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 who 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.

In Division I, Penn State 149-pounder Zain Retherford continues to lead in the race for the Most Dominant Wrestler, contributing an average of 5.56 team points per match, just .12 more than teammate Jason Nolf at 157 pounds.

Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst leads Division II with an average of 4.92 points at 165 pounds, while Montrail Johnson of Wisconsin-Parkside is second with 4.88 points.

Lance Evans of Wartburg has a commanding lead in Division III with an average of 5.41 team points per match at heavyweight.

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.

  • 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’s Most Dominant Wrestler standings are calculated with a 15-match minimum against wrestlers from the same division.

Cornell 184-pounder Gabe Dean has 15 falls this season to lead Division I, while Lock Haven’s Adam Mackie and Rider’s Chad Walsh each have 12.

Heavyweight Garrett Gray of Tiffin leads Division II with 12 falls, but a trio of wrestlers are on his heels with 11 falls.

Hunter Harris of Messiah has pulled ahead in Division III with 24 falls this season at 141 pounds, three more than his nearest competitor.

True freshman Jack Mueller of Virginia leads Division I in tech falls with nine this season at 125 pounds but is only holding off heavyweight Thomas Haines of Lock Haven by aggregate time. Mueller’s nine tech falls have come in 33:47, 20 minutes less than Haines.

Nic Goebel of Findlay has surged to the lead in Division II tech falls with 10 at 149 pounds, four ahead of a sextet of wrestlers with six.

Stephen Jarrell of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) has 16 tech falls at 174 pounds to hold a lead of four over Jason Lynch of Chicago at 197 pounds and Messiah 125-pounder Lucas Malmberg.

NCAA Stat Leaders - Most Dominant
Division I
Rank Name School Weight Avg. Team Points
1 Zain Retherford Penn St. 149 5.56
2 Jason Nolf Penn St. 157 5.44
3 Gabe Dean Cornell 184 5.43
4 Bo Nickal Penn St. 184 5.33
5 Isaiah Martinez Illinois 165 4.81
6 Thomas Gilman Iowa 125 4.75
7 Seth Gross South Dakota St. 133 4.59
8 Zahid Valencia Arizona St. 174 4.48
9 Mark Hall Penn St. 184 4.35
10 Chad Walsh Rider 165 4.25
         
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Avg. Team Points
1 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 4.92
2 Montrail Johnson Wis.-Parkside 184 4.88
3 Carmine Ciotti Gannon 133 4.65
4 Tyler Reinhart Pitt.-Johnstown 165 4.56
5 Nic Goebel Findlay 149 4.53
6 Nick Becker Wis.-Parkside 174 4.44
7 Kevin Barrett Neb.-Kearney 285 4.42
8 Garrett Gray Tiffin 285 4.40
9 Joshua Ailey Central Okla. 141 4.23
9 Chance Helmick Chadron St. 174 4.23
         
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Avg. Team Points
1 Lance Evans Wartburg 285 5.41
2 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 4.94
3 Troy Stanich Stevens 133 4.91
4 Jake Evans Waynesburg 285 4.74
5 Nick Bova Wabash 157 4.71
6 Dan Del Gallo Southern Me. 149 4.68
7 Christoper Chorzepa Williams 285 4.61
8 Alec Donovan Centenary (NJ) 157 4.60
9 Seth Lansberry Lycoming 149 4.57
10 Stephen Jarrell Johnson & Wales (RI) 174 4.56
Most dominant rankings are based off of a minimum of 15 matches
NCAA Stat Leaders - Falls
Division I
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Gabe Dean Cornell 184 15 35:20
2 Adam Mackie Lock Haven 197 12 25:52
3 Chad Walsh Rider 165 12 53:23
4 Ross Larson Oklahoma 285 11 24:46
5 Zain Retherford Penn St. 149 11 35:04
6 Bo Nickal Penn St. 184 11 37:08
7 Jason Nolf Penn St. 157 10 31:06
8 Mark Hall Penn St. 174 10 34:46
9 Evan Fidelibus Rider 141 9 25:00
10 Dan Martoccio Frank. & Marsh. 141 9 25:23
           
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Garrett Gray Tiffin 285 12 25:43
2 James Lehman Wis.-Parkside 197 11 23:52
3 Ronald Wardleigh Western St. 125 11 29:56
4 Kevin Barrett Neb.-Kearney 285 11 32:52
5 Andy Welton Mercyhurst 285 9 22:15
6 Carmine Ciotti Gannon 133 9 26:41
7 Tyler Reinhart Pitt.-Johnstown 165 8 11:38
8 Payton Tawater Colorado Mesa 157 8 13:04
9 Luke Fleming Findlay 285 8 14:13
10 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 8 24:07
           
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Hunter Harris Messiah 141 24 73:07
2 Jake Evans Waynesburg 285 21 58:40
3 Troy Stanich Stevens 133 17 53:04
4 AJ Kowal Stevens 197 15 38:19
5 Corbin Bunsold Otterbein 184 15 40:08
6 Jamiel Stapelton Johnson & Wales (RI) 149 15 47:30
7 Guy Patron Loras 197 14 29:03
8 Tom Lynd Lycoming 285 14 36:42
9 Nathan Barcaskey Ohio Northern 285 14 74:08
10 Dusten Reed Wartburg 133 13 19:48
NCAA Stat Leaders - Tech Falls
Division I
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Jack Mueller Virginia 125 9 33:47
2 Thomas Haines Lock Haven 285 9 54:23
3 Te`Shan Campbell Pittsburgh 165 8 34:01
4 Connor Medbery Wisconsin 285 8 36:51
5 TJ Dudley Nebraska 184 8 37:39
6 Logan Massa Michigan 165 8 48:11
7 Isaiah Martinez Illinois 165 7 37:15
8 Mike Hughes Hofstra 285 7 38:41
9 Kyle Shoop Lock Haven 149 7 42:26
10 Ronald Perry Lock Haven 141 7 45:09
           
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Nic Goebel Findlay 149 10 63:11
2 Nicholas Fiegener California Baptist 184 6 19:38
3 Martin Ramirez Adams St. 133 6 21:45
4 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 6 22:39
5 Cody Law Pitt.-Johnstown 157 6 33:57
6 Tyler Mies Newman 149 6 35:21
7 Darren Wynn McKendree 149 6 39:20
8 Austin Petril Kutztown 125 5 19:33
9 Jason Buhr Colorado Mesa 165 5 24:54
10 Jacob Waste California Baptist 197 5 27:25
           
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Stephen Jarrell Johnson & Wales (RI) 174 16 91:11
2 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 12 66:47
3 Jason Lynch Chicago 197 12 66:57
4 Alex Kramer Ursinus 149 11 37:19
5 Seth Lansberry Lycoming 149 9 41:56
6 Zach Wilhelm Stevens 149 9 52:31
7 Connor Brummett Wabash 165 9 57:02
8 Ben Swarr Messiah 174 9 60:47
9 Zach Joseph Springfield 157 8 37:08
10 Bobby Jordan Johnson & Wales (RI) 125 8 44:45