INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the first set of standings for the 2017 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 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 features a tie between a pair of former NCAA champions in Cornell 184-pounder Gabe Dean and Penn State 149-pounder Zain Retherford with 10 each. Dean holds the tiebreaker with an aggregate time of 21:48, almost nine minutes ahead of Retherford.

In Division II, Gannon 133-pounder Carmine Ciotti has 11 falls, while Western State 125-pounder Ronald Wardleigh is also in double figures with 10.

Another wrestler at 133 pounds leads Division III with Messiah’s Hunter Harris already at 16 falls this season. Jake Evans of Waynesburg and A.J. Kowal of Stevens Institute of Technology are keeping pace with 15 and 14, respectively.

True freshman Jack Mueller of Virginia leads Division I in tech falls with nine this season at 125 pounds, while 2016 national runner-up TJ Dudley of Nebraska is second with eight at 184 pounds.

Adams State 133-pounder Martin Ramirez has six tech falls in Division II to lead a quintet of wrestlers that have accumulated five.

Stephen Jarrell of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) has nine tech falls at 174 pounds to hold the lead over Lucas Malmberg of Messiah and Jason Lynch of Chicago with eight this season.

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 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 Gabriel Dean Cornell 184 10 21:48
2 Zain Retherford Penn St. 149 10 30:35
3 Adam Mackie Lock Haven 174 9 13:04
4 Evan Fidelibus Rider 141 9 25:00
5 Bo Nickal Penn St. 184 9 33:55
6 Chad Walsh Rider 165 9 36:16
7 Devin Nye Kent St. 285 8 16:34
8 Patrick Quinlan Frank. & Marsh. 141 8 33:00
9 Jason Grimes American 184 7 16:56
10 George DiCamillo Virginia 141 7 17:12
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Carmine Ciotti Gannon 133 11 40:25
2 Ronald Wardleigh Western St. 125 10 26:06
3 Tyler Reinhart Pitt.-Johnstown 165 7 10:02
4 Evan Loughman Lake Erie 285 7 13:44
5 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 7 21:36
6 Kevin Barrett Neb.-Kearney 285 7 21:38
7 Austin Goergen St. Cloud St. 285 6 9:50
8 Luke Fleming Findlay 285 6 9:57
9 Payton Tawater Colorado Mesa 157 6 10:12
10 James Lehman Wis.-Parkside 197 6 11:55
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Hunter Harris Messiah 133 16 49:04
2 Jake Evans Waynesburg 285 15 46:29
3 AJ Kowal Stevens 197 14 41:24
4 Dusten Reed Wartburg 133 12 17:47
5 Troy Stanich Stevens 133 12 41:19
6 Thomas Poklikuha Stevens 157 12 44:33
7 Justin Cochran Roger Williams 141 11 22:21
8 Anthony Arroyo Baldwin Wallace 165 11 32:40
9 Isaac Odell Wheaton (IL) 165 11 37:02
10 Nathan Barcaskey Ohio Northern 285 11 68:06
 
NCAA Stat Leaders - Tech Falls
Division I
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Jack Mueller Virginia 125 9 33:47
2 TJ Dudley Nebraska 184 8 37:39
3 Connor Medbery Wisconsin 285 7 31:16
4 Mike Hughes Hofstra 285 7 38:41
5 Thomas Haines Lock Haven 285 7 41:05
6 Te`Shan Campbell Pittsburgh 165 6 22:31
7 Stephen Suglio Kent St. 197 6 25:33
8 Alex Griffin Purdue 157 6 28:20
9 Myles Martin Ohio St. 184 6 28:43
10 Kevin Jack North Carolina St. 141 6 31:54
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Martin Ramirez Adams St. 133 6 21:45
2 Nicholas Fiegener California Baptist (Calif.) 184 5 12:38
3 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 5 15:39
4 Jason Buhr Colorado Mesa 165 5 24:54
5 Cody Law Pitt.-Johnstown 157 5 27:49
6 Tyler Mies Newman 149 5 28:21
7 Tyler Stenberg Northern St. 149 4 18:35
8 Terrance Fanning Wheeling Jesuit 197 4 19:04
9 Jacob Waste California Baptist 197 4 20:25
10 Darren Wynn McKendree 141 4 25:20
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Stephen Jarrell Johnson & Wales (RI) 174 9 50:25
2 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 8 38:47
3 Jason Lynch Chicago 184 8 41:23
4 Alex Kramer Ursinus 149 7 23:29
5 CJ Luth Southern Me. 157 7 29:40
6 Seth Lansberry Lycoming 149 7 32:57
7 Zach Wilhelm Stevens 157 7 38:31
8 Ben Swarr Messiah 184 7 46:47
9 Mitchell Fucile Lakeland 165 6 25:17
10 Bobby Jordan Johnson & Wales (RI) 125 6 33:29