INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the updated 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.

NCAA champion Gabe Dean of Cornell holds sole position of the top spot in falls in Division I with 12 at 184 pounds. Penn State national champion Zain Retherford, teammate Bo Nickal and Chad Walsh of Rider have all accumulated 10 falls so far, this season.

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In Division II, Western State 125-pounder Ronald Wardleigh holds the national lead with 10 falls this season over Carmine Ciotti of Gannon with nine.

Heavyweight Jake Evans of Waynesburg holds the Division III lead over Messiah 133-pounder Hunter Harris by virtue of aggregate time. Evans’ 17 falls have come in 51:34, while Harris has reached his 17 in just a little bit longer time of 52:55.

True freshman Jack Mueller of Virginia leads Division I in tech falls with nine this season at 125 pounds, while Te’Shan Campbell of Pittsburgh and 2016 national runner-up TJ Dudley of Nebraska are right behind Mueller with eight.

Adams State 133-pounder Martin Ramirez leads a quartet of wrestlers that each have six tech falls in Division II. Ramirez’ time of 21:45 is faster than Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst, Cody Law of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and Tyler Mies of Newman.

Stephen Jarrell of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) has 13 tech falls at 174 pounds to hold a lead of four over his next closest competition.

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 Gabe Dean Cornell 184 12 26:01
2 Zain Retherford Penn State 149 10 30:35
3 Bo Nickal Penn State 184 10 34:33
4 Chad Walsh Rider 165 10 41:09
5 Adam Mackie Lock Haven 197 9 13:04
6 Evan Fidelibus Rider 141 9 25:00
7 Mark Hall Penn State 174 9 29:25
8 Patrick Quinlan Frank. & Marsh. 141 9 38:44
9 Devin Nye Kent State 285 8 16:34
10 Ross Larson Oklahoma 285 8 20:04
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Ronald Wardleigh Western State 125 10 26:06
2 Carmine Ciotti Gannon 133 9 26:41
3 Tyler Reinhart Pitt.-Johnstown 165 8 11:38
4 Garrett Gray Tiffin 285 8 16:33
5 James Lehman Wisc.-Parkside 197 8 19:23
6 Kevin Barrett Neb.-Kearney 285 8 23:04
7 Tyler Richardson East Stroudsburg 184 8 23:54
8 Payton Tawater Colorado Mesa 157 7 11:46
9 Evan Loughman Lake Erie 285 7 13:44
10 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 7 21:36
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Jake Evans Waynesburg 285 17 51:34
2 Hunter Harris Messiah 133 17 52:55
3 AJ Kowal Stevens 197 15 38:19
4 Troy Stanich Stevens 133 14 44:11
5 Dusten Reed Wartburg 133 13 19:48
6 James Bethel SUNY Oneonta 285 13 30:04
7 Anthony Arroyo Baldwin Wallace 165 13 36:39
8 Justin Cochran Roger Williams 141 12 23:22
9 Guy Patron Loras 197 12 26:15
10 Tom Lynd Lycoming 285 12 29:42

NCAA Stat Leaders - Tech Falls

Division I
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Jack Mueller Virginia 125 9 33:47
2 Te'Shan Campbell Pittsburgh 165 8 34:01
3 TJ Dudley Nebraska 184 8 37:39
4 Connor Medbery Wisconsin 285 7 31:16
5 Mike Hughes Hofstra 285 7 38:41
6 Thomas Haines Lock Haven 285 7 41:05
7 Stephen Suglio Kent State 197 6 25:33
8 Sal Mastriani Virginia Tech 157 6 27:20
9 Alex Griffin Purdue 157 6 28:20
10 Myles Martin Ohio State 184 6 28:43
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Martin Ramirez Adams State 133 6 21:45
2 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 6 22:39
3 Cody Law Pitt.-Johnstown 157 6 33:57
4 Tyler Mies Newman 149 6 35:21
5 Nicholas Fiegener California Baptist 184 5 12:38
6 Jason Buhr Colorado Mesa 165 5 24:54
7 Logan Hopp Upper Iowa 285 4 17:10
8 Tyler Stenberg Northern State 149 4 18:35
9 Terrance Fanning Wheeling Jesuit 197 4 19:04
10 Jacob Waste California Baptist 197 4 20:25
 
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Stephen Jarrell Johnson & Wales (RI) 174 13 71:14
2 Alex Kramer Ursinus 149 9 29:59
3 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 8 38:47
4 Seth Lansberry Lycoming 149 8 39:57
5 Jason Lynch Chicago 184 8 41:23
6 Bobby Jordan Johnson & Wales (RI) 125 8 44:45
7 Zach Wilhelm Stevens 149 8 45:31
8 CJ Luth Southern Me. 157 7 24:38
9 Mason Geary Wis.-La Crosse 149 7 28:38
10 Colin Navickas Stevens 165 7 44:33