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Feb 26 Weekly Division leaders for NCAA Wrestling Awards released

By NCAA | Feb. 26, 2014, 5:28 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, including hospitality, are still available, visit NCAA.com/Wrestlingto 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 18 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 retains the top two spots with 165-pounder David Taylor raising his average to 5.12 points and 184-pounder Edward Ruth increasing his to 4.7083 points. Two-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber of Ohio State (141 pounds) is third with an average of 4.6667 points.

Edwin Cooper of Upper Iowa (149 pounds) moves back into first place in Division II with an average of 4.5556 points, while Dylan D’Urso of Mercyhurst (141 pounds) is second with an average of 4.3889 points. The early season leader, 125-pounder Alex Johns of Indianapolis, is close behind in third with an average of 4.3684 points.

The all-division lead stays in Division III where 2013 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler and two-time NCAA championNazarKulchytskyyfrom Wisconsin-Oshkosh has a 5.1667 average at 165 pounds. Riley Lefever of Wabash (184 pounds) moves back into second with 4.8621 points and 174-pounder Landon Williams (Wartburg) is third with 4.8571 points.

Nothing has changed at the top of the Division I falls standings asone pin separates Indiana 157-pounder Taylor Walsh and Bucknell heavyweight Joe Stolfiin Division I with 20 and 19. Ohio 165-pounder Harrison Hightower is third with 12 pins.

The top two spots of Division II remain the same from last week as John Austin Jones of King (Tennessee) holdsfirst place with 12 pins at 165 pounds and 197-pounder Zachary Bennett of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is alone in second with 11 pins.

A dominant week in Division III has moved 184-pounder Thomas Reyhons of Augustana (Illinois) to the top with 23 pins. Last week’s leader, Ohio Northern heavyweight Cody Lovejoy, added a pin last week and is second in the division and across all divisions with 21 pins.

Ohio State’s Stieber assumes the tech fall lead in Division I with nine in a combined time of 46:30, while Northern Iowa 133-pounder Joe Colon’s combined time of 51:40 in nine tech falls drops him to second.

The top three positions in Division II stayed static for the third week in a row as Lake Erie 133-pounder Austin Gillihanleads the division with seven. Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst (157 pounds) and William Young of Newberry (141 pounds) follow Gillihan with six tech falls.

The tech fall standings in Division III have Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Shane Siefertholding the all-division lead with 11 on the season, threemore than Springfield 149-pounder Zach Joseph and Wilkes 149-pounder Mark Hartenstinewith eight tech falls.

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 5.12
2 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 4.7083
3 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 4.6667
4 Andrew Howe Oklahoma 174 4.5
5 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 4.4828
6 Robert Kokesh Nebraska 174 4.3462
7 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro 133 4.3077
8 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 4.0606
9 Mitchell Port Edinboro 141 4.0455
10 Steven Monk North Dakota State 165 4

Division II Most Dominant

1 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 4.5556
2 Dylan D'Urso Mercyhurst 141 4.3889
3 Alex Johns Indianapolis 125 4.3684
4 William Young Newberry 141 4.125
5 Cameryn Brady Indianapolis 149 4
6 Cory Dauphin Central Oklahoma 157 3.8519
7 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 3.7143
8 Michael Labry Ashland 133 3.7
9 Zach Voytek Seton Hill 157 3.6316
10 Kyle Piatt Western State 184 3.619

Division III Most Dominant

1 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 157 5.1667
2 Riley Lefever Wabash 184 4.8621
3 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 4.8571
4 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 4.7714
5 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 4.6957
6 Silas Murray Rhode Island College 133 4.65
7 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 4.6
8 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 4.4737
9 Ryan O'Boyle McDaniel 133 4.4583
10 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 4.4286

Measurement was taken on a minimum 18 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 Ohio165 12 23:14
4 Dylan Peters Northern Iowa 125 12 33:14
5 Kevin Birmingham Davidson 149 11 30:50
6 David Taylor Penn State 165 11 31:32
7 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 10 27:09
8 Tyler Lehmann North Dakota State 197 10 29:53
9 Ophir Bernstein Brown 184 10 31:31
10 Brian Realbuto Cornell 157 10 36:17

Division II Fall Leaders
1 John Austin Jones King (TN) 157 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 Rosborough Evan Lake Erie College 97 10 24:53
6 Jared Holiday Newberry 184 10 35:00
7 Ian Steen Western State 149 10 35:26
8 Brent Fickel Ashland 149 10 38:50
9 Brock Coutu Nebraska-Kearney 141 9 31:48
10 Austin Goergen St. Cloud State 285 9 35:23

Division III Fall Leaders
1 Thomas Reyhons Augustana (IL) 184 2357:51
2 Cody LovejoyOhio Northern 285 21 57:38
3 Jamison Sacco Western New England 285 19 32:12
4 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 174 19 39:12
5 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 16 42:50
6 Andrew Stock Johnson & Wales (RI) 165 15 26:53
7 Chad Obzud Oneonta State 197 15 32:11
8 Jonah Aurelio Johnson & Wales (RI) 285 13 43:31
9 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 13 62:54
10 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 157 12 15:55

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

1 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 9 46:30
2 Joe Colon Northern Iowa 133 9 51:40
3 Tyler Graff Wisconsin 133 8 19:13
4 Cody Brewer Oklahoma 133 8 45:14
5 David Taylor Penn State 165 7 43:22
6 Garett Hammond Penn State 165 7 45:23
7 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 7 45:37
8 Jesse Delgado Illinois 125 6 29:53
9 Alex Hudson Chattanooga 157 5 25:20
10 Robert Kokesh Nebraska 174 5 27:08

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 149 4 19:38
7 Bryden Lazaro Cal Baptist 125 4 19:54
8 Joey Davis Notre Dame (Ohio) 174 4 21:35
9 Seiji Borja Newberry 149 4 24:22
10August Mizia Mercyhurst 174 3 13:02

Division III Tech Fall Leaders
1 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 11 48:32
2 Zach Joseph Springfield 149 8 38:25
3 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 8 39:33
4 Anthony Carlo Ursinus 165 7 44:07
5 Steven Feucht Ohio Northern 149 6 28:20
6 Daniel Downes Roger Williams 149 5 12:09
7 Collin Crowell Roger Williams 165 5 15:53
8 Ryan Seidler Wisconsin-Eau Claire 149 5 23:44
9 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 5 24:11
10 Jayden DeVilbiss Luther 184 5 25:56
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