NCAA Wrestling Awards Standings Update

INDIANAPOLIS—The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2024 NCAA Wrestling Awards, which 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 and the student-athletes who have accumulated the most falls and technical falls throughout 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 fifth 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 to no movement in all three award rankings. Michael Beard from Lehigh remains atop tech falls with nine while Wyatt Hendrickson of Air Force leads both falls and most dominant wrestler.

The most dominant wrestler in Division II is Scott Joll at UNC Pembroke. He extended his lead this week to 5.48 points per match over 5.04 from West Liberty’s Ty McGeary.

In Division III, there was a change at the top as Wartburg’s Massoma Endene jumped from third to the lead, going from 5.17 to 5.27 points per match. Baldwin Wallace’s Michael Petrella is close behind at 5.22.

In Division II falls, Lander’s Anthony Yacovetti regained the lead after two weeks in second. The 197-pounder picked up three falls on the week to put him at 16 for the year. Joll and Pittsburgh-Johnstown’s Isaiah Vance trail by one.

Norwich’s Mason Sprinkel continues to hold the lead in Division III falls for the third straight week, extending his lead to three with 25.

Both Division II and Division III tech falls leaders stayed the same this week with each picking up two. Tiffin’s Max Shore has held the lead for six consecutive weeks while Alvernia’s Gavin Hollingsworth has led the in all seven ranking releases this season.

Falls Leaders thru March 3, 2024

DIVISION I MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF FALLSTIME
Wyatt HendricksonAir Force2851421:23
Kelvin GriffinLehigh1491232:42
Gabe SollarsIndiana1971240:37
Ryder RogotzkeOhio State1841130:07
Taye GhadialiCampbell2851026:46:00
Mason ShraderCentral Michigan1571030:15
Chase SaldateMichigan State1571036:13
Levi HopkinsCampbell1971038:45
Tyler BrennanLittle Rock1741042:44
Cory DayBinghamton285916:47
DIVISION II MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF FALLSTIME
Anthony YacovettiLander1971632:03
Scott JollUNC Pembroke1741527:07
Isaiah VancePitt-Johnstown2851535:28
Trey SizemoreIndianapolis1741348:05
John Parker-WilsonNewberry1971147:40:00
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 Marine1841926:31:00
Caleb BurkhartWilkes2851946:02
Sean MalenfantAlfred State1841946:18:00

Tech Falls Leaders thru March 3, 2024

DIVISION I MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF TFTIME
Michael BeardLehigh1971564:33:00
Wyatt HensonLock Haven1411455:15:00
Trent HidlayNC State1971269:34:00
Nick FeldmanOhio State2851146:22:00
Taye GhadialiCampbell2851039:42:00
Stephen LittleLittle Rock1971046:59:00
Daniel CardenasStanford157929:46:00
Domenic ZacconeCampbell133934:20:00
Nasir BaileyLittle Rock133935:52:00
Jackson ArringtonNC State149949:37:00
DIVISION II MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF TFTIME
Max ShoreTiffin1251461:55:00
Shane CorriganWisconsin-Parkside1251253:09:00
Shawn StreckCentral Oklahoma2851144:51:00
Wyatt TurnquistNorthern State1491028:07:00
Jacob EalyPitt.-Johnstown1491038:23:00
Max RambergAugustana (SD)1971055:06:00
Torry EarlyChadron State149932:21:00
Gabe JohnsonCentral Oklahoma157937:07:00
David HunsbergerLander165939:10:00
Gavin QuiochoGlenville State University133949:14:00
DIVISION III MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHT# OF TFTIME
Gavin HollingsworthAlvernia University1742196:20:00
Matt LackmanAlvernia University1651885:53:00
Joe PinsWartburg1331755:27:00
Luke HoerleStevens Tech1331770:04:00
Jaden HintonBaldwin Wallace1331770:57:00
Avery LeonardAlvernia University1411672:37:00
Christian KomitasAurora Universtiy1741677:04:00
Justice Hockenberry-FolkYork (PA)1741548:11:00
Michael PetrellaBaldwin Wallace1491566:36:00
Cooper PontelandolfoNYU1571449:20:00

Most Dominant Leaders thru March 3, 2024

DIVISION I MEN
NAMEINSTITUTIONWEIGHTAVG POINTS
Wyatt HendricksonAir Force2855.5
Trent HidlayNC State1974.77
Mitchell MesenbrinkPenn State1654.63
Dean HamitiWisconsin1654.6
Michael BeardLehigh1974.43
Vinny ZerbanNorthern Colorado1574.42
Stephen BuchananOklahoma1974.42
Parker KeckeisenNorthern Iowa1974.35
David CarrIowa State1654.3
Taye GhadialiCampbell2854.25
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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