2022-23 NCAA DI Rankings

Rocky Elam

Max Dean lost two matches over the weekend to Ethan Laird and Michael Beard. Because of that loss, Dean drops below both of those wrestlers in the rankings. Laird is undefeated on the year with wins over Cole Urbas, Lute Stout, and Kordell Norfleet. On top of that, Laird has a win over Michael Beard from a few years ago so slides up to #4 in the rankings.

Beard rises a few spots in the rankings but has a loss on the year to Nino Bonaccorsi so is kept from cracking the top 4 for now. 

At the Iowa-Iowa State dual, Yonger Bastida took out NCAA runner-up Jacob Warner to jump up a few spots to the #2. 

Rocky Elam takes over the #1 spot after defeating Jacob Warner at the NWCA All-Star Classic and with wins at last year's NCAA tournament over Nino Bonaccorsi and Yonger Bastida. Beyond that, the only wrestle Elam lost to at last year's tournament, Stephen Buchanan, has been removed from the rankings due to his transfer and redshirt announcement. 

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RankGradeNameSchoolPrevious
1SORocky ElamMissouri2
2JRYonger BastidaIowa State6
3SRNino BonaccorsiPittsburgh7
4SREthan LairdRider16
5JRMichael BeardLehigh8
6SRMax DeanPenn State1
7SRJacob WarnerIowa3
8JRBernie TruaxCal Poly5
9SOIsaac TrumbleNC State9
10FRJaxon SmithMaryland10
11JRZac BraunagelIllinois11
12SRThomas PenolaPurdue13
13SRTanner HarveyOregon StateHM
14SRKordell NorfleetArizona State17
15SRGavin HoffmanOhio State12
16JRAndy SmithVirginia TechHM
17SRTanner SloanSD State18
18FRSilas AlredNebraska19
19SOBraxton AmosWisconsin24
20SOLuke StoutPrinceton22
21SRCameron CaffeyMichigan State15
22SRLou DePrezBinghamton14
23JREvan BockmanUtah ValleyHM
24SRGarrett JolesMinnesota20
HMJROwen PentzND State21
HMJRLuke SurberOK State23
HMJRJacob CardenasCornellHM
HMSRJacob KoserNavyHM
HMJRTrey RogersHofstraHM
HMSOAustin CooleyWest VirginiaHM
HMSOMax ShawNorth CarolinaHM
HMSRKeegan MooreOklahomaNR
HMJRNick WillhamIndianaNR


Michael Beard's win over Max Dean:

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