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NCAA.com | February 19, 2014

St. Cloud State's Goergen is new Division II leader

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2014 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler Awards, in addition to standings for the most falls and tech falls within Divisions I, II and III. These awards will be presented in March at the respective NCAA wrestling championships. The standings only include matches between wrestlers in the same division.

The 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships return to Oklahoma City March 20-22 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. New ticket options are still available, visit NCAA.com/Wrestling to purchase. The Division II and Division III Wrestling Championships are both March 14-15 in Cleveland, Ohio, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, respectively.

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)

This week a minimum of 17 matches are required to be eligible for the Most Dominant Wrestler standings. That required match total will increase by one per week until 18 matches is reached. Athletes redshirting the 2014 season are not eligible for any of the award standings.

In the Most Dominant standings, three-time defending national champion Penn State holds the top two spots with 165-pounder David Taylor with an average of 5.0833 points and 184-pounder Edward Ruth at 4.6522 points. Two-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber of Ohio State (141 pounds) is third with an average of 4.65 points.

A brand new leader has jumped to the top of Division II with St. Cloud State heavyweight Austin Goergen holding an average of 5.0588 points, while previous leader Edwin Cooper of Upper Iowa (149 pounds) is second at 4.5556 points. Dylan D’Urso of Mercyhurst (141 pounds) holds third place with an average of 4.4706.

The all-division lead is in Division III where 2013 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler and two-time NCAA champion Nazar Kulchytskyy from Wisconsin-Oshkosh has a 5.1667 average at 165 pounds. Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) 157-pounder Everet Desilets is second with five points and Riley Lefever of Wabash (184 pounds) is third with 4.9643 points.

In the falls standings, just one pin separates Indiana 157-pounder Taylor Walsh and Bucknell heavyweight Joe Stolfi in Division I with 20 and 19. Ohio 165-pounder Harrison Hightower is third with 12 pins.

Nothing has changed since last week in Division II where John Austin Jones of King (Tennessee) is still in first place with 12 pins at 165 pounds and 197-pounder Zachary Bennett of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is alone in second with 11 pins.

The top of the list in Division III also remains the same with Ohio Northern heavyweight Cody Lovejoy as the national leader with 20 pins and Colin Lenhardt of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) (184 pounds) close behind with 19 pins in a combined time of 39:12. 184-pounder Thomas Reyhons of Augustana (Illinois) added one pin to reach 19 and is in third with a combined time of 50:58.

Northern Iowa 133-pounder Joe Colon’s nine tech falls is still the standard in Division I, while Wisconsin’s Tyler Graff (133 pounds) leads a group of wrestlers with eight tech falls in a combined time of 19:13. 

The top three positions in Division II are unchanged as Lake Erie 133-pounder Austin Gillihan leads the division with seven. Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst (157 pounds) and William Young of Newberry (141 pounds) follow Gillihan with six tech falls.

Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Shane Siefert increased his all-division lead with one tech fall to reach 11 on the season, three more than Wilkes 149-pounder Mark Hartenstine in second place.

1David TaylorPenn State1655.0833
2Edward RuthPenn State1844.6522
3Logan StieberOhio State1414.65
4Andrew HoweOklahoma1744.5714
5Taylor WalshIndiana1574.5357
6Robert KokeshNebraska1744.32
7Aaron (A.J.) SchoppEdinboro1334.25
8James GreenNebraska1574.0417
9Nick GwiazdowskiNC State2854.0323
10Mitchell PortEdinboro1414
1Austin GoergenSt. Cloud State2855.0588
2Edwin CooperUpper Iowa1494.5556
3Dylan D'UrsoMercyhurst1414.4706
4Alex JohnsIndianapolis1254.3684
5William YoungNewberry1414.0435
6Cameryn BradyIndianapolis1494
7Cory DauphinCentral Oklahoma1573.9167
8Adam WaltersFindlay1743.7895
9Jeffrey VestaNewberry1253.7143
10Michael LabryAshland1333.7
1Nazar KulchytskyyWisconsin-Oshkosh1655.1667
2Everet DesiletsJohnson & Wales (R.I.)1575
3Riley LefeverWabash1844.9643
4Landon WilliamsWartburg1744.8571
5Cody LovejoyOhio Northern2854.697
6Matthew TuttleAlma1654.6957
7Mark HartenstineWilkes1494.6552
8Lucas MalmbergMessiah1254.4737
9Shane SiefertWisconsin-Whitewater1974.4286
10Kaleb LohtMessiah1414.4242

1Joe ColonNorthern Iowa133951:40
2Tyler GraffWisconsin133819:13
3Logan StieberOhio State141839:30
4Cody BrewerOklahoma133845:14
5David TaylorPenn State165743:22
6Edward RuthPenn State184745:37
7Jesse DelgadoIllinois125629:53
8Alex HudsonChattanooga157525:20
9Nahshon GarrettCornell125529:21
10Drake HoudasheltMissouri149530:05
1Austin GillihanLake Erie133728:32
2Francis MiziaMercyhurst157623:55
3William YoungNewberry141629:56
4Casy RowellCentral Oklahoma133534:30
5Michael LabryAshland133419:35
6Kyle WilliamsMcKendree149419:38
7Bryden LazaroCalifornia Baptist125419:54
8Joey DavisNotre Dame (Ohio)174421:35
9Seiji BorjaNewberry149424;22
10August MiziaMercyhurst174313:02
1Shane SiefertWisconsin-Whitewater1971148:32
2Mark HartenstineWilkes149839:33
3Zach JosephSpringfield149734:44
4Anthony CarloUrsinus165744:07
5Steven FeuchtOhio Northern149628:20
6Ryan SeidlerWisconsin-Eau Claire149523:44
7Landon WilliamsWartburg174524:11
8Jayden DeVilbissLuther184525:56
9Daniel DownesRoger Williams149526:09
10Derek ArnoldUrsinus149526:43

1Taylor WalshIndiana1572061:36
2Joe StolfiBucknell2851953:02
3Harrison HightowerOhio1651223:14
4Dylan PetersNorthern Iowa1251128:27
5Kevin BirminghamDavidson1491130:50
6David TaylorPenn State1651031:21
7Ophir BernsteinBrown1841031:31
8Brian RealbutoCornell1571036:17
9Jakob ScheffelWest Virginia174922:13
10Nick GwiazdowskiNC State285922:44
1John Austin JonesKing (Tenn.)1651231:09
2Zachary BennettPittsburgh-Johnstown1971123:28
3Edwin CooperUpper Iowa1491015:26
4D'Marcus SpencerKing (Tenn.)1331021:15
5Ian SteenWestern State1491035:26
6Brent FickelAshland1491038:50
7Jared HolidayNewberry184930:40
8Brock CoutuNebraska-Kearney141931:48
9Austin GoergenSt. Cloud State285935:23
10Jeffrey VestaNewberry125940:55
1Cody LovejoyOhio Northern2852051:56
2Colin LenhardtJohnson & Wales (R.I.)1741939:12
3Thomas ReyhonsAugustana (Ill.)1841950:58
4Jamison SaccoWestern New England2851830:32
5Matthew TuttleAlma1651642:50
6Chad ObzudOneonta State1971532:11
7Riley LefeverWabash1841337:51
8Lucas MalmbergMessiah1251362:54
9Nazar KulchytskyyWisconsin-Oshkosh1651215:55
10Tyler BrentRIT1841232:47

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