Weekly NCAA Division I, II and III wrestling award standings released

Jan. 22, 2014, 4:55 p.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the initial standings for the 2014 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler Awards and the second round of 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 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 13 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, 2012 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler David Taylor of Penn State leads the way with an average of 5.2632 points. The 165-pounder’s tally is the highest across all three divisions. Oklahoma 174-pounder Andrew Howe checks in second with 4.9286 points, while Taylor Walsh of Indiana (157 pounds) comes in third with 4.84 points.

Division II is paced by Alex Johns of Indianapolis with a 4.5714 average at 125 pounds, while Central Oklahoma 149-pounder Jordan Basks follows with an average of 4.1053 points. Newberry takes the next two spots with William Young (141 pounds) and Jeffrey Vesta (125 pounds) putting up 3.8824 and 3.75 points, respectively.

Ohio Northern heavyweight Cody Lovejoy and Alma 165-pounder Matthew Tuttle are tied for the lead in Division III with an average of 5.0588 points. Closely behind the top duo is 184-pounder Riley Lefever of Wabash with an even average of five points.

In the falls standings, Indiana’s Walsh maintains his lead with 19 pins at 157 pounds, while Bucknell heavyweight Joe Stolfi has added a pair of pins to pull closer in second with 14 falls. The rest of the pack is bunched with five wrestlers tied for third with nine pins.

A four-way tie exists in Division II at eight pins each, but Edwin Cooper of Upper Iowa at 149 pounds takes the top spot this week with his falls coming in a combined time of 13:32. Two more wrestlers at 149 pounds are second and third with Ian Steen of Western State (30:05) and Brent Fickel of Ashland (33:58). Newberry’s Vesta rounds out the quartet with his eight pins taking 40:14. Five more wrestlers follow closely behind with seven pins this season.

A two-pin week allowed Colin Lenhardt of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) to hang on to the top spot in Division III with 16 pins at 184 pounds. Western New England heavyweight Jamison Sacco is second with 14 pins in 21:33, while SUNY Oneonta’s Chad Obzud (197 pounds) is third with 14 pins in 30:36.

In the tech fall standings, Cody Brewer of Oklahoma (133 pounds) leads Division I with seven, while a pair of Nittany Lions is close behind with six. Taylor is second with his coming in a combined time of 38:08 and Penn State’s 184-pounder Edward Ruth has six tech falls in a combined 39:58.

Austin Gillihan has six tech falls in Division II for Lake Erie at 133 pounds, two more than a trio of wrestlers.

Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Shane Siefert leads Division III with an NCAA-high eight tech falls this season at 197 pounds, two more than his nearest competitor.

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 5.2632
2 Andrew Howe Oklahoma 174 4.9286
3 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 4.84
4 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 4.6111
5 Robert Kokesh Nebraska 174 4.381
6 Mathew Brown Penn State 174 4.2857
7 James Green Nebraska 157 4.2
7 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro 133 4.2
9 Scott Schiller Minnesota 197 4.0526
10 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 4.0417

Division II Most Dominant

1 Alex Johns Indianapolis 125 4.5714
2 Jordan Basks Central Oklahoma 149 4.1053
3 William Young Newberry 141 3.8824
4 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 3.75
5 Cory Dauphin Central Oklahoma 157 3.7143
5 Garrett Fosdyck King College (TN) 285 3.7143
7 Cameryn Brady Indianapolis 149 3.6875
8 Brent Fickel Ashland 149 3.5789
9 Michael Labry Ashland 133 3.375
10 Braden Turner East Stroudsburg 157 3.3529

Division III Most Dominant
1 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 5.0588
1 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 5.0588
3 Riley Lefever Wabash 184 5
4 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 4.9333
5 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 184 4.9259
6 Everet Desilets Johnson & Wales (RI) 157 4.9231
7 Ryan Fank Wartburg 285 4.7778
8 Conner Lefever Wabash 174 4.619
9 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 4.6
10 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 4.5882

Measurement was taken on a minimum 13 Divisional Matches

Division I Tech Fall Leaders
Rank Name School WtClass TFs Time
1 Cody Brewer Oklahoma 133 7 38:14
2 David Taylor Penn State 165 6 38:08
3 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 6 39:58
4 Joe Colon Northern Iowa 133 5 29:10
5 Tyler Graff Wisconsin 133 5 32:00
6 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 4 14:48
7 Chris Perry Oklahoma State 174 4 18:04
8 Tyler Deuel Binghamton University 285 4 19:13
9 Austin Trott Gardner-Webb 165 4 22:07
10 Gabriel Dean Cornell 184 4 23:10

Division II Tech Fall Leaders
1 Austin Gillihan Lake Erie College 133 6 25:52
2 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 157 4 17:46
3 Bryden Lazaro California Baptist (Calif.) 125 4 19:54
4 Seiji Borja Newberry 149 4 24:22
5 Michael Labry Ashland 133 3 12:35
6 Kyle Williams McKendree University 149 3 12:38
7 Nicholas Leitten Limestone 149 3 17:35
8 William Young Newberry 141 3 20:15
9 Helmut Rentschler Truman 197 2 5:28
10 August Mizia Mercyhurst 174 2 8:15
10 Andrew Pokorny St. Cloud State 133 2 8:15

Division III Tech Fall Leaders
1 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 8 34:38
2 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 6 29:04
3 Steven Feucht Ohio Northern 149 5 21:20
4 Zach Joseph Springfield 149 5 23:14
5 Jayden DeVilbiss Luther 184 5 25:56
6 Daniel Downes Roger Williams 149 5 26:09
7 Maxx Hubbard Wisconsin-Whitewater 141 4 19:23
8 Alex Kramer Ursinus 141 4 20:04
9 Kyle Dayhoff Messiah 165 4 22:29
10 Collin Crowell Roger Williams 165 4 23:48

Division I Fall Leaders

Rank Name School WtClass Pins Time
1 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 19 59:56
2 Joe Stolfi Bucknell 285 14 39:52
3 Harrison Hightower Ohio 165 9 18:19
4 Kevin Birmingham Davidson 149 9 26:16
5 David Taylor Penn State 165 9 29:28
6 Brian Realbuto Cornell 157 9 33:37
7 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro 133 9 36:34
8 Ian Miller Kent State 157 8 16:51
9 Jakob Scheffel West Virginia 174 8 19:23
10 Dylan Peters Northern Iowa 125 8 21:09

Division II Fall Leaders
1 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 8 13:32
2 Ian Steen Western State Colorado University 149 8 30:05
3 Brent Fickel Ashland 149 8 33:58
4 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 8 40:14
5 Tyler Houska Ashland 285 7 14:37
6 Rosborough Evan Lake Erie College 197 7 14:49
7 John Austin Jones King College (TN) 165 7 18:52
8 Jordan Basks Central Oklahoma 149 7 21:11
9 Jared Holiday Newberry 184 7 24:52
10 D'Marcus Spencer King College (TN) 133 6 11:06

Division III Fall Leaders
1 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 184 16 34:55
2 Jamison Sacco Western New England 285 14 21:33
3 Chad Obzud Oneonta State 197 14 30:36
4 Thomas Reyhons Augustana (IL) 184 13 31:55
5 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 13 33:05
6 Tyler Brent Rochester Institute of Technology 184 12 32:47
7 Taylor Gohn Wheaton (IL) 285 11 31:36
8 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 11 33:11
9 Riley Lefever Wabash 184 10 27:15
10 Josh Thomson Messiah 184 10 30:08
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