College wrestling standings: Matt Stencel, Evan Loughman and Da’mani Burns lead nation in falls

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 has moved back into first place for falls in Division I with 14 in an aggregate time of 32:58. George Mason 165-pounder Colston DiBlasi also has 14 falls but is in second as he’s needed 26 more minutes to reach his total. Andrew McNally of Kent State sits in solo third with 12 falls, while three more wrestlers have reached double figures with 10.

Lake Erie heavyweight Evan Loughman has taken control of solo first in Division II 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 of JWU (Providence) has ascended to first place in Division III and all divisions with 15 falls at 149 pounds. Wartburg 133-pounder Brennen Doebel leads a trio of wrestlers with 14 falls in 26:48, followed by Conner Homan of Mount Union and Izaake Zuckerman of NYU.

Oklahoma State 133-pounder Daton Fix has reached the top of Division I with 11 tech falls, one more than 2018 winner Kyle Shoop of Lock Haven. Fix’s teammate, Nicholas Piccininni, holds third place with nine.

Mercyhurst 165-pounder Logan Grass has taken control of the top position in Division II with five tech falls. His lead is tenuous as a quintet of wrestlers sit behind Grass with four tech falls.

Messiah 149-pounder Stephen Maloney remains in first place in Division III with 12 tech falls, but his lead has narrowed. Mount Union’s Jordin James and Heidelberg’s Jeremiah Slagle have also reached double digits with 10 techs.

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.



1Matt StencelCentral Michigan2851432:58
2Colston DiBlasiGeorge Mason1651459:14
3Andrew McNallyKent State1841243:37
4Bo NickalPenn State1971021:33
5Daniel LewisMissouri1741022:16
6Jaydin EiermanMissouri1411042:10
7Zahid ValenciaArizona State174917:48
8Eli SpencerGeorge Mason197927:09
9Jason NolfPenn State157932:52
10Vincenzo JosephPenn State165824:16


1Evan LoughmanLake Erie285917:55
2Jacob RobbMercyhurst285821:23
3Ryan RochfordAdams State157822:58
4Justin FolleyUpper Iowa133826:02
5Nicholas MasonTiffin197725:55
6Ryan VasbinderMcKendree197611:52
7Jordan GundrumUpper Iowa174613:37
8Paul GarciaColorado State Pueblo141614:33
9Shelden StrubleUIndy165614:57
10Zachary MullerSt. Cloud State285616:31


1Da`mani BurnsJWU (Providence)1491542:51
2Brennen DoebelWartburg1331426:48
3Conner HomanMount Union1741429:41
4Izaake ZuckermanNYU1651436:57
5James BethelSUNY Oneonta2851315:56
6Dylan RothHeidelberg1841324:14
7Joseph RossettiWilliams1411324:38
8Joe FuscoSpringfield2851328:05
9Colin KowalskiGettysburg1741223:17
10Antwon PughMount Union1571223:56



RankNameSchoolWeightTech Falls
1Daton FixOklahoma State13311
2Kyle ShoopLock Haven14110
3Nicholas PiccininniOklahoma State1259
4Ethan LizakMinnesota1338
5Kevin ParkerPrinceton1847
6Cam SykoraNorth Dakota State1337
7Spencer LeeIowa1256
8Quentin PerezCampbell1746
9Branson AshworthWyoming1656
10Sebastian RiveraNorthwestern1256


RankNameSchoolWeightTech Falls
1Logan GrassMercyhurst1655
2Heath GrayCentral Okla.1844
3Connor CraigWheeling Jesuit1744
4Daniel BishopAugustana (SD)1844
5Josh PortilloNeb.-Kearney1334
6Brock BiddlePitt.-Johnstown1744
7Aidan BurkeMercyhurst1413
8Dylan FaulkenbergUIndy2853
9Efe OsaghaeFort Hays St.1573
10Nathan VandermeerFindlay1743


RankNameSchoolWeightTech Falls
1Stephen MaloneyMessiah14912
2Jordin JamesMount Union13310
3Jeremiah SlagleHeidelberg17410
4Jay AlbisJWU (Providence)1259
5Cross CannoneWartburg1578
6Troy StanichStevens1418
7Gregory WarnerYork (PA)1497
8Evan DrillNYU1497
9Josiah GehrMessiah1257
10Tyler GazawayRoger Williams1577
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