NWCA Division III Poll – January 3, 2023

Manheim, PA – On Tuesday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their Division III Men’s Coaches Tournament and Dual Polls, as well as national and regional individual rankings.

Wartburg takes the top spot in the Dual Poll, followed by #2 Augsburg, #2 UW-La Crosse, #4 Johnson & Wales, and #5 North Central. Following Wartburg in the Tournament poll’s top 5 are #2 Johnson & Wales (38.5 pts), #3 Augsburg (41 pts), #4 Stevens Institute 39.5 pts) and #5 Baldwin Wallace (37 pts).

The individual rankings have two new top-ranked individuals, with Michael Petrella (Baldwin Wallace) taking over the top spot at 149 and Mike Ross (Johnson & Wales) jumping to #1 at 174. Warburg (141 & 157) and Johnson & Wales (125 & 174) lead the nation with two top-ranked wrestlers. Other programs with a #1 ranked wrestler are North Central, Baldwin Wallace, Rhode Island, Loras, Coast Guard, and Olivet.

The next action for many of these teams will be in Louisville, KY at the USMC/NWCA National Dual Meet Championships on January 6-7. (Event Info)

125 – Josiah Fry, Johnson & Wales
133 – Robbie Precin, North Central
141 – Zaren Terukina, Wartburg
149 – Michael Petrella, Baldwin Wallace (New #1)
157 – David Hollingsworth, Warburg
165 – Nate Lackman, Rhode Island
174 – Mike Ross, Johnson & Wales (New #1)
184 – Shane Siegel, Loras
197 – Coy Spooner, Coast Guard
285 – Donovan King, Olivet

Tournament Team Rankings

Dual Team Rankings

Tournament Poll Methodology: This is a tournament power index ranking; the poll is not based on a team’s dual strength. TPI point totals are broken down by individual rankings: [1st – 16pts], [2nd – 12pts], [3rd – 10pts, [4th – 9pts], [5th – 7pts], [6th – 6pts], [7th – 4pts], [8th – 3pts], [9th – 2pts], [10th – 1pt], [11th-15th – 1/2pt]. The TPI point totals will be lower than the final actual NCAA tournament points because it does not include bonus points.

The NWCA Division III ranking committee consists of:
UMW Tony Valek (Augsburg) and Dave Malecek (UW-La Crosse)
LMW Dave Mitchell (Luther) and Jon McGovern (Dubuque)
SE Jon Laudenslager (Wilkes) and Anthony Bonaventura (Stevens)
ME Justin Signorelli (Alfred State) and Joe Galante (TCNJ)
NE Scott Legacy (Castleton) and Corey Luce (NYU)
CENT Bill Schindel (Adrian) & Brandon Brissette (Olivet)

Individual Rankings

1 Joziah Fry Johnson & Wales University
2 Jack Stanley University of Mount Union
3 Luke Hoerle Stevens Institute of Technology
4 Zac Blasioli Millikin University
5 James Levy Wartburg College
6 James Day Wabash College
7 Jacob Decatur Baldwin Wallace University
8 Mason Barrett Averett University
9 Riley Parker Washington & Lee University
10 Julian Valtierrez North Central College
11 Jake Craig University of Southern Maine
12 Joey Manginelli Springfield College
13 Chris Derosa New England College
14 Jared Kuhns York College
15 Ryan Rosenthal The College of New Jersey

1 Robbie Precin North Central College
2 Zach Thompson UW-Platteville
3 Joe Pins Wartburg College
4 Jayden Cardenas SUNY-Cortland
5 Jaden Hinton Baldwin Wallace University
6 Andrew Perelka John Carroll University
7 Dalton Rohrbaugh York College
8 Ty Bisek Concordia-Moorhead College
9 Gianni Manginelli Springfield College
10 Tyler Fleetwood UW-Eau Claire
11 Cade Willis Augsburg University
12 Alex Friddle Coe College
13 Brock Beck Central College
14 Matt Caccamise SUNY-Brockport
15 Nico Diaz Stevens Institute of Technology

1 Zaren Terukina Wartburg College
2 Jacob Reed Ohio Northern University
3 Kyle Slendorn Stevens Institute of Technology
4 James Rodriguez Castleton University
5 Sam Stuhl Augsburg University
6 Josh Wilson Greensboro College
7 Domenic DiFrancescantonio The College of New Jersey
8 Gabriel Leo Johnson & Wales University
9 Xavier Pena Centenary University
10 Jake Dado University of the Ozarks
11 Cahal Donovan SUNY-Cortland
12 Jordan Carson Millikin University
13 Dakarai Clay UW-Whitewater
14 Luis Hernandez Ithaca College
15 Hunter Campbell Averett University

1 Michael Petrella Baldwin Wallace University
2 Ryan Fleck The University of Chicago
3 Hunter Gutierrez Stevens Institute of Technology
4 Jake Burford UW-Whitewater
5 Javen Estrada North Central College
6 Thomas Monn McDaniel College
7 Hai Siu Averett University
8 Tyler Goebel UW-La Crosse
9 Eli Sims SUNY-Brockport
10 Chase Sumner Ohio Northern University
11 Kyler Romero Wartburg College
12 Riley Wright Coe College
13 Robert Areyano Central College
14 Charlie Stuhl Augsburg University
15 Zach Sato UW-Eau Claire

1 David Hollingsworth Wartburg College
2 Tyler Shilson Augsburg University
3 Nolan Hertel UW-La Crosse
4 Alex Villar North Central College
5 Hayden Brown Johnson & Wales University
6 Zeke Smith Loras College
7 Jesse Alvarado Averett University
8 Peter Kane Williams College
9 Joe Chapman United States Coast Guard Academy
10 Tim Smith Wabash College
11 Patrick McGraw John Carroll University
12 Jake Deguire Springfield College
13 Wenchard Pierre-Louis Ithaca College
14 Drew Vlasnik The University of Chicago
15 Aaron Goldman Wesleyan University

1 Nate Lackman Rhode Island College
2 Matt Lackman Alvernia University
3 Austin Lamb Rochester Institute of Technology
4 Luke Reicosky John Carroll University
5 Cooper Willis Augsburg University
6 Cooper Pontelandolfo New York University
7 Nate Fuller Wartburg College
8 Noah Leisgang UW-La Crosse
9 Ryan Vedner UW-Whitewater
10 Kam Bush Olivet College
11 Darian Estevez The University of Chicago
12 Tristan Massie UW-Eau Claire
13 Ryan Whitten Otterbein University
14 Cole Cervantes North Central College
15 Will Esmoil Coe College

1 Mike Ross Johnson & Wales University
2 Zane Mulder Wartburg College
3 Seth Brossard UW-La Crosse
4 Stefan Major Stevens Institute of Technology
5 Charlie Grygas SUNY-Oswego
6 Jason Geyer New York University
7 Nathan Wynsma UW-Platteville
8 Colby Morris Waynesburg University
9 Daniel Devera John Carroll University
10 Joe Paul Johns Hopkins
11 Raymond Arebalo Wabash College
12 Cooper Fleming Castleton University
13 Jared Stricker UW-Eau Claire
14 Marco Gaita Wesleyan University
15 Seth Goetzinger Augsburg University

1 Shane Liegel Loras College
2 Jarritt Shinhoster UW-Whitewater
3 Chase Baczek Wabash College
4 Jordan Bushey Wartburg College
5 Donovan Corn Luther College
6 Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann Augsburg University
7 Quinn Haddad The College of New Jersey
8 Peyton Hammerich Central College
9 Niall Schoenfelder UW-Eau Claire
10 Isaac Cory Penn College
11 Tristan Westphal Coe College
12 Cole Shaughnessy Roger Williams University
13 Ryan Devivo Johnson & Wales University
14 David McCullough United States Coast Guard Acad
15 Sampson Wilkins Castleton University

1 Coy Spooner United States Coast Guard Academy
2 Massoma Endene Wartburg College
3 Doug Byrne Baldwin Wallace University
4 Ben Kawczynski UW-La Crosse
5 Beau Yineman UW-Oshkosh
6 Eze Chukwuezi Ithaca College
7 Cam Farrow York College
8 Gage Linahon Central College
9 Gable Crebs Lycoming College
10 Jared Voss Coe College
11 Chase Melton UW-Eau Claire
12 Matt Kelly New York University
13 Austin Cooley Schreiner University
14 Parker Venz Augsburg University
15 Tyler Hannah UW-Platteville

1 Donovan King Olivet College
2 Jack Heldt Wabash College
3 John Fulmer Lycoming College
4 Rayshawn Dixon Ferrum College
5 Tyler Kim Augsburg University
6 Liridon Leka Johnson & Wales University
7 Cullen Quick Luther College
8 Jake Peavey University of Southern Maine
9 Palmer Rodenhaber Alvernia University
10 Brett Schoenherr UW-Platteville
11 Mike Douglas UW-La Crosse
12 Wyatt Wreidt Loras College
13 Dylan Waller Elizabethtown College
14 Robby Bates North Central College
15 Damari Dancy Wartburg College

View DIII Individual Regional Rankings