With the conclusion of the NCAA Division I Championships, the NCAA closed the books on the season long awards for falls, tech falls, and Most Dominant Wrestler. These awards only count matches within the division. For example, Cody Lovejoy led the standings for falls by racking up 24 falls against other Division III opponents, even though he amassed 27 total falls this season.
Lovejoy of Ohio Northern was 42-3 on the year and was the top seed at the NCAA Championships. He had back to back 40+ win seasons and is a two time winner of the Elite 89 Award given to the NCAA qualifier with the highest GPA. Lovejoy placed 7th at the 2014 NCAA Championships. He led the Division III standins with 24 in-division falls in a total time of 61:26.
Nathaniel Giorgio of Coast Guard led the tech fall standings with 13 tech falls in a combined 46:27. Giorgio finished as a four time NCAA qualifier and three time All-American. He was the 2012 d3wrestle.com Freshman of the Year and was named the 2015 Pilgrim League Wrestler of the Year and NEWA Most Dominant.
Riley Levever of Wabash was named the Most Dominant wrestler in Division III, scoring 5.22 team points per match against in-division opponents. The scoring system calculates an average dual team points with positive entries used for wins and negative entries for losses. Lefever won his second NCAA Championship as a sophomore 184 and has yet to lose to a Division III opponent in his career. He was also the 2014 d3wrestle.com Freshman of the Year.
All three Division III winners led the entire NCAA in their respective categories.
|1||Cody Lovejoy||Ohio Northern||285||24||61:26|
|2||James Bethel||SUNY Oneonta||285||23||65:12|
|3||Jose ‘Luis’ Hernandez||Milwaukee Engineering||285||20||74:26|
|5||DJ Tirelli||Johnson & Wales (R.I.)||133||19||46:30|
|9||CJ Caserta||Stevens Tech||165||17||61:18|
|10||Terrance Jean-Jacques||Rhode Island College||285||16||22:23|
|1||Nathaniel Giorgio||Coast Guard||133||13||46:27|
|2||Michael Polizzi||Stevens Tech||157||12||68:44|
|5||Nathan Pike||New York University||141||7||35:03|
|10||Edward Pierce||Wesleyan (Conn.)||149||6||19:54|
|3||AJ Kowal||Stevens Tech||174||4.7|
|4||Cody Lovejoy||Ohio Northern||285||4.7|
|6||Terrance Jean-Jacques||Rhode Island College||285||4.56|
|10||Nathaniel Giorgio||Coast Guard||133||4.4|