INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released standings for the 2013 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler Award and most falls and tech falls in Divisions I, II and III.
A minimum of 18 matches are required to be eligible for the Most Dominant Wrestler standings. For match results to be counted toward any of the award standings they must come against opponents within the same division.
For the sixth consecutive week, 133-poounder Logan Stieber remains atop the Most Dominant Wrestler standings, with an average of 5.4444 points. The Ohio State grappler holds a substantial lead in Division I over Kent State’s Dustin Kilgore (197 pounds), who is in second place with a 5.1143 average.
In Division II, Pittsburgh-Johnstown’s Travis McKillop leads for the second straight week with a 4.52 points average in the 184-pound weight class. Fellow 184-pounder Shamus O’Grady of St. Cloud State follows in a close second with a 4.4074 points average.
Nazar Kulchytskyy of Wisconsin-Oshkosh remains Division III’s most dominant leader for the fourth week in a row. The 165-pounder averages 5.4375 points and holds the second-best points average across all divisions.
In the Division I falls standings, Kent State’s Dustin Kilgore continues to hold the pins lead with a total of 17 in a cumulative time of 43:23. The 197-pounder is trailed by Cornell’s Kyle Dake (165 pounds) who has tallied 16.
Newberry’s Jeffrey Vesta tops the Division II falls standings this week with a total of 14 in the 125-pound weight class.
In Division III, Kulchytskyy owns a cross-divisional best 20 pins and is trailed by Wesleyan’s Nick Scotto with 18.
Central Michigan’s Ben Bennett surpassed David Taylor of Penn State as the Division I tech falls leader this week. Bennett has posted nine technical falls at 184 pounds and ousted Taylor who previously held the tech falls title for five consecutive weeks.
Mercyhurst’s Dylan D’Urso leads the Division II tech fall standings for the sixth straight week, posting a total of seven falls in 30:27. D’Urso is trailed by fellow 133-pounder Casy Rowell of Central Oklahoma who has compiled five technical falls this season.
For the seventh consecutive week, Kyle Kwiat of Ohio Northern is the cross-divisional leader with an incredible 15 tech falls–six more than any other NCAA wrestler. In Division III, the 174-pounder is followed by Elisha Gaylor (Ursinus) with eight tech falls.