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Dan Hodge Trophy Race Update • Jan, 11, 2013
Jan. 11 Dan Hodge Trophy Race Watch List
The following is a list of undefeated NCAA Division I wrestlers who fit the top “mat” criteria — especially wrestlers with pins through Dec. 9 — for a wrestler to capture the 2013 trophy, which will be awarded this March. The current list is broken down into three categories: Front-Runners, previous NCAA champs and finalists who have wrestled this year; other previous All-Americans who are undefeated; and undefeated wrestlers with at least ten decisions thus far in the season.
The list will be updated on a weekly basis with the winner of this year’s Hodge Trophy selected after the NCAA Division I Championships. The award is presented annually by WIN Magazine and Culture House to the nation’s top college wrestler. It is named after the former Oklahoma University wrestler, who won three national championships (1955-57), pinned 36 of 46 victims and did not allow a takedown in his career. Other criteria include a wrestler’s dominance on the mat, past credentials, quality of competition, sportsmanship/citizenship and heart.
Name Wt. School Record Pins
- Matt McDonough 125 Iowa 9-0 4
- Alan Waters 125 Missouri 16-0 4
- Logan Stieber 133 Ohio State 15-0 8
- Tony Ramos 133 Iowa 13-0 6
- Kendric Maple 141 Oklahoma 15-0 5
- Hunter Stieber 141 Ohio State 20-0 2
- Jordan Oliver 149 Oklahoma State 17-0 9
- Andrew Alton 149 Penn State 13-0 9
- Derek St. John 157 Iowa 12-0 2
- Kyle Dake 165 Cornell 17-0 7
- Chris Perry 174 Oklahoma State 17-0 4
- Ed Ruth 184 Penn State 15-0 5
- Ben Bennett 184 Central Michigan 16-0 2
- Dustin Kilgore 197 Kent State 22-0 8
- Dom Bradley Hwt Missouri 22-0 4
Statisical Source: NWCAonline.com