Only one of the three wrestlers listed in the initial standings for the 2013 Most Dominant Wrestler Award is still at the top of the list two weeks later, according to the latest rankings released by the NCAA Wednesday.
Logan Stieber continues to hold the No. 1 spot in Division I, now joined by newcomers Carl Broghammer and Nazar Kulchytskyy in Division II and III, respectively.
The Most Dominant Wrestler Award, now in its second season, honors overall performance for the entire season, and is presented to the top wrestler in each of the three NCAA divisions. It’s calculated by adding the total number of points tallied by each wrestler during the season (based on a formula that awards three points for a win, up to six points for a fall, forfeit, injury default, or disqualification), then dividing that number by the total number of matches wrestled.
Here are the top two wrestlers for each of the three divisions as of Feb. 6:
- Division I: In a battle of the Buckeye state mat champs, Ohio State’s Stieber, 2012 NCAA 133-pound champ, continues his hold on the Most Dominant Wrestler standings since initial results were released Jan. 23, with an average of 5.6 points. Dustin Kilgore of Kent State, 2011 NCAA 197-pound titlewinner, is in second place with an average of 5.0968.
- Division II: Broghammer, a 197-pounder at Upper Iowa University, leads the latest rankings with an average of five points. In second place is the man who led the initial rankings, St. Cloud State’s Shamus O’Grady at 174, with a current average of 4.75 points.
- Division III: Two Wisconsin wrestlers lead the standings in D3, with Wisconsin-Oshkosh 157-pounder Kulchytskyy grabbing the lead from previous No. 1 Jordan Koranda of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Kulchytskyy averages 5.375 points while Koranda has 4.7727.
Updates on other NCAA Awards
In addition to Most Dominant Wrestler Award standings, the NCAA also announced updated standings for its Most Falls and Most Technical Falls awards for each of the three divisions.
- Falls: In Division I, Kent State’s Kilgore has tallied 16 falls in a total time of 38:27, leading Kyle Dake of Cornell with 13 pins, and A.J. Schopp of Edinboro with 12 falls. In Division II, two wrestlers have nine pins… but Jeffrey Vesta of Newberry holds a time advantage, scoring his falls in 24:59. Division III’s leader is Koranda, with 16 pins in 43:22, trailed by Kulchytskyy and Cody Lovejoy of Ohio Northern who each have 15 falls.
- Tech falls: Penn State’s David Taylor remains the Division I leader in tech falls with a total of eight; Cornell’s Nahshon Garrett has seven. For the third straight week, Mercyhurst’s Dylan D’Urso holds the lead in Division II, with six… while Ohio Northern’s Kyle Kwiat has an incredible 14 technical falls, the most in Division III, and, for that matter, in any division.
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