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Weekly Division leaders for NCAA Wrestling Awards released

By NCAA | March 06, 2014, 12:08 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 holding an average of 5.12 points and 184-pounder Edward Ruth keeping his at 4.7083 points. Two-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber of Ohio State (141 pounds) is third with an average of 4.6667 points.

After the Super Regionals over the weekend, 197-pounder Zachary Bennett of Pittsburgh-Johnstown holds first place with an all-division high average of 5.2778 points. Austin Goergen, a heavyweight from St. Cloud State, is second with 4.5652 points, while Bennett’s teammate Travis McKillop (184 pounds) is third with an average of 4.4211 points.

NazarKulchytskyyfrom Wisconsin-Oshkosh has a 5.2143 average at 165 pounds to lead Division III. The next two spots flipped again with Wartburg 174-pounder Landon Williams taking second with 4.875 points and Wabash 184-pounder Riley Lefever is just .004 points behind.

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.

Bennett’s move to the top spot in the most dominant standings in Division II was a result of a pair of pins last week to move into first place with 13 this season. Five wrestlers have picked up 12 falls this season, led by Upper Iowa 149-pounder Edwin Cooper with his pins coming in a combined time of 19:28.

Thomas Reyhons of Augustana (Illinois) continues to pin people in Division III with two last week to raise his all-division lead to 25 pins at 184 pounds. Ohio Northern heavyweight Cody Lovejoy is second with 23 pins and Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) 174-pounder Colin Lenhardt has 22 falls.

Division I has no changes at the top of the tech fall standings with Ohio State 141-pounder LoganStieberleading 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 fallshas him in second.

The top three positions in Division II stayed static for the fourth week in a row, but the numbers did change.Lake Erie 133-pounder Austin Gillihanpicked up one to lead the division with eight. Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst (157 pounds) and William Young of Newberry (141 pounds) follow Gillihan with seven tech falls.

The tech fall standings in Division III have Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Shane Siefertholding the all-division lead with 11 on the season, three more than Springfield 149-pounder Zach Joseph and Wilkes 149-pounder Mark Hartenstine with 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 Zachary Bennett Pittsburgh-Johnstown 197 5.2778
2 Austin Goergen St. Cloud State 285 4.5652
3 Travis McKillop Pittsburgh-Johnstown 184 4.4211
4 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 4.3182
5 Dave Fogle Pittsburgh-Johnstown 125 4.3158
6 Carl Broghammer Upper Iowa 197 4.3
7 August Mizia Mercyhurst 174 4.0909
8 Dylan D'Urso Mercyhurst 141 4
9 Cameryn Brady Indianapolis 149 3.9643
10 TJ North Augustana (SD) 125 3.9474

Division III Most Dominant
1 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 157 5.2143
2 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 4.875
3 Riley Lefever Wabash 184 4.871
4 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 4.7895
5 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 4.5758
6 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 4.5
7 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 4.4634
8 Christian Psomas Ursinus 197 4.4444
9 Everet Desilets Johnson & Wales (RI) 157 4.36
10 Jacob Lowry Thiel 197 4.3548

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 Ohio 165 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 Zachary Bennett Pittsburgh-Johnstown 197 13 26:12
2 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 12 19:28
3 D'Marcus Spencer King (TN) 133 12 23:38
4 John Austin Jones King (TN) 157 12 31:09
5 Austin Goergen St. Cloud State 285 12 38:27
6 Jared Holiday Newberry 184 12 43:43
7 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 11 46:20
8 Evan Rosborough Lake Erie 197 10 24:53
9 Justin Kieffer Indianapolis 141 10 25:11
10 Jordan Basks Central Oklahoma 149 10 30:25

Division III Fall Leaders
1 Thomas Reyhons Augustana (IL) 184 25 62:01
2 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 23 64:29
3 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 174 22 49:55
4 Jamison Sacco Western New England 285 19 32:12
5 Chad Obzud Oneonta State 197 16 38:05
6 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 16 42:50
7 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 157 15 18:22
8 Andrew Stock Johnson & Wales (RI) 165 15 26:53
9 Michael Pawlitz Ohio Northern 197 14 24:01
10 Jayden DeVilbiss Luther 184 14 31:34

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 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 Robert Kokesh Nebraska 174 5 27:08
10 Nashon Garrett Cornell 125 5 29:21

Division II Tech Fall Leaders
1 Austin Gillihan Lake Erie 133 8 35:32
2 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 157 7 30:28
3 William Young Newberry 141 7 36:56
4 Joey Davis Notre Dame (Ohio) 174 6 29:45
5 Casy Rowell Central Oklahoma 133 6 41:30
6 Michael Labry Ashland 133 4 19:35
7 Kyle Williams McKendree 149 4 19:38
8 Bryden Lazaro California Baptist (Calif.) 125 4 19:54
9 Nick Burghardt Maryville (MO) 184 4 20:20
10 Patrick Martinez Nebraska-Kearney 174 4 21:01

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 Collin Crowell Roger Williams 165 6 18:51
6 Steven Feucht Ohio Northern 149 6 28:20
7 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 6 29:46
8 Daniel Downes Roger Williams 149 5 12:09
9 Ryan Seidler Wisconsin-Eau Claire 149 5 23:44
10 Anthony Edgren Wisconsin-Whitewater 285 5 24:13

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