2019 NCAA Preview: 184 lbs.

  1. Dylan Roth, Heidelberg
  2. Jake Ashcraft, Ithaca
  3. Khamri Thomas, Johnson & Wales
  4. John Boyle, Western New England
  5. Paul Detwiler, Coast Guard
  6. Nick Stencel, Whitewater
  7. Devon Pingel, Adrian
  8. Solomon Nielsen, Augsburg

Cody Baldridge, North Central
Jake Paulson, Penn State-Behrend
Josh Edel, Coe
Joshua Glantzman, Merchant Marine
Justin Ransom, Baldwin Wallace
Kyle Peisker, Chicago
Michael Dooley, Stevens
Rexx Hallyburton, Washington & Lee
Tevin Bailey, Dubuque
Victor DeFrance, Messiah

Dylan Roth has put together an outstanding season to take the top seed with a 38-0 record. He missed the entire 2018 season with an injury, but he appears to be making up for lost time. 184 is a good weight class with the 3rd, 4th, and 8th place finishers from last year as the next three seeds. Jake Ashcraft won the Most Dominant award from the NCAA last season. John Boyle split a pair of matches with Ashcraft at last year’s tournament, though Ashcraft as the win this season. Khamri Thomas of Johnson & Wales split wiht Boyle, winning the regional final and was 2-1 against 5th seeded Paul Detwiler of Coast Guard.

Justin Ransom of Baldwin Wallace is the only as yet unmentioned wrestler who qualified last season. He has moved up to 184 after qualifying at 174 last season. He also has a win over #2 seed Ashcraft. Nick Stencel wrestled all last season at 184 before dropping to 174 for the postseason. This year, he stayed up and it paid off with a trip to Roanoke. Both of his losses this season were to Coe wrestlers, with Josh Edel being the one who qualified here.

Jake Paulson is the first qualifier for the second year Penn State-Behrend squad out of Erie, PA. He lost his first match at the regional and reeled off five wins in a row to make it here. Kyle Peisker spent almost the entire season at 174 before moving up to 184 at the very end of the year and placing third at the Upper Midwest. Devon Pingel transferred to Adrian from Cleveland State and made the regional final where he fell to Roth. He also wrestled 174 lbs. defending champ Jairod James while representing CSU last season.