NCAA releases updated standings for NCAA Wrestling Awards

Mark Hall leads the Most Dominant standings in Division I (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships.

The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes that have accumulated the most falls and the most technical falls throughout the course of the regular and postseasons.

A 2:33 fall by Penn State 174-pounder Mark Hall over American moved him to 4.85 average team points per match and first place in the race for most dominant in Division I. Hall's teammate Nick Lee is second with 4.67 points at 141 pounds, while Princeton's Pat Glory averages 4.65 points at 125 pounds for third.

With limited action in Division II over the last week there was no change in the standings for most dominant in Division II. Two-time national champion Chris Eddins Jr., of Pittsburgh-Johnstown leads with an average of 4.74 points. McKendree 197-pounder Ryan Vasbinder and Notre Dame (Ohio) heavyweight Jared Campbell complete the top three in the division.

Division III Most Dominant Wrestler is led by Coast Guard 165-pounder Nicholas Moreno with 5.40 team points per match, followed by Troy Stanich of Stevens with 5.32 and Robert Areyano of Central (Iowa) with 5.25.

The Most Dominant Wrestler standings are calculated by adding the total number of team points awarded through match results and dividing that number by the total number of matches wrestled with a minimum of 16 matches to be ranked. Points per match are awarded 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)


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jdgreenng (1) about 9 months ago
How can the most dominant wrestler at D1 have a loss and still be considered most dominant?
eaglestravis (1) about 9 months ago
jdgreenng......they explained the points system pretty clearly in the article.
jdgreenng (1) about 9 months ago
I understand the point system, don't understand how a wrestler can be most dominant with an actual loss on their records...Not very dominant if your loss column isn't 0.