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Jan 29 Weekly NCAA Divison I, II AND III wrestling award standings realeased

Jan. 29, 2014, 5:21 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. All of 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 14 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 with an average of 5.2 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 4.8667 points, while Taylor’s teammate, Edward Ruth (184 pounds), comes in third with 4.5789 points.

Alex Johns of Indianapolis holds on to the top spot in Division II with a 4.3684 average at 125 pounds, while Findlay 184-pounder Adam Walters takes over second with an average of 4.2353 points. Newberry takes the next two spots, but reversed from last week. Jeffrey Vesta (125 pounds) is third with 4.1053 points and William Young (141 pounds) is fourth with 4.05 points.

A new leader has emerged in Division III as 2013 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler and two-time NCAA championNazarKulchytskyy of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has a 5.1429 average at 165 pounds. Ohio Northern heavyweight Cody Lovejoy and Wartburg174-pounder Landon Williams are tied for second with an average of 5.0588 points.

In the falls standings, Indiana’s Taylor Walsh maintains his lead with 19 pins at 157 pounds, while Bucknell heavyweight Joe Stolfipulls closer in second with 15 falls. Two more student-athletes have reached double figures as Harrison Hightower (165 pounds) of Ohio and Kevin Birmingham (149 pounds) of Davidson have 10 pins.

For the first time this season, Division II features a sole leader in pins with Western State 149-pounder Ian Steen moving into first with 10 falls. The pack is close behind as four wrestlers have nine pins, led by Edwin Cooper of Upper Iowa whose pins at 149 pounds have come in a combined time of 14:39.

Colin Lenhardt of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) hangs on to the top spot in Division III with 17 pins at 184 pounds. SUNY Oneonta’s Chad Obzud (197 pounds) is second with 15 pins and heavyweight Jamison Sacco of Western New England is third with 14 pins.

The tech fall standings in Division I features a close race between 133-pounders Cody Brewer of Oklahoma and Tyler Graff of Wisconsin. The pair each have seven tech falls and Brewer holds the lead with a 1:59 advantage in combined time (38:14 to 40:13). A duo of Nittany Lions is next in the standings as Taylor and Ruth each have six tech falls.

The lead in Division II also comes down to time as Austin Gillihan has six tech falls for Lake Erie at 133 pounds in 25:52, while Newberry’s Young has six in 29:56.

Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Shane Siefert leads all divisions with 10 tech falls at 197 pounds, four more than his nearest competitor.

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

Division I Most Dominant
Rank Name School WtClass Points
1 David Taylor Penn State 165 5.2
2 Andrew Howe Oklahoma 174 4.8667
3 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 4.5789
4 Taylor Walsh Indiana 157 4.5385
5 Robert Kokesh Nebraska 174 4.3043
6 Mathew Brown Penn State 174 4.2727
6 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro 133 4.2727
8 James Green Nebraska 157 4.1364
9 Scott Schiller Minnesota 197 4.05
10 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 4.0385

Division II Most Dominant

1 Alex Johns Indianapolis 125 4.3684
2 Adam Walters Findlay 184 4.2353
3 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 4.1053
4 William Young Newberry 141 4.05
5 Jordan Basks Central Oklahoma 149 3.9545
6 Cameryn Brady Indianapolis 149 3.8571
7 Cory Dauphin Central Oklahoma 157 3.8125
8 Brent Fickel Ashland 149 3.5789
9 John Austin Jones King (TN) 165 3.5
10 Evan Ramos Shippensburg 184 3.4375

Division III Most Dominant
1 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 165 5.1429
2 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 5.0588
3 Landon Williams Wartburg 174 5.0588
4 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 5
5 Riley Lefever Wabash 184 4.913
6 Ryan Fank Wartburg 285 4.9
7 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 4.7083
8 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 184 4.6333
9 Kaleb Loht Messiah 141 4.5
10 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 4.4483

Measurement was taken on a minimum 14 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 15 42:50
3 Harrison Hightower Ohio 165 10 19:52
4 Kevin Birmingham Davidson 149 10 29:13
5 Ophir Bernstein Brown 184 9 27:55
6 David Taylor Penn State 165 9 29:28
7 Brian Realbuto Cornell 157 9 33:37
8 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro 133 9 36:34
9 Evan Henderson North Carolina 141 8 16:40
10 Ian Miller Kent State 157 8 16:51

Division II Fall Leaders

1 Ian Steen Western State 149 10 35:26
2 Edwin Cooper Upper Iowa 149 9 14:39
3 John Austin Jones King (TN) 165 9 20:45
4 Jared Holiday Newberry 184 9 30:40
5 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125 9 40:55
6 Zachary Bennett Pittsburgh-Johnstown 197 8 18:57
7 Brent Fickel Ashland 149 8 33:58
8 Shelby Mappes Indianapolis 174 7 10:18
9 Tyler Houska Ashland 285 7 14:37
10 Rosborough Evan Lake Erie 197 7 14:49

Division III Fall Leaders
1 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (RI) 184 17 35:58
2 Chad Obzud Oneonta State 197 15 32:11
3 Jamison Sacco Western New England 285 14 21:33
4 Thomas Reyhons Augustana (IL) 184 13 31:55
5 Matthew Tuttle Alma College 165 13 33:05
6 Tyler Brent Rochester Institute of Technology 184 12 32:47
7 Cody Lovejoy Ohio Northern 285 12 34:28
8 Taylor Gohn Wheaton (IL) 285 11 31:36
9 Josh Thomson Messiah 184 11 32:47
10 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 11 53:53



Division I Tech Fall Leaders
Rank Name School WtClass TFs Time
1 Cody Brewer Oklahoma 133 7 38:14
2 Tyler Graff Wisconsin 133 7 40:13
3 David Taylor Penn State 165 6 38:08
4 Edward Ruth Penn State 184 6 39:58
5 Joe Colon Northern Iowa 133 5 29:10
6 Logan Stieber Ohio State 141 4 14:48
7 Chris Perry Oklahoma State 174 4 18:04
8 Tyler Deuel Binghamton University 285 4 19:13
9 Tyler Cox Wyoming 125 4 21:17
10 Austin Trott Gardner-Webb 165 4 22:07

Division II Tech Fall Leaders

1 Austin Gillihan Lake Erie 133 6 25:52
2 William Young Newberry 141 6 29:56
3 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 157 4 17:46
4 Bryden Lazaro California Baptist 125 4 19:54
5 Seiji Borja Newberry 149 4 24:22
6 Michael Labry Ashland 133 3 12:35
7 Kyle Williams McKendree 149 3 12:38
8 Nicholas Leitten Limestone 149 3 17:35
9 Helmut Rentschler Truman 197 2 5:28
10 Chris Miller Shippensburg 133 2 5:39

Division III Tech Fall Leaders

1 Shane Siefert Wisconsin-Whitewater 197 10 42:49
2 Zach Joseph Springfield 149 6 27:47
3 Mark Hartenstine Wilkes 149 6 29:04
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 Collin Crowell Roger Williams 165 5 29:53
8 Anthony Carlo Ursinus 165 5 32:32
9 Maxx Hubbard Wisconsin-Whitewater 141 4 19:23
10 Alex Kramer Ursinus 141 4 20:04
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