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Matt Holmes | NCAA.com | March 9, 2016

NCAA releases Division I wrestling awards standings update

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the Division I 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.

In the Division I Most Dominant Wrestler standings, Penn State teammates Zain Retherford and Jason Nolf are in a statistical tie with 4.93 average team points per match.

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 and based on a minimum of 17 matches in the division.

* 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)

Navy teammates Michael Woulfe and Mathew Miller lead Division I with 15 falls this season. Miller holds the tiebreaker in aggregate time (43:01-59:52). Nolf is also in position for the award with 14 falls this season.

Isaiah Martinez of Illinois has surpassed his winning total from last season with 13 tech falls this season at 157 pounds to hold the Division I lead with five more than the next closest competitor.

The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will be March 17-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

NCAA Stat Leaders-Falls

Rank Name Team Weight Wins Time
1 Mathew Miller Navy 184 15 43:01
2 Michael Woulfe Navy 197 15 59:52
3 Jason Nolf Penn State 157 14 48:40
4 Zain Retherford Penn State 149 12 35:45
5 Joe Stolfi Bucknell 285 12 42:58
6 Mike Hughes Hofstra 285 9 11:17
7 Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State 165 9 16:10
8 Jeric Kasunic American 197 9 16:48
9 Evan Henderson North Carolina 149 9 17:50
10 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State 285 9 19:32

NCAA Stat Leaders- Tech Falls

Rank Name Team Weight Wins Time
1 Isaiah Martinez Illinois 157 13 59:45
2 Nate Brown Lehigh 184 8 35:43
3 Jason Nolf Penn State 157 8 52:16
4 Tom Sleigh Bucknell 184 7 33:00
5 Nahshon Garrett Cornell 133 7 33:55
6 Bo Nickal Penn State 174 7 39:13
7 Zain Retherford Penn State 149 7 42:25
8 Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State 165 6 22:20
9 Austin Trott Gardner-Webb 165 6 22:52
10 Scottie Boykin Chattanooga 197 6 24:42

NCAA Most Dominant

Rank Name School Weight Avg. Team Points
1 Zain Retherford Penn St. 149 4.93
1 Jason Nolf Penn St. 157 4.93
3 Alex Dieringer Oklahoma St. 165 4.77
4 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina St. 285 4.75
5 Morgan McIntosh Penn St. 197 4.68
6 Joe Stolfi Bucknell 285 4.55
7 Nahshon Garrett Cornell 133 4.52
8 Bo Nickal Penn St. 174 4.37
9 Thomas Gilman Iowa 125 4.32
10 Gabriel Dean Cornell 184 4.29

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