Midlands, South Beach Duals impact newest Trackwrestling Div. I rankings

By Trackwrestling | Jan. 02, 2018, 4:08 p.m. (ET)
The first round of college holiday events sparked more movement in the team race and sweeping changes individually in the latest edition of the Trackwrestling Division I rankings presented by Resilite.

Iowa captured five individual crowns and another team title at the Midlands Championships and vaulted up four spots to No. 4 in the team race.

Top-ranked Ohio State stretched out its lead on No. 2 Penn State, increasing its projected NCAA advancement and placement point total to 139. The Nittany Lions check in at 113.5 points.

North Carolina State moved up a notch to No. 3 with 65 points, followed by Iowa (63.5), Michigan (62.5), Oklahoma State (59.5), Missouri (55), Lehigh (50), Arizona State (45) and Virginia Tech (36.5).

Iowa’s surge in the standings was fueled by Midlands champions Cash Wilcke and Sam Stoll. Wilcke moved up three spots to No. 2 at 197, while Stoll moved up from No. 18 to 4 at heavyweight after topping All-American Tanner Hall of Arizona State in the Midlands finals.

In addition, there’s a new No. 1 at 141 pounds. Wyoming’s Bryce Meredith took over the top spot after Missouri’s Jaydin Eierman downed previously unbeaten Cornell freshman Yianni Diakomihalis at the South Beach Duals.

This week’s rankings do not include any results from the Jan. 1-2 Southern Scuffle.

The Trackwrestling team rankings are based off the number of advancement and placement points each squad would accumulate if its wrestlers finished in those ranking slots at the NCAA Championships. Top-ranked wrestlers earn 20 points, followed by 16 for second, 13.5 for third, 12.5 for fourth, 10 for fifth, 9 for sixth, 6.5 for seventh, 5.5 for eighth, 2 for spots 9-12, 1.5 for spots 13-16 and 1 for 17-25.

The rankings are compiled by David Mirikitani.

Rank/School/Points
1 Ohio State 139
2 Penn State 113.5
3 North Carolina State 65
4 Iowa 63.5
5 Michigan 62.5
6 Oklahoma State 59.5
7 Missouri 55
8 Lehigh 50
9 Arizona State 45
10 Virginia Tech 36.5
11 Northern Iowa 29
12 Nebraska 26
13 South Dakota State 25.5
14 Wyoming 24.5
T-15 Cornell 23.5
T-15 Rutgers 23.5
T-15 Wisconsin 23.5
18 Minnesota 22
19 Illinois 20
20 Central Michigan 19
21 North Carolina 17.5
22 Northwestern 15
23 Duke 14.5
24 American 14
25 Virginia 13
26 Rider 11
27 Navy 10
T-28 Drexel 7.5
T-28 Maryland 7.5
T-28 Stanford 7.5
T-28 Princeton 7.5
T-28 Utah Valley 7.5
T-28 Chattanooga 7.5
T-34 Edinboro 6.5
T-34 Oklahoma 6.5
T-36 Pittsburgh 6
T-36 Purdue 6
T-38 Hofstra 5.5
T-38 Oregon State 5.5
40 CSU Bakersfield 5

Individual Rankings
Rank/Wrestler/School/Year


125 pounds
1 Nathan Tomasello Ohio State Sr.
2 Nick Suriano Rutgers So.
3 Ethan Lizak Minnesota Jr.
4 Nick Piccininni Oklahoma State So.
5 Darian Cruz Lehigh Sr.
6 Sean Fausz North Carolina State Jr.
7 Taylor LaMont Utah Valley Fr.
8 Sebastian Rivera Northwestern Fr.
9 Ronnie Bresser Oregon State Jr.
10 Drew Mattin Michigan Fr.
11 Sean Russell Edinboro Jr.
12 Jacob Schwarm Northern Iowa Jr.
13 Connor Schram Stanford Sr.
14 Louie Hayes Virginia Fr.
15 Christian Moody Oklahoma So.
16 Zeke Moisey West Virginia Jr.
17 Luke Welch Purdue Sr.
18 Ryan Millhof Arizona State Jr.
19 Travis Piotrowski Illinois So.
20 Jake Gromacki Clarion Jr.
21 J.R. Wert Rider Sr.
22 Barlow McGhee Missouri Sr.
23 Brock Hudkins Northern Illinois So.
24 Michael McGee Old Dominion Fr.
25 Dalton Macri North Carolina Jr.

133 pounds
1 Seth Gross South Dakota State Jr.
2 Scott Parker Lehigh Jr.
3 Luke Pletcher Ohio State So.
4 Kaid Brock Oklahoma State So.
5 Josh Terao American Jr.
6 Jack Mueller Virginia So.
7 John Erneste Missouri Jr.
8 Austin DeSanto Drexel Fr.
9 Mitch McKee Minnesota So.
10 Stevan Micic Michigan So.
11 Scott Delvecchio Rutgers Sr.
12 Dom Forys Pittsburgh Sr.
13 Montorie Bridges Wyoming Fr.
14 Dennis Gustafson Virginia Tech Jr.
15 Bryan Lantry Buffalo Jr.
16 Korbin Myers Edinboro Jr.
17 Cameron Kelly Ohio Jr.
18 Corey Keener Penn State Sr.
19 Tariq Wilson North Carolina State So.
20 Nathan Boston Campbell Jr.
21 Zachary Sherman North Carolina Fr.
22 Dylan Duncan Illinois So.
23 Cam Sykora North Dakota State So.
24 Ben Thornton Purdue Jr.
25 Ian Parker Iowa State So.

141 pounds
1 Bryce Meredith Wyoming Sr.
2 Dean Heil Oklahoma State Sr.
3 Kevin Jack North Carolina State Sr.
4 Jaydin Eierman Missouri So.
5 Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell Fr.
6 Joey McKenna Ohio State Jr.
7 Josh Alber Northern Iowa Jr.
8 Chad Red Nebraska So.
9 Mason Smith Central Michigan So.
10 Jared Prince Navy So.
11 Brock Zacherl Clarion Jr.
12 A.C. Headlee North Carolina Jr.
13 Thomas Thorn Minnesota Jr.
14 Eli Stickley Wisconsin So.
15 Nick Zanetta Pittsburgh Sr.
16 Kanen Storr Iowa State So.
17 Luke Karam Lehigh Fr.
18 Jered Cortez Penn State Jr.
19 Javier Gasca III Michigan State Sr.
20 Tyler Smith Bucknell Sr.
21 Mike Longo Oklahoma Sr.
22 Alex Madrigal Old Dominion So.
23 Russell Rohlfing Csu Bakersfield So.
24 Cole Weaver Indiana Jr.
25 Salvatore Profaci Michigan So.

149 pounds
1 Zain Retherford Penn State Sr.
2 Brandon Sorensen Iowa Sr.
3 Justin Oliver Central Michigan Jr.
4 Ke-shawn Hayes Ohio State So.
5 Troy Heilmann North Carolina Sr.
6 Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Jr.
7 Ryan Deakin Northwestern So.
8 Jason Tsirtis Arizona State Sr.
9 Matthew Kolodzik Princeton So.
10 Boo Lewallen Oklahoma State So.
11 Colton McCrystal Nebraska Sr.
12 Steve Bleise Minnesota Jr.
13 Grant Leeth Missouri Jr.
14 Solomon Chishko Virginia Tech Sr.
15 Ronald Perry Lock Haven Sr.
16 Eleazar Deluca Rutgers Sr.
17 Beau Donahue North Carolina State Sr.
18 Zander Wick Wisconsin So.
19 Alfred Bannister Maryland Jr.
20 Matthew Zovistoski Appalachian State Jr.
21 Michael Sprague American Jr.
22 Jarrett Degen Iowa State Fr.
23 Sam Krivus Virginia So.
24 Davion Jeffries Oklahoma Jr.
25 Jacob Macalolooy Columbia Sr.

157 pounds
1 Jason Nolf Penn State Jr.
2 Michael Kemerer Iowa So.
3 Hayden Hidlay North Carolina State So.
4 Joseph Lavallee Missouri Sr.
5 Alec Pantaleo Michigan Jr.
6 Micah Jordan Ohio State Jr.
7 Joshua Shields Arizona State Jr.
8 Mitch Finesilver Duke Jr.
9 Tyler Berger Nebraska Sr.
10 John Van Brill Rutgers Jr.
11 Luke Zilverberg South Dakota State Sr.
12 Coleman Hammond Csu Bakersfield Sr.
13 Clayton Ream North Dakota State Sr.
14 Archie Colgan Wyoming Sr.
15 Mike D`Angelo Princeton Jr.
16 Markus Scheidel Columbia Sr.
17 B.J. Clagon Rider Sr.
18 Taleb Rahmani Pittsburgh So.
19 Andrew Crone Wisconsin Sr.
20 Justin Staudenmayer Brown Sr.
21 Larry Early Old Dominion So.
22 Ian Brown Lehigh Jr.
23 Jonce Blaylock Oklahoma State Jr.
24 Jake Short Minnesota Sr.
25 Paul Fox Stanford Sr.

165 pounds
1 Vincenzo Joseph Penn State Jr.
2 Isaiah Martinez Illinois Sr.
3 David McFadden Virginia Tech So.
4 Evan Wick Wisconsin Fr.
5 Logan Massa Michigan So.
6 Chad Walsh Rider Sr.
7 Isaiah White Nebraska So.
8 Te`shan Campbell Ohio State Jr.
9 Chance Marsteller Lock Haven Jr.
10 Chandler Rogers Oklahoma State Jr.
11 Alex Marinelli Iowa Fr.
12 Nick Wanzek Minnesota Sr.
14 Branson Ashworth Wyoming Jr.
15 Drew Daniels Navy Sr.
16 Jonathan Schleifer Princeton Sr.
17 Anthony Valencia Arizona State So.
18 Gordon Wolf Lehigh Jr.
19 Austin Matthews Edinboro Sr.
20 Demetrius Romero Utah Valley So.
21 Andrew Fogarty North Dakota State So.
22 Jonathon Chavez Cornell Jr.
23 DaWaylon Barnes Oklahoma Sr.
24 Connor Flynn Missouri So.
25 May Bethea Pennsylvania Sr.

174 pounds

1 Zahid Valencia Arizona State So.
2 Mark Hall Penn State So.
3 Bo Jordan Ohio State Sr.
4 Daniel Lewis Missouri Jr.
5 Myles Amine Michigan So.
6 Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa So.
7 Jordan Kutler Lehigh So.
8 Jadaen Bernstein Navy Sr.
9 Keaton Subjeck Stanford Sr.
10 Forrest Przybysz Appalachian State Jr.
11 Yoanse Mejias Oklahoma Sr.
12 David Kocer South Dakota State Sr.
13 Dylan Lydy Purdue So.
14 Jacobe Smith Oklahoma State Jr.
15 Ethan Ramos North Carolina Sr.
16 Will Schany Virginia Jr.
17 Ty Schoffstall Edinboro Sr.
18 Christian Brucki Central Michigan Sr.
19 Drew Hughes Michigan State So.
20 Johnny Sebastian Northwestern Jr.
21 Devin Skatzka Indiana Jr.
22 Josef Johnson Harvard Sr.
23 Ryan Christensen Wisconsin Jr.
24 Brandon Womack Cornell Jr.
25 Joey Gunther Iowa So.

184 pounds
1 Bo Nickal Penn State Jr.
2 Myles Martin Ohio State Jr.
3 Pete Renda North Carolina State Sr.
4 Ryan Preisch Lehigh Jr.
5 Domenic Abounader Michigan Sr.
6 Taylor Venz Nebraska Fr.
7 Zachary Zavatsky Virginia Tech Jr.
8 Ricky Robertson Wisconsin Sr.
9 Emory Parker Illinois Jr.
10 Nick Gravina Rutgers Sr.
11 Bryce Carr UT-Chattanooga Sr.
12 Steven Schneider Binghamton Sr.
13 Drew Foster Northern Iowa Jr.
14 Jordan Ellingwood Central Michigan Sr.
15 Maxwell Dean Cornell Fr.
16 Christian LaFragola Brown Jr.
17 Michael Coleman Navy Sr.
18 Joe Heyob Pennsylvania Sr.
19 Alexander DeCiantis Drexel Sr.
20 Ian Baker Princeton Sr.
21 Canten Marriott Missouri Fr.
22 Kordell Norfleet Arizona State Fr.
23 Cameron Caffey Michigan State Fr.
24 Dylan Gabel Northern Colorado Jr.
25 Mitch Sliga Northwestern Sr.

197 pounds
1 Kollin Moore Ohio State So.
2 Cash Wilcke Iowa So.
3 Michael Macchiavello North Carolina State Sr.
4 Jared Haught Virginia Tech Sr.
5 Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Jr.
6 Ben Darmstadt Cornell Fr.
7 Willie Miklus Missouri Sr.
8 Scottie Boykin UT-Chattanooga Sr.
9 Anthony Cassar Penn State So.
10 Jeric Kasunic American Sr.
11 Matt Williams Csu Bakersfield Sr.
12 Frank Mattiace Pennsylvania Sr.
13 Nate Rotert South Dakota State Sr.
14 Kevin Beazley Michigan Sr.
15 Corey Griego Oregon State Jr.
16 Patrick Brucki Princeton Fr.
17 Jacob Smith West Virginia Sr.
18 Stephen Loiseau Drexel Jr.
19 Nathan Traxler Stanford So.
20 Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Jr.
21 Christian Brunner Purdue So.
22 Daniel Chaid North Carolina Sr.
23 Jacob Holschlag Northern Iowa Jr.
24 Hunter Ritter Wisconsin So.
25 Eric Schultz Nebraska So.

Heavyweight
1 Kyle Snyder Ohio State Sr.
2 Adam Coon Michigan Sr.
3 Nick Nevills Penn State Jr.
4 Sam Stoll Iowa Jr.
5 Tanner Hall Arizona State Jr.
6 Jacob Kasper Duke Sr.
7 Youssif Hemida Maryland Jr.
8 Mike Hughes Hofstra Sr.
9 Nathan Butler Stanford Sr.
10 Derek White Oklahoma State Jr.
11 Jordan Wood Lehigh Fr.
12 Amar Dhesi Oregon State Sr.
13 Thomas Haines Lock Haven Jr.
14 Garrett Ryan Columbia Sr.
15 Shawn Streck Purdue Fr.
16 Ryan Solomon Pittsburgh Sr.
17 Gage Hutchison Eastern Michigan Sr.
18 Matt Stencel Central Michigan Fr.
19 Conan Jennings Northwestern Jr.
20 William Miller Edinboro Sr.
21 Jake Gunning Buffalo Jr.
22 Cory Gilliland-Daniel North Carolina Jr.
23 Brett Dempsey American Sr.
24 Andrew Dunn Virginia Tech So.
25 Jeramy Sweany Cornell Jr.