INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the first week of standings for the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships.

The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes that have accumulated the most falls and the most technical falls throughout the course of the regular and postseasons.

For falls and tech falls to be counted towards a student-athletes total they must come against opponents in the same division. Ties in the two categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

The initial standings for falls in Division I is paced by a pair of Midshipmen as Navy 197-pounder Michael Woulfe has 11 falls, while 184-pounder Mathew Miller has nine.

In Division II, Pittsburgh-Johnstown 184-pounder Travis McKillop has nine falls to hold a narrow lead over Western State 125-pounder Ronald Wardleigh and Maryville (Missouri) 141-pounder Nate Rodriguez.

Christopher Chorzepa of Williams has 13 falls at 184 pounds to lead Division III by one fall over Messiah 184-pounder Josh Thomson.

The national leader for all divisions is in Division I where 2015 national champion Isaiah Martinez of Illinois has 11 tech falls at 157 pounds, which is the same total of tech falls he had in winning the award last season. He is five falls ahead of a group of four wrestlers with six tech falls, including 2015 national champion Gabriel Dean of Cornell at 184 pounds.

The Division II standings feature a four-way tie of wrestlers with five tech falls and another four wrestlers have compiled four. August Mizia of Mercyhurst holds the tiebreaker as he has compiled his five tech falls at 174 pounds in an aggregate time of 15:14, ahead of Wheeling Jesuit 149-pounder Dominick Nania’s time of 16:54.

Division III also has a tie at the top as a pair of 149-pounders each has eight tech falls. Alex Kramer of Ursinus holds the tiebreaker over Zach Joseph of Springfield with an 18-minute edge in aggregate time (24:11 to 42:11).

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 per match are awarded as follows. A 12-match minimum is required to be eligible for the Most Dominant Award.

* 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)

The initial Most Dominant Wrestler standings will be released later this season in order to allow wrestlers to achieve the 12-match minimum that is required to be eligible for the standings.

NCAA Stat Leaders - Falls
Division I
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Michael Woulfe Navy 197 11 47:42
2 Mathew Miller Navy 184 9 28:33
3 Jason Nolf Penn State 157 9 30:55
4 Evan Henderson North Carolina 149 8 14:32
5 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 8 18:43
6 Zach Brunson Illinois 174 8 25:04
7 Ian Baker Princeton 197 7 15:05
8 Nick Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh 197 7 18:36
9 Zain Retherford Penn State 157 7 19:33
10 Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State 165 6 5:53
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Travis McKillop Pittsburgh-Johnstown 184 9 12:26
2 Ronald Wardleigh Western State 125 8 24:56
3 Nate Rodriguez Maryville (Missouri) 141 8 32:30
4 Tate Barnhardt Mary 133 7 15:30
5 Damon Sims Pittsburgh-Johnstown 285 7 31:19
6 Garrett Grey Tiffin 285 6 9:07
7 Jeremiah Lutz Emmanuel (Georgia) 149 6 17:49
8 Andy Welton Mercyhurst 285 6 19:19
9 Paul Wilson Colorado School of Mines 197 5 9:26
10 Michael Griffith Mercyhurst 157 5 9:59
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Christoper Chorzepa Williams 184 13 28:24
2 Josh Thomson Messiah 184 12 36:41
3 Adrian Collier Dubuque 149 11 18:33
4 Donald Longendyke Augsburg 285 11 20:05
5 Garrett Beaman St. Olaf 174 11 32:51
6 Justin Cochran Roger Williams 141 11 47:08
7 Anthony Brooks Williams 197 10 16:11
8 Benjamin Mitchell McDaniel 149 10 20:51
9 AJ Kowal Stevens Institute of Technology 197 10 27:07
10 Austin Sisco Western New England 133 10 33:52
NCAA Stat Leaders - Tech Falls
Division I
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Isaiah Martinez Illinois 157 11 50:37
2 Nate Brown Lehigh 184 6 24:36
3 Gabriel Dean Cornell 184 6 35:46
4 Zain Retherford Penn State 149 6 36:27
5 Jason Nolf Penn State 157 6 41:18
6 Chad Pyke North Carolina State 157 5 28:01
7 Bo Nickal Penn State 174 5 28:16
8 J`Den Cox Missouri 197 5 32:40
9 Pete Renda North Carolina State 184 5 34:57
10 Austin Trott Gardner-Webb 165 4 10:28
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 August Mizia Mercyhurst 174 5 15:14
2 Dominick Nania Wheeling Jesuit 149 5 16:54
3 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 5 20:04
4 Ryan Beltz Maryville (Missouri) 197 5 24:32
5 Tyler Reinhart Pittsburgh-Johnstown 165 4 20:06
6 Jordan Rinken Upper Iowa 157 4 20:22
7 Joseph Alessandro Seton Hill 141 4 22:36
8 Joseph Calderone LIU Post 133 4 28:00
9 Garrett Hoffner MSU Moorhead 157 3 9:24
10 Derrick Nelson Coker 133 3 11:43
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Alex Kramer Ursinus 149 8 24:11
2 Zach Joseph Springfield 149 8 42:11
3 Zach Bylykbashi Washington and Lee 133 7 29:35
4 CJ Luth Southern Maine 157 7 31:19
5 Jeff Palmeri College at Brockport 184 7 34:48
6 Nathan Pike New York University 133 7 38:01
7 Gerard Roman Wartburg 197 6 13:46
8 Eric Devos Wartburg 174 6 14:42
9 Dustin Weinmann Wisconsin-La Crosse 133 6 27:06
10 Asher Kramer College at Brockport 125 6 32:17