One month after announcing new “results-based” awards for individual wrestlers, the NCAA released updated data Thursday, listing the top ten wrestlers with the most falls and technical falls in each of the three divisions.
Here are the current top wrestlers in each category:
Pins — Division I:
- Roger Pena, Oregon State, 157 pounds — 15 falls
- Ernest James, Edinboro, hwt. and Clayton Jack, Oregon State, hwt. — 12 falls
Pins — Division II:
- Josh Hawk, St. Cloud State, 149 pounds — 12 falls
- Collin Crume, Wisconsin-Parkside, 133 — 11 falls
- Joe Alston, Nebraska-Kearney, hwt. — 10 falls
Pins — Division III:
- Tim Wunnicke, Wisconsin-Platteville, 133 pounds — 13 falls
- Jules Doliscar, Ithaca, 174 pounds; Collin Lenhardt, Johnson & Wales, 174; Elias Larson, Trine, 157 — 12 falls
Technical Falls — Division I:
- Mark Lewandowski, Buffalo, 165 pounds and Chris Honeycutt, Edinboro, 197 — 7 tech falls
- (Four wrestlers tied for second place with 6 tech falls each)
Technical Falls — Division II:
- Luke Rynish, Wisconsin-Parkside, 174 pounds — 8 tech falls
- (Five wrestlers tied for second with 4 tech falls each)
Technical Falls — Division III:
- Michael Fleck, Wilkes, 125 pounds — 8 tech falls
- Brent Lowe, McDaniel, 157 pounds — 7 tech falls
- (Five wrestlers tied for third with 5 tech falls each)
Pins and technical falls will continue to be tallied throughout the regular season, with post-season activity also included to determine a winner. The awards will be presented at the NCAA wrestling championships for each division, starting with the 2012 NCAAs.
Want to know more? For the latest list of top ten wrestlers in falls and technical falls in each of the three NCAA divisions, check out the NCAA website. For more information on the awards, read this December 2011 article from College Wrestling Examiner.
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