2018 NCAA Wrestling By the Numbers

As the tournament unfolds next week in Cleveland, we'll keep on adding stats, such as champions, finalists, and All-Americans by grade, state, conference, and various other differentiators. 

Check out some of our data from previous years here:

2017   |   2016   |   2015   |   2014  


Fun Facts

- Ronnie Perry became the first #15 seed to reach the finals.

- The state of Ohio went 0-9 in the semifinals.

- Jared Haught is the first finalist from the state of West Virginia and the second finalist ever for Virginia Tech.

- Sa'Derian Perry became Eastern Michigan's first All American since 1999.

- Kevin Jack became the first 3x All American from Connecticut.

- Seth Gross became the first ever DI NCAA Champion for South Dakota State

- At 197, Mike Macchiavello (NCST) and Jared Haught (VT) made for the first ever all-ACC final.

- With Spencer and Yianni winning titles, it was the first time since 1947 multiple true freshmen have won in the same year.

- The team title will not go to an Iowa or Oklahoma school for the 8th straight year, the longest stretch in NCAA history.

- Penn State has not lost a semifinal in three straight NCAA tournaments. The last Nittany Lion to lose in the semi's was Jimmy Gulibon in 2015: 7-5 to Iowa's Cory Clark. They are 16-0 ever since. 

- Fastest Pin - Jaydin Eierman - 0:31

- Most Pins - Sam Stoll - 3

- Most Techs/Pins - Spencer Lee - 4

- Fastest Tech - Spencer Lee - 1:41

- Most Points in a Single Match - Myles Martin - 24

- Most Total Match Points - Taylor Venz - 88

- 2nd Most Total Match Points - Emory Parker - 75


Most Team Points by Individual Wrestler

1
Spencer Lee
Iowa
27
2
Zain Retherford
Penn State
25
t3
Seth Gross
South Dakota State
24
t3
Zahid Valencia
Arizona State
24
t3
Mike Macchiavello
NC State
24
t6
Bo Nickal
Penn State
23
t6
Jason Nolf
Penn State
23
8
Kyle Snyder
Ohio State
22.5
9
Yianni
Cornell
22
10
Cenzo
Penn State
21


Ultimate Road Warrior

(Lost first Round, came back to earn 3rd)

Emory Parker - 184, Illinois


Road Warriors

(Lost first Round, came back to All American)

Scott Delvecchio - 133, Rutgers

Nick Lee - 141, Penn State

Chad Red - 141, Nebraska

Chandler Rogers - 165, Oklahoma State

Jacob Holschlag - 197, Northern Iowa


Semi Slide

(Made semi's, fell to 6th)

157 - Micah Jordan, Ohio State

165 - Alex Marinelli, Iowa

184 - Zack Zavatsky, Virginia Tech

197 - Ben Darmstadt, Cornell


Video Review Statistics

Number of Coaches' Challenges - 66

Number of Coaches' Challenges Overturned - 11

Number of Coaches' Challenges Deemed Inconclusive - 5


Top 10 Returning Points for 2019

1. Penn State - 117pts. 

2. Iowa - 84pts. 

3. Ohio State - 77.5pts

4. Missouri - 57pts. 

5. Michigan - 51pts.

6. Nebraska - 46pts. 

7. Cornell - 45.5pts.

8. NC State - 38.5pts.

9. Oklahoma State - 35.5pts.

10. Arizona State - 36.5


Champions By Seed

#1 - Seth, Zain, Zahid, Bo, Kyle

#3 - Spencer Lee, Yianni, Nolf, Cenzo

#4 - Macch


Champions By State

PA - Spencer, Zain, Nolf, Cenzo

CA - Zahid

MD - Kyle

MN - Seth

NY - Yianni

NC - Macch

TX - Bo


Champions By Grade

SR - Zain, Macch, Kyle

JR - Seth, Nolf, Bo

SO - Cenzo, Zahid

TFR - Spencer, Yianni


Finalists By Seed

#1 - 8

#2 - 5

#3 - 5

#4 - 2

#15 - 1 


Finalists By Grade

SR - 8

JR - 4

SO - 5

FR - 1

TFR - 2


All Americans By Seed 

For Top 8 seeds, those that didn't place at the seed are in parentheses.

#1 - 10

#2 - 9 (Lavalle)

#3 - 9 (Preisch)

#4 - 8 (Walsh, Renda)

#5 - 7 (Fausz, Erneste, Ke-Shawn)

#6 - 6 (Piccininni, Heil, Oliver, Lewis,)

#7 - 2 (Lamont, DeSanto, Zacherl, Deakin, Massa, Lujan, Mattiace, Butler)

#8 - 6 (Bernstein, Foster, Rotert, Hall)

#9 - 3

#10 - 4

#11 - 3

#12 - 1

#13 - 3

#14 - 0

#15 - 1

#16 - 2


Unseeded Wrestlers to Earn All American Honors

Tariq Wilson - 133, NC State

Sa'Derian Perry - 141, Eastern Michigan

Chad Red - 141, Nebraska

Chip Ness - 184, North Carolina

Kyle Conel - 197, Kent State

Jacob Holschlag - 197, Northern Iowa


NCAA Finalists At Worlds

Spencer Lee - Cadet World Champion, 2x Junior World Champion

Stevan Micic - Junior World Bronze

Seth Gross - Cadet World Team Member, Junior World Team Member

Yianni - 2x Cadet World Champion

Zain Retherford - Cadet World Champion, Senior World Team Member

Mark Hall - Cadet World Champion, 2x Junior World Champion

Zahid Valencia - Junior World Silver, 3x World Team Member

Bo Nickal - Cadet World 5th

Kyle Snyder - Junior World Champ, Junior World Silver, 2x Senior World Champ, Olympic Champion

Adam Coon - Cadet World Champion, Junior World Double Bronze


Finalists By Conference

Big Ten
12
ACC
3
Big 12
2
EIWA
1
PAC 12
1
EWL
1
SoCon
0
MAC
0


All Americans By Conference


125
133
141
149
157
165
174
184
197
285
Total
Big Ten
5
3
3
2
5
4
3
5
2
5
37
Big 12
1
3
1
1
1
1
2
0
1
0
11
ACC
0
1
1
1
1
1
0
2
2
1
10
EIWA
1
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
9
MAC
0
0
2
1
0
0
1
0
2
0
6
PAC 12
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
1
5
EWL
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
2
SoCon
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Finalists By State

Finalists
By State
Name
Pennsylvania
6
Lee, Zain, Perry, Hidlay, Nolf, Cenzo
New Jersey
2
Suriano, Myles
California
2
IMAR, Zahid
Michigan
2
Hall, Coon
Indiana
1
Micic
Maryland
1
Snyder
Minnesota
1
Gross
New York
1
Yianni
North Carolina
1
Macchiavello
Texas
1
Nickal
West Virginia
1
Haught
Wyoming
1
Meredith


All Americans By State

Pennsylvania (15)

125 - Darian Cruz, Lehigh

125 - Spencer Lee, Iowa

125 - Ethan Lizak, Minnesota

125 - Zeke Moisey, West Virginia

133 - Luke Pletcher, Ohio State

133 - Scotty Parker, Lehigh

149 - Zain Retherford, Penn State

149 - Ronnie Perry, Lock Haven

157 - Jason Nolf, Penn State

157 - Hayden Hidlay, NC State

157 - Josh Shields, Arizona State

157 - Michael Kemerer, Iowa

165 - Vincenzo Joseph, Penn State

165 - Chance Marsteller, Lock Haven

184 - Zack Zavatsky, Virginia Tech


Ohio (11)

125 - Nathan Tomasello, Ohio State

133 - Tariq Wilson, NC State

149 - Matt Kolodzik, Princeton

157 - Micah Jordan, Ohio State

165 - Alex Marinelli, Iowa

174 - Bo Jordan, Ohio State

184 - Dominic Abounader, Michigan

197 - Kyle Conel, Kent State

197 - Ben Darmstadt, Cornell

197 - Kollin Moore, Ohio State

285 - Jacob Kasper, Duke


New Jersey (8)

125 - Nick Suriano, Rutgers

125 - Sebastian Rivera, Northwestern

133 - Scott Delvecchio, Rutgers

141 - Joey McKenna, Ohio State

149 - Troy Heilmann, North Carolina

165 - David McFadden, Virginia Tech

174 - Jordan Kutler, Lehigh

184 - Myles Martin, Ohio State


California (5)

165 - Isaiah Martinez, Illinois

165 - Evan Wick, Wisconsin

165 - Jon Jay Chavez, Cornell

174 - Zahid Valencia, Arizona State

285 - Nick Nevills, Penn State


Michigan (5) 

157 - Alec Pantaleo, Michigan

174 - Mark Hall, Penn State

174 - Myles Amine, Michigan

184 - Max Dean, Cornell

285 - Adam Coon, Michigan


Indiana (4)

133 - Stevan Micic, Michigan

141 - Chad Red, Nebraska

141 - Nick Lee, Penn State

149 - Jason Tsirtsis, Arizona State


Iowa

149 - Brandon Sorenson, Iowa

197 - Jacob Holschlag, Northern Iowa

197 - Willie Miklus, Missouri


Minnesota (4)

133 - Seth Gross, South Dakota State

157 - Luke Zilverberg, South Dakota State

184 - Taylor Venz, Nebraska

285 - Sam Stoll, Iowa


New York (4)

141 - Yianni Diakomihalis, Cornell

197 - Shakur Rasheed, Penn State

285 - Youssif Hemida, Maryland

285 - Mike Hughes, Hofstra


Oklahoma (4)

133 - Kaid Brock, Oklahoma State

133 - Montorie Bridges, Wyoming

149 - Boo Lewallen, Oklahoma State

174 - Jacobe Smith, Oklahoma State


Missouri (3)

141 - Jaydin Eierman, Missouri

149 - Grant Leeth, Missouri

174 - Daniel Lewis, Missouri


Oregon (2)

125 - Ronnie Bresser, Oregon State

157 - Tyler Berger, Nebraska


Connecticut

141 - Kevin Jack, NC State


Florida

141 - Sa'Derian Perry, Eastern Michigan


Maryland

285 - Kyle Snyder, Ohio State


Georgia

184 - Chip Ness, North Carolina


North Carolina

197 - Mike Macchiavello, NC State


Illinois

184 - Emory Parker, Illinois


South Dakota

174 - David Kocer, South Dakota State


Texas

184 - Bo Nickal, Penn State


Washington

165 - Chandler Rogers, Oklahoma State


West Virginia

197 - Jared Haught, Virginia Tech


Wyoming 

141 - Bryce Meredith, Wyoming


Canada 

285 - Amar Dhesi, Oregon State


Semifinalists By State

Semifinalists
By State
Ohio
9
Pennsylvania
9
New Jersey
5
Michigan
4
California
2
Missouri
2
9 States
1


Qualifiers By State




Qualifiers by Grade

Freshman
53
Sophomore
71
Junior
111
Senior
96


Qualifiers by Conference

Big Ten
88
EIWA
55
Big 12
52
ACC
41
MAC
34
Pac-12
25
EWL
22
SoCon
14


State Qualifier Summary

STATE
NQS

STATE
NQS
PA
53

WV
3
OH
30

WA
3
IL
27

SD
3
NJ
21

NC
3
CA
21

TN
2
MI
17

MA
2
NY
13

ID
2
MO
12

WY
1
MN
12

VT
1
IA
11

NV
1
CO
11

NM
1
VA
9

NE
1
OK
9

ND
1
IN
9

MT
1
GA
9

KY
1
MD
7

HI
1
FL
6

FIN
1
WI
5

CT
1
UT
4

BC
1
TX
4

AZ
1
OR
4

AL
1
KS
4




PA (53)

Alex Klucker

Alexander DeCiantis

Andrew Dunn

Antonio Pelusi

Austin DeSanto

Austin Headlee

Austin Rose

Brock Zacherl

Chance Marsteller

Chris Weiler

Corey Hazel

Corey Keener

Cortlandt Schuyler

Darian Cruz

Dom Forys

Dustin Conti

Ethan Lizak

Gage Curry

Garett Hammond

Greg Bulsak

Hayden Hidlay

Ian Brown

Jake Gunning

Jason Nolf

Jeric Kasunic

Jordan Wood

Joshua Shields

Justin Staudenmayer

Korbin Myers

Kyle Shoop

Luke Karam

Luke Pletcher

Michael Boykin

Michael Carr

Michael Kemerer

Nick Zanetta

Pete Renda

Ronnie Perry

Ryan Preisch

Ryan Solomon

Sam Krivus

Scott Parker

Spencer Lee

Stephen Loiseau

Taylor Ortz

Te’shan Campbell

Thomas Haines

Ty Schoffstall

Tyler Smith

Vincenzo Joseph

Zachary Zavatsky

Zain Retherford

Zeke Moisey


Ohio (30)

Alex Marinelli

Anthony Tutolo

Ben Darmstadt

Billy Miller

Bo Jordan

Brent Moore

Cameron Kelly

Casey Sparkman

Colin Heffernan

Conan Jennings

Dean Heil

Domenic Abounader

Drew Mattin

Eli Stickley

Evan Cheek

Jacob Kasper

Joe Heyob

Kollin Moore

Kyle Conel

Markus Scheidel

Matt Kolodzik

Matt Stencel

Micah Jordan

Michael Coleman

Nathan Tomasello

Rocco Caywood

Stephen Suglio

Taleb Rahmani

Tariq Wilson

Zachary Carson


Illinois (27)

Alex Madrigal

Barlow McGhee

Bryce Gorman

Christian Brucki

Christian Brunner

Dylan Duncan

Emery Parker

Eric Schultz

Gabe Townsell

Isaiah White

Jason Renteria

Jordan Ellingwood

Joseph Gunther

Josh Alber

Kayne MacCallum

Kordell Norfleet

Larry Early

Louie Hayes

Michael McGee

Nate Higgins

Nathan Traxler

Nicholas Gil

Patrick Brucki

Ricky Robertson

Steve Bleise

Travis Piotrowski

Vince Turk


New Jersey (21)

Chad Walsh

Christian LaFragola

David McFadden

Dean Sherry

Ethn Ramos

Frank Mattiace

Jadaen Bernstein

Joey McKenna

John Van Brill

Johnny Sebastian

Jonathan Schleifer

Jordan Kutler

Josef Johnson

May Bethea

Myles Martin

Nick Gravina

Nick Suriano

Richie Lewis

Scott Delvecchio

Sebastian Rivera

Troy Heilmann


California (21)

AJ Nevills

Ali Naser

Anthony Valencia

Bryce Martin

Coleman Hammond

Corey Griego

Daniel Chaid

Evan Wick

Isaiah Martinez

Jeramy Sweany

Jonathon Chavez

Keaton Subjeck

Khristian Olivas

Mason Pengilly

Matt Williams

Nick Nevills

Paul Fox

Russell Rohlfing

Sean Nickell

Sergio Mendez

Zahid Valencia


Michigan (17)

Adam Coon

Alec Pantaleo

Brett Dempsey

Cole Weaver

Devin Skatzka

Gage Hutchison

Jordan Atienza

Justin Oliver

Kevin Beazley

Logan Massa

Malik Amine

Mark Hall

Mason Smith

Maxwell Dean

Myles Amine

Nate Limmex

RayVon Foley


New York (13)

Andrew Shomers

Bryan Lantry

Frank Garcia

Gordon Wolf

John Muldoon

Mike D`Angelo

Mike Hughes

Nick Piccininni

Shakur Rasheed

Steven Schneider

Thomas Lane

Yianni Diakomihalis

Youssif Hemida


Missouri (12)

Canten Marriott

Clayton Ream

Connor Brown

Connor Flynn

Daniel Lewis

Grant Leeth

Jaydin Eierman

John Erneste

Joseph Velliquette

Ke-Shawn Hayes

Luke Weiland

Matthew Schmitt


Minnesota (12)

Andrew Fogarty

Brandon Krone

Cam Sykora

Jake Short

Keegan Moore

Luke Zilverberg

Mitch McKee

Nicholas Wanzek

Samuel Stoll

Seth Gross

Taylor Venz

Tommy Thorn


Iowa (11)

Brandon Sorensen

Cash Wilcke

Colton McCrystal

Drew Foster

Henry Pohlmeyer

Jacob Holschlag

Jacob Schwarm

Kyle Springer

Max Thomsen

Mitchell Bowman

William Miklus


Colorado (11)

Archie Colgan

Chaz Polson

Dylan Gabel

Hunter Willits

Jacob Seely

Josh Finesilver

Matt Finesilver

Mitch Finesilver

Ryan Deakin

Sam Turner

Zach Finesilver


Oklahoma (9)

Boo Lewallen1

Christian Moody

Davion Jeffries

DaWaylon Barnes

Derek White

Jacobe Smith

Kaid Brock

Keilan Torres

Montorie Bridges


Indiana (9)

Ben Harvey

Brock Hudkins

Chad Red

Dylan Lydy

Jason Tsirtsis

Luke Welch

Nick Lee

Shawn Streck

Stevan Micic


Georgia (9)

Alonzo Allen

Bryce Carr

Chip Ness

Daniel Bullard

Forrest Przybysz

Ryan Millhof

Sean Russell

Taylor Lujan

Tyler Marinelli


Virginia (9)

Andrew Atkinson

Beau Donahue

Dennis Gustafson

Dane Robbins

Hunter Bolen

Ibrahim Bunduka

JR Wert

Seldon Wright

Tyler Love


Maryland (7)

Alfred Bannister

Cory Daniel

Hunter Ritter

Kyle Snyder

Michael Sprague

Tejon Anthony

Tyshawn Williams


Florida (6)

Jared Prince

Kyle Norstrem

Sa`Derian Perry

Sawyer Root

Yoanse Mejias

Zachary Sherman


Wisconsin (5)

Andrew Crone

Ben Thornton

Cole Martin

Jacob Morrissey

Paul Bianchi


Utah (4)

Branson Ashworth

Dustin Dennison

Kimball Bastian

Taylor LaMont


Texas (4)

Bo Nickal

Jack Mueller

Kennedy Monday

Quentin Perez


Oregon (4)

Colton Schilling

Eleazar DeLuca

Ronnie Bresser

Tyler Berger


Kansas (4)

Alan Clothier

Drew Daniels

Nathan Butler

Preston Weigel


North Carolina (3)

Irvin Enriquez

Michael Macchiavello

Randall Diabe


West Virginia (3)

Jake Smith

Jared Haught

Ryan Diehl


Washington (3)

Chandler Rogers

Matt Voss

Ryan Christensen


South Dakota (3)

David Kocer

Martin Mueller

Nate Rotert


Tennessee (2)

Elijah Oliver

Scottie Boykin


Massachussetts (2)

Charles Tucker

Jonathan Viruet


Idaho (2)

Demetrius Romero

Tanner Hall


Alabama (1)

Brandon Womack


Arizona (1)

Garrett Ryan


Connecticut (1)

Kevin Jack


Hawaii (1)

Josh Terao


Kentucky (1)

Sean Fausz


Montana (1) 

Jarrett Degen


Nebraska (1)

Will Schany


Nevada (1)

Joseph Lavallee


New Mexico (1)

Rico Montoya


North Dakota (1)

Ryan Blees


Vermont (1)

Tyrel White


Wyoming (1)

Bryce Meredith


Canada (1)

Amar Dhesi


Finland (1)

Jere Heino


NCAA Qualifiers Per Capita

The following table shows the number of national qualifiers each state earned, followed by the number of qualifiers per million inhabitants of each state.

State
NQs
NQs Per Million
PA
53
4.14
IA
11
3.50
SD
3
3.45
OH
30
2.57
NJ
21
2.33
OK
9
2.29
MN
12
2.15
IL
27
2.11
MO
12
1.96
CO
11
1.96
WY
1
1.73
MI
17
1.71
WV
3
1.65
VT
1
1.60
KS
4
1.37
IN
9
1.35
ND
1
1.32
UT
4
1.29
ID
2
1.16
MD
7
1.16
VA
9
1.06
OR
4
0.97
MT
1
0.95
GA
9
0.86
WI
5
0.86
HI
1
0.70
NY
13
0.65
CA
21
0.53
NE
1
0.52
NM
1
0.48
WA
3
0.41
NV
1
0.33
TN
2
0.30
MA
2
0.29
NC
3
0.29
FL
6
0.29
CT
1
0.28
KY
1
0.22
BC
1
0.22
AL
1
0.21
FIN
1
0.18
AZ
1
0.14
TX
4
0.14

#4 Travis Ford-Melton Commits To Purdue

113 lbs Semifinal - Travis Ford-Melton, IL vs Adam Busiello, NY

More big recruiting news today. Travis Ford-Melton released his college decision on social media, announcing he will be wrestling for the Purdue Boilermakers.

Decision Time For Cam Amine

152 lbs Round Of 128 - Cameron Amine, Michigan vs Braydon Huber, Idaho

Find a bucolic setting in Michigan and name it Amine Arbor.

Cohlton Schultz Wins Bronze, Andrew Berreyesa In World Finals

130kg, Final 3 of 3, Cohlton Schultz, NYAC vs Anthony Cassioppi, ISI

Team USA picked up two medals today in Greco-Roman at the Junior world championships. Cohlton Schultz won a bronze medal at 130kg and Andrew Berreyesa made the finals at 82kg.

Meet The Contenders: #1 Jakason Burks vs #2 Greg Diakomihalis

51 R16 - Greg Diakomihalis, FLWC vs Garett Lautzenheiser, Parkview

Jakason Burks has a big move arsenal and Greg Diakomihalis is nasty from an elbow tie. Burks is a walking warning sign when it comes to big throws while Greg D doesn’t always need to manufacture his own offense in order to score. 

FRL 317 - Penn State's Schedule, 125 and 133 Rankings Drop

FRL 317 discusses the Penn State wrestling schedule as well as the new NCAA rankings at 125 and 133 pounds.

Penn State Releases 2018-19 Schedule

174 lbs Round of 16 - Mark Hall, Penn State vs Hunter Bolen, Virginia Tech

The three-time defending national champion Penn State Nittany Lions have released their 2018-19 wrestling schedule.

Returning Division 1 All-Americans: 184lbs

184 lbs Semifinal - Taylor Venz, Nebraska vs Myles Martin, Ohio State

Now that preseason has officially started, pictures and videos are starting to filter in of teams practicing, all striving for the same goal: to win national championships and become All-Americans.

Ben Darmstadt Out, Ben Honis In For Cornell At 197

197 lbs Semifinal - Ben Darmstadt, Cornell vs Chris Weiler, Lehigh

Ben Darmstadt is likely to miss at least part of the the 2018-19 season due to injury. If possible (Ivy League has their own guidelines), Cornell may apply for a medical redshirt in the hopes of maintaining his final three years of eligibility.

#7 Theorius Robison Commits To Northern Colorado

132lbs Final: Carmen Ferrante, Bergen Catholic vs Theorius Robison, Pomona

Theorius Robison (Pomona, CO) has verbally committed to wrestle for the Northern Colorado Bears after high school.

Virginia Tech Recruiting Targets

Tony Robie is passing all the tests.

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