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NCAA Wrestling: Coaches’ Panel Wrestling Rankings Released – 133lbs Weight Class MMA News Rankings 

NCAA Wrestling: Coaches’ Panel Wrestling Rankings Released – 133lbs Weight Class

imageedit_22_5048432812The Division-1 college wrestling coaches’ panel rankings have been released. The Big Ten claims five of the top Ten No. 1 ranked wrestlers in the nation. Five of the ten No. 1 wrestlers in the nation are former national champions. Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State (125 pounds), Isaiah Martinez of Illinois (157), Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State (165), Gabriel Dean of Cornell (184) and Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State (heavyweight).

The additional top-ranked wrestlers at each weight class in the inaugural rankings are: Nahshon Garrett, Cornell (133 pounds); Dean Heil, Oklahoma State (141); Zain Retherford, Penn State (149); Bo Nickal, Penn State (174) and Morgan McIntosh, Penn State (197).

Wrestlers in each weight class will be measured by winning percentage, rating percentage index (RPI) and coaches’ rankings to earn spots in their qualifying tournaments for the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The coaches’ rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches representing each qualifying tournament. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. In order to be eligible for the rankings, wrestlers must have participated in at least five matches against Division I opponents in the weight class and have wrestled within the last 30 days.

The first of four coaches’ panel rankings for the 2015-16 wrestling season were released Thursday out of Indianapolis. The final rankings will be one of the components used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. This year’s event is March 17-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Nahshon Garrett of Cornell is a returning All-American.

Rankings are through matches of Jan. 17th, 2016.

 

133 1 Nahshon Garrett Cornell EIWA
133 2 Zane Richards Illinois Big Ten
133 3 Cory Clark Iowa Big Ten
133 4 Cody Brewer Oklahoma Big 12
133 5 Jordan Conaway Penn St. Big Ten
133 6 George DiCamillo Virginia ACC
133 7 Johnni DiJulius Ohio St. Big Ten
133 8 Earl Hall Iowa St. Big 12
133 9 Mack McGuire Kent St. MAC
133 10 Zach Synon Missouri MAC
133 11 Eric Montoya Nebraska Big Ten
133 12 Josh Alber UNI MAC
133 13 Emilio Saavedra Old Dominion MAC
133 14 Cameron Kelly Ohio MAC
133 15 Geoffrey Alexander Maryland Big Ten
133 16 Martin(Josh) Martinez Air Force Big 12
133 17 Anthony Giraldo Rutgers Big Ten
133 18 Joey Palmer Oregon St. Pac 12
133 19 Rosario Bruno Michigan Big Ten
133 20 Dom Forys Pittsburgh ACC
133 21 Mason Beckman Lehigh EIWA
133 22 Samuel Brancale Minnesota Big Ten
133 23 Dominick Malone Northwestern Big Ten
133 24 Nathan Kraisser Campbell SoCon
133 25 Caleb Richardson Penn EIWA
133 26 Gary Wayne Harding Oklahoma St. Big 12
133 27 Jade Rauser Utah Valley Big 12
133 28 Jamal Morris North Carolina St. ACC
133 29 Vince Rodriguez George Mason EWL
133 30 Esteban Gomez-Rivera American EIWA
133 30 Robert Deutsch Rider EWL
133 32 Corey Keener Central Mich. MAC
133 33 Brance Simms South Dakota St. Big 12
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Kyle Carroll

Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father is currently a high school wrestling coach on Long Island, with more than 35 years of experience. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage has included the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, the 2013 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).

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