Updated award standings released by NCAA

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2017 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.

In Division I, Penn State 149-pounder Zain Retherford keeps the top average with 5.47 team points per match in the race for the Most Dominant Wrestler, while teammate Jason Nolf is at 5.42 points at 157 pounds.

Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst, the 2015 champion for most technical falls, leads the Division II Most Dominant Wrestler standings with an average of 4.89 points at 165 pounds for the lead over Gannon 133-pounder Carmine Ciotti at 4.56.

With the minimum to be ranked this week raised to 17 matches, three-time national champion and the 2016 Division III Most Dominant Wrestler Riley Lefever of Wabash doesn’t meet the minimum so Wartburg heavyweight Lance Evans regains the lead with an average of 5.28 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)

This week’s Most Dominant Wrestler standings are calculated with a 17-match minimum against wrestlers from the same division.

Dean and Rider 165-pounder Chad Walsh have 15 falls this season to lead Division I, with Dean holding the tiebreaker with a significant time advantage of 35:20 to 71:19.

Western State 125-pounder Ronald Wardleigh has the lead in Division II with 15 falls to lead Tiffin heavyweight Garrett Gray with 13.

Hunter Harris of Messiah has pulled ahead in Division III with 27 falls this season at 141 pounds, four more than his nearest competitor.

True freshman Jack Mueller of Virginia has led Division I in tech falls all season but was surpassed by Wisconsin heavyweight Connor Medbery with 11 tech falls, while Mueller and two-time national champion Isaiah Martinez of Illinois each have 10.

Nic Goebel of Findlay has surged to the lead in Division II tech falls with 10 at 157 pounds, three ahead of Martin Ramirez of Adams State and Nicholas Fiegener of California Baptist.

Stephen Jarrell of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) has 17 tech falls at 174 pounds to hold a lead of four over Ursinus 149-pounder Alex Kramer.


Division IRankNameSchoolWeightAvg. Team Points1Zain RetherfordPenn St.1495.472Jason NolfPenn St.1575.423Gabe DeanCornell1845.394Bo NickalPenn St.1845.335Seth GrossSouth Dakota St.1334.696Thomas GilmanIowa1254.687Isaiah MartinezIllinois1654.648Zahid ValenciaArizona St.1744.599Chad WalshRider1654.4310Mark HallPenn St.1744.38Division IIRankNameSchoolWeightAvg. Team Points1Francis MiziaMercyhurst1654.892Carmine CiottiGannon1334.563Garrett GrayTiffin2854.524Tyler RichardsonEast Stroudsburg1844.415Nic GoebelFindlay1494.356Ronald WardleighWestern St.1254.277Payton TawaterColorado Mesa1574.268James LehmanWis.-Parkside1974.189Chance HelmickChadron St.1744.1810Tyler ReinhartPitt.-Johnstown1654.12Division IIIRankNameSchoolWeightAvg. Team Points1Lance EvansWartburg2855.282Troy StanichStevens1334.973Lucas MalmbergMessiah1254.944Devon CarrilloWesleyan (CT)1974.835Jake EvansWaynesburg2854.816Alec DonovanCentenary (NJ)1574.787Dan Del GalloSouthern Me.1494.728Christoper ChorzepaWilliams1844.649James BethelSUNY Oneonta2854.5910Seth LansberryLycoming1494.5810Zachery RoseberryDelaware Valley2854.58Most dominant rankings are based off of a minimum of 17 matches


Division IRankNameSchoolWeightFallsTime1Gabe DeanCornell1841535:202Chad WalshRider1651571:193Bo NickalPenn St.1841339:544Zain RetherfordPenn St.1491342:305Adam MackieLock Haven1741225:526Ross LarsonOklahoma2851226:297Jason NolfPenn St.1571132:338Mark HallPenn St.1741136:009Zahid ValenciaArizona St.1741028:3310Seth GrossSouth Dakota St.1331033:11Division IIRankNameSchoolWeightFallsTime1Ronald WardleighWestern St.1251547:112Garrett GrayTiffin2851329:193James LehmanWis.-Parkside1971123:524Kevin BarrettNeb.-Kearney2851132:525Payton TawaterColorado Mesa1571017:516Austin GoergenSt. Cloud St.2851019:417Luke FlemingFindlay285915:298Bruno NicolettiColorado Mesa174920:289Andy WeltonMercyhurst285922:1510Francis MiziaMercyhurst165926:13Division IIIRankNameSchoolWeightFallsTime1Hunter HarrisMessiah1412784:322Jake EvansWaynesburg2852360:443Troy StanichStevens1331962:004DJ TirelliJohnson & Wales (RI)1411728:015AJ KowalStevens1971741:546Nathan BarcaskeyOhio Northern2851680:337James BethelSUNY Oneonta2851533:298Corbin BunsoldOtterbein1841540:089Jamiel StapeltonJohnson & Wales (RI)1491547:3010Dusten ReedWartburg1331420:15


Division IRankNameSchoolWeightTech FallsTime1Connor MedberyWisconsin2851151:202Jack MuellerVirginia1251038:473Isaiah MartinezIllinois1651053:244Kyle ShoopLock Haven149947:435Thomas HainesLock Haven285954:236Ronald PerryLock Haven141959:097Te`Shan CampbellPittsburgh165834:018TJ DudleyNebraska184837:399Logan MassaMichigan165845:4610Joshua RodriguezNorth Dakota St.125847:35Division IIRankNameSchoolWeightTech FallsTime1Nic GoebelFindlay1571063:112Martin RamirezAdams St.133725:423Nicholas FiegenerCalifornia Baptist184726:384Francis MiziaMercyhurst165622:395Jason BuhrColorado Mesa165628:296Jacob WasteCalifornia Baptist197632:257Cody LawPitt.-Johnstown157633:578Tyler MiesNewman149635:219Darren WynnMcKendree141639:2010Eric LewandowskiGannon157512:53Division IIIRankNameSchoolWeightTech FallsTime1Stephen JarrellJohnson & Wales (RI)1651798:112Alex KramerUrsinus1491346:493Lucas MalmbergMessiah1251266:474Jason LynchChicago1971266:575Seth LansberryLycoming1491043:536Zach WilhelmStevens1491059:067Connor BrummettWabash1651062:558Ben SwarrMessiah1741067:479Carlos FuentezWheaton (IL)125956:0210Mason GearyWis.-La Crosse149832:12Click Here: liverpool mens jersey

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