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.

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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 keeps the top average with 5.47 team points per match in the race for the Most Dominant Wrestler, while teammate Jason Nolf is at 5.42 points at 157 pounds.

Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst, the 2015 champion for most technical falls, leads the Division II Most Dominant Wrestler standings with an average of 4.89 points at 165 pounds for the lead over Gannon 133-pounder Carmine Ciotti at 4.56.

With the minimum to be ranked this week raised to 17 matches, three-time national champion and the 2016 Division III Most Dominant Wrestler Riley Lefever of Wabash doesn’t meet the minimum so Wartburg heavyweight Lance Evans regains the lead with an average of 5.28 points.

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 17-match minimum against wrestlers from the same division.

Dean and Rider 165-pounder Chad Walsh have 15 falls this season to lead Division I, with Dean holding the tiebreaker with a significant time advantage of 35:20 to 71:19.

Western State 125-pounder Ronald Wardleigh has the lead in Division II with 15 falls to lead Tiffin heavyweight Garrett Gray with 13.

Hunter Harris of Messiah has pulled ahead in Division III with 27 falls this season at 141 pounds, four more than his nearest competitor.

True freshman Jack Mueller of Virginia has led Division I in tech falls all season, but was surpassed by Wisconsin heavyweight Connor Medbery with 11 tech falls, while Mueller and two-time national champion Isaiah Martinez of Illinois each have 10.

Nic Goebel of Findlay has surged to the lead in Division II tech falls with 10 at 157 pounds, three ahead of Martin Ramirez of Adams State and Nicholas Fiegener of California Baptist.

Stephen Jarrell of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) has 17 tech falls at 174 pounds to hold a lead of four over Ursinus 149-pounder Alex Kramer.

NCAA Stat Leaders - Most Dominant
Division I
Rank Name School Weight Avg. Team Points
1 Zain Retherford Penn St. 149 5.47
2 Jason Nolf Penn St. 157 5.42
3 Gabe Dean Cornell 184 5.39
4 Bo Nickal Penn St. 184 5.33
5 Seth Gross South Dakota St. 133 4.69
6 Thomas Gilman Iowa 125 4.68
7 Isaiah Martinez Illinois 165 4.64
8 Zahid Valencia Arizona St. 174 4.59
9 Chad Walsh Rider 165 4.43
10 Mark Hall Penn St. 174 4.38
         
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Avg. Team Points
1 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 4.89
2 Carmine Ciotti Gannon 133 4.56
3 Garrett Gray Tiffin 285 4.52
4 Tyler Richardson East Stroudsburg 184 4.41
5 Nic Goebel Findlay 149 4.35
6 Ronald Wardleigh Western St. 125 4.27
7 Payton Tawater Colorado Mesa 157 4.26
8 James Lehman Wis.-Parkside 197 4.18
9 Chance Helmick Chadron St. 174 4.18
10 Tyler Reinhart Pitt.-Johnstown 165 4.12
         
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Avg. Team Points
1 Lance Evans Wartburg 285 5.28
2 Troy Stanich Stevens 133 4.97
3 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 4.94
4 Devon Carrillo Wesleyan (CT) 197 4.83
5 Jake Evans Waynesburg 285 4.81
6 Alec Donovan Centenary (NJ) 157 4.78
7 Dan Del Gallo Southern Me. 149 4.72
8 Christoper Chorzepa Williams 184 4.64
9 James Bethel SUNY Oneonta 285 4.59
10 Seth Lansberry Lycoming 149 4.58
10 Zachery Roseberry Delaware Valley 285 4.58
Most dominant rankings are based off of a minimum of 17 matches
NCAA Stat Leaders - Falls
Division I
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Gabe Dean Cornell 184 15 35:20
2 Chad Walsh Rider 165 15 71:19
3 Bo Nickal Penn St. 184 13 39:54
4 Zain Retherford Penn St. 149 13 42:30
5 Adam Mackie Lock Haven 174 12 25:52
6 Ross Larson Oklahoma 285 12 26:29
7 Jason Nolf Penn St. 157 11 32:33
8 Mark Hall Penn St. 174 11 36:00
9 Zahid Valencia Arizona St. 174 10 28:33
10 Seth Gross South Dakota St. 133 10 33:11
           
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Ronald Wardleigh Western St. 125 15 47:11
2 Garrett Gray Tiffin 285 13 29:19
3 James Lehman Wis.-Parkside 197 11 23:52
4 Kevin Barrett Neb.-Kearney 285 11 32:52
5 Payton Tawater Colorado Mesa 157 10 17:51
6 Austin Goergen St. Cloud St. 285 10 19:41
7 Luke Fleming Findlay 285 9 15:29
8 Bruno Nicoletti Colorado Mesa 174 9 20:28
9 Andy Welton Mercyhurst 285 9 22:15
10 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 9 26:13
           
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Falls Time
1 Hunter Harris Messiah 141 27 84:32
2 Jake Evans Waynesburg 285 23 60:44
3 Troy Stanich Stevens 133 19 62:00
4 DJ Tirelli Johnson & Wales (RI) 141 17 28:01
5 AJ Kowal Stevens 197 17 41:54
6 Nathan Barcaskey Ohio Northern 285 16 80:33
7 James Bethel SUNY Oneonta 285 15 33:29
8 Corbin Bunsold Otterbein 184 15 40:08
9 Jamiel Stapelton Johnson & Wales (RI) 149 15 47:30
10 Dusten Reed Wartburg 133 14 20:15
NCAA Stat Leaders - Tech Falls
Division I
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Connor Medbery Wisconsin 285 11 51:20
2 Jack Mueller Virginia 125 10 38:47
3 Isaiah Martinez Illinois 165 10 53:24
4 Kyle Shoop Lock Haven 149 9 47:43
5 Thomas Haines Lock Haven 285 9 54:23
6 Ronald Perry Lock Haven 141 9 59:09
7 Te`Shan Campbell Pittsburgh 165 8 34:01
8 TJ Dudley Nebraska 184 8 37:39
9 Logan Massa Michigan 165 8 45:46
10 Joshua Rodriguez North Dakota St. 125 8 47:35
           
Division II
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Nic Goebel Findlay 157 10 63:11
2 Martin Ramirez Adams St. 133 7 25:42
3 Nicholas Fiegener California Baptist 184 7 26:38
4 Francis Mizia Mercyhurst 165 6 22:39
5 Jason Buhr Colorado Mesa 165 6 28:29
6 Jacob Waste California Baptist 197 6 32:25
7 Cody Law Pitt.-Johnstown 157 6 33:57
8 Tyler Mies Newman 149 6 35:21
9 Darren Wynn McKendree 141 6 39:20
10 Eric Lewandowski Gannon 157 5 12:53
           
Division III
Rank Name School Weight Tech Falls Time
1 Stephen Jarrell Johnson & Wales (RI) 165 17 98:11
2 Alex Kramer Ursinus 149 13 46:49
3 Lucas Malmberg Messiah 125 12 66:47
4 Jason Lynch Chicago 197 12 66:57
5 Seth Lansberry Lycoming 149 10 43:53
6 Zach Wilhelm Stevens 149 10 59:06
7 Connor Brummett Wabash 165 10 62:55
8 Ben Swarr Messiah 174 10 67:47
9 Carlos Fuentez Wheaton (IL) 125 9 56:02
10 Mason Geary Wis.-La Crosse 149 8 32:12