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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)

DII: TOP 10 MOST DOMINANT LEADERS
RANK AVERAGE NAME SCHOOL WT. CLASS
1 4.52 Travis McKillop Pittsburgh-Johnstown 184
2 4.4074 Shamus O'Grady St. Cloud State 184
3 4.2941 Gerald Huff Adams State 125
4 4.1667 Daniel DeShazer Nebraska-Kearney 133
5 4.1579 Chase Nelson Nebraska-Kearney 165
6 4.0952 Daniel Ownbey North Carolina Pembroke 141
7 4.0769 Mike Williams North Carolina Pembroke 174
8 4 Carl Broghammer Upper Iowa 197
9 3.9412 Jesse Hillhouse Colorado State-Pueblo 125
10 3.92 Elliot Copeland Western State 174

 

DII: TOP 10 FALL LEADERS
RANK FALLS TIME NAME SCHOOL WT. CLASS
1 14 44:09 Jeffrey Vesta Newberry 125
2 11 38:06 Justin Schumacher Colorado Mesa 149
3 10 26:45 William Young Newberry 141
4 10 31:38 Taylor Knapp Newberry 157
5 9 14:09 Jan Steven Ulinski Findlay 149
6 9 16:14 Mike Williams North Carolina-Pembroke 174
7 9 27:51 Nicholas Lankford Newberry 133
8 9 33:51 Carl Broghammer Upper Iowa 197
9 9 40:18 Jordan Basks Central Oklahoma 149
10 8 15:40 Travis McKillop Pittsburgh-Johnstown 184

 

DII: TOP 10 TECH FALL LEADERS
RANK TECH FALLS TIME NAME SCHOOL WT. CLASS
1 7 30:27 Dylan D'Urso Mercyhurst 133
2 5 34:00 Casy Rowell Central Oklahoma 133
3 4 21:35 Brendan McKeown East Stroudsburg 174
4 4 21:55 Travis McKillop Pittsburgh-Johnstown 184
5 4 21:58 Gabe Fogarty St. Cloud State 165
6 4 22:23 Matt Nelson St. Cloud State 141
7 4 22:47 Matthew Meuleners Northern State 285
8 4 25:41 William Young Newberry 141
9 4 27:17 Max Byrd Ashland 125
10 4 27:18 Naveed Bagheri San Francisco State 141

Related:
• Standings: Division I | Division III