38:50
7 Jared Holiday Newberry 184 9 30:40
8 Brock Coutu Nebraska-Kearney 141 9 31:48
9 Austin Goergen St. Cloud State 285 9 35:23
10 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 9 40:55

Division III Fall Leaders
1 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 20 51:56
2 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 174 19 39:12
3 Thomas Reyhons Augustana (IL) 184 19 50:58
4 Jamison Sacco Western New England 285 18 30:32
5 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 16 42:50
6 Chad Obzud Oneonta State 197 15 32:11
7 Riley Lefever Wabash 184 13 37:51
8 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 13 62:54
9 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 165 12 15:55
10 Tyler Brent Rochester Institute of Technology 184 12 32:47

Division I Tech Fall Leaders
Rank/Name/School/WtClass/TFs/Time

1 Joe Colon Northern Iowa 133 9 51:40
2 Tyler Graff Wisconsin 133 8 19:13
3 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 8 39:30
4 Cody Brewer Oklahoma 133 8 45:14
5 David Taylor Penn State 165 7 43:22
6 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 7 45:37
7 Jesse Delgado Illinois 125 6 29:53
8 Alex Hudson Chattanooga 157 5 25:20
9 Nahshon Garrett Cornell 125 5 29:21
10 Drake Houdashelt Missouri 149 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 Casy Rowell Central Oklahoma 133 5 34:30
5 Michael Labry Ashland 133 4 19:35
6 Kyle Williams McKendree University 149 4 19:38
7 Bryden Lazaro California Baptist (Calif.) 125 4 19:54
8 Joey Davis Notre Dame (Ohio) 174 4 21:35
9 Seiji Borja Newberry 149 4 24;22
10 August Mizia Mercyhurst 174 3 13:02

Division III Tech Fall Leaders
1 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 11 48:32
2 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 8 39:33
3 Zach Joseph Springfield 149 7 34:44
4 Anthony Carlo Ursinus 165 7 44:07
5 Steven Feucht Ohio Northern 149 6 28:20
6 Ryan Seidler Wisconsin-Eau Claire 149 5 23:44
7 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 5 24:11
8 Jayden DeVilbiss Luther 184 5 25:56
9 Daniel Downes Roger Williams 149 5 26:09
10 Derek Arnold Ursinus 149 5 26:43
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