The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. Last weekend featured the Pac-12 Championships in Division I, super regionals in Division II and regional competition in Division III.
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 they must come against opponents in the same division. Ties in the two categories are broken based on the aggregate time.
Three-time national champion and the 2016 Division III Most Dominant Wrestler Riley Lefever of Wabash averages 5.58 team points per match to lead all divisions.
Hunter Harris of Messiah has pulled ahead further in Division III with 30 falls this season at 133 pounds, five more than his nearest competitor.
Stephen Jarrell of Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island) has 17 tech falls at 174 pounds to hold a lead of four over Ursinus 149-pounder Alex Kramer and Messiah 174-pounder Ben Swarr.
|NCAA STAT LEADERS – MOST DOMINANT|
|Rank||Name||School||Weight||Avg. Team Points|
|3||Robert Dierna||SUNY Cortland||157||5.12|
|9||Zachery Roseberry||Delaware Valley||285||4.64|
|Most dominant rankings are based off of a minimum of 17 matches|
|NCAA STAT LEADERS – FALLS|
|7||DJ Tirelli||Johnson & Wales (RI)||141||17||28:01|
|8||James Bethel||SUNY Oneonta||285||16||37:08|
|9||Frank Aiello||Wheaton (IL)||157||16||60:53|
|10||Troy Beaman||St. Olaf||285||15||30:25|
|NCAA STAT LEADERS – TECH FALLS|
|1||Stephen Jarrell||Johnson & Wales (RI)||165||17||98:11|
|8||Carlos Fuentez||Wheaton (IL)||125||10||60:54|