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UPDATED: Journalists pick the 2017 NCAA Championships finalists and top five teams

By USA Wrestling | March 15, 2017, 4:25 p.m. (ET)

TheMat.com has had another strong year of participation in its survey of journalists, who make picks for the 2017 NCAA Championships in St. Louis. A total of 41 journalists have submitted their picks this year, a new record for this feature.

The athletes selected to win by the most journalists are returning national champions Zane Retherford of Penn State at 149 pounds and Kyle Snyder of Ohio State at 285, plus No. 1 seed Jason Nolf of Penn State at 157 pounds, all who were selected as the champion by every journalist.

The next most favored athlete to win is returning national champion Isaiah Martinez of Illinois at 165 pounds, who is the top choice on all of the ballots except for Ray Shoaf of WrestlingTexas.com, who selected Isaac Jordan of Wisconsin.

Returning national champion J’Den Cox of Missouri, who was the top choice at 197 on all of the cards except three. Mark Beshey of The Guillotine selected Brett Pfarr of Minnesota, plus Dan Lobdell of Flowrestling and Jim Kalin of Amateur Wrestling News selected Kollin Moore of Ohio State.

The overwhelming selection for team champion was Penn State, which was selected to win by 28 journalists. However, Ohio State was selected to win by nine journalists and Oklahoma State was selected to win by four journalists.

Participants will get three points for every champion, two points for every runner-up and one point for a finalist in the wrong placement. The top five teams are used as a tiebreaker. Participants will get points for each correct placement (5-4-3-2-1).

TheMat.com will recognize the journalist(s) that select the most champions, the most runners-up and has the best team selections. This will be announced next week.

Editor's Note: Four journalists who sent in picks prior to the deadline were accidentaly left out during the editing process, and have been inserted in the list. Apologies to those who were left out. We have the full group now.

2017 NCAA JOURNALIST PICKS
Champion listed first, runner-up listed second

GARY ABBOTT
USA Wrestling

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs.– Joey McKenna (Stanford), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Lavion Mayes (Missouri)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Daniel Lewis (Missouri)
174 lbs. – Brian Realbuto (Cornell), Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Ohio State, 4. Iowa, 5. Missouri

TOMMY BARANOSKI
Bloodround

125 lbs. - Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Jack Mueller (Virginia)
133 lbs. - Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Seth Gross (SDSU)
141 lbs. - Kevin Jack (NC State), Matt Kolodzik (Princeton)
149 lbs. - Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. - Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs. - Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Brian Realbuto (Cornell), Zach Epperly (Virginia Tech)
184 lbs. - Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs. - J’den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs. - Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams: 1. Penn State, 2, Ohio State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

ROSS BARTACHEK
IAWrestle.com

125 lbs.- Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Cory Clark (Iowa), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs.– Joey McKenna (Stanford), Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Ohio State, 4. Virginia Tech, 5. Iowa

JEFF BESHEY
The Guillotine

125 lbs – Joey Dance (Virginia Tech), Thomas Gilman (Iowa)
133 lbs.– Seth Gross (South Dakota State), Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State)
141 lbs.– Kevin Jack (NC State), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Lavion Mayes (Missouri)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Mark Hall (Penn State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams –1. Penn State; 2. Oklahoma State; 3. Ohio State; 4. Iowa; 5. Virginia Tech

MARK BESHEY
The Guillotine

125 lbs – Ethan Lizak (Minnesota), Thomas Gilman (Iowa)
133 lbs.– Seth Gross (South Dakota State), Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State)
141 lbs.– Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Kevin Jack (NC State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Mark Hall (Penn State), Brian Realbuto (Cornell)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– Brett Pfarr (Minnesota), J’Den Cox (Missouri)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams in order – 1. Penn State, 2. Ohio State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

AL BEVILACQUA
Beat the Streets Gear website

125 lbs. - Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.- Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs.- Joey McKenna (Stanford), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs. - Zane Rutherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. - Jason Nolf (Penn State), Dylan Palacio (Cornell)
165 lbs. - Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174 lbs. - Mark Hall (Penn State), Brian Realbuto (Cornell)
184 lbs. - Bo Nickal (Penn State), Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197 lbs. - J'Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs. - Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams - 1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Iowa, 4. Ohio State, 5. Minnesota

JASON BRYANT
Mat Talk Online

125 lbs. - Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs. - Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs. - Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 lbs. - Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. - Jason Nolf (Penn State), Dylan Palacio (Cornell)
165 lbs. - Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs. - Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs. - J'den Cox (Missouri) over Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs. - Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Ty Walz (Virginia Tech)
Top 5 - 1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Ohio State, 4. Virginia Tech 5. Iowa

KEVIN CLAUNCH
Bloodround

125 lbs.- Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Connor Youtsey (Michigan)
133 lbs. - Stevan Micic (Michigan), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs. - Matt Kolodzik (Princeton), Bryce Meredith (Wyoming)
149 lbs. - Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. - Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs. - Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs. - Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs. - J’den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
287 lbs. - Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Team: 1. Oklahoma State, 2. Penn State, 3. Ohio State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

CAMERON DRURY
Indianamat.com

125 lbs. – Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Nick Suriano (Penn State)
133 lbs. – Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs. – Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 lbs. – Zain Retherford (Penn State), Lavion Mayes (Missouri)
157 lbs. – Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs. – Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs. – Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs. – J'Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Ty Walz (Virginia Tech)
Top Five Teams – Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Virginia Tech

DAN FICKEL
Wrestling USA Magazine

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs.– Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Bo Jordan (Ohio State), Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State, 2. Ohio State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

MIKE FINN
WIN Magazine

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Ethan Lizak (Minn)
133 lbs. — Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs. — Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 lbs. — Zain Retherford (Penn State), Lavion Mayes (Missouri)
157 lbs. — Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Penn State)
165 lbs.— Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. — Bo Jordan (Ohio State), Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
184 lbs. — Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs. — J’den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs.— Kyle Snyder (Missouri). Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams: 1. Ohio State; 2. Penn State; 3. Oklahoma State; 4. Iowa; 5. Missouri

T.R. FOLEY
Intermat/United World Wrestling

125 lbs. - Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs. - Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs. - Kevin Jack (NC State), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs. - Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. - Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs. - Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs. - Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs. - J'den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs. - Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Ty Walz (Virginia Tech)
Top Five Teams - 1. Penn State, 2. Ohio State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

TOM FRANCK
Intermat

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)
133 lbs.– Seth Gross (South Dakota State), Cory Clark (Iowa)
141 lbs.– Kevin Jack (NC State), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174 lbs. – Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State 2. Ohio State 3. Oklahoma State 4. Iowa 5 Virginia Tech

GARTH GARTRELL
Men of Scarlett and Gray/AWN

125 lbs. – Thomas Gilman (Iowa); Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs. – Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State); Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs. – Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 lbs. – Zain Retherford (Penn State); Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. – Jason Nolf (Penn State); Joey Lavallee (Missouri)
165 lbs. – Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174 lbs. – Bo Jordan (Ohio State), Mark Hall (Penn State)
184 lbs.– Bo Nickal (Penn State), Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197 lbs. – J'Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams - 1. Penn State, 2. Ohio State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Missouri

RON GOOD
Amateur Wrestling News

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs.– Kevin Jack (NC State), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174 lbs. - Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State; 2. Oklahoma State; 3. Ohio State; 4. Iowa; 5. Virginia Tech

ANDREW HIPPS
InterMat

125 lbs. – Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs. – Cory Clark (Iowa), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs. – Joey McKenna (Stanford), Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers)
149 lbs. – Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. – Jason Nolf (Penn State), Dylan Palacio (Cornell)
165 lbs. – Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Mark Hall (Penn State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs. – Gabe Dean (Cornell), Sammy Brooks (Iowa)
197 lbs. – J'den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State, 2. Iowa, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Ohio State, 5.Virginia Tech

JUSTIN HOCH
International Photographer

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs.– Joey McKenna (Stanford), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Mark Hall (Penn State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State, 2. Ohio State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

RICHARD IMMEL
USA Wrestling

125 lbs. - Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs. - Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs. - Joey McKenna (Stanford), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs. - Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. - Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs. - Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Mark Hall (Penn State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs. - Gabe Dean (Cornell). Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs. - J’den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs. - Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Ty Walz (Virginia Tech)
Top Five Teams: 1. Penn State, 2. Ohio State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

MARK IRONSIDE
KXIC Radio

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Cory Clark (Iowa), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs.– Kevin Jack (NC State), Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Lavion Mayes (Missouri)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Brian Realbuto (Cornell),Zach Epperly (Virginia Tech)
184 lbs.– Sammy Brooks (Iowa), Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197 lbs.– J’den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Oklahoma State, 2. Penn State, 3. Ohio State, 4. Iowa, 5. Missouri

JIM KALIN
Amateur Wrestling News

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Nick Suriano (Penn State)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs.– Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Kevin Jack (NC State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Bo Jordan (Ohio State), Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Myles Martin (Ohio State)
197 lbs.– Kollin Moore (Ohio State), J’den Cox (Missouri)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams –1. Penn State, 2. Ohio State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Minnesota

MATT LEVINS
Burlington Hawk Eye (Iowa)

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State), Stevan Micic (Michigan)
141 lbs.– Joey McKenna (Stanford), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Alex Meyer (Iowa)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Sammy Brooks (Iowa)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State; 2. Oklahoma State; 3. Iowa; 4. Ohio State; 5. Virginia Tech

DAN LOBDELL
Flowrestling

125 lbs. - Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)
133 lbs. - Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs. - Kevin Jack (NC State), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs. - Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. - Jason Nolf (Penn State), Dylan Palacio (Cornell)
165 lbs. - Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs. - Gabe Dean (Cornell), Myles Martin (Ohio State)
197 lbs. - Kollin Moore (Ohio State), J'Den Cox (Missouri)
285 lbs. - Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Ty Walz (Virginia Tech)
Top Five Teams: 1. Ohio State, 2. Penn State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Virginia Tech, 5. Iowa

MARK LUNDY
Lutte Lens.com

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Nick Suriano (Penn State)
133 lbs.– Seth Gross (South Dakota State), Cory Clark (Iowa)
141 lbs.– Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Kevin Jack (NC State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Sammy Brooks (Iowa)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Oklahoma State, 2. Penn State, 3. Iowa, 4. Ohio State, 5. Virginia Tech

BOB MAYERI
International Photographer

125 lbs. –Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech),
133 lbs. – Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs – Joey McKenna (Stanford), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs. – Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. – Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs. – Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Anthony Valencia (Arizona State)
174 lbs. – Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs. – Bo Nickal (Penn State), Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197 lbs. – J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Nick Nevills (Penn State
Top Five Teams – 1. Ohio State, 2. Penn State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Cornell

TAYLOR MILLER
USA Wrestling

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs.– Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Kevin Jack (NC State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Dylan Palacio (Cornell)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Bo Jordan (Ohio State), Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams –1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Ohio State, 4.Virginia Tech, 5. Iowa

JAMIE MOFFATT
Historian

125 - Thomas Gilman (Iowa); Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)
133 - Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State); Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 - Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 - Zain Retherford (Penn State), Soloman Chishko (Virginia Tech)
157 - Jason Nolf (Penn State), Dylan Palacio (Cornell)
165 - Isaiah Martinez (Illinois); Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 - Bo Jordan (Ohio State); Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
184 - Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 - J'Den Cox (Missouri); Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 - Kyle Snyder (Ohio State); Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams - 1. Ohio State, 2. Penn State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

KJ PILCHER
The Gazette

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs.– Joey McKenna (Stanford), Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Lavion Mayes (Missouri)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Bo Jordan (Ohio State), Mark Hall (Penn State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Sammy Brooks (Iowa)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Ohio State, 2. Penn State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

CHRISTIAN PYLES
Flowrestling

125 lbs. - Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs. - Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs. - Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Kevin Jack (NC State)
149 lbs.- Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. - Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.- Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs.- Zahid Valencia (Arizona State, Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.- Bo Nickal (Penn State), Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197 lbs.- J'den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs.- Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams - 1. Penn State; 2. Oklahoma State; 3. Ohio State; 4. Virginia Tech; 5. Iowa

ANDY ROSS
49NorthWrestling

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Seth Gross (South Dakota State), Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State)
141 lbs.– Joey McKenna (Stanford), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Solomon Chisko (Virginia Tech)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Clayton Ream (North Dakota State)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Anthony Valencia (Arizona State)
174 lbs. – Mark Hall (Penn State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Bo Nickal (Penn State), Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1..Penn State, 2. Ohio State, 3. Iowa, 4. Oklahoma State, 5. Cornell

ABIGAIL RUCKDASHEL
Wisconsin Wrestling Online

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Seth Gross (South Dakota State), Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State)
141 lbs.– Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Joey Lavallee (Missouri)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Bo Jordan (Ohio State), Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams –1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Iowa, 4. Ohio State, 5. Virginia Tech

BILL RUDICK
21st Century Media/USA PAWF Media Director

125 lbs. - Joey Dance (Virginia Tech), Darian Cruz (Lehigh)
133 lbs. - Seth Gross (South Dakota Sate), Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State)
141 lbs. - Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 lbs. - Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. - Jason Nolf, (Penn State), Joey LaVallee (Missouri)
165 lbs. - Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174 lbs. - Mark Hall (Penn State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs. - Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs. - J'Den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs. - Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbury (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State; 2. Ohio State; 3. Oklahoma State; 4. Iowa; 5. Virginia Tech

JONNY RUGGIANO
Titan Mercury WC

125 lbs. – Thomas Gilman (Iowa); Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs. – Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State); Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs. – Joey McKenna (Stanford); Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs. – Zain Retherford (Penn State); Lavion Mayes (Missouri)
157 lbs. – Jason Nolf (Penn State); Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs. – Isaiah Martinez (Illinois); Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Bo Jordan (Ohio State); Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
184 lbs. – Gabe Dean (Cornell): Myles Martin (Ohio State)
197 lbs. – J'Den Cox (Missouri); Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (Ohio State); Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Ohio State; 2. Penn State; 3. Oklahoma State; 4. Iowa; 5. Missouri

G WYATT SCHULTZ
The Predicament

125 lbs.- Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.- Cory Clark (Iowa), Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State)
141 lbs.- Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 lbs.- Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.- Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.- Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174 lbs.- Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.- Gabe Dean (Cornell), Sam Brooks (Iowa)
197 lbs.- J'den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.- Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)x
Top Five Teams – 1. Ohio State, 2. Penn State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

RAY SHOAF
WrestlingTexas.com

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Nick Suriano (Penn State)
133 lbs.– Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State), Cory Clark (Iowa)
141 lbs.– Bryce Meredith (Wyoming), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Clayton Ream (North Dakota State)
165 lbs.– Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin), Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174 lbs. - Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Bo Nickal (Penn State), Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Austin Schafer (Oklahoma State)
Top Five Teams –1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Ohio State, 4. Iowa, 5. Missouri

LARRY SLATER
International Photographer

125 lbs.– Joey Dance (Virginia Tech), Thomas Gilman (Iowa)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs.– Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Bo Nickal (Penn State), Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Ohio State; 2. Penn State; 3. Oklahoma State; 4. Iowa; 5. Minnesota

EARL SMITH
D1CollegeWrestling

125 lbs.– Joey Dance (Virginia Tech), Thomas Gilman (Iowa)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs.– Kevin Jack (NC State), Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams –1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Ohio State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

MIKE SPILOTROS
True Wrestling

125 lbs. - Thomas Gilman (Iowa); Jack Mueller (Virginia)
133 lbs. - Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs. - Joey McKenna (Stanford), Matt Kolodzik (Princeton)
149 lbs. - Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs. - Jason Nolf (Penn State), Mike Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs. - Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174 lbs. - Bo Jordan (Ohio State), Mark Hall (Penn State)
184 lbs. - Bo Nickal (Penn State), Gabe Dean (Cornell)
197 lbs. - JDen Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs. - Kyle Sndyer (Ohio State), Ty Waltz (Virginia Tech)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State; 2. Ohio State; 3. Oklahoma State; 4. Iowa; 5. Virginia Tech

ALEX STEEN
TheOpenMat.com

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech),
133 lbs.– Cory Clark (Iowa), Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141 lbs.– Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Kevin Jack (NC State)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Mark Hall (Penn State), Brian Realbuto (Cornell)
184 lbs. - Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams in order – 1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Ohio State, Iowa, Virginia Tech

STEPHEN STONEBRAKER
Takedown Wrestling

125 lbs.– Joey Dance (Virginia Tech), Thomas Gilman (Iowa)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs.– Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Joey McKenna (Stanford)
149 lbs.– Zain Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Joey LaVallee (Missouri)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. - Bo Jordan (Ohio State), Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Sammy Brooks (Iowa)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Ohio State, 2. Penn State, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Iowa, 5. Virginia Tech

LARS UNDERBAKKE
IAWrestle.com

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), Seth Gross (South Dakota State)
141 lbs.– Joey McKenna (Stanford), Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149 lbs.– Zane Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Logan Massa (Michigan)
174 lbs. – Mark Hall (Penn State), Bo Jordan (Ohio State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Brett Pfarr (Minnesota)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Oklahoma State; 2. Penn State; 3. Ohio State; 4. Iowa; 5. Virginia Tech

BRAD WILSON
Easton Express Times/Lehigh Valley Live

125 lbs.– Thomas Gilman (Iowa), Joey Dance (Virginia Tech)
133 lbs.– Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State), Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State)
141 lbs.– Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), Kevin Jack (NC State)
149 lbs.– Zane Retherford (Penn State), Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157 lbs.– Jason Nolf (Penn State), Michael Kemerer (Iowa)
165 lbs.– Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
174 lbs. - Bo Jordan (Ohio State), Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
184 lbs.– Gabe Dean (Cornell), Bo Nickal (Penn State)
197 lbs.– J’Den Cox (Missouri), Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
285 lbs.– Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
Top Five Teams – 1. Penn State, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Ohio State, 4. Iowa, 5. Missouri