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Division winners announced for NCAA Wrestling Awards

By NCAA | March 26, 2014, 2:43 p.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLIS The NCAA handed out the 2014 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler Awards, in addition to awards for the most falls and tech falls within Divisions I, II and III at NCAA Wrestling Championships over the last two weeks. The awards only take into account matches between wrestlers from the same division.

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)

A minimum of 18 matches were required to be eligible for the Most Dominant Wrestler Award. Athletes redshirting the 2014 season were not eligible for any of the awards.

At the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., Penn State’s David Taylor earned the Most Dominant Wrestler Award after finishing the season undefeated (34-0) on the way to the 165-pound national championship. Taylor had three pins and a major decision before shutting out, 6-0, Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State in the final. Taylor finished the season with an average of 5.0909 points, which was the highest average across all divisions.

Taylor Walsh of Indiana earned the award for most pins in a tight race that came down to time against Bucknell heavyweight Joe Stolfi. Both wrestlers finished the season with 22 pins, but Walsh’s combined time of 65:09 at 157 pounds was 51 seconds faster than Stolfi. Walsh earned a pin against Alex Hudson of Chattanooga in 2:19 in the first round in Oklahoma City to clinch the award.

Ohio State 141-pounder Logan Stieber won his third consecutive national championship in Oklahoma City, in addition to taking the award for most tech falls with 11 in 2013-14, tied for the most across divisions. He earned his 11th tech fall of the season in the second round of the tournament with a 17-1 decision in 4:52 over Anthony Collica of Oklahoma State.

Joey Davis of Notre Dame (Ohio) completed a 39-0 season to win the 174-pound national title and earn the Most Dominant Wrestler Award at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. Davis picked up pins in the first two rounds on the way to a season average of 4.4211 as the Falcons claimed the team national championship.

Zachary Bennett of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (197 pounds) and heavyweight Austin Goergen of St. Cloud State both finished the season with 14 pins, but Bennett took the award with a combined time of 28:09, 16 minutes faster than Goergen. Bennett pinned Joe Grisko of Newberry in 1:57 in the first round for his 14th pin of the season.

The Division II awards were rounded out by Lake Erie 133-pounder Austin Gillihan taking the prize for most tech falls with eight, one more than his two closest competitors.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, hosted the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships where Wisconsin-Oshkosh 157-pounder NazarKulchytskyy earned the Most Dominant Wrestler Award with an even average of five points. He pinned the No. 2 seed, Dimitri Boyer of Coe, in the final for his third national championship to finish with a 42-2 season and 143-5 career record.

The most falls in Division III were also the most across divisions as Augustana (Illinois) 184-pounder Thomas Reyhons took the award with 25 of his 35 wins this season coming via pin.

Wisconsin-Whitewater 197-pounder Shane Siefert tied for the all-division lead as his 11 tech falls took the award in Division III, three more than the next highest total in the division. Siefert finished the season as the runner-up at 197 pounds with a record of 41-5.

A complete listing of thefinal NCAA Wrestling Awards standings can be found here.

Division I Most Dominant
Rank/Name/School/WtClass/Points

1 David Taylor Penn State 165 5.0909
2 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 4.6207
3 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 4.5152
4 Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State 157 4.0345
5 Steven Monk North Dakota State University 165 4
6 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 3.95
7 Andrew Howe Oklahoma 174 3.931
8 Mitchell Port Edinboro 141 3.9032
9 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro 133 3.8571
10 Chris Perry Oklahoma State 174 3.7931

Division II Most Dominant

1 Joey Davis Notre Dame (Ohio) 174 4.4211
2 Zachary Bennett Pittsburgh-Johnstown 197 4.3478
3 Romero Cotton Nebraska-Kearney 197 4.1905
4 Dave Fogle Pittsburgh-Johnstown 125 4.0417
5 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 4
6 Steve Butler Lindenwood (Mo.) 285 3.9474
7 Carl Broghammer Upper Iowa 197 3.88
8 Austin Goergen St. Cloud State 285 3.8621
9 Ziad Haddad Kutztown 285 3.8182
10 Travis McKillop Pittsburgh-Johnstown 184 3.7826

Division III Most Dominant
1 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 157 5
2 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 4.7143
3 Riley Lefever Wabash 184 4.6571
4 Ryan Prater Elmhurst 149 4.65
5 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 4.4474
6 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 4.3023
7 Jamison Sacco Western New England 285 4.2857
8 Kaleb Loht Messiah 141 4.2619
9 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 4.2222
10 Jacob Lowry Thiel 197 4.0833

Measurement was taken on a minimum 18 Divisional Matches

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

1 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 22 65:09
2 Joe Stolfi Bucknell 285 22 66:00
3 David Taylor Penn State 165 15 45:25
4 Harrison Hightower Ohio 165 13 27:50
5 Dylan Peters Northern Iowa 125 13 36:35
6 Kevin Birmingham Davidson 149 12 36:39
7 Steven Monk North Dakota State 165 12 46:07
8 J.T Felix Boise State 285 11 23:39
9 Evan Henderson North Carolina 141 11 25:40
10 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 11 32:06

Division II Fall Leaders
1 Zachary Bennett Pittsburgh-Johnstown 197 14 28:09
2 Austin Goergen St. Cloud State 285 14 44:57
3 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 13 22:28
4 D'Marcus Spencer King (TN) 133 12 23:38
5 Darick Lapaglia Maryville (Mo.) 141 12 30:53
6 John Austin Jones King (TN) 157 12 31:09
7 Jared Holiday Newberry 184 12 43:43
8 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 12 50:32
9 Nathan Rodriguez Ouachita Baptist 133 11 31:24
10 Brock Coutu Nebraska-Kearney 141 11 40:19

Division III Fall Leaders
1 Thomas Reyhons Augustana (IL) 184 25 62:01
2 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 174 24 54:04
3 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 23 64:29
4 Jamison Sacco Western New England 285 19 32:12
5 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 157 16 22:42
6 Everet Desilets Johnson & Wales (RI) 157 16 36:34
7 Chad Obzud Oneonta State 197 16 38:05
8 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 16 42:50
9 Andrew Stock Johnson & Wales (RI) 165 15 26:53
10 Michael Pawlitz Ohio Northern 197 14 24:01

Division I Tech Fall Leaders
Rank/Name/School/WtClass/TFs/Time
1 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 11 54:47
2 Joe Colon Northern Iowa 133 10 58:36
3 Tyler Graff Wisconsin 133 9 25:34
4 Cody Brewer Oklahoma 133 9 52:14
5 David Taylor Penn State 165 8 50:22
6 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 8 52:37
7 Alex Hudson Chattanooga 157 7 30:15
8 Nahshon Garrett Cornell 125 7 40:55
9 Jesse Delgado Illinois 125 6 29:53
10 Nicholas Megaludis Penn State 125 6 39:21

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 Patrick Martinez Nebraska-Kearney 174 5 28:01
7 Michael Labry Ashland 133 4 19:35
8 Kyle Williams McKendree 149 4 19:38
9 Bryden Lazaro California Baptist 125 4 19:54
10 Nick Burghardt Maryville (Mo.) 184 4 20:20

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 Anthony Edgren Wisconsin-Whitewater 285 5 17:13
10 Ryan Seidler Wisconsin-Eau Claire 149 5 23:44
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