The latest 2020 NCAA wrestling award standings

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 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 for the awards 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.


The standings in Division I for most falls remained static at the top this week as Ben Darmstadt of Cornell remains in the solo lead with 11 falls at 197 pounds. Central Michigan heavyweight Matt Stencel and UNI 125-pounder Jacob Schwarm sit near the lead with 10 falls apiece. The big climber this week is Oklahoma’s Anthony Mantanona to fourth after falls over North Dakota State and South Dakota State over the weekend at 174 pounds.

Tiffin 174-pounder Hayden Bronne had a huge weekend at the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Duals with falls in all five matches to take a commanding lead in Division II with 16 on the season. Heavyweight AJ Cooper of Fort Hays State had a pair of falls of his own over the weekend and solidified his hold on second in the division with 12, four behind the leader, but three more than third place.

Johnson & Wales (Providence) 149-pounder Marvin Cunningham continues his torrid pace in Division III with 20 falls on the season, while New England College’s Evan Fidelibus tries to keep up with 18 falls at 149 pounds.

Two-time national champion Spencer Lee of Iowa continues to make his climb up the standings in Division I tech falls notching one against Ohio State over the weekend to move into to second with seven, three behind Alex Madrigal of George Mason. Princeton’s Pat Glory is also in the running with seven of his own at 125 pounds.

Division II now has a three-way tie atop the leaderboard for tech falls between Ryan Vasbinder of McKendree, Anthony Mancini of Nebraska-Kearney and Carlos Jacquez of Lindenwood (Missouri) with six. Vasbinder is the current leader via his aggregate time of 26:23, which is 2:07 faster than Mancini and 12:33 faster than Jacquez.

No change at the top of Division III tech falls with Tyler Gazaway of Roger Williams maintaining pole position with his 12 on the season. Ahken Chu of SUNY Oneonta, Stephen Maloney of Messiah and Jared Kuhns of York (Pennsylvania) remain in contention, only one behind with 11 on the season.

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

Division I – Falls 

1Ben DarmstadtCornell1971120:09
2Matt StencelCentral Mich.2851019:24
3Jacob SchwarmUNI1251021:37
4Anthony MantanonaOklahoma174923:47
5Tanner CookSouth Dakota St.165924:30
6Greg BulsakClarion197926:19
7Colston DiBlasiGeorge Mason149936:24
8Cody SurrattAir Force17489:51
9Denton SpencerVirginia149812:58
10Mitch McKeeMinnesota141815:25

Division II – Falls  

1Hayden BronneTiffin1741628:08
2AJ CooperFort Hays St.2851237:57
3Jacob RobbMercyhurst285921:15
4Nicholas MasonTiffin197925:42
5Luke McGonigalMercyhurst197813:26
6Chris Eddins Jr.Pitt.-Johnstown149817:44
7Tyler LawleyNewman133820:20
8Elijah MahanLindenwood (MO)174822:41
9Kaleb WarnerUNC Pembroke165823:56
10Nathan VandermeerFindlay174714:44

Division III – Falls  

1Marvin CunninghamJWU (Providence)1492051:41
2Evan FidelibusNew England Col.1491824:25
3Joseph RossettiWilliams1411634:58
4Kaidon WintersRIT1651641:32
5Joe SalernoWashington & Lee1491518:23
6Michael DiNardoJWU (Providence)2851528:52
7Brett KalinerStevens1491537:16
8Nicholas MorenoCoast Guard1651541:00
9Kyle SlendornStevens1331557:04
10Dominic SkawiniakSaint John’s (MN)1971322:01

Division I – Tech Falls  

1Alex MadrigalGeorge Mason1411046:28
2Spencer LeeIowa125729:03
3Pat GloryPrinceton125733:13
4Devin SchroderPurdue125618:58
5Quentin PerezCampbell165627:57
6Kollin MooreOhio St.197633:34
7Derek SpannBuffalo133638:09
8Austin DeSantoIowa133518:58
9Luke WernerLock Haven125519:02
10Nicholas PiccininniOklahoma St.125520:29

Division II – Tech Falls  

1Ryan VasbinderMcKendree197626:23
2Anthony ManciniNeb.-Kearney184628:30
3Carlos JacquezLindenwood (MO)125638:56
4Gino SitaAlderson Broaddus184525:48
5Branson ProudlockFindlay141528:04
6Josh PortilloNeb.-Kearney125415:32
7Connor CraigPitt.-Johnstown184417:14
8Myles StarkeLander184417:48
9Kameron FrameNewman157418:01
10Heath GrayCentral Okla.184418:40

 Division III – Tech Falls 

1Tyler GazawayRoger Williams1491247:55
2Ahken ChuSUNY Oneonta1411142:20
3Stephen MaloneyMessiah1571145:10
4Jared KuhnsYork (PA)1251159:02
5Thomas PoklikuhaStevens1651039:39
6Gabriel McDanielJWU (Providence)141833:35
7Brett LeonardRoger Williams174834:25
8Aaron WilsonAugsburg149837:26
9Travis JonesIthaca133837:53
10Noah NiemanAdrian149839:15 

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