Familiar names hold top spots in recent fall and tech fall rankings

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2019 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 (i.e. Division II vs. Division II). Ties in the two categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

Central Michigan heavyweight Matt Stencel takes sole possession of first place in Division I with 15 falls, one more than George Mason 165-pounder Colston DiBlasi with 14. Kent State’s Andrew McNally continues to hold solo third place with 12 falls, while five more wrestlers have 10 or 11.

No change in Division II where Lake Erie heavyweight Evan Loughman has taken control of solo first with nine falls. Jacob Robb (Mercyhurst), Ryan Rochford (Adams State) and Justin Folley (Upper Iowa) are on his heels with eight falls.

Da’mani Burns and Tommy Wrzesien of JWU (Providence) control the top two places in Division III with 17 and 16 falls, respectively. Williams’ Joseph Rossetti at 141 pounds and heavyweight Jake Evans of Waynesburg are next with 15 each.

Lock Haven 141-pounder Kyle Shoop and Oklahoma State 133-pounder Daton Fix continue to go back-and-forth for the Division I lead in tech falls as both have 11, but Shoop holds the aggregate time tiebreaker by seven-plus minutes (48:11-55:59). They remain the only two wrestlers in the division to surpass double digits in tech falls.

Mercyhurst 165-pounder Logan Grass added one tech fall to maintain his lead in Division II with six tech falls after Nebraska-Kearney 125-pounder Josh Portillo reached five tech falls.

Messiah 149-pounder Stephen Maloney also added a tech fall to keep in first place in Division III with 13 tech falls, which remains two more than his nearest pursuer.

The initial Most Dominant Wrestler standings will be released later this season to allow wrestlers to achieve the minimum amount of matches required to be eligible for the standings.

NCAA STAT LEADERS — FALLS

DIVISION I

RankNameSchoolWeightFallsTime1Matt StencelCentral Michigan2851537:302Colston DiBlasiGeorge Mason1651459:143Andrew McNallyKent State1841243:374Bo NickalPenn State1971122:315Jason NolfPenn State1571136:206Jaydin EiermanMissouri1411148:037Daniel LewisMissouri1741022:168Vincenzo JosephPenn State1651029:359Zahid ValenciaArizona State174917:4810Eli SpencerGeorge Mason285927:09

DIVISION II

RankNameSchoolWeightFallsTime1Evan LoughmanLake Erie285917:552Jacob RobbMercyhurst285821:233Ryan RochfordAdams State157822:584Justin FolleyUpper Iowa133826:025Vince DietzSt. Cloud State197721:356Nicholas MasonTiffin197725:557Ryan VasbinderMcKendree197611:528Jordan GundrumUpper Iowa174613:379Gavin WilkersonMercyhurst174614:2810Paul GarciaColorado State- Pueblo141614:33

DIVISION III

RankNameSchoolWeightFallsTime1Da`mani BurnsJWU (Providence)1491750:552Tommy WrzesienJWU (Providence)1971649:113Joseph RossettiWilliams1411534:274Jake EvansWaynesburg2851543:475James BethelSUNY Oneonta2851416:316Dylan RothHeidelberg1841425:107Antwon PughMount Union1571425:548Brennen DoebelWartburg1331426:489Conner HomanMount Union1741429:4110Michael McIntireMount Union1651431:39

NCAA STAT LEADERS — TECH FALLS

DIVISION I

RankNameSchoolWeightTech FallsTime1Kyle ShoopLock Haven1411148:112Daton FixOklahoma State1331155:593Nicholas PiccininniOklahoma State125943:374Quentin PerezCampbell174832:345Ethan LizakMinnesota133834:376Cam SykoraNorth Dakota State133845:557Kevin ParkerPrinceton184728:138RayVon FoleyMichigan State125735:219Spencer LeeIowa125615:4310Branson AshworthWyoming165627:55

DIVISION II

RankNameSchoolWeightTech FallsTime1Logan GrassMercyhurst165629:542Josh PortilloNebraska-Kearney125524:183Heath GrayCentral Oklahoma184418:134Connor CraigWheeling Jesuit174418:235Justin PichedwatanaSan Francisco State184419:286Daniel BishopAugustana (SD)184419:447Tate BarnhardtMary133421:468Brock BiddlePitt.-Johnstown174424:539Aidan BurkeMercyhurst13336:1810Dylan FaulkenbergUIndy28538:16

DIVISION III

RankNameSchoolWeightTech FallsTime1Stephen MaloneyMessiah1491356:422Jordin JamesMount Union1331150:033Jay AlbisJWU (Providence)1251153:314Jeremiah SlagleHeidelberg1741048:515Troy StanichStevens1411062:116Gregory WarnerYork (PA)149930:527Cross CannoneWartburg157829:428Bradan BirtMillikin157837:059Richard BurkeBaldwin Wallace157723:2510Evan DrillNYU149729:26Click Here: liverpool mens jersey

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