U.S. National Greco champion Speiller of Central Florida among No. 1 athletes in new NCWA rankings

By USA Wrestling and NCWA | Jan. 11, 2016, 3:48 p.m. (ET)
Geordan Speiller earns exposure points against Cheney Haight in the 74 kg Greco-Roman finals at the U.S. Nationals in December. Photo by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com

Geordan Speiller of Central Florida is the No. 1 ranked wrestler at 165 pounds in the first NCWA national rankings published in the new year.

Speiller won the U.S. Nationals title at 163 pounds in Greco-Roman in December, and is a top Olympic hopeful. He is a junior at Central Florida, and has a 6-0 record at this point in the college season. He moves up from a No. 3 ranking in the last NCWA rankings.

Speiller is among six new athletes to reach No. 1 in the NCWA rankings, along with Tyler Warner of Penn State – Mount Alto (149), Trace Thome of Florida (157), Clay Kocsis of Penn State – Mount Alto (174), Chandler Dobler of Central Florida (184) and Noah Huxley of Florida Gulf Coast (235).

Repeating with No. 1 rankings are Timothy Nordan of Liberty (125), Zach Vatalare of Michigan WC (133), Alexis Martinez of Gateway International Bible Institute (141), Tyrell Walker of Central Florida (197) and Rickey Carter of Florida A&M (285).

Central Florida remains No. 1 in Div. I, followed by No. 2 Emmanuel College and No. 3 Liberty. This past week, in the Virginia Duals American College Division, Central Florida beat then No. 2 Liberty, 32-13, in the third-place match of this prestigious tournament.

The top three in Div. II are No. 1 Ohio State WC, with a tie at No. 2 between Florida and Memphis.

In the Total Conference Strength rating, the Southeast Conference is No. 1, with Mid-Atlantic at No. 2 and Great Lakes at No. 3.

DIVISION 1
Rk Team Pts Prev Rank
1 Central Florida 67 1
2 Emmanuel College 54 3
3 Liberty 42 2
4 Middle Tennessee 35 4
5 Grand Valley State 28 7
6 Apprentice 26 11
6 Penn State - DuBois 26 5
8 Penn State - Mont Alto 23 6
9 US Air Force Prep 18 10
10 Marion Military 17 9
11 Alfred State 11 12
11 Wayne State 11 13
13 Florida Gulf Coast 10 14
13 South Florida 10 17
15 Temple 9 15
Also receiving points: Penn State - New Kensington (6), New Hampshire (3), UMBC (3), 
Central Washington (1), Grays Harbor (1), MIT (1), Penn State - Schuylkill (1), RPI (1), Texas-Arlington (1)
DIVISION 2
Rk Team Pts Prev Rank
1 Ohio State WC 16 3
2 Florida 15 12
2 Memphis 15 3
4 Colorado WC 13 12
4 Maine 13 9
4 Montana Western 13 5
7 Toledo 12 5
8 Gateway Bible 11 8
9 Florida A&M 10 9
9 Michigan WC 10 9
11 Defiance 9 16
11 Michigan State WC 9 12
13 Arizona 8 1
13 Auburn 8 12
13 Penn State WC 8 23
13 Southern Cal 8 16
13 Texas 8 16
13 Washington 8 16
Also receiving points: South Carolina (7), UConn (6), Saginaw Valley State (5), Kennesaw State (4),
Henry Ford College (3), Utah State (3), Washington State (3), BYU (2), Texas State (2), Dixie State (1), 
East Carolina (1), North Texas (1), Rowan (1), Tennessee (1), UCLA (1), UMass (1)
TOTAL CONFERENCE STRENGTH*
Rk Team Pts
1 Southeast (SEC) 195
2 Mid-Atlantic (MAC) 127
3 Great Lakes (GLC) 92
4 Mid-East (MEC) 77
5 Great Plains (GPC) 48
6 Northeast (NEC) 36
7 West Coast (WCC) 28
8 Northwest (NWC) 26
9 Southwest (SWC) 12
*Based on Power Rankings

Rk Wrestler Year School Record Prev Returning AA
125
1 Timothy Nordan Jr Liberty 2-1 1 2nd - 125 '15
2 Ty Boyd Fr Apprentice 14-5 2
3 Timothy Sakow So Central Florida 21-8 3 5th - 125 '15
4 Alvaro Gallego Sr Arizona 2-1 4 6th - 125 '15
5 Brett Himes Jr Penn State - DuBois 8-5 5 8th - 125 '15
6 Brent Newcomer Fr Emmanuel 10-8 6
7 Brandon Hazelton Fr Grand Valley State 11-7 7
8 Michael Boyle Fr Alfred State 9-7 9
9 Dell Ngonga Fr Liberty 12-8 8
10 Jiro DeLoach So Texas State 8-2 11
11 Nick Carter So Memphis 4-1 12
12 Andrew Esquivel Jr M.I.T. 4-5 13
13 Ryan Thierman So Alfred State 10-6 10
14 Austin Koehler So Henry Ford College 3-1 15
15 Nick Villamil Fr Marion Military 3-1 16
16 Cage Hargrove So Middle Tennessee 4-6 17
17 Mike Coppola Fr Penn State WC 3-0 18
133
1 Zach Vatalare Jr Michigan WC 3-1 1 3rd - 133 '15 / 8th - 133 '14
2 De'Ante Evans Fr Defiance 3-2 3
3 Isaiah Vega Jr Toledo 6-3 4
4 Darius Bunch Fr Emmanuel 9-8 5
5 Aaron Bright So Apprentice 14-6 8
6 Brian DiCesare Fr Liberty 9-9 2
7 Damien Boada Sr Florida 13-2 9
8 Justus Griffith Jr Central Florida 11-8 6
9 Alex Barday Sr Temple 5-1 10
10 Dylan Carlile Fr Emmanuel 10-9 7
11 Marco Colpo Jr Arizona 5-2 11
12 Taylor Swanson Sr North Texas 2-4 12
13 Nick Reddy So Grand Valley State 4-1 14
14 Brandon Marsh Fr Memphis 3-1 15
15 Kaleb Gonyea Fr Middle Tennessee 5-2 16
16 Daniel Provost Fr Montana Western 2-5 17
17 Junior Francois So Central Florida 5-7 19
18 Ross Hinty Fr Apprentice 3-4 20
19 Austin Ellis Fr North Texas 5-2 21
20 Thomas Denis Gr Miami 2-1 NR
141
1 Alexis Martinez So Gateway Int'l Bible Institute 6-3 1 3rd - 141 '15
2 Carlos Garcia Jr Middle Tennessee 7-0 2 6th - 141 '15
3 Logan Smith Fr Liberty 15-9 3
4 Antonio Martinez Sr Texas 4-3 5 6th -141 '14
5 Jackson Myers Fr South Carolina 3-1 6
6 Jay Sheppard Fr Emmanuel 10-8 14
7 Garrett Brown Fr Penn State - DuBois 7-4 NR
8 Johnny Walker Sr Penn State WC 2-0 NR
9 Hunter Shelton So UMBC 8-8 7
10 Nick Anthony Sr Central Florida 2-3 4 5th - 141 '14
11 Jacob Vogel Fr Wayne State 7-2 9
12 Andrew Johnson Gr Washington 10-5 10
13 Tel Kelley Fr Colorado WC 5-5 11
14 Greg Williams Sr UMass 4-1 12
15 Tyler Rhoads So Penn State WC 2-0 13
16 Joshua Gaspard Jr Georgia Southern 0-2 15 7th - 141 '14
17 Matthew Seymour Fr Central Florida 17-11 16
18 Jayce Clary Fr Grand Canyon WC 3-1 18
19 Carson Moore So Texas 4-2 19
20 Jonah Swinson So Liberty 6-8 21
149
1 Tyler Warner Sr Penn State - Mont Alto 10-3 2
2 Jeremiah Lutz Jr Emmanuel 16-2 3
3 Troy Worthen Jr Central Florida 14-6 4
4 Ike Podell Jr Liberty 13-5 6 5th - 141 '15
5 Josh Feuerbacher Fr Middle Tennessee 11-1 5
6 Julian Prieto Fr Colorado WC 10-4 7
7 Tyrell Watkins Sr Apprentice 14-9 9
8 Jacob Sobeck Fr Grand Valley State 11-3 8
9 Taylor Nelson Jr Penn State WC 5-0 NR
10 Joey Tanos Fr Texas - Arlington 8-3 12
11 Devon Rupp Jr Wayne State 9-5 13
12 Zach Tepper Jr New Hampshire 5-0 16
13 Stephen Beam Jr UMBC 13-8 10
14 Chase Haley Sr South Florida 6-3 15
15 Alex Gallaher Fr Penn State - Mont Alto 10-6 11
16 Devon Joiner So Penn State - DuBois 7-5 14
17 Derek Gerratt Sr Utah State 1-2 NR
18 Cody Carpenter So Colorado State 7-2 17
19 Sam Phillips So Iowa State WC 3-2 18
20 Guillermo Rios So Dixie State 4-4 19
157
1 Trace Thome Jr Florida 16-5 4 6th - 149 '15
2 Ty Haines Jr Penn State - DuBois 10-4 1 7th - 157 '15
3 Nick Cegelski Sr Southern California 3-0 2 3rd - 149 '15
4 Matthew Iwicki Fr Washington 5-0 3
5 Joseph Prieto Fr Colorado WC 8-4 5
6 DeAndre Beck Jr Marion Military Institute 3-0 6 8th - 141 '15 / 7th - 149 '14
7 Jack Chadbourne So Ohio State WC 4-1 7
8 Zachary Volk Fr Washington State 6-3 9
9 Nick Perez Jr Emmanuel 8-8 8
10 Youssef Aref Jr UCLA 0-1 10
11 Patrick Kane Jr Maine 6-2 11
12 Michael King Fr Middle Tennessee 5-3 12
13 Tanner Reynolds Jr Tennessee 2-1 13
14 Michael Bryant So Liberty 6-2 14
15 Nate Williams Sr Washington State 5-2 19 @ 165
16 Lucas Shull Fr Penn State - Mont Alto 7-7 17
17 Tyler Rendina Fr UMBC 15-9 15
18 Joseph Battinelli Sr UConn 0-0 19
19 Shannon Powell Jr North Florida 4-1 NR
20 Brannon Warner Jr Brigham Young 3-1 16
165
1 Geordan Speiller Jr Central Florida 6-0 3
2 Ricky Padilla Fr US Air Force Prep 20-2 1
3 Austin Geerlings Sr Grand Valley State 9-5 4
4 George van Valen So Alfred State 6-3 5
5 Jared Pratt Jr Montana Western 8-3 6
6 Lawrence Cotton So Middle Tennessee 6-2 7
7 Taylor Workman So Toledo 7-3 8
8 Elliott Morales Sr South Florida 10-4 11
9 Andrew Napieraj So North Texas 5-1 10
10 Gabe Stepanovich Sr Grand Valley State 0-0 9 5th - 149 '14
11 Caleb Cejka Sr New Hampshire 7-2 12
12 Brett Naylor So Utah State 1-0 NR
13 Craig Alger Jr Brigham Young 3-1 13
14 Caleb Thomas Fr Wayne State 9-3 14
15 Trevor Pickett Fr Grand Valley State 5-7 15
16 Beau Doerr Jr Florida 3-1 16
17 Mason Temple Jr Fresno State 1-3 18
18 Eric Wilberg So East Carolina 2-0 20
19 Sean Kelly So South Carolina 4-1 21
20 Cody Richmond So Liberty 6-10 17
174
1 Clay Kocsis Jr Penn State - Mont Alto 17-0 2 @ 165 2nd - 165 '15
2 Bailey Bischer So Grand Valley State 10-3 4 6th - 157 '15
3 Josh Ferenczy Jr Liberty 18-7 3
4 Rugar Piva So Montana Western 0-0 2 1st - 165 '15
5 Michael Seymour Jr Central Florida 20-11 5
6 Tyler Thomas Sr Saginaw Valley State 3-2 6 7th - 174 '15
7 Eric Brovont Sr Kennesaw State 2-0 7
8 Eric Dietz Sr Grand Valley State 3-4 8 7th - 174 '14
9 John Prentice So Penn State - DuBois 7-6 9
10 BJ Thomas So Marion Military Institute 5-1 11
11 Zakery Pitt Jr Emmanuel 7-11 26
12 Charlie Grab Sr Rowan 4-0 12
13 Giovanni Santoro Sr Florida 4-3 14
14 Jake Ricco Jr Central Washington 5-2 15
15 Ryan Nightser Jr Wayne State 3-3 16
16 Blake Solomon Fr Brigham Young 3-3 13
17 Brandon Rochester So Grays Harbor 0-0 10 8th - 165 '15
18 Bruce Rau Sr Grand Valley State 0-3 17
19 Shawn Murrey Jr Toledo 1-1 18
20 Luis Garcia So North Texas 3-0 19
184
1 Chandler Dobler Fr Central Florida 29-5 2
2 Yahya Talab Jr Michigan State WC 3-0 1
3 River Robertson So Maine 6-0 3 5th - 184 '15
4 Cody Chaney Jr Emmanuel 18-4 4
5 Phillip Marra Jr Penn State - New Kensington 7-0 1 @ 174 2nd - 174 '15
6 Dennis Lumadue So Penn State - DuBois 5-4 6 8th - 184 '15
7 Daniel Devers So Middle Tennessee 9-1 7
8 Hunter Brown Fr US Air Force Prep 11-6 8
9 Paul Schoenberg Jr Penn State WC 8-3 13
10 Ryan Petersen So Dixie State 8-0 12
11 Johnny Malazinsky Sr Texas 2-0 9
12 Paul Wisloski Sr Temple 3-1 11
13 Ty Lehman Sr Penn State - Schuylkill 9-2 21
14 Xavier Cunningham Fr Gateway Int'l Bible Institute 3-5 14
15 Matt Roos Fr Grand Valley State 8-3 15
16 Tanner Clark Sr Wayne State 1-2 16
17 Joseph Lowman Jr M.I.T. 4-6 17
18 Jonathan Wiley So Brigham Young 0-0 5 3rd - 184 '15
19 TJ Maple Fr Florida Gulf Coast 2-1 18
20 Tucker Davison Jr Montana Western 5-4 19
197
1 Tyrell Walker Gr Central Florida 7-2 1 3rd - 235 '15 / 2nd - 197 '14
2 Maveric Reichsteiner So Emmanuel 16-8 2
3 Alec Shunnarah So Auburn 0-0 4 6th - 197 '15
4 Matthew DeGarmo Sr Wayne State 0-0 5
5 Marcus Newsom Sr Temple 7-0 8
6 Joshua Rodriguez Sr Apprentice 11-8 3
7 Trevor Parker Fr Marion Military 7-0 6
8 Kyler Slade Fr Ohio State WC 2-0 7
9 Matt Wagner Fr US Air Force Prep 14-7 12
10 Trey Harrell Jr East Carolina 5-3 9
11 Tyler McClendon So Middle Tennessee 7-3 10
12 Colby Barlocker So Utah State 4-0 11
13 Stuart Curtis Sr Renssalaer Polytechnic 5-0 15
14 John Scheidegger Jr New Hampshire 4-0 19
15 Alex Cox Sr Liberty 7-9 NR
16 Rusty Wilson So Maine 3-1 29
17 John Forlivio Sr UConn 3-2 NR
18 Thomas Eustis Jr Penn State WC 4-1 NR
19 Robert LaPeter So Florida State 3-0 16
20 Josh Haug Gr Iowa WC 6-0 17
235
1 Noah Huxley So Florida Gulf Coast 4-3 2 4th - 235 '15
2 Seth Brennock So Ohio State WC 3-0 3
3 Angel Perez Sr Central Florida 3-2 7
4 Evan Canady Gr Liberty 7-4 1 2nd - 235 '15
5 Stevan Webb So UConn 4-0 4 8th - 235 '15
6 Jordan Greene Jr Memphis 2-0 5
7 Zach Ragot So Maine 6-2 6
8 Max Elliott So Penn State - Mont Alto 11-5 10
9 Jeff Henderson So Henry Ford College 4-1 11
10 Harun Bogdanic So Grand Valley State 6-7 12
11 Luttere Eglaus Sr Central Florida 5-7 8
12 Trae Rodriguez So Texas State 7-1 13
13 Charles Hancock Jr Liberty 6-11 9
14 Keoni Parks Fr Marion Military Institute 2-0 14
15 Brek McGaughy Fr Grays Harbor 7-3 18
16 Jamarius Julious Jr Tennessee 2-3 15
17 Zach Miller Fr Bowling Green 4-2 16
18 Enrique Carranza Jr UCLA 1-0 17
19 Beau Swank So Defiance 2-2 19
20 Ivan Rodriguez Fr Penn State - Beaver 1-1 20
285
1 Rickey Carter Sr Florida A&M 6-2 1 7th - 285 '15
2 Kenny Mason Jr Emmanuel 11-4 3
3 Ben Kuntzman Sr Memphis 3-2 4
4 Austin Wells So Middle Tennessee 7-3 5
5 John Puleo Jr South Florida 7-2 6
6 John Long Jr Marion Military Institute 2-1 7 8th - 285 '14
7 Kerry Powers Fr US Air Force Prep 10-5 12
8 Jaron Burke Jr Penn State WC 4-0 9
9 Jesse Gaudin So Central Florida 6-5 8
10 Josh Travers Sr Liberty 10-5 10
11 Devin Griffin Fr Apprentice 0-0 13
12 Gage Boyd So Brigham Young 3-0 14
13 Riley Andrews So Alfred State 6-9 11
14 Dylan Stadel So Utah State 7-2 NR
15 Zach Boyda Jr South Carolina 4-2 15
16 Andrew Devroy Sr Michigan WC 2-0 16
17 Dominick Johnson Fr Liberty 7-8 NR