Every March, 30 wrestlers win national championships at their respective weight classes. Divisions I, II and III crown 10 champions each and coaches vote for an Outstanding Wrestler award at the end of competition. The NCAA is adding some individual hardware starting in 2012.

The NCAA Wrestling Committee approved nine awards -- three per division -- which will be given to student-athletes with the most falls, most technical falls and a most dominant wrestler during the annual championships. For the pins and technical falls awards regular-season totals will be added to postseason totals to determine an annual winner.

A Most Dominant Wrestler award will include a point system based on match results. There will be an 18-match minimum to qualify and only those matches against division opponents count toward the overall total.

There are no style points or voters for the three awards. Results are what counts.

“We already know how popular and how much interest there is in the national championships at the end of the year,” said Dave Martin, chairman of the NCAA Wrestling Committee. “What we want to do is bring that same excitement to the regular season; bring some more attention to the sport from December until March.

“Every year the Heisman Trophy is tracked throughout the season in football,” added Martin, an NCAA champion for Iowa State in 1970. “With the advances in technology we can track this a lot easier than maybe 10 of 20 years ago. Instead of just talking about who is the most dominant the numbers will show which wresters are really dominating.

“Again, what we are trying to do is generate more interest during the year, during the dual season.”

Linking the awards with some of the sport’s legends is also in the works. Cael Sanderson was undefeated as a collegian and won four NCAA titles. Dan Gable, John and Pat Smith and Dan Hodge are but a few possibilities.

DIVISION I -- TOP 10 FALLS
Rank Pins Name School Wt Class
1 8 Clayton Jack Oregon State 285
  8 Nick Vetterlein Virginia Tech 197
  8 Juan Adams VMI 285
  8 Evan Henderson North Carolina 141
  8 Jarrett Jensen Northern Iowa 157
6 7 Logan Stieber Ohio State 133
  7 Roger Pena Oregon State 157
  7 William Powell Appalachian State 157
  7 Adam Fager Utah Valley University 197
  7 Steve Bosak Cornell 184
DIVISION II -- TOP 10 FALLS
Rank Pins Name School Wt Class
1 10 Josh Howk St. Cloud State 149
2 9 Joe Alston Nebraska-Kearney 285
3 7 Kevin Barrett Nebraska-Kearney 197
  7 Kody Young Mercyhurst 133
  7 Jordan Rinken Upper Iowa 149
  7 Patrick Spano King College (Tenn.) 165
7 6 James Malechek Wisconsin-Parkside 285
  6 Ben Sergent Findlay 125
  6 Gabriel Musser Ouachita Baptist 197
  6 Nick Ridgeway Nebraska-Kearney 149
  6 Kristoff Thomas UNC-Pembroke 149
  6 Taylor Harris Augustana (S.D.) 285
  6 Clint Poster St. Cloud State 157
  6 Shawn Hatlestad Augustana (S.D.) 149
  6 Andrew Fisher Seton Hill 141
  6 Vinny Campanile Kutztown 197
DIVISION III -- TOP 10 FALLS
Rank Pins Name School Wt Class
1 9 Adam Hulett SUNY-Cortland 141
2 8 Jules Doliscar Ithaca 174
3 7 Matt Cross Messiah 174
  7 Zac Andrews Delaware Valley 149
  7 Joe Camlin McDaniel 285
  7 Kevin Poplaski Gettysburg 285
  7 Colin Lenhardt Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 174
  7 David Oberrender Wilkes 197
  7 Chris Burdge Centenary (N.J.) 157
  7 Robert Bidlingmaier Olivet 125
  7 Austin Karls Milwaukee School of Engineering 285
  7 Ryan Fank Wartburg 285
DIVISION I -- TOP 10 TECH FALL LEADERS
Rank TFs Name School Wt Class
1 5 Mark Lewandowski Buffalo 157
  5 Josh Asper Maryland 165
  5 Aaron Schopp Edinboro 133
  5 Jesse Delgado Illinois 125
5 4 Aaron Kalil Navy 125
  4 Christopher Honeycutt Edinboro 197
  4 Joe LeBlanc Wyoming 184
  4 Ryan Loder Northern Iowa 184
  4 Anthony Zanetta Pittsburgh 125
10 3 Sam Shirey Bloomsburg 174
  3 Luke Vaith Hofstra 141
  3 Tony Ramos Iowa 133
  3 Derek St. John Iowa 157
  3 John Blakely Appalachian State 157
  3 Trent Sprenkle North Dakota State 125
  3 Steve Bonanno Hofstra 125
  3 Daniel Kolodzik Princeton 157
  3 Cody Weishoff Oregon State 165
  3 Frank Molinaro Penn State 149
  3 Nicholas Bedelyon Kent State 125
  3 Garrett Drucker Oregon State 133
  3 Frank Perrelli Cornell 125
  3 Luke Rebertus Navy 184
  3 Quentin Wright Penn State 184
  3 Eric Terrazas Illinois 149
  3 Joe Bruewer Ohio State 149
  3 Alan Waters Missouri 125
  3 Matt Mincey Minnesota 157
  3 Devin Carter Virginia Tech 133
  3 Eric Grajales Michigan 149
  3 Brandon Williamson West Virginia 285
  3 Mathew Brown Penn State 174
  3 John Staudenmayer North Carolina 165
  3 Caleb Ervin Illinois 149
  3 Austin Wilson Nebraska 165
  3 Logan Storley Minnesota 174
  3 Cayle Byers Oklahoma State 197
  3 Blaize Cabell Northern Iowa 197
DIVISION II -- TOP 10 TECH FALL LEADERS
Rank TFs Name School Wt Class
1 5 Luke Rynish Wisconsin-Parkside 174
2 3 Julian Perez San Francisco State 133
3 2 Deral Brown Newberry 141
  2 Jordan Shields Mercyhurst 157
  2 Matthew Meuleners Northern State 285
  2 Matt Oliver Newberry 133
  2 John Reed Newberry 197
  2 James Maus Truman 141
  2 Dalton Jensen Nebraska-Kearney 141
  2 Eric Mateo Central Missouri 133
  2 Charles Merrill California Baptist (Calif.) 285
  2 Gabriel Musser Ouachita Baptist University 197
  2 Dakota Moore King College (Tenn.) 184
  2 Michael Pollard Mercyhurst 184
  2 Ryan Bohince Mercyhurst 125
  2 Daniel Romero Colorado Mesa University 125
  2 Kaleb Cradduck Central Oklahoma 149
  2 Bionojel Candelaria Kutztown 157
  2 Davion Caston Notre Dame (Ohio) 133
  2 Trey Griffin St. Cloud State 174
  2 Matt Nelson St. Cloud State 141
  2 Drew Spaulding Minot State (N.D.) 149
  2 Matt Bogardus King College (Tenn.) 174
  2 August Mizia Mercyhurst 174
  2 Dallas Smith Ouachita Baptist University 184
  2 Nick Burghardt Maryville University 174
  2 Jacob Cramer Tiffin University 174
  2 Omar Maknassi Lindenwood (Mo.) 133
  2 Bobby Ward Grand Canyon 157
  2 Evan Yenolevich Kutztown 133
  2 Nick Wykoff West Liberty University 141
DIVISION III -- TOP 10 TECH FALL LEADERS
Rank TFs Name School Wt Class
1 7 Michael Fleck Wilkes 125
  7 Brent Lowe McDaniel 157
3 5 Nigel McNeil SUNY-Cortland 125
4 4 Ryan Renon Lakeland 165
5 3 Jimmy Gotto Coe 125
  3 Kyle LeDuc Concordia-Moorehead 149
  3 Joseph Hambleton Cornell College 165
  3 Thomas Mirocha Wartburg 133
9 2 Chris Gogatz Hunter 133
  2 Kyle Kwiat Ohio Northern 174
  2 Adam Sheley Wisconsin-La Crosse 133
  2 Jeff Peterson Wilkes 141
  2 Nick LeClere Coe 165
  2 Robert Ferrante Western New England 125
  2 Seth Ecker Ithaca 133
  2 Jose Quintana Wisconsin-Oshkosh 149
  2 Nathan White Wilkes 165
  2 Jon Sanko Waynesburg 165
  2 James Locke Coe 149
  2 Danny Bieshaar Coe 141
  2 Dale Handley Coe 157
  2 Jason Russell Heidelberg 197
  2 Nazar Kulchytskyy Wisconsin-Oshkosh 157
  2 Landon Williams Wartburg 165
  2 Daniel Mendoza Luther 125
  2 Kevin Barrucci Rhode Island College 157
  2 Tyler Blaine Baldwin Wallace 184
  2 Ben Rosen Cornell College 125
  2 Justin Bruce Simpson 174
  2 Christian Salera Johns Hopkins 149
  2 John Lynch Wilkes 149
  2 Casey Kenealy Concordia (Wis.) 157
  2 Stephan De La Cruz Luther 125
  2 Matthew Hechsel Augsburg 184
  2 Lucas Dise Wilkes 125
  2 Drew Wagenhoffer Wartburg 149
  2 Matthew Ross Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 157
  2 Joey Giaccio York (Pa.) 125
  2 Nicholas Manning Mount St. Joseph 174
  2 Sean Byham Thiel 141
  2 Corey Anderson Wisconsin-Whitewater 285
  2 Collin Lesko Alma College 125
  2 Jake Odell Stevens Institute Of Technology 157
  2 Darren Faber Wheaton (Ill.) 197
  2 Nick Oliveto Oneonta State 125
  2 Andre McHugh Hunter 174
  2 Justin Wolfenden Milwaukee School of Engineering 133