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Jan 23 NCAA releases first of three Wrestling Coaches' Panel rankings

By NCAA press | Jan. 23, 2014, 3:07 p.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLIS-- The NCAA released Thursday the first of three coaches’ panel rankings for the 2013-14 wrestling season. The final rankings will be one of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. This year’s event is March 20-22 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Wrestlers in each weight class will be measured by winning percentage, rating percentage index (RPI) and coaches’ rankings to earn spots in their qualifying tournaments for the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The coaches’ rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches representing each qualifying tournament. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. In order to be eligible for the rankings, wrestlers must have participated in at least five matches against Division I opponents in the weight class and have wrestled within the last 30 days.

The top-ranked wrestlers at each weight class in the inaugural rankings are: Nahshon Garrett, Cornell University (125 pounds); Joe Colon, University of Northern Iowa (133 pounds); Mitchell Port, Edinboro University (141 pounds); Drake Houdashelt, University of Missouri, Columbia (149 pounds); James Green, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (157 pounds); David Taylor, Pennsylvania State University (165 pounds); Andrew Howe, University of Oklahoma (174 pounds); Jimmy Sheptock, University of Maryland, College Park (184 pounds); Scott Schiller, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (197 pounds) and Adam Coon, University of Michigan (Heavyweight).

NCAA Division I Coaches Ranking Panel Rankings ‐ January 23
Weight Rank Name School Conference

125 pounds

1 Nahshon Garrett Cornell EIWA
2 Nicholas Megaludis Penn State Big Ten
3 Jesse Delgado Illinois Big Ten
4 Thomas Gilman Iowa Big Ten
5 Josh Martinez Air Force West
6 Dylan Peters Northern Iowa MAC
7 Jarrod Patterson Oklahoma Big 12
8 Tyler Cox Wyoming West
9 David Terao American EIWA
10 Bradley Taylor Wisconsin Big Ten
11 Tim Lambert Nebraska Big Ten
12 Evan Silver Stanford PAC‐12
13 Corey Keener Central Michigan MAC
14 Robert Deutsch Rider EWL
14 Nick Roberts Ohio State Big Ten
16 Edward Klimara Oklahoma State Big 12
17 Kory Mines Edinboro EWL
18 Joey Dance Virginia Tech ACC
19 Jamie Franco Hofstra EIWA
20 Earl Hall Iowa State Big 12
21 Jared Germaine Eastern Michigan MAC
22 Anthony Zanetta Pittsburgh ACC
23 Paul Petrov Bucknell EIWA
24 Conor Youtsey Michigan Big Ten
25 Nathan Kraisser North Carolina ACC
26 Nick Herrmann Virginia ACC
27 Caleb Richardson Pennsylvania EIWA
27 Zach Synon Missouri MAC
27 Brandon Jeske Old Dominion MAC
30 Darian Cruz Lehigh EIWA
30 Dominic Parisi Appalachian State SoCon
32 David White Binghamton University EIWA
33 Joaquin Marquez The Citadel SoCon

133 pounds
1 Joe Colon Northern Iowa MAC
2 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro EWL
3 Tony Ramos Iowa Big Ten
4 Jonathon Morrison Oklahoma State Big 12
5 Tyler Graff Wisconsin Big Ten
6 Mason Beckman Lehigh EIWA
7 Johnni DiJulius Ohio State Big Ten
8 Cody Brewer Oklahoma Big 12
9 David Thorn Minnesota Big Ten
10 Ryan Mango Stanford PAC‐12
10 Nick Soto Chattanooga SoCon
12 Zane Richards Illinois Big Ten
13 Cashé Quiroga Purdue Big Ten
14 James Gulibon Penn State Big Ten
15 Joe Roth Central Michigan MAC
16 Mackenzie McGuire Kent State MAC
17 Shelton Mack Pittsburgh ACC
18 Devon Lotito Cal Poly PAC‐12
19 Matt Manley Missouri MAC
20 Jamel Hudson Hofstra EIWA
21 Rosario Bruno Michigan Big Ten
22 Nick Wilcox Bloomsburg EWL
23 Jose Mendoza CSU Bakersfield PAC‐12
24 Colton Rasche Navy EIWA
25 Nathan Pennesi West Virginia Big 12
26 Dennis Gustafson Virginia Tech ACC
27 Chuck Zeisloft Rider EWL
28 Sam Sherlock Clarion EWL
28 Cody Wheeler Lock Haven EWL
30 Troy Heilmann North Carolina ACC
31 Dominick Malone Northwestern Big Ten
32 Vincent Pizzuto Eastern Michigan MAC
32 Vincent Dellefave Rutgers EIWA

141 pounds
1 Mitchell Port Edinboro EWL
2 Zain Retherford Penn State Big Ten
3 Logan Stieber Ohio State Big Ten
4 Chris Mecate Old Dominion MAC
5 Christopher Dardanes Minnesota Big Ten
6 Evan Henderson North Carolina ACC
7 Zach Horan Central Michigan MAC
8 Michael Nevinger Cornell EIWA
9 Steven Rodrigues Illinois Big Ten
10 Richard Durso Franklin & Marshall EIWA
11 Josh Dziewa Iowa Big Ten
12 Joseph Spisak Virginia ACC
13 Joey Lazor Northern Iowa MAC
14 Nick Lester Oklahoma Big 12
15 Edgar Bright Pittsburgh ACC
16 Anthony Collica Oklahoma State Big 12
17 Undrakhbayar Khishignyam The Citadel SoCon
17 Laike Gardner Lehigh EIWA
19 Lavion Mayes Missouri MAC
20 Danny Sabatello Purdue Big Ten
21 Colin Johnston West Virginia Big 12
22 Tyler Small Kent State MAC
23 Daniel Neff Lock Haven EWL
23 Sam Speno North Carolina State ACC
25 Tyson Dippery Rutgers EIWA
26 Matt Bystol Columbia EIWA
27 Pasquale Greco Northwestern Big Ten
28 Todd Preston Harvard EIWA
29 Shyhiem Brown Maryland ACC
30 Jeff Canfora Pennsylvania EIWA
31 Jesse Thielke Wisconsin Big Ten
32 Gabe Moreno Iowa State Big 12
33 Angelo Latora Michigan Big Ten

149 pounds
1 Drake Houdashelt Missouri MAC
2 Kendric Maple Oklahoma Big 12
3 Nick Dardanes Minnesota Big Ten
4 Jake Sueflohn Nebraska Big Ten
5 Jason Tsirtsis Northwestern Big Ten
6 Christopher Villalonga Cornell EIWA
7 Eric Grajales Michigan Big Ten
8 Augustus Sako Virginia ACC
9 Joshua Kindig Oklahoma State Big 12
10 Mitchell Minotti Lehigh EIWA
11 Brody Grothus Iowa Big Ten
12 Scott Sakaguchi Oregon State PAC‐12
13 Andrew Alton Penn State Big Ten
14 Dyllan Cottrell Appalachian State SoCon
15 Tywan Claxton Ohio MAC
16 David Habat Edinboro EWL
17 Ian Paddock Ohio State Big Ten
18 Bryce Busler Bloomsburg EWL
19 Zach Neibert Virginia Tech ACC
20 Alexander Richardson Old Dominion MAC
21 Mike Racciato Pittsburgh ACC
22 Michael Depalma Kent State MAC
23 Caleb Ervin Illinois Big Ten
24 Cody Ruggirello Hofstra EIWA
25 Christian Barber North Carolina ACC
26 Brian Hamann North Carolina State ACC
27 Justin Arthur Clarion EWL
28 Matthew Frisch The Citadel SoCon
29 Curt Delia Rider EWL
30 Mike Morales West Virginia Big 12
31 Blake Kastl Cal Poly PAC‐12
32 Luke Goettl Iowa State Big 12
33 Scott Mattingly Central Michigan MAC
33 Alex Kocer South Dakota State West
33 Macaulay Maldarelli Lock Haven EWL

157 pounds
1 James Green Nebraska Big Ten
2 Derek St. John Iowa Big Ten
3 Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State Big 12
4 Taylor Walsh Indiana Big Ten
5 Ian Miller Kent State MAC
6 Nestor Taffur Boston U. EIWA
7 Brian Realbuto Cornell EIWA
8 Roger Pena Oregon State PAC‐12
9 Dylan Alton Penn State Big Ten
10 Joseph Napoli Lehigh EIWA
11 Isaac Jordan Wisconsin Big Ten
12 Dylan Ness Minnesota Big Ten
13 Brian Murphy Michigan Big Ten
14 Zach Brunson Illinois Big Ten
15 Johnny Greisheimer Edinboro EWL
16 Blaise Butler Virginia ACC
17 Luke Smith Central Michigan MAC
18 Thomas Gantt North Carolina State ACC
19 Cody Pack South Dakota State West
20 Robert Burg Navy EIWA
21 Justin DeAngelis Oklahoma Big 12
22 Bret Baumbach Stanford PAC‐12
23 Joseph LaVallee Missouri MAC
24 Austin Matthews Clarion EWL
25 Spartak Chino Ohio MAC
26 Tristan Warner Old Dominion MAC
27 Immanuel Kerr‐Brown Duke ACC
28 Alex Hudson Chattanooga SoCon
29 Brandon Zeerip Eastern Michigan MAC
30 Raamiah Bethea Pennsylvania EIWA
31 Andrew Morse Northern Illinois MAC
32 Paul Hancock Army EIWA
32 Markus Scheidel Columbia EIWA

165 pounds

1 David Taylor Penn State Big Ten
2 Nicholas Sulzer Virginia ACC
3 Steven Monk North Dakota State University West
4 Tyler Caldwell Oklahoma State Big 12
5 Nick Moore Iowa Big Ten
6 Corey Mock Chattanooga SoCon
7 Daniel Yates Michigan Big Ten
8 Zach Toal Missouri MAC
9 Pierce Harger Northwestern Big Ten
10 Cooper Moore Northern Iowa MAC
11 Michael Moreno Iowa State Big 12
12 Jackson Morse Illinois Big Ten
13 Joseph Booth Hofstra EIWA
14 Dylan Palacio Cornell EIWA
15 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj The Citadel SoCon
16 Josh Veltre Bloomsburg EWL
17 Jim Wilson Stanford PAC‐12
18 Peyton Walsh Navy EIWA
19 Casey Kent Pennsylvania EIWA
20 Ryan Leblanc Indiana Big Ten
21 Austin Wilson Nebraska Big Ten
22 Austin Trott Gardner‐Webb SoCon
23 Josh Houldsworth Columbia EIWA
24 Chris Moon Virginia Tech ACC
25 Daniel Zilverberg Minnesota Big Ten
25 Dakota Friesth Wyoming West
27 Harrison Hightower Ohio MAC
28 Jacob Kemerer Lock Haven EWL
29 Ramon Santiago Rider EWL
30 Chandler Smith Army EIWA
31 Judson Ziegler Princeton EIWA
32 Nijel Jones North Carolina State ACC
33 Mitchell Wightman Boston U. EIWA
33 Joseph Brewster South Dakota State West

174 pounds
1 Andrew Howe Oklahoma Big 12
2 Chris Perry Oklahoma State Big 12
3 Mathew Brown Penn State Big Ten
4 Robert Kokesh Nebraska Big Ten
5 Logan Storley Minnesota Big Ten
6 Michael Evans Iowa Big Ten
7 Tyler Wilps Pittsburgh ACC
8 Mike Ottinger Central Michigan MAC
9 Hayden Zillmer North Dakota State University West
9 Tanner Weatherman Iowa State Big 12
11 Leroy Munster Northwestern Big Ten
12 Elliot Riddick Lehigh EIWA
13 Stephen Doty Virginia ACC
14 Mark Martin Ohio State Big Ten
15 Mathew Miller Navy EIWA
16 Shane Hughes Columbia EIWA
17 Mike England Missouri MAC
18 Bryce Hammond CSU Bakersfield PAC‐12
19 Dominic Kastl Cal Poly PAC‐12
20 Pete Renda North Carolina State ACC
21 Cody Caldwell Northern Iowa MAC
22 Jakob Scheffel West Virginia Big 12
23 Tony Dallago Illinois Big Ten
24 Joe Latham Oregon State PAC‐12
25 Mike Dessino Bloomsburg EWL
26 Connor Brennan Rider EWL
27 Levi Clemons Chattanooga SoCon
28 Brian Harvey Army EIWA
29 Collin Zeerip Michigan Big Ten
30 Jack McKeever Binghamton University EIWA
31 Scott Liegel SCOTT LIEGEL Wisconsin Big Ten
32 Kyle Meyer Stanford PAC‐12
33 George Pickett Cornell EIWA

184 pounds
1 Jimmy Sheptock Maryland ACC
2 Edward Ruth Penn State Big Ten
3 Gabriel Dean Cornell EIWA
4 Ethen Lofthouse Iowa Big Ten
5 Max Thomusseit Pittsburgh ACC
6 Jacob Swartz Boise State PAC‐12
7 Kevin Steinhaus Minnesota Big Ten
8 Kenny Courts Ohio State Big Ten
9 Sam Wheeler Kent State MAC
10 Timothy Dudley Nebraska Big Ten
11 Ophir Bernstein Brown EIWA
12 John Eblen Missouri MAC
13 Lawrence Thomas Pennsylvania EIWA
14 Nick Vetterlein Virginia Tech ACC
15 Victor Avery Edinboro EWL
16 Benjamin Stroh Wyoming West
17 John Rizqallah Michigan State Big Ten
18 Jonathan Fausey Virginia ACC
19 Nolan Boyd Oklahoma State Big 12
20 Jack Dechow Old Dominion MAC
21 Lucas Sheridan Indiana Big Ten
22 Blake Stauffer Arizona State PAC‐12
23 Fred Garcia Lock Haven EWL
24 Jackson Hein Wisconsin Big Ten
25 Clint Morrison Rider EWL
26 Phillip Joseph Eastern Michigan MAC
27 Kurtis Julson North Dakota State University West
28 Alex Utley North Carolina ACC
29 Domenic Abounader Michigan Big Ten
30 Ryan Tompkins Army EIWA
31 Lazarus Reyes Illinois Big Ten
32 Boaz Beard Iowa State Big 12
33 Austin Morehead Oregon State PAC‐12

197 pounds
1 Scott Schiller Minnesota Big Ten
2 Kyven Gadson Iowa State Big 12
3 Travis Rutt Oklahoma Big 12
4 Richard Perry Bloomsburg EWL
5 J'Den Cox Missouri MAC
6 Morgan McIntosh Penn State Big Ten
7 Mario Gonzalez Illinois Big Ten
8 Christian Boley Maryland ACC
9 Nick Heflin Ohio State Big Ten
10 Phillip Wellington Ohio MAC
11 Daniel Mitchell American EIWA
12 Braden Atwood Purdue Big Ten
13 Taylor Meeks Oregon State PAC‐12
14 Nathan Burak Iowa Big Ten
15 Brandon Palik Drexel EIWA
15 Blake Rosholt Oklahoma State Big 12
17 Alex Polizzi Northwestern Big Ten
18 Nick Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh ACC
19 Dan Scherer Stanford PAC‐12
20 Jace Bennett Cornell EIWA
21 Conner Hartmann Duke ACC
22 Chris Penny Virginia Tech ACC
23 Zach Nye Virginia ACC
24 Francis Mattiace Pennsylvania EIWA
25 John Bolich Lehigh EIWA
26 Shane Woods Wyoming West
27 Kevin Beazley Old Dominion MAC
28 Cole Baxter Kent State MAC
29 Vincent Pickett Edinboro EWL
30 Nick McDiarmid Michigan State Big Ten
30 Tyler Lehmann North Dakota State University West
32 Timothy McCall Wisconsin Big Ten
33 Abram Ayala Princeton EIWA

285 pounds
1 Adam Coon Michigan Big Ten
2 Anthony Nelson Minnesota Big Ten
3 Bobby Telford Iowa Big Ten
3 Michael McMullan Northwestern Big Ten
5 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State ACC
6 Adam Chalfant Indiana Big Ten
7 J.T Felix Boise State PAC‐12
8 Mike McClure Michigan State Big Ten
9 Spencer Myers Maryland ACC
10 Connor Medbery Wisconsin Big Ten
11 Jeremy Johnson Ohio MAC
12 James Lawson Penn State Big Ten
13 Adam Fager Utah Valley University West
14 Justin Grant Bloomsburg EWL
15 Ross Larson Oklahoma Big 12
16 Austin Marsden Oklahoma State Big 12
17 William Smith Rutgers EIWA
18 Amarveer Dhesi Oregon State PAC‐12
19 Joe Stolfi Bucknell EIWA
20 Ernest James Edinboro EWL
21 Ty Walz Virginia Tech ACC
22 Collin Jensen Nebraska Big Ten
23 Blake Herrin American EIWA
24 Blaize Cabell Northern Iowa MAC
25 Ethan Hayes Virginia ACC
26 Devin Mellon Missouri MAC
27 Eloheim Palma Campbell SoCon
28 Evan Knutson North Dakota State University West
29 Dawson Peck Chattanooga SoCon
29 Henry Chirino Northern Colorado West
31 Tyler Deuel Binghamton University EIWA
32 Jacob Aiken‐Phillips Cornell EIWA
32 Jared Torrence Northern Illinois MAC
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