College wrestling: NCAA reveals updated wrestling award standings

By NCAA | Feb. 14, 2018, 1:03 p.m. (ET)

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships.

The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes that have accumulated the most falls and the most technical falls throughout the course of the regular and postseasons.

For falls and tech falls to be counted they must come against opponents in the same division. Ties in the two categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

This week’s Most Dominant Wrestler award standings requires a 16-match minimum in the division to qualify.

Last year’s winner, Zain Retherford of Penn State, has put himself in a strong position to repeat by scoring an average of 5.55 team points per match, which leads all divisions. Penn State is in good position to bring home the trophy, regardless, as Retherford leads four Nittany Lions in the top five.

Pittsburgh-Johnstown 157-pounder Cody Law leads Division II with 4.65 team points per match, while his 141-pound teammate Chris Eddins is third (4.22), bracketing Nebraska-Kearney heavyweight Jarrod Hinrichs with 4.43 points.

Ithaca 184-pounder Jake Ashcraft has moved into the lead in Division III with 5.20 points, ahead of Mike Ross of Wartburg with 5.13 points.

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 per match are awarded 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)
Hofstra heavyweight Mike Hughes has ascended to the Division I lead with 15 falls, holding the aggregate time tiebreaker by 12 minutes over Jason Nolf of Penn State and 17 minutes over Retherford.

In Division II, Central Oklahoma 165-pounder Mason Thompson increased his hold on the lead with his 14 falls, which is three more than Tiffin 184-pounder Hayden Bronne and Hinrichs.

Wesleyan (Connecticut) teammates Devon Carrillo and Isaiah Bellamy are tied with 18 falls in Division III. Carrillo, at 197 pounds, holds the aggregate time tiebreaker by more than seven minutes over his heavyweight teammate.

Cam Sykora of North Dakota State and Kyle Shoop of Lock Haven lead Division I with 10 tech falls as aggregate time breaks the tie again by 1:19 (42:19 – 43:38), while Jamel Morris of NC State and Myles Martin of Ohio State each have nine.

Nick Vandermeer of Lake Erie has reclaimed sole possession of the tech fall lead in Division II with eight.

Messiah 197-pounder Kyle Koser has 15 tech falls in 62:21 to lead Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) 133-pounder Jay Albis with 15 tech falls in 68:35. No other wrestler in Division III has more than 12 tech falls.

NCAA STAT LEADERS - FALLS
Division I
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Mike Hughes Hofstra 285 15 29:06
2 Jason Nolf Penn St. 157 15 41:53
3 Zain Retherford Penn St. 157 15 46:26
4 Ben Darmstadt Cornell 197 14 25:51
5 Bo Nickal Penn St. 197 13 20:47
6 Matt Stencel Central Mich. 285 11 15:22
7 Shakur Rasheed Penn St. 197 10 11:36
8 Bryce Meredith Wyoming 141 10 19:47
9 Jacob Schwarm UNI 125 9 16:53
10 Mark Hall Penn St. 197 9 18:30
DivisionII
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Mason Thompson Central Okla. 165 14 43:41
2 Hayden Bronne Tiffin 184 11 17:12
3 Jarrod Hinrichs Neb.-Kearney 285 11 48:57
4 Lawrence Phillips St. Cloud St. 285 10 17:52
5 Trenton Piatt Western St. 125 10 49:25
6 Justin Haneke Southwest Minn. St. 157 9 22:20
7 Nicholas Mason Tiffin 197 9 29:08
8 Jarred Oftedahl St. Cloud St. 141 8 17:33
9 Colton Looper Central Okla. 197 8 21:27
10 Phillip Springsteen Mary 165 8 23:55
DivisionIII
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Devon Carrillo Wesleyan (CT) 197 18 32:02
2 Isaiah Bellamy Wesleyan (CT) 285 18 39:55
3 Jake Evans Waynesburg 285 17 34:45
4 Michael DiNardo Johnson & Wales (RI) 197 17 38:13
5 Zachary Rieger Adrian 285 16 41:47
6 Isaac Odell Wheaton (IL) 184 16 48:01
7 Jake Ashcraft Ithaca 184 15 33:41
8 Kaidon Winters RIT 165 15 48:26
9 Joe Fusco Springfield 285 15 53:52
10 Avery Jones Thomas More 184 15 57:53
NCAA STAT LEADERS - TECH FALLS
DivisionI
Rank Name School Weight TechFalls Time
1 Cam Sykora North Dakota St. 133 10 42:19
2 Kyle Shoop Lock Haven 141 10 43:38
3 Jamel Morris NC State 133 9 32:53
4 Myles Martin Ohio St. 184 9 46:15
5 Austin DeSanto Drexel 133 8 27:08
6 Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio St. 149 8 30:41
7 Ethan Lizak Minnesota 125 8 35:27
8 Isaiah Martinez Illinois 165 8 36:44
9 Chance Marsteller Lock Haven 165 8 37:17
10 Nick Lee Penn St. 141 7 35:06
DivisionII
Rank Name School Weight TechFalls Time
1 Nick Vandermeer Lake Erie 165 8 34:39
2 George McGuire Gannon 157 7 37:43
3 Cody Law Pitt.-Johnstown 157 7 38:46
4 Ryan Appleby Kutztown 285 7 41:24
5 Connor Craig Wheeling Jesuit 157 7 42:35
6 Sebastian Vidika Ashland 125 6 19:35
7 Nate Vandermeer Findlay 174 6 25:23
8 Nolan Kistler California Baptist 174 6 29:26
9 Nate Trepanier Lindenwood (MO) 157 5 25:19
10 Nick Becker Wis.-Parkside 174 5 26:07
DivisionIII
Rank Name School Weight TechFalls Time
1 Kyle Koser Messiah 197 15 62:21
2 Jay Albis Johnson & Wales (RI) 133 15 68:35
3 Jimmy Davis Loras 149 12 49:06
4 Bradan Birt Millikin 149 12 49:22
5 Cross Cannone Wartburg 149 12 49:26
6 Kyle Fank Wartburg 197 11 43:17
7 Stephen Maloney Messiah 149 10 39:52
8 Ben Swarr Messiah 174 10 40:51
9 Adrian Gonzalez Johnson & Wales (RI) 165 9 39:57
10 George Vanvalen Alfred St. 184 9 40:41
NCAA STAT LEADERS - MOST DOMINANT
DivisionI
Rank Name School Weight Avg.TeamPoints
1 Zain Retherford Penn St. 149 5.55
2 Jason Nolf Penn St. 157 5.10
3 Bo Nickal Penn St. 184 5.09
4 Daniel Lewis Missouri 174 4.94
5 Mark Hall Penn St. 174 4.78
6 Seth Gross South Dakota St. 133 4.75
7 Michael Kemerer Iowa 157 4.72
8 Ben Darmstadt Cornell 197 4.69
9 Zahid Valencia Arizona St. 174 4.67
10 Mike Hughes Hofstra 285 4.55
DivisionII
Rank Name School Weight Avg. Team Points
1 Cody Law Pitt.-Johnstown 157 4.65
2 Jarrod Hinrichs Neb.-Kearney 285 4.43
3 Chris Eddins Pitt.-Johnstown 141 4.22
4 Elijah Hale Central Okla. 125 4.13
5 Vince Dietz St. Cloud St. 197 4.00
6 Jarred Oftedahl St. Cloud St. 141 3.71
7 Darren Wynn McKendree 141 3.69
8 Ivan McClay Notre Dame (OH) 133 3.68
9 Bradley Metz Findlay 184 3.60
10 Brandon Supernaw Western St. 197 3.56
DivisionIII
Rank Name School Weight Avg. Team Points
1 Jake Ashcraft Ithaca 184 5.20
2 Mike Ross Wartburg 157 5.13
3 Devon Carrillo Wesleyan (CT) 197 4.83
4 Troy Stanich Stevens 133 4.79
5 Isaiah Bellamy Wesleyan (CT) 285 4.76
6 Michael DiNardo Johnson & Wales (RI) 197 4.74
6 Guy Patron Loras 197 4.74
6 Darden Schurg Wabash 174 4.74
9 Peter Del Gallo Southern Me. 125 4.69
9 Jonathan Haas Brockport 125 4.69