Grand View ranked No. 1 a 12th straight time in Jan. 1 NAIA poll

Updated: January 6, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Grand View (Iowa) claims the No. 1 ranking in the third regular-season edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday. The Vikings, who tallied 155 points, are making their 12th-straight appearance at No. 1 and 16th all-time dating back to 2000.

Grand View boasts 11 ranked wrestlers for the second-straight edition, including two No. 1-ranked individuals – Gustavo Martinez (141) and Eric Thompson (285). The defending national champion Vikings are 7-1 in duals this season.

Montana State-Northern holds its No. 2 ranking for the fourth-straight poll with 106 points. The Lights, led by top-ranked Aaron LaFarge (125), have nine ranked grapplers.

No. 3 Missouri Valley with 105.5 points, No. 4 Great Falls (Mont.) with 94 points and No. 5 Campbellsville (Ky.) with 93.5 points round out the top five. Missouri Valley owns the most ranked individuals with 12, including top-ranked 149-pounder Jake Ekster.

No. 13 Morningside (Iowa) made the largest improvement within the Top 20, jumping seven stops. The Mustangs have won three of their last four duals, including victories against Great Falls and No. 18 Menlo (Calif.).

No. 19 Dickinson State (N.D.) is this week’s newcomer.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the Qualifying Groups.

For a complete look at the 2013-14 NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll calendar, click here. The fourth regular-season poll will be announced Jan. 22.

Notes (all information dates back to 2000-01 season): Grand View’s (Iowa) No. 1 ranking is its 17th all-time, which ranks second of all programs since 2000-01 … The Vikings have held the top spot in 12-straight polls, which is the most since former member Notre Dame (Ohio) was No. 1 14-consecutive times from Nov. 24, 2009 to Feb. 22, 2011 … Former member Lindenwood (Mo.) boasts the most all-time No. 1 rankings with 39, while Notre Dame is third with 14 … Nine programs have appeared in the Top 20 for at least 20-consecutive polls, led by No. 5 Campbellsville’s (Ky.) and No. 4 Great Falls’ (Mont.) current run of 67-straight polls, dating back to 2005-06 … No. 2 Montana State-Northern is the only other school with at least 50-straight appearances (58) … Notre Dame and Lindenwood are the only programs to have spent an entire season ranked No. 1 (Notre Dame: 2010-11; Lindenwood: 2006-07).

2013-14 NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll – No. 3 (Jan. 1)

RankPrevious RankSchoolTotal Team Points
11Grand View (Iowa)155
22Montana State-Northern106
33Missouri Valley105.5
45Great Falls (Mont.)94
54Campbellsville (Ky.)93.5
67Southern Oregon66
76Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)64.5
88Cumberland (Tenn.)55
911Indiana Tech52
1016York (Neb.)51
1115Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)35.5
1218Cumberlands (Ky.)34.5
1320Morningside (Iowa)32.5
T149Simpson (Calif.)32
T1417Wayland Baptist (Texas)32
T1413Bethany (Kan.)32
1711Baker (Kan.)30
1814Menlo (Calif.)28
T1910Midland (Neb.)25
T19RVDickinson State (N.D.)25

Others receiving votes: Life (Ga.) 21.5; Oklahoma City 19.5, William Penn (Iowa) 13; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 13; Concordia (Neb.) 12; Benedictine (Kan.) 7.5; Missouri Baptist 7.5; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 6; Jamestown (N.D.) 5.5; Northwestern (Iowa) 4.5; Hastings (Neb.) 3; West Virginia Tech 2.

2013-14 Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll – No. 3

NAIA Wrestling Top 16 Individuals
January 01, 2014
RankPrvs. RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolTotal PointsGroup
11AaronLa FargeMontana State-Northern80West
2NRRyakFinchGrand View (Iowa)70Central
3NRDannyLuttrellGreat Falls (Mont.)63West
49codysteinerCampbellsville (Ky.)48East
54SeanSilvaEmbry-Riddle (Ariz.)47West
65RyanStearnsMissouri Valley46Central
77JakeStigallSouthern Oregon26.5West
86KristopherMcKinleyIndiana Tech21East
99OscarMarinYork (Neb.)20North
1016JavierCarbajalCumberlands (Ky.)18East
1112LukeSchlosserGreat Falls (Mont.)17West
12NRDennisWelchMissouri Valley16.5Central
1314GrantBurkhalterCumberlands (Ky.)7East
1313AustinMoggConcordia (Neb.)7North
138AlanCallahanBaker (Kan.)7Central
1611AdrianGainsOklahoma City4.5Central
RankPrvs. RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolTotal PointsGroup
11AJVallesSimpson (Calif.)80West
23tyleralsipCampbellsville (Ky.)72East
34MichaelRuizGreat Falls (Mont.)64West
45JoaoVicenteWilliam Penn (Iowa)51Central
56RichardRiosDakota Wesleyan (S.D.)45North
67BryceShoemakerBaker (Kan.)40Central
7NRBrandonBenvenutiGrand View (Iowa)32Central
810MitchPawlakIndiana Tech29.5East
99RobertRiveraConcordia (Neb.)18North
1017ChrisPadillaMissouri Baptist16.5East
112BillyWardCumberland (Tenn.)13.5East
12NRNathanRyanMorningside (Iowa)11North
128AndrewTillmanCumberlands (Ky.)11East
1411TrevorHancockSouthern Oregon9.5West
15NRToddBrackettMissouri Valley4Central
1613KodieColeConcordia (Neb.)3.5North
RankPrvs. RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolTotal PointsGroup
11GustavoMartinezGrand View (Iowa)80Central
22BrandonWestermanCampbellsville (Ky.)70East
33WismitMoiniusLindsey Wilson (Ky.)61East
44CameronNeissMontana State-Northern57West
55JasonArreolaYork (Neb.)46North
66BrandonWrightGrand View (Iowa)42Central
78ChrisHartWayland Baptist (Texas)30Central
77TravisBarroquilloIndiana Tech30East
9NRKyleWilsonGreat Falls (Mont.)16.5West
1010colbyrinehartCampbellsville (Ky.)16East
1111ColtRogersBethany (Kan.)15Central
1212BlakeFruchtlHastings (Neb.)12.5North
1315GarretLambrechtMorningside (Iowa)9North
1413SteeleEscobedoMenlo (Calif.)6.5West
1517BrianBitneyMissouri Valley5.5Central
1616DillanSchouwLife (Ga.)4.5East
RankPrvs. RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolTotal PointsGroup
11JakeEksterMissouri Valley80Central
22ColbyCrankBethany (Kan.)72Central
33kyleterryCampbellsville (Ky.)61East
4NRJakeWilliamsCumberland (Tenn.)51East
5NRChaseBurnsGreat Falls (Mont.)48West
66KyleGerlachDakota Wesleyan (S.D.)40North
75RyanMartinGreat Falls (Mont.)29.5West
84IsaacThomasLindsey Wilson (Ky.)25.5East
97HunterAzureMontana State-Northern19West
109EnriqueBarajasConcordia (Neb.)17North
1112RickyMcCartyOklahoma City13.5Central
1220TylerLashbrookMorningside (Iowa)13North
1318JasonLaddMenlo (Calif.)12.5West
148AdamFahsIndiana Tech12East
1511StephenMyersLindsey Wilson (Ky.)4.5East
1612MattMiltonCampbellsville (Ky.)3East
RankPrvs. RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolTotal PointsGroup
11JoeCozartLindsey Wilson (Ky.)80East
22QuintenHaynesGrand View (Iowa)72Central
33EdwardCheffMontana State-Northern61West
44shawnmcgheeCampbellsville (Ky.)55East
54ZachSkatesOklahoma City40Central
6NRTylerJohnsonDickinson State (N.D.)35.5North
75DallasHouchinsGrand View (Iowa)34Central
8NRAaronLopezYork (Neb.)27North
98JonathanBlackwellBethany (Kan.)22.5Central
107ChadCebulskiGreat Falls (Mont.)19West
1112OliverBrukardtLife (Ga.)13East
129TylerMcMichaelMidland (Neb.)11North
1310NicholasSchmidtGreat Falls (Mont.)7.5West
1411ZachFishmanNorthwestern (Iowa)7North
15NRMichaelGonzalezCumberland (Tenn.)6.5East
1614DylanKingMissouri Valley5Central
RankPrvs. RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolTotal PointsGroup
11EricLopezMenlo (Calif.)80West
22EthanHinebauchMontana State-Northern72West
33ChadLowmanGrand View (Iowa)64Central
44JamesBennettIndiana Tech52East
56SterlingTerryMidland (Neb.)43North
68TreverDevesternDakota Wesleyan (S.D.)34.5North
717KafubaDonzonIndiana Tech30.5East
810KirkJohnsonCumberland (Tenn.)23.5East
9NRNicoMartinezMissouri Valley20Central
1011PatrickNordJamestown (N.D.)19.5North
117ShawnLauGreat Falls (Mont.)17.5West
119JakobPriceBaker (Kan.)17.5Central
1313JonSolanoDickinson State (N.D.)9North
1412treyvontarhodesCampbellsville (Ky.)8East
1515JordonWardBethany (Kan.)6.5Central
1616LukeRileyEmbry-Riddle (Ariz.)4.5West
RankPrvs. RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolTotal PointsGroup
11BrockGutchesSouthern Oregon80West
22JoseAlvarezWayland Baptist (Texas)72Central
33JimmieSchuesslerGrand View (Iowa)64Central
44ParkerOwenBaker (Kan.)48Central
55EziekielHuntCumberland (Tenn.)46East
6NRJosephSievertMorningside (Iowa)44North
76BradyBeamonSimpson (Calif.)30West
87RileyBoomerMissouri Valley28.5Central
98AnthonyPikeBriar Cliff (Iowa)17North
108travisMcIntoshCampbellsville (Ky.)15.5East
1110JaredMillerMontana State-Northern14.5West
129CodySwimGrand View (Iowa)13.5Central
1312JoeMadisonYork (Neb.)9.5North
1413JacobShirleyCumberland (Tenn.)8East
1515JaykobMillerJamestown (N.D.)4North
RankPrvs. RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolTotal PointsGroup
11JameelBryantLindsey Wilson (Ky.)80East
27ChristianMaysGrand View (Iowa)72Central
33KamronJacksonGreat Falls (Mont.)64West
42CodyLintonCumberland (Tenn.)52East
54TreyHicksLife (Ga.)48East
65JacobAbramsSouthern Oregon40West
76KodyReedMontana State-Northern32West
817TaylorDeLongIndiana Tech21East
910LaneOversenDickinson State (N.D.)19.5North
1018MichaelNaiperWayland Baptist (Texas)19Central
119EthanJirakBenedictine (Kan.)15Central
1213CodySivertsenOklahoma City9.5Central
1314RandallNullNorthwestern (Iowa)8.5North
14NRTolaMorakinyoWest Virginia Tech (W.Va.)6.5East
15NRTuckVanMatreSouthern Oregon6West
16NRSpencerWilsonBethany (Kan.)4Central
1611WestonKeleherMissouri Baptist4East
RankPrvs. RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolTotal PointsGroup
11CharlesJohnsonSouthern Oregon80West
22JoshManuMissouri Valley72Central
33CarlLawrenceMissouri Valley64Central
44TobyCheffMontana State-Northern52West
55SamuelJohnsonCumberlands (Ky.)48East
67GarrettDeMersMontana State-Northern36West
76JesseHellingerDickinson State (N.D.)33North
88Logan PaulEickhoffYork (Neb.)25.5North
911nateknaufCampbellsville (Ky.)22.5East
1010StephenLoosbrockBenedictine (Kan.)15.5Central
1112TylerSarringarDakota Wesleyan (S.D.)14North
129ScottStewartCumberland (Tenn.)13East
1315TaylorBairdBethany (Kan.)7.5Central
14NRJaredMcCoyMorningside (Iowa)7North
1518JacobDempseyLife (Ga.)6East
1613EricJohnsonCalumet (Ind.)3East
1619RobertShadrachBaker (Kan.)3Central
RankPrvs. RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolTotal PointsGroup
11EricThompsonGrand View (Iowa)80Central
212SaiaLotuleleiYork (Neb.)59North
36GabiMusallamMissouri Valley58Central
410CourtneyFreemanCumberlands (Ky.)52East
52TylerKacmarynskiMorningside (Iowa)50North
63LonnieBrownMidland (Neb.)41North
74DavidLopezGreat Falls (Mont.)38West
88DanielMuellerMissouri Valley30.5Central
9NRClaytonBurtisSouthern Oregon23West
105AustinLobsingerSimpson (Calif.)17West
11NRJacobRozaLife University11.5East
117ScottBrasilMenlo (Calif.)11.5West
139JuliusAnglikasMissouri Baptist9.5East
1411MarkeseChristianWayland Baptist (Texas)9Central
15NRAbramReynoldsBriar Cliff (Iowa)5.5North
1613ZachAndersonBethany (Kan.)4.5Central

Top-Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings
125 – Aaron LaFarge, Montana State-Northern
133 – A.J. Valles, Simpson (Calif.)
141 – Gustavo Martinez, Grand View (Iowa)
149 – Jake Ekster, Missouri Valley
157 – Joe Cozart, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
165 – Eric Lopez, Menlo (Calif.)
174 – Brock Gutches, Southern Oregon
184 – Jameel Bryant, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
197 – Charles Johnson, Southern Oregon
HWT – Eric Thompson, Grand View (Iowa)

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