INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released the initial standings for the 2013 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler Awards and the second round of standings for the most falls and tech falls within Divisions I, II and III. These awards will be presented in March at the respective NCAA Wrestling Championships.
This week, a minimum of 13 matches are required to be eligible for the Most Dominant Wrestler standings. That required match total will increase by one per week until 18 matches is reached. Athletes redshirting the 2013 season are not eligible for any of the award standings.
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In the Most Dominant standings, Shamus O’Grady of St. Cloud State has a Division II-leading average of 4.8235 points. O’Grady edged out Travis McKillop of Pittsburgh-Johnstown this week who has an average of 4.3077 points at 184 pounds.
At 125 pounds, Max Byrd of Ashland is the Division II leader with eight falls. He is closely followed by two wrestlers – Jan Steven Ulinski (Findlay) and Shamus O’Grady (St. Cloud State), with seven pins each.
The Most Dominant Wrestler standings are calculated by adding the total number of points awarded through match results and dividing that number by the total number of matches wrestled. Points awarded per match are as follows:
*Fall, forfeit, injury default or DQ = 6 points (-6 points for a loss)
*Tech falls = 5 points (-5 points for a loss)
* Major decision = 4 points (-4 points for a loss)
*Decision = 3 points (-3 points for a loss)
14.8235Shamus O’GradySt. Cloud State18424.3077Travis McKillopPittsburgh-Johnstown18434.1667Michael LabryAshland13344.1176Clint PosterSt. Cloud State15754.1111Max ByrdAshland12564Elliot CopelandWestern State Colorado17473.9333Mike WilliamsUNC-Pembroke17483.9231Willie BohinceMercyhurst12593.65Joseph BrandtAshland197103.5789William YoungNewberry141
1824:22Max ByrdAshland1252711:43Jan StevenFindlay1493721:53Shamus O’GradySt. Cloud State184468:54Louden GordonNotre Dame (Ohio)1575616:28Taylor HallCalifornia Baptist (Calif.)1256617:28William YoungNewberry1417617:54Easton HargraveNew Mexico Highlands1748619:09Bryce LumzyUpper Iowa1579623:56Aaron RoweLimestone28510624:34Clint PosterSt. Cloud State157
1416:34Dylan D’UrsoMercyhurst1332314:40Zev GreenLake Erie College1743314:56Shamus O’GradySt. Cloud State1844315:23Matt NelsonSt. Cloud State1415321:00Naveed BagheriSan Francisco State141627:08Travis SheeyNewberry174729:16Andrew PokornySt. Cloud State133829:30Gabe FogartySt. Cloud State1659210:18Travis McKillopPittsburgh-Johnstown18410210:59Clint PosterSt. Cloud State157