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Feb 05 NCAA releases updated standings for Most Dominant, Most Falls & Most Tech Falls at all three divisions

By NCAA | Feb. 05, 2014, 2:53 p.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2014 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler Awards, in addition to standings for the most falls and tech falls within Divisions I, II and III. These awards will be presented in March at the respective NCAA Wrestling Championships. The standings only include matches between wrestlers in the same division.

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 awarded per match are 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 a minimum of 15 matches are required to be eligible for the Most Dominant Wrestler standings. That required match total will increase by one per week until 18 matches is reached. Athletes redshirting the 2014 season are not eligible for any of the award standings.

In the Most Dominant standings, 2012 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler David Taylor of Penn State maintains his lead by raising his average to 5.2273 points. The 165-pounder’s tally is the highest across all three divisions. Oklahoma 174-pounder Andrew Howe checks in second with an average of 4.812 points, while Taylor’s teammate, Edward Ruth (184 pounds), comes in third with 4.667 points.

Division II features a new face at the top of the standings with Upper Iowa 149-pounder Edwin Cooper holding an average of 4.667 points, while Alex Johns of Indianapolis falls to second with his average of 4.3684 points at 125 pounds. Findlay 184-pounder Adam Walters is in third with 4.2353 points.

Just behind Taylor for the highest score in the NCAA is Division III’s leader. The 2013 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler and two-time NCAA champion Nazar Kulchytskyy of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has a 5.1053 average at 165 pounds. Wartburg 174-pounder Landon Williams is second with an average of 4.9444 points and Riley Lefever of Wabash (184 pounds) is third with 4.913 points.

In the falls standings, Indiana’s Taylor Walsh maintains his lead with 19 pins at 157 pounds, while Bucknell heavyweight Joe Stolfi added another pin to decrease his deficit with 16 falls. Kevin Birmingham, a 149-pounder from Davidson, is in sole possession of the third position with 11 falls and five more student-athletes each have 10 pins.

The standings in Division II are unchanged from last week as Western State 149-pounder Ian Steen leads the pack with 10 falls. The pack is close behind as six wrestlers have nine pins, led by Upper Iowa’s Cooper whose pins at 149 pounds have come in a combined time of 14:39.

A big week of four pins by Jamison Sacco of Western New England moves him into first place with 18 pins, while three additional wrestlers have 17 pins. That group is led by previous leader Colin Lenhardt of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) (184 pounds) with his pins coming in a combined time of 35:58.

The tech fall standings in Division I haven’t changed from last week with 133-pounders Cody Brewer of Oklahoma and Tyler Graff of Wisconsin each earning one tech fall to remain tied. Brewer holds the lead with a 1:59 advantage in combined time (45:14 to 47:13). Joe Colon of Northern Iowa (133 pounds) is third with seven tech falls in 41:43, while Nittany Lions’ Taylor and Ruth also have seven tech falls in slightly more time.

The lead has changed in Division II with Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst (157 pounds) reaching six tech falls in the lowest combined time (23:55), while Austin Gillihan still has six tech falls for Lake Erie at 133 pounds in 25:52 and Newberry’s William Young has six in 29:56 at 141 pounds.

Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Shane Siefert continues to lead all divisions with 10 tech falls at 197 pounds, three more than Wilkes 149-pounder Mark Hartenstine in second place.

A complete listing of this week’s NCAA Wrestling Awards standings can be found below.

Division I Most Dominant
Rank/Name/School/WtClass/Points

1 David Taylor Penn State 165 5.2273
2 Andrew Howe Oklahoma 174 4.8125
3 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 4.6667
3 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 4.6667
5 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 4.4815
6 Mathew Brown Penn State 174 4.3333
6 Robert Kokesh Nebraska 174 4.3333
8 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro 133 4.3043
9 Scott Schiller Minnesota 197 4.1429
10 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 4.1111

Division II Most Dominant
1 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 4.6667
2 Alex Johns Indianapolis 125 4.3684
3 Adam Walters Findlay 184 4.2353
4 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 4.1053
5 Cory Dauphin Central Oklahoma 157 4.0526
6 William Young Newberry 141 4
7 Cameryn Brady Indianapolis 149 3.8571
8 Jordan Basks Central Oklahoma 149 3.72
9 Zach Voytek Seton Hill 157 3.7059
10 Brent Fickel Ashland 149 3.6667

Division III Most Dominant
1 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 165 5.1053
2 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 4.9444
3 Riley Lefever Wabash 184 4.913
4 Ryan Fank Wartburg 285 4.8095
5 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 4.7692
6 Matthew Tuttle Alma 165 4.6957
7 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 184 4.6774
8 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 4.6296
9 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 4.4118
10 Kaleb Loht Messiah 141 4.3793

Measurement was taken on a minimum 15 Divisional Matches

Division I Fall Leaders
Rank/Name/School/WtClass/Pins/Time

1 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 19 59:56
2 Joe Stolfi Bucknell 285 16 44:09
3 Kevin Birmingham Davidson 149 11 30:50
4 Harrison Hightower Ohio 165 10 19:52
5 Dylan Peters Northern Iowa 125 10 24:53
6 David Taylor Penn State 165 10 31:21
7 Brian Realbuto Cornell 157 10 36:17
8 Chad Walsh Rider 149 10 40:53
9 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 9 24:44
10 Ophir Bernstein Brown 184 9 27:55

Division II Fall Leaders
1 Ian Steen Western State 149 10 35:26
2 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 9 14:39
3 Zachary Bennett Pittsburgh-Johnstown 197 9 20:08
4 John Austin Jones King College (TN) 165 9 20:45
5 Jared Holiday Newberry 184 9 30:40
6 Brent Fickel Ashland 149 9 34:51
7 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 9 40:55
8 Jordan Basks Central Oklahoma 149 8 23:31
9 Shelby Mappes Indianapolis 174 7 10:18
10 Tyler Houska Ashland 285 7 14:37

Division III Fall Leaders
1 Jamison Sacco Western New England 285 18 30:32
2 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 184 17 35:58
3 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 17 43:55
4 Thomas Reyhons Augustana (IL) 184 17 45:54
5 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 16 42:50
6 Chad Obzud Oneonta State 197 15 32:11
7 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 13 62:54
8 Tyler Brent Rochester Institute of Technology 184 12 32:47
9 Nick Fuller Wartburg 174 11 21:16
10 Taylor Gohn Wheaton (IL) 285 11 31:36

Division I Tech Fall Leaders
Rank/Name/School/WtClass/TFs/Time

1 Cody Brewer Oklahoma 133 8 45:14
2 Tyler Graff Wisconsin 133 8 47:13
3 Joe Colon Northern Iowa 133 7 41:43
4 David Taylor Penn State 165 7 43:22
5 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 7 45:37
6 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 5 21:48
7 Chris Perry Oklahoma State 174 4 18:04
8 Alex Hudson Chattanooga 157 4 18:20
9 Tyler Deuel Binghamton University 285 4 19:13
10 Robert Kokesh Nebraska 174 4 20:08

Division II Tech Fall Leaders
1 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 157 6 23:55
2 Austin Gillihan Lake Erie College 133 6 25:52
3 William Young Newberry 141 6 29:56
4 Michael Labry Ashland 133 4 19:35
5 Bryden Lazaro California Baptist (Calif.) 125 4 19:54
6 Seiji Borja Newberry 149 4 24:22
7 Casy Rowell Central Oklahoma 133 4 27:30
8 Kyle Williams McKendree University 149 3 12:38
9 August Mizia Mercyhurst 174 3 13:02
10 Nicholas Leitten Limestone 149 3 17:35

Division III Tech Fall Leaders
1 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 10 42:49
2 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 7 32:33
3 Zach Joseph Springfield 149 6 27:47
4 Steven Feucht Ohio Northern 149 5 21:20
5 Jayden DeVilbiss Luther 184 5 25:56
6 Daniel Downes Roger Williams 149 5 26:09
7 Gerard Roman Wartburg 184 5 28:55
8 Collin Crowell Roger Williams 165 5 29:53
9 Anthony Carlo Ursinus 165 5 32:32
10 Ian Gillespie Heidelberg 141 4 16:14
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