Top-ranked Diakomihalis and Martin among ranked wrestlers competing in CKLV

Updated: November 26, 2018

Photos: Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis and Ohio State’s Myles Martin are top-ranked wrestlers who will face plenty of challenges at this weekend’s Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Nov. 26, 2018

The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational will be held for the 37th time this weekend and at least 105 of 200 wrestlers who appear in WIN’s November 26 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic, could face off Friday and Saturday in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

There are 43 wrestlers ranked among the Top 8 of their weight class, including a pair of top-ranked wrestlers in Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis (141) and Ohio State’s Myles Martin (184).

Last year, Diakomihalis won the CKLV championship in 2017 as a true freshman and then eventually the NCAA championship last March. He is ranked No. 1 at 141 pounds. At this year’s event, the Big Red sophomore could face Ohio State’s second-ranked Joey McKenna or Missouri’s No. 3-ranked Jaydin Eierman.

Martin, an NCAA champion and two-time finalist, could meet Illinois’ No. 2 Emery Parker, Nebraska’s No. 3 Taylor Venz and Virginia Tech’s No. 5 Zack Zavatsky.

Very few teams competed last weekend. Penn State, with seven ranked wrestlers, remains the top-ranked team with 111 TPI points. Ohio State, also with seven rated wrestlers has 83 points, followed by Iowa (77.5) and Oklahoma State (66.5). Both the Hawkeyes and Cowboys feature a ranked wrestler at all 10 weights.

Rounding out the Top 10 are North Carolina State (53.5), Michigan (53), Minnesota (46.5), Missouri (44.5), Arizona State (40.5) and Cornell (40). NC State has five individuals ranked in the top eight, the other five teams have either four or three potential placers on paper at this point in the season.

WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI) awards team points for individuals ranked in the respective weight classes based on how many potential All-Americans each school could produce at the 2019 NCAA Championships, March 21-23, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

WIN’s TPI point totals are broken down by the following individual rankings: 1st – 20 (16 AA points + 4 advancement points); 2nd – 16 (12+4); 3rd – 13.5 (10+3.5); 4th – 12.5 (9+3.5); 5th – 10 (7+3); 6th – 9 (6+3); 7th – 6.5 (4+2.5); 8th – 5.5 (3+2.5). Additional points for other rankings include: 9th/12th – 2; 13th/16th – 1.5; 17th-20th – 1. TPI points will be lower than the final actual NCAA tournament points because it does not include bonus points.

WIN’s first dual-team rankings will be announced next Monday, Dec. 3.


WIN’s Nov. 26 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

PlSchoolTotal RankedTop 8Pts
1.Penn State77111
2.Ohio State7683
4.Oklahoma State10666.5
5.NC State7553.5
9.Arizona State6340.5
13t.Northern Iowa7232
15.Virginia Tech7230.5
19.North Carolina4221.5
20.South Dakota State2121
22.Lock Haven3116.5
23.Kent State2114.5
24t.Iowa State3114
24t.Oregon State2114
34.Utah Valley405
36t.Old Dominion204
41t.Michigan State203
41t.North Dakota State203
41t.Northern Colorado203
45t.CSU Bakersfield202
45t.Ohio U.202
49t.American U.101.5
49t.Central Michigan101.5
49t.Gardner Webb101.5
53t.Fresno State101
53t.George Mason101
53t.West Virginia101



WIN’s Nov. 26, 2018 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

1Spencer LeeIowaSo.1st
2Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternSo.2nd
3Nick PiccininniOklahoma StateJr.3rd
4Ronnie BresserOregon StateSr.4th
5Sean RussellMinnesotaSr.5th
6Connor SchramLehighSr.6th
7Sean FauszNC StateSr.7th
8Louie HayesVirginiaSo.8th
9Ryan MillhofArizona StateSr.9th
10Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisJr.10th
11Zeke MoiseyNebraskaSr.11th
12Rico MontoyaNorthern ColoradoSr.12th
13Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateSo.13th
14Jay SchwarmNorthern IowaJr.14th
15Pat GloryPrincetonFr.15th
16Devin SchroderPurdueSo.16th
17Gabe TownsellStanfordJr.17th
18Christian MoodyOklahomaJr.18th
19Shakur LaneyOhio U.Jr19th
20Drew MattinMichiganSo.20th


133 pounds

1Seth GrossSouth Dakota StateSr.1st
2Stevan MicicMichiganJr.2nd
3Nick SurianoRutgersJr.3rd
4Tariq WilsonNC StateSo.4th
5Luke PletcherOhio StateJr.5th
6Daton FixOklahoma StateRS Fr.6th
7Ethan LizakMinnesotaJr.7th
8Austin DeSantoIowaSo.8th
9Scott ParkerLehighSr.9th
10John ErnesteMissouriSr.10th
11Austin GomezIowa StateRS Fr.11th
12Korbin MyersVirginia TechJr.12th
13Josh TeraoAmerican U.Sr.13th
14Chas TuckerCornellJr.14th
15Cam SykoraNorth Dakota StateJr.15th
16Micky PhillipiPittFr.16th
17Cameron KellyOhio U.Sr.17th
18Montorie BridgesWyomingSo.18th
19Sean NickellCSU BakersfieldSr.19th
20Dylan DuncanIllinoisSo.20th


141 pounds

1Yianni DiakomihalisCornellSo.1st
2Joey McKennaOhio StateSr.2nd
3Jaydin EiermanMissouriJr.3rd
4Nick LeePenn StateSo.4th
5Mitch McKeeMinnesotaJr.5th
6Kaid BrockOklahoma StateJr.6th
7Michael CarrIllinoisSo.7th
8Bryan LantryBuffaloSr.8th
9Nick GilNavySr.9th
10Sa’Derian PerryOld DominionJr.10th
11Josh AlberNorthern IowaSr.11th
12Chad RedNebraskaSo.12th
13Max MurinIowaRS Fr.13th
14Cole WeaverIndianaSr.14th
15Dom DemasOklahomaRS Fr.NR
16Tristan MoranWisconsinJr.16th
17Sam KrivusVirginiaJr.17th
18Ryan DiehlMarylandSr.18th
19Nate LimmexPurdueJr.19th
20Matt FindlayUtah ValleySo.20th


149 pounds

1Matt KolodzikPrincetonJr.1st
2Anthony AshnaultRutgersSr.2nd
3Micah JordanOhio StateSr.3rd
4Grant LeethMissouriSo.4th
5Max ThomsenNorthern IowaJr.5th
6Justin OliverNC StateSr.6th
7Paul FoxStanfordSr.7th
8Brock ZacherlClarionSr.8th
9Mitch FinesilverDukeSr.9th
10Pat LugoIowaSr.10th
11Jarrett DegenIowa StateSo.11th
12Jared PrinceNavyJr.12th
13Austin O’ConnorNorth CarolinaRS Fr.13th
14Josh MarucaArizona StateJr.14th
15Kaden GfellerOklahoma StateRS Fr.16th
16Collin PurintonNebraskaJr.17th
17Thomas ThornMinnesotaSr.NR
18Russell RohlfingCSU BakersfieldJr.18th
19Ryan BleesVirginia TechSr.19th
20Henry PohlmeyerSouth Dakota StateJr.15th


157 pounds

1Jason NolfPenn StateSr.1st
2Hayden HidlayNC StateSo.2nd
3Tyler BergerNebraskaSr.3rd
4Alec PantaleoMichiganSr.4th
5Ryan DeakinNorthwesternSo.5th
6Kennedy MondayNorth CarolinaSo.6th
7Ke-Shawn HayesOhio StateJr.7th
8Kaleb YoungIowaSo.8th
9Taleb RahmaniPittJr.9th
10Gordon WolfLehighSr.10th
11Larry EarlyOld DominionJr.11th
12Steve BleiseMinnesotaSr.12th
13Andrew ShomersOklahoma StateJr.13th
14Austin KraisserCampbellJr.14th
15Danny ReedColumbiaSr.15th
16Tyler MarinelliGardner WebbSr.16th
17John Van BrillRutgersSr.17th
18Alex SmytheBuffaloSr.18th
19Luke WeilandArmyJr.19th
20Alex KluckerLock HavenJr.20th


165 pounds

1Vincenzo JosephPenn StateJr.1st
2Evan WickWisconsinSo.2nd
3Chance MarstellarLock HavenSr.3rd
4Alex MarinelliIowaSo.4th
5Logan MassaMichiganJr.5th
6Jon Jay ChavezCornellSr.6th
7Josh ShieldsArizona StateJr.8th
8Branson AshworthWyomingSr.10th
9Chandler RogersOklahoma StateSr.7th
10Bryce SteiertNorthern IowaSr.9th
11Isaiah WhiteNebraskaJr.11th
12Cole WalterLehighJr.12th
13Andrew FogartyNorth Dakota StateJr.13th
14Mekhi LewisVirginia TechRS Fr.14th
15Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleyJr.15th
16Connor FlynnMissouriJr.16th
17Joey GuntherIllinoisJr.17th
18Cam CoyVirginiaRS Fr.18th
19Bryce MartinIndianaSr.19th
20Jon ViruetBrownSr.20th


174 pounds

1Zahid ValenciaArizona StateJr.1st
2Mark HallPenn StateJr.2nd
3Myles AmineMichiganJr.3rd
4Daniel LewisMissouriSr.4th
5David McFaddenVirginia TechJr.5th
6Jordan KutlerLehighJr.6th
7Michael KemererIowaJr.7th
8Jacobe SmithOklahoma StateSr.8th
9Taylor LujanNorthern IowaJr.9th
10Dylan LydyPurdueJr.10th
11Johnny SebastianNorthwesternSr.11th
12Mikey LabriolaNebraskaRS Fr.12th
13Matt FinesilverDukeSo.13th
14Brandon WomackCornellJr.14th
15Ryan ChristensenWisconsinSr.15th
16Daniel BullardNC StateSo.16th
17Ben HarveyArmyJr.17th
18Te’Shan CampbellOhio StateSr.18th
19Devin SkatzkaMinnesotaJr.19th
20Kimball BastianUtah ValleyJr.20th


184 pounds

1Myles MartinOhio StateSr.1st
2Emery ParkerIllinoisSr.2nd
3Taylor VenzNebraskaSo.3rd
4Zack ZavatskyVirginia TechSr.4th
5Shakur RasheedPenn StateSr.5th
6Chip NessNorth CarolinaSr.6th
7Nick ReenanNC StateJr.7th
8Max DeanCornellSo.8th
9Ryan PreischLehighSr.9th
10Drew FosterNorthern IowaSr.10th
11Dakota GeerOklahoma StateSo.11th
12Cash WilckeIowaJr.12th
13Nick GravinaRutgersSr.13th
14Kordell NorfleetArizona StateSo.14th
15Canten MarriottMissouriSo.15th
16Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateSo.16th
17Nino BonaccorsiPittFr.17th
18Lou DePrezBinghamtonSr.18th
19CJ LaFragolaBrownSr.19th
20Andrew McNallyKent StateSo.20th


197 pounds

1Bo NickalPenn StateSr.1st
2Kollin MooreOhio StateJr.2nd
3Kyle ConelKent StateSr.3rd
4Jacob HolschlagNorthern IowaJr.4th
5Willie MiklusIowa StateSr.5th
6Preston WeigelOklahoma StateSr.6th
7Patrick BruckiPrincetonSo.7th
8Nathan TraxlerStanfordSo.8th
9Stephen LoiseauDrexelSr.10th
10Chris WeilerLehighSo.11th
11Jacob WarnerIowaRS Fr.12th
12Rocco CaywoodArmySr.13th
13Corey GriegoOregon StateSr.14th
14Tom SleighVirginia TechSr.15th
15Christian BrunnerPurdueJr.9th
16Malik McDonaldNC StateSr.16th
17Jake WoodleyOklahomaRS Fr.17th
18Noah AdamsWest VirginiaRS Fr.18th
19Jacob SeelyNorthern ColoradoJr.19th
20Ben HonisCornellSr.20th



1Sam StollIowaSr.1st
2Gable StevesonMinnesotaFr.2nd
3Derek WhiteOklahoma StateSr.3rd
4Anthony CassarPenn StateSr.4th
5Youssif HemidaMarylandSr.5th
6Tanner HallArizona StateSr.6th
7Jordan WoodLehighSo.7th
8Jere HeinoCampbellSr.8th
9Bill MillerVirginia TechSr.9th
10Thomas HainesLock HavenSr.10th
11Conan JenningsNorthwesternSr.11th
12Cory DanielNorth CarolinaSr.12th
13Jeramy SweanyCornellSr.13th
14Trent HillgerWisconsinRS Fr.14th
15Tate OrndorffUtah ValleyJr.15th
16Matt StencelCentral MichiganSo.16th
17A.J. NevillsFresno StateSo.17th
18Matt VossGeorge MasonSr.18th
19Jake GunningBuffaloSr.19th
20Zach ElamMissouriJr.20th


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