Central Michigan's Bennett takes top spot in Tech Fall Standings with nine
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released standings for the 2013 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler Award and most falls and tech falls in Divisions I, II and III.
A minimum of 18 matches are required to be eligible for the Most Dominant Wrestler standings. For match results to be counted toward any of the award standings they must come against opponents within the same division.For the sixth consecutive week, 133-pounder Logan Stieber remains atop the Most Dominant Wrestler standings, with an average of 5.4444 points. Stieber holds a substantial lead in Division I against Kent State’s Dustin Kilgore (197 pounds), who is in second place with a 5.1143 average.
In Division II, Pittsburgh-Johnstown’s Travis McKillop leads for the second week in a row with a 4.52 points average in the 184-pound weight class. Fellow 184-pounder Shamus O’Grady of St. Cloud State follows in a close second with a 4.4074 points average.Nazar Kulchytskyy of Wisconsin-Oshkosh remains Division III’s most dominant leader for the fourth week in a row. The 165-pounder averages 5.4375 points and holds the second-best points average across all divisions.
In the Division I falls standings, Kent State’s Dustin Kilgore continues to hold the pins lead with a total of 17 in a cumulative time of 43:23. The 197-pounder is trailed by Cornell’s Kyle Dake (165 pounds) who has tallied 16.Newberry’s Jeffrey Vesta tops the Division II falls standings this week with a total of 14 in the 125-pound weight class.
In Division III, Kulchytskyy owns a cross-divisional best 20 pins and is trailed by Wesleyan’s Nick Scotto with 18.
Central Michigan’s Ben Bennett surpassed David Taylor of Penn State as the Division I tech falls leader this week. Bennett has posted nine technical falls at 184 pounds and ousted Taylor who previously held the tech falls title for five consecutive weeks.Mercyhurst’s Dylan D’Urso leads the Division II tech fall standings for the sixth consecutive week, posting a total of seven falls in 30:27. D’Urso is trailed by fellow 133-pounder Casy Rowell of Central Oklahoma who has compiled five technical falls this season.
For the seventh consecutive week, Kyle Kwiat of Ohio Northern is the cross-divisional leader with an incredible 15 tech falls -- six more than any other NCAA wrestler. In Division III, the 174-pounder is followed by Elisha Gaylor (Ursinus) with eight tech falls.
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)
|RANK||AVERAGE POINTS||NAME||SCHOOL||WT. CLASS|
|1||5.4444||Logan Stieber||Ohio State||133|
|2||5.1143||Dustin Kilgore||Kent State||197|
|5||4.84||Edward Ruth||Penn State||184|
|T6||4.8333||David Taylor||Penn State||165|
|T6||4.6667||Ben Bennett||Central Michigan||184|
|8||4.625||Jordan Oliver||Oklahoma State||149|
|10||4.4167||Quentin Wright||Penn State||197|
|1||17||43.23||Dustin Kilgore||Kent State||197|
|3||14||44:05||Aaron (A.J.) Schopp||Edinboro||133|
|5||11||36:18||Andrew Delaney||The Citadel||285|
|6||10||20:25||Cody Copeland||Lock Haven||157|
|7||10||22:49||Logan Stieber||Ohio State||133|
|8||10||24:50||Edward Ruth||Penn State||184|
|9||10||24:51||Cole VonOhlen||Air Force||149|
|RANK||TECH FALLS||TIME||NAME||SCHOOL||WT. CLASS|
|1||9||57:52||Ben Bennett||Central Michigan||184|
|2||8||49:50||David Taylor||Penn State||165|
|3||7||36:35||Peter Yates||Virginia Tech||165|
|8||6||39:40||Casey Newburg||Kent State||184|