NCAA most dominant wrestler award standings update for the 2023 season

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2023 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 results 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 falls and tech falls categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

This week features the fourth standings of the Most Dominant Wrestler award, which features a 17-match minimum to qualify for the standings.

The Most Dominant Wrestler standings are calculated by adding the total number of team points awarded through match results and dividing that number by the total number of matches wrestled. Points per match are awarded as follows.

  • Fall, forfeit, injury default or DQ = 6 points (-6 points for a loss)
  • Tech falls = 5 points (-5 points for a loss)
  • Major decision = 4 points (-4 points for a loss)
  • Decision = 3 points (-3 points for a loss)

With Division I conference tournaments set for this weekend, there was minimal movement in all three award rankings. Mason Leiphart of Franklin & Marshall remains atop tech falls with nine, while Wyatt Hendrickson of Air Force leads both falls and most dominant wrestler.

The most dominant wrestler in both Division II and Division III is locked in a dead heat with 0.01 points per match separating first and second. In Division II, Liberty’s Ty McGeary sits in first with 4.78 points per match, followed by Glenville State’s Jared Campbell at 4.77 points per match. In Division III, Jack Heldt of Wabash has tallied 5.56 points per match, while Xavier Pena of Centenary (NJ) has 5.55 points per match.

In Division II tech falls, Cole Houser of Glenville State remains in first with 13 tech falls on the season. He is trailed by Austin Eldredge of Nebraska-Kearney with nine.

Jared Kuhns of York (Pennsylvania) continues to lead Division III tech falls with 12 on the season. Tyler Fleetwood of Wisconsin-Eau Claire trails him by one.

Division II falls remains a close race, with three wrestlers tabbing 14 falls. They are led by UIndy’s Logan Bailey with an aggregate time of 13:20, followed by Jared Campbell of Glenville State at 24:43 and Christian Small of Lake Erie at 45:07.

Myles Leonard continues to set the pace for Division III with 27 falls on the season. Teammate Jake Deguire trails him by three.

Most Falls:

DIVISION I MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHTAVG. PTS.
Wyatt HendricksonAir Force2854.75
Mason ParrisMichigan2854.64
Andrew AlirezNorthern Colo.1414.63
Tony CassioppiIowa2854.32
Sammy SassoOhio St.1494.26
Tanner SloanSouth Dakota St.1974.1
Peyton RobbNebraska1574.09
David CarrIowa State1654
Daton FixOklahoma St.1333.95
Mikey LabriolaNebraska1743.92
DIVISION II MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHTAVG. PTS.
Ty McGearyWest Liberty1844.78
Jared CampbellGlenville St.2854.77
Jacob EalyPitt.-Johnstown1494.61
Shawn StreckCentral Okla.2854.53
Christian SmallLake Erie1414.5
Noah HermosilloAdams State1574.47
Zeth BrowerLander1414.45
Aaden ValdezAdams St.1654.44
Lee HerringtonNeb.-Kearney2854.32
Billy HigginsNeb.-Kearney1844.28
DIVISION III MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHTAVG. PTS.
Jack HeldtWabash2855.56
Xavier PenaCentenary (NJ)1415.55
Coy SpoonerCoast Guard1975.04
Donovan KingOlivet2855
Michael PetrellaBaldwin Wallace1494.96
Jacob ReedOhio Northern1414.94
Nathan LackmanRhode Island Col.1654.93
Doug ByrneBaldwin Wallace1974.88
Jaritt ShinhosterWis.-Whitewater1844.88
Ty BisekConcordia Moorhead1334.86

Most Technical Falls:

DIVISION I MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF TFTIME
Mason LeiphartFranklin & Marshall125934:36
Hadyn DanalsVirginia184625:05
Michael McGeeArizona St.133625:18
Peyton RobbNebraska157627:31
Rocky JordanChattanooga174628:00
Greg KerkvlietPenn St.285629:32
Ethen MillerMaryland149633:56
Michael BeardLehigh197641:33
Matt FinesilverMichigan184523:21
Anthony NotoLock Haven133523:27
DIVISION II MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF TFTIME
Cole HouserGlenville St.1841340:39
Austin EldredgeNeb.-Kearney174928:38
Jacob EalyPitt.-Johnstown149726:43
Shane CorriganWis.-Parkside125727:23
Brock BiddlePitt.-Johnstown184620:26
Devan MooreNewberry149620:42
Tereus HenryFort Hays St.197626:16
Brik FilippoCentral Okla.149630:35
Hunter DeLongGlenville St.174634:44
Dallas WilsonMount Olive149512:03
DIVISION III MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF TFTIME
Jared KuhnsYork (PA)1251257:08
Tyler FleetwoodWis.-Eau Claire1331163:30
Tyler ShilsonAugsburg1571044:33
Braden HomseyFerrum1971046:08
Jaden HintonBaldwin Wallace1331047:25
Cooper PontelandolfNYU165931:00
Hunter KupniewskiBaldwin Wallace165935:09
Derick DuvallAdrian197935:09
Christian GuzmanNorth Central141941:06
Sam StuhlAugsburg141944:35

Most Dominant:

DIVISION I MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF FALLSTIME
Wyatt HendricksonAir Force2851433:00
Tyler StoltzfusLock Haven1741354:54
Maximilian LeeteAmerican1251117:32
Mason ParrisMichigan2851131:09
Will FeldkampClarion1841020:07
Tyler MousawVMI1971020:49
Tony CassioppiIowa2851021:32
Tanner CookSouth Dakota St.165915:19
Jonathan MillnerApp. State149918:05
Sammy SassoOhio St.149932:57
DIVISION II MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF FALLSTIME
Logan BaileyUIndy1571413:20
Jared CampbellGlenville St.2851424:43
Christian SmallLake Erie1411445:07
Jonathan ClackMount Olive1971322:38
Isaiah VancePitt.-Johnstown2851235:59
Jacob PotokLake Erie1651131:35
Gavin QuiochoGlenville St.1331139:00
Ray RiouxUIndy1411019:19
Ryan WheelerColorado Mesa1571019:28
Bret HeilMaryville1741020:05
DIVISION III MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF FALLSTIME
Myles LeonardSpringfield1572761:11
Jake DeguireSpringfield1652467:55
Caleb BurkhartWilkes1972355:41
Garret CornellMessiah1572367:45
Sean MalenfantAlfred St.1842268:28
Jack HeldtWabash2852143:41
Robert WestLycoming2851952:40
Andrew PerelkaJohn Carroll1331826:50
Mason LeshockPenn College1651724:54
Parker VenzAugsburg1971732:02

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