NCAA Rankings 2018-19
149 Matthew Kolodzik
Once again it was the CKLV where most of the biggest moves were made. Though it wasn't a big jump in number, Anthony Ashnault vs. Micah Jordan in the finals was a #3 of #2 matchup. Ashnualt prevailed, and so the two flip spots.
Also at the CKLV, Brock Zacherl beat Grant Leeth -- as well as Russell Rohlfing and Josh Heil -- to creep up to #5. Leeth drops down to #6. We were denied a definitive result between Brock Zacherl and Austin O'Connor as Zacherl had to injury default out of the third-place match between the two top-10 wrestlers in Vegas. O'Connor had an excellent tournament himself, beating Mitch Finsilver, Josh Heil and Jared Prince. O'Connor climbs to #7.
Pat Lugo drops to #10, behind Jarrett Degen, after the latter beat the former in perhaps the most thrilling dual meet of the season thus far.
All-American Max Thomsen has been out all season until the CKLV, and in Vegas he dropped matches to Mitch Finesilver and Josh Heil, dropping below both in the rankings.
Josh Maruca lost to Cole Martin in a dual meet. Maruca drops as a result and Martin enters the top 20 at #18.
Maryland's Baby J Bannister lost to Anthony Artalona of Penn in a dual meet and drops out of the rankings. Artalona makes his top-20 career debut at #19.
Tommy Thorn nearly falls out of the top 20 after losses to Alec Opsal of Air Force and Daxton Gordon of Cal Baptist. A win over Henry Pohlmeyer and his career body of work keeps him just inside the bubble. Ryan Blees of Virginia Tech, who also lost to Opsal, finds himself on the outside looking in.
|3||SR||Micah Jordan||Ohio State||2|
|4||SR||Justin Oliver||NC State||5|
|7||FR||Austin O'Connor||North Carolina||10|
|9||SO||Jarrett Degen||Iowa State||14|
|13||FR||Kaden Gfeller||OK State||12|
|14||JR||Josh Maruca||Arizona State||11|
|15||JR||Henry Pohlmeyer||SD State||16|
|16||JR||Russell Rohlfing||CSU Bakersfield||18|