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NCAA | January 21, 2022

NCAA releases first coaches’ ranking for 2022 DI Wrestling Championships

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INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the first coaches ranking for the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

The coaches’ rankings are determined by a vote of 14 coaches in each weight class with two head coaches from each of the seven conference. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. Wrestlers must have five Division I matches in the weight class to be considered with at least one within the last 30 days. 

Of the 10 weight classes, eight are led by former national champions, led by the Penn State quartet of Roman Bravo-Young at 133 pounds, Nick Lee at 141 pounds, Carter Starocci at 174 pounds and Aaron Brooks at 184 pounds. 

Two-time 141-pound national champion Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell is back after winning titles in 2018 and 2019 and debuts as the top seed moving up to 149 pounds in 2022.

VIEW THE RANKINGS: Click or tap here for the complete rundown

Other national champions leading their weight class in the 2022 rankings are Iowa State’s David Carr at 157 pounds, AJ Ferrari of Oklahoma State at 197 pounds and heavyweight Gable Steveson of Minnesota.

Cornell has a second top-ranked wrestler with Vito Arujau at 125 pounds, while Missouri’s Keegan O’Toole is the top ranked wrestler by the coaches at 165 pounds.

The coaches ranking is one of several criteria that will be evaluated by the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee during the at-large selection and seeding process along with head-to-head competition, quality wins, Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), conference tournament placement, results versus common opponents and win percentage.

A full description of the entire selection process for the 2022 Division I Wrestling Championships is available at ncaa.org

The 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships take place March 17-19 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit as the event returns to Michigan for the first time since being held in Auburn Hills, Michigan, in 2007.

125 POUNDS
1 Vito Arujau Cornell EIWA
1 Pat Glory Princeton EIWA
3 Brandon Courtney Arizona St. Pac 12
4 Trevor Mastrogiovanni Oklahoma St. Big 12
5 Eric Barnett Wisconsin Big Ten
6 Killian Cardinale West Virginia Big 12
7 Patrick McKee Minnesota Big Ten
8 Drake Ayala Iowa Big Ten
9 Devin Schroder Purdue Big Ten
10 Jakob Camacho NC State ACC
11 Brody Teske UNI Big 12
12 Noah Surtin Missouri Big 12
13 Brandon Kaylor Oregon St. Pac 12
14 Malik Heinselman Ohio St. Big Ten
15 Jaret Lane Lehigh EIWA
16 Joe Manchio Columbia EIWA
17 Kysen Terukina Iowa St. Big 12
18 Sam Latona Virginia Tech ACC
19 Justin Cardani Illinois Big Ten
20 Fabian Gutierrez Chattanooga SoCon
21 Anthony Noto Lock Haven MAC
22 Dylan Shawver Rutgers Big Ten
22 Caleb Smith App State SoCon
24 Joey Prata Oklahoma Big 12
25 Ryan Miller Penn EIWA
26 Antonio Lorenzo Cal Poly Pac 12
27 Gage Curry Pittsburgh ACC
28 Jake Ferri Kent St. MAC
29 Korbin Meink Campbell SoCon
30 Tristan Daugherty Buffalo MAC
31 Jacob Moran Indiana Big Ten
32 Joey Fischer Clarion MAC
33 Patrick McCormick Virginia ACC
133 POUNDS
1 Roman Bravo-Young Penn St. Big Ten
2 Daton Fix Oklahoma St. Big 12
3 Austin DeSanto Iowa Big Ten
4 Michael McGee Arizona St. Pac 12
5 Korbin Myers Virginia Tech ACC
6 Lucas Byrd Illinois Big Ten
7 Micky Phillippi Pittsburgh ACC
8 Dylan Ragusin Michigan Big Ten
9 Chris Cannon Northwestern Big Ten
10 RayVon Foley Michigan St. Big Ten
11 Devan Turner Oregon St. Pac 12
12 Brock Hudkins Indiana Big Ten
13 Haiden Drury Utah Valley Big 12
14 Chance Rich CSU Bakersfield Pac 12
15 Malyke Hines Lehigh EIWA
16 Michael Colaiocco Penn EIWA
17 Kai Orine NC State ACC
18 Joe Olivieri Rutgers Big Ten
19 Josh Koderhandt Navy EIWA
20 Brayden Palmer Chattanooga SoCon
21 Brian Courtney Virginia ACC
22 Kellyn March North Dakota St. Big 12
23 Kyle Burwick Wisconsin Big Ten
24 Jake Gliva Minnesota Big Ten
25 Codi Russell App State SoCon
26 Matt Ramos Purdue Big Ten
27 Dominic LaJoie Cornell EIWA
28 Jackson DiSario Stanford Pac 12
29 Kyle Biscoglia UNI Big 12
30 Ramazan Attasauov Iowa St. Big 12
31 Richie Koehler Rider MAC
32 Sidney Flores Air Force Big 12
33 Job Greenwood Wyoming Big 12
33 Anthony Sobotker Binghamton EIWA
141 POUNDS
1 Nick Lee Penn St. Big Ten
2 Jaydin Eierman Iowa Big Ten
3 Sebastian Rivera Rutgers Big Ten
4 Real Woods Stanford Pac 12
5 Kizhan Clarke North Carolina ACC
6 Clay Carlson South Dakota St. Big 12
7 Andrew Alirez Northern Colo. Big 12
8 Chad Red Nebraska Big Ten
9 Allan Hart Missouri Big 12
10 Dresden Simon Central Mich. MAC
11 Grant Willits Oregon St. Pac 12
12 Matt Kazimir Columbia EIWA
13 Jakob Bergeland Minnesota Big Ten
14 Ryan Jack NC State ACC
15 Cole Matthews Pittsburgh ACC
16 CJ Composto Penn EIWA
17 Dylan D`Emilio Ohio St. Big Ten
18 Parker Filius Purdue Big Ten
19 Carter Young Oklahoma St. Big 12
20 Cael Happel UNI Big 12
21 Dylan Droegemueller North Dakota St. Big 12
22 Joseph Zargo Wisconsin Big Ten
23 Angelo Martinoni CSU Bakersfield Pac 12
24 Connor McGonagle Lehigh EIWA
25 Collin Gerardi Virginia Tech ACC
26 Kyran Hagan Ohio MAC
27 Cayden Rooks Indiana Big Ten
28 Saul Ervin SIUE MAC
29 Quinn Kinner Rider MAC
30 Seth Koleno Clarion MAC
31 Gabe Willochell Edinboro MAC
32 Frankie Tal Shahar Northwestern Big Ten
33 Ryan Anderson Binghamton EIWA
149 POUNDS
1 Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell EIWA
2 Sammy Sasso Ohio St. Big Ten
3 Tariq Wilson NC State ACC
4 Ridge Lovett Nebraska Big Ten
5 Jonathan Millner App State SoCon
6 Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech ACC
7 Joshua Heil Campbell SoCon
8 Kyle Parco Arizona St. Pac 12
9 Austin Gomez Wisconsin Big Ten
10 Max Murin Iowa Big Ten
11 Yahya Thomas Northwestern Big Ten
12 Jaden Abas Stanford Pac 12
13 Josh Finesilver Duke ACC
14 Kaden Gfeller Oklahoma St. Big 12
15 Mike Van Brill Rutgers Big Ten
16 Beau Bartlett Penn St. Big Ten
17 Josh Edmond Missouri Big 12
18 PJ Ogunsanya Army West Point EIWA
19 Jarrett Degen Iowa St. Big 12
20 Anthony Artalona Penn EIWA
21 Corbyn Munson Central Mich. MAC
22 Zachary Sherman North Carolina ACC
22 Alex Madrigal George Mason MAC
24 Manzona Bryant Lehigh EIWA
25 Michael Blockhus Minnesota Big Ten
26 Jarod Verkleeren Virginia ACC
27 Brent Moore Clarion MAC
28 Corey Crooks Oregon St. Pac 12
29 Alec Hagan Ohio MAC
30 Marcus Robinson Cleveland St. MAC
31 Colin Realbuto UNI Big 12
32 Christopher Sandoval Northern Colo. Big 12
32 Luke Nichter Drexel EIWA
157 POUNDS
1 David Carr Iowa St. Big 12
2 Ryan Deakin Northwestern Big Ten
3 Jacori Teemer Arizona St. Pac 12
4 Austin O`Connor North Carolina ACC
5 Ed Scott NC State ACC
6 Brayton Lee Minnesota Big Ten
7 Jared Franek North Dakota St. Big 12
8 Quincy Monday Princeton EIWA
9 Peyton Robb Nebraska Big Ten
10 Josh Humphreys Lehigh EIWA
11 Kendall Coleman Purdue Big Ten
12 Wyatt Sheets Oklahoma St. Big 12
13 Kaleb Young Iowa Big Ten
14 Jacob Wright Wyoming Big 12
15 Will Lewan Michigan Big Ten
16 Justin Thomas Oklahoma Big 12
17 Johnny Lovett Central Mich. MAC
18 Hunter Willits Oregon St. Pac 12
19 Chase Saldate Michigan St. Big Ten
20 Connor Brady Virginia Tech ACC
21 Jarrett Jacques Missouri Big 12
22 Andrew Cerniglia Navy EIWA
23 Doug Zapf Penn EIWA
24 Elijah Cleary Pittsburgh ACC
25 Jordan Slivka Ohio MAC
26 Garrett Model Wisconsin Big Ten
27 Markus Hartman Army West Point EIWA
28 Jake Keating Virginia ACC
28 Dazjon Casto The Citadel SoCon
30 Alex Carida Bloomsburg MAC
31 Ben Barton Lock Haven MAC
32 Parker Kropman Drexel EIWA
33 Cody Bond App State SoCon
165 POUNDS
1 Keegan O`Toole Missouri Big 12
2 Alex Marinelli Iowa Big Ten
3 Shane Griffith Stanford Pac 12
4 Travis Wittlake Oklahoma St. Big 12
5 Carson Kharchla Ohio St. Big Ten
5 Anthony Valencia Arizona St. Pac 12
7 Dean Hamiti Wisconsin Big Ten
8 Julian Ramirez Cornell EIWA
9 Peyton Hall West Virginia Big 12
10 Jake Wentzel Pittsburgh ACC
11 Philip Conigliaro Harvard EIWA
12 Izzak Olejnik NIU MAC
13 Luke Weber North Dakota St. Big 12
14 Zach Hartman Bucknell EIWA
15 Justin McCoy Virginia ACC
16 William Formato App State SoCon
17 Austin Yant UNI Big 12
18 Joshua Ogunsanya Columbia EIWA
19 Thomas Bullard NC State ACC
20 Brian Meyer Lehigh EIWA
21 Lucas Revano Penn EIWA
22 Cael Carlson Minnesota Big Ten
23 Dan Braunagel Illinois Big Ten
24 Evan Barczak Drexel EIWA
24 Ashton Eyler Lock Haven MAC
26 Caleb Fish Michigan St. Big Ten
27 Tanner Cook South Dakota St. Big 12
28 Creighton Edsell Penn St. Big Ten
29 Joe Grello Oklahoma Big 12
30 Dalton Harkins Army West Point EIWA
31 Riley Smucker Cleveland St. MAC
32 David Ferrante Northwestern Big Ten
33 Cameron Pine Clarion MAC
174 POUNDS
1 Carter Starocci Penn St. Big Ten
2 Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech ACC
3 Hayden Hidlay NC State ACC
4 Logan Massa Michigan Big Ten
5 Mikey Labriola Nebraska Big Ten
6 Ethan Smith Ohio St. Big Ten
7 Dustin Plott Oklahoma St. Big 12
8 Cade DeVos South Dakota St. Big 12
9 Peyton Mocco Missouri Big 12
10 Chris Foca Cornell EIWA
11 Hayden Hastings Wyoming Big 12
12 Matt Finesilver Duke ACC
13 Michael O`Malley Drexel EIWA
14 Clay Lautt North Carolina ACC
15 Bailee O`Reilly Minnesota Big Ten
15 Gerrit Nijenhuis Purdue Big Ten
17 Joel Devine Iowa St. Big 12
18 Andrew McNally Wisconsin Big Ten
19 Mason Kauffman NIU MAC
20 Austin Brenner North Dakota St. Big 12
21 Troy Fisher Northwestern Big Ten
21 Nick Incontrera Penn EIWA
23 Sal Perrine Ohio MAC
24 Austin Murphy Campbell SoCon
25 Aaron Olmos Oregon St. Pac 12
26 Thomas Flitz App State SoCon
27 Josh Kim Harvard EIWA
28 Tyler Eischens Stanford Pac 12
29 Pat Schoenfelder UNI Big 12
30 Sam Wolf Air Force Big 12
31 Jake Logan Lehigh EIWA
32 Anthony Mantanona Oklahoma Big 12
33 Nick Fine Columbia EIWA
184 POUNDS
1 Aaron Brooks Penn St. Big Ten
2 Myles Amine Michigan Big Ten
3 Trent Hidlay NC State ACC
4 Parker Keckeisen UNI Big 12
5 John Poznanski Rutgers Big Ten
6 Kaleb Romero Ohio St. Big Ten
7 Bernie Truax Cal Poly Pac 12
8 Marcus Coleman Iowa St. Big 12
9 Dakota Geer Oklahoma St. Big 12
10 Hunter Bolen Virginia Tech ACC
11 Taylor Venz Nebraska Big Ten
12 Kyle Cochran Maryland Big Ten
13 Trey Munoz Oregon St. Pac 12
14 Donnell Washington Indiana Big Ten
15 Brit Wilson NIU MAC
16 Jeremiah Kent Missouri Big 12
17 Jonathan Loew Cornell EIWA
18 Abe Assad Iowa Big Ten
19 Tate Samuelson Wyoming Big 12
20 Zach Braunagel Illinois Big Ten
21 Layne Malczewski Michigan St. Big Ten
22 Travis Stefanik Princeton EIWA
23 Michael Battista Virginia ACC
23 Isaiah Salazar Minnesota Big Ten
25 Max Lyon Purdue Big Ten
26 David Key Navy EIWA
27 Darrien Roberts Oklahoma Big 12
28 Gregg Harvey Pittsburgh ACC
29 Caleb Hopkins Campbell SoCon
30 Charles Small Hofstra EIWA
31 DeAndre Nassar Cleveland St. MAC
32 Austin (AJ) Burkhart Lehigh EIWA
33 Neil Antrassian Penn EIWA
197 POUNDS
1 AJ Ferrari Oklahoma St. Big 12
2 Max Dean Penn St. Big Ten
3 Eric Schultz Nebraska Big Ten
4 Jacob Warner Iowa Big Ten
5 Rocky Elam Missouri Big 12
6 Greg Bulsak Rutgers Big Ten
7 Stephen Buchanan Wyoming Big 12
8 Patrick Brucki Michigan Big Ten
9 Nino Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh ACC
10 Jake Woodley Oklahoma Big 12
11 Kordell Norfleet Arizona St. Pac 12
12 Jay Aiello Virginia ACC
13 Lou Deprez Binghamton EIWA
14 Yonger Bastida Iowa St. Big 12
15 Thomas Penola Purdue Big Ten
16 Cameron Caffey Michigan St. Big Ten
17 Luke Stout Princeton EIWA
18 Isaac Trumble NC State ACC
19 Jacob Cardenas Cornell EIWA
20 Gavin Hoffman Ohio St. Big Ten
21 Owen Pentz North Dakota St. Big 12
22 Tanner Sloan South Dakota St. Big 12
23 Braxton Amos Wisconsin Big Ten
24 Evan Bockman Utah Valley Big 12
24 Jacob Koser Navy EIWA
26 Alan Clothier Northern Colo. Big 12
27 JT Brown Army West Point EIWA
28 Jaron Smith Maryland Big Ten
29 Andrew Davison Northwestern Big Ten
30 Cody Howard Virginia Tech ACC
31 Matt Wroblewski Illinois Big Ten
32 Max Shaw North Carolina ACC
33 Michial Foy Minnesota Big Ten
HEAVYWEIGHT
1 Gable Steveson Minnesota Big Ten
2 Mason Parris Michigan Big Ten
3 Cohlton Schultz Arizona St. Pac 12
4 Greg Kerkvliet Penn St. Big Ten
5 Tony Cassioppi Iowa Big Ten
6 Wyatt Hendrickson Air Force Big 12
7 Jordan Wood Lehigh EIWA
8 Trent Hillger Wisconsin Big Ten
9 Matt Stencel Central Mich. MAC
10 Gary Truab Oregon St. Pac 12
11 Christian Lance Nebraska Big Ten
12 Tate Orndorff Ohio St. Big Ten
13 Lucas Davison Northwestern Big Ten
14 Nathan Traxler Virginia Tech ACC
15 Zach Elam Missouri Big 12
16 Luke Luffman Illinois Big Ten
17 Lewis Fernandes Cornell EIWA
18 Brandon Metz North Dakota St. Big 12
19 Joe Doyle Binghamton EIWA
20 Zachary Knighton-Ward Hofstra EIWA
21 Michael Wolfgram West Virginia Big 12
22 AJ Nevills South Dakota St. Big 12
23 Tyrie Houghton NC State ACC
24 Taye Ghadiali Campbell SoCon
25 Quinn Miller Virginia ACC
26 Isaac Reid Lock Haven MAC
27 Josh Heindselman Oklahoma Big 12
28 Sam Schuyler Iowa St. Big 12
29 Luke Surber Oklahoma St. Big 12
30 Michael McAleavey The Citadel SoCon
31 Zach Schrader Maryland Big Ten
32 Ben Goldin Penn EIWA
33 Michael Woulfe Purdue Big Ten

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