NCAA updates Division I award standings after conference tournaments

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2024 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded on March 23 at the conclusion of the Division I 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.

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. Wrestlers need a minimum of 17 matches and must qualify for the national tournament to win the award. 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)

After a runner-up finish in the Big 12 Conference over the weekend, heavyweight Wyatt Hendrickson of Air Force leads in the standings for Most Dominant Wrestler with 5.05 team points per match, in addition to leading Division I with 15 falls in 23:08. Penn State’s Aaron Brooks is second with 4.94 average team points while Trent Hidlay of NC State is third with an average of 4.83. Two-time national champion Keegan O’Toole of Missouri rounds out the top four with an average of 4.68.

Kelvin Griffin of Lehigh is tied with Hendrickson in total falls with 15 this season in a time of 44:59. Two wrestlers head to Kansas City with 13 falls in Ohio State’s Ryder Rogotzke and Campbell’s Levi Hopkins.

Lock Haven’s Wyatt Henson and Lehigh’s Michael Beard are tied with 16 tech falls. Henson currently leads with a time of 64:17.

Falls Leaders thru March 11, 2024

DIVISION I MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF FALLSTIME
Wyatt HendricksonAir Force2851523:08
Kelvin GriffinLehigh1491544:59
Ryder RogotzkeOhio State1841333:32
Levi HopkinsCampbell1971343:47
Taye GhadialiCampbell2851233:16
Gabe SollarsIndiana1971240:37
Chase SaldateMichigan State1571138:19
Cory DayBinghamton2851017:51
Mason ShraderCentral Michigan1571030:15
Evan MaggGeorge Mason1491036:52
DIVISION II MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF FALLSTIME
Anthony YacovettiLander1971632:03
Scott JollUNC Pembroke1741527:07
Isaiah VancePitt-Johnstown2851535:28
Trey SizemoreIndianapolis1741348:05
John Parker-WilsonNewberry1971147:40
Matt LongGannon285109:33
Jacob EalyPitt-Johnstown1491026:44
Ty McGearyWest Liberty1841033:32
Gavin QuiochoGlenville State1331041:11
Lucas WendlingMcKendree174923:58
DIVISION III MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF FALLSTIME
Mason SprinkelNorwich2852581:59
Mitchell ArchCase Western Reserve1652245:25
Jake JonesIthaca1842248:08
Nicholai BrotzmanPennsylvania College of Technology2852132:59
Timothy GlynnTrinity (CT)2852143:07
Culley BellinoCortland State1412148:54
Doug ByrneBaldwin Wallace2852041:14
Tyler WithersMerchant Marine1841926:31
Caleb BurkhartWilkes2851946:02
Sean MalenfantAlfred State1841946:18

Tech Falls Leaders thru March 11, 2024

DIVISION I MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF TFTIME
Wyatt HensonLock Haven1411664:17
Michael BeardLehigh1971667:51
Trent HidlayNC State1971376:34
Nick FeldmanOhio State2851146:22
Stephen LittleLittle Rock1971152:15
Taye GhadialiCampbell2851039:42
Nasir BaileyLittle Rock1331040:51
Daniel CardenasStanford157929:46
Domenic ZacconeCampbell133934:20
Anthony MoltonCampbell125938:46
DIVISION II MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF TFTIME
Max ShoreTiffin1251461:55
Shane CorriganWisconsin-Parkside1251253:09
Shawn StreckCentral Oklahoma2851144:51
Wyatt TurnquistNorthern State1491028:07
Jacob EalyPitt.-Johnstown1491038:23
Max RambergAugustana (SD)1971055:06
Torry EarlyChadron State149932:21
Gabe JohnsonCentral Oklahoma157937:07
David HunsbergerLander165939:10
Gavin QuiochoGlenville State University133949:14
DIVISION III MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF TFTIME
Gavin HollingsworthAlvernia University1742196:20
Matt LackmanAlvernia University1651885:53
Joe PinsWartburg1331755:27
Luke HoerleStevens Tech1331770:04
Jaden HintonBaldwin Wallace1331770:57
Avery LeonardAlvernia University1411672:37
Christian KomitasAurora Universtiy1741677:04
Justice Hockenberry-FolkYork (PA)1741548:11
Michael PetrellaBaldwin Wallace1491566:36
Cooper PontelandolfoNYU1571449:20

Most Dominant Leaders thru March 11, 2024

DIVISION I MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHTAVG POINTS
Wyatt HendricksonAir Force2855.05
Aaron BrooksPenn State2854.94
Trent HidlayNC State1974.83
Keegan O`TooleMissouri1654.68
Mitchell MesenbrinkPenn State1654.64
Michael BeardLehigh1974.52
Dean HamitiWisconsin1654.39
Taye GhadialiCampbell2854.35
Parker KeckeisenNorthern Iowa1974.35
Yonger BastidaIowa State2854.29
DIVISION II MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHTAVG POINTS
Scott JollUNC Pembroke1745.48
Ty McGearyWest Liberty1845.04
Isaiah VancePitt-Johnstown2854.88
Jacob EalyPitt-Johnstown1494.73
Devin FlanneryMillersville1334.41
James JoplinLander1254.36
Isaiah GamezAdams State1254.26
Gavin QuiochoGlenville State University1334.22
Matt WeinbergKutztown1844.17
Anthony YacovettiLander1974.16
DIVISION III MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHTAVG POINTS
Massoma EndeneWartburg1975.27
Michael PetrellaBaldwin Wallace1495.22
Xavier PenaCentenary (NJ)1415.14
Jared StrickerWisconsin-Eau Claire1744.93
Matt LackmanAlvernia University1654.87
Jacob ReedOhio Northern1414.86
Charles BaczekWabash1844.86
Bentley Schwanebeck-OstermannAugsburg1844.85
Joziah FryJohnson & Wales (RI)1254.82
George MoseleyAverett1844.81

*MINIMUM 17 MATCHES

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