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

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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)

Pl School Total Ranked Top 8 Pts
1. Penn State 7 7 111
2. Ohio State 7 6 83
3. Iowa 10 6 77.5
4. Oklahoma State 10 6 66.5
5. NC State 7 5 53.5
6. Michigan 5 4 53
7. Minnesota 7 4 46.5
8. Missouri 7 3 44.5
9. Arizona State 6 3 40.5
10. Cornell 7 3 40
11. Nebraska 7 2 36.5
12. Lehigh 8 3 34.5
13t. Northern Iowa 7 2 32
13t. Rutgers 4 2 32
15. Virginia Tech 7 2 30.5
16. Northwestern 4 2 30
17. Princeton 3 2 28
18. Illinois 5 2 26.5
19. North Carolina 4 2 21.5
20. South Dakota State 2 1 21
21. Wisconsin 4 1 20.5
22. Lock Haven 3 1 16.5
23. Kent State 2 1 14.5
24t. Iowa State 3 1 14
24t. Oregon State 2 1 14
26. Stanford 3 2 13
27. Maryland 2 1 11
28t. Buffalo 3 1 7.5
28t. Virginia 3 1 7.5
30. Campbell 2 1 7
31. Wyoming 2 1 6.5
32. Purdue 4 0 6
33. Clarion 1 1 5.5
34. Utah Valley 4 0 5
35. Pitt 3 0 4.5
36t. Army 3 0 4
36t. Navy 2 0 4
36t. Old Dominion 2 0 4
39t. Duke 2 0 3.5
39t. Oklahoma 3 0 3.5
41t. Michigan State 2 0 3
41t. North Dakota State 2 0 3
41t. Northern Colorado 2 0 3
44. Indiana 2 0 2.5
45t. Brown 2 9 2
45t. CSU Bakersfield 2 0 2
45t. Drexel 1 0 2
45t. Ohio U. 2 0 2
49t. American U. 1 0 1.5
49t. Central Michigan 1 0 1.5
49t. Columbia 1 0 1.5
49t. Gardner Webb 1 0 1.5
53t. Binghamton 1 0 1
53t. Fresno State 1 0 1
53t. George Mason 1 0 1
53t. West Virginia 1 0 1

 

 

WIN’s Nov. 26, 2018 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Spencer Lee Iowa So. 1st
2 Sebastian Rivera Northwestern So. 2nd
3 Nick Piccininni Oklahoma State Jr. 3rd
4 Ronnie Bresser Oregon State Sr. 4th
5 Sean Russell Minnesota Sr. 5th
6 Connor Schram Lehigh Sr. 6th
7 Sean Fausz NC State Sr. 7th
8 Louie Hayes Virginia So. 8th
9 Ryan Millhof Arizona State Sr. 9th
10 Travis Piotrowski Illinois Jr. 10th
11 Zeke Moisey Nebraska Sr. 11th
12 Rico Montoya Northern Colorado Sr. 12th
13 Rayvon Foley Michigan State So. 13th
14 Jay Schwarm Northern Iowa Jr. 14th
15 Pat Glory Princeton Fr. 15th
16 Devin Schroder Purdue So. 16th
17 Gabe Townsell Stanford Jr. 17th
18 Christian Moody Oklahoma Jr. 18th
19 Shakur Laney Ohio U. Jr 19th
20 Drew Mattin Michigan So. 20th

 

133 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Seth Gross South Dakota State Sr. 1st
2 Stevan Micic Michigan Jr. 2nd
3 Nick Suriano Rutgers Jr. 3rd
4 Tariq Wilson NC State So. 4th
5 Luke Pletcher Ohio State Jr. 5th
6 Daton Fix Oklahoma State RS Fr. 6th
7 Ethan Lizak Minnesota Jr. 7th
8 Austin DeSanto Iowa So. 8th
9 Scott Parker Lehigh Sr. 9th
10 John Erneste Missouri Sr. 10th
11 Austin Gomez Iowa State RS Fr. 11th
12 Korbin Myers Virginia Tech Jr. 12th
13 Josh Terao American U. Sr. 13th
14 Chas Tucker Cornell Jr. 14th
15 Cam Sykora North Dakota State Jr. 15th
16 Micky Phillipi Pitt Fr. 16th
17 Cameron Kelly Ohio U. Sr. 17th
18 Montorie Bridges Wyoming So. 18th
19 Sean Nickell CSU Bakersfield Sr. 19th
20 Dylan Duncan Illinois So. 20th

 

141 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell So. 1st
2 Joey McKenna Ohio State Sr. 2nd
3 Jaydin Eierman Missouri Jr. 3rd
4 Nick Lee Penn State So. 4th
5 Mitch McKee Minnesota Jr. 5th
6 Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Jr. 6th
7 Michael Carr Illinois So. 7th
8 Bryan Lantry Buffalo Sr. 8th
9 Nick Gil Navy Sr. 9th
10 Sa’Derian Perry Old Dominion Jr. 10th
11 Josh Alber Northern Iowa Sr. 11th
12 Chad Red Nebraska So. 12th
13 Max Murin Iowa RS Fr. 13th
14 Cole Weaver Indiana Sr. 14th
15 Dom Demas Oklahoma RS Fr. NR
16 Tristan Moran Wisconsin Jr. 16th
17 Sam Krivus Virginia Jr. 17th
18 Ryan Diehl Maryland Sr. 18th
19 Nate Limmex Purdue Jr. 19th
20 Matt Findlay Utah Valley So. 20th

 

149 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Matt Kolodzik Princeton Jr. 1st
2 Anthony Ashnault Rutgers Sr. 2nd
3 Micah Jordan Ohio State Sr. 3rd
4 Grant Leeth Missouri So. 4th
5 Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Jr. 5th
6 Justin Oliver NC State Sr. 6th
7 Paul Fox Stanford Sr. 7th
8 Brock Zacherl Clarion Sr. 8th
9 Mitch Finesilver Duke Sr. 9th
10 Pat Lugo Iowa Sr. 10th
11 Jarrett Degen Iowa State So. 11th
12 Jared Prince Navy Jr. 12th
13 Austin O’Connor North Carolina RS Fr. 13th
14 Josh Maruca Arizona State Jr. 14th
15 Kaden Gfeller Oklahoma State RS Fr. 16th
16 Collin Purinton Nebraska Jr. 17th
17 Thomas Thorn Minnesota Sr. NR
18 Russell Rohlfing CSU Bakersfield Jr. 18th
19 Ryan Blees Virginia Tech Sr. 19th
20 Henry Pohlmeyer South Dakota State Jr. 15th

 

157 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Jason Nolf Penn State Sr. 1st
2 Hayden Hidlay NC State So. 2nd
3 Tyler Berger Nebraska Sr. 3rd
4 Alec Pantaleo Michigan Sr. 4th
5 Ryan Deakin Northwestern So. 5th
6 Kennedy Monday North Carolina So. 6th
7 Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio State Jr. 7th
8 Kaleb Young Iowa So. 8th
9 Taleb Rahmani Pitt Jr. 9th
10 Gordon Wolf Lehigh Sr. 10th
11 Larry Early Old Dominion Jr. 11th
12 Steve Bleise Minnesota Sr. 12th
13 Andrew Shomers Oklahoma State Jr. 13th
14 Austin Kraisser Campbell Jr. 14th
15 Danny Reed Columbia Sr. 15th
16 Tyler Marinelli Gardner Webb Sr. 16th
17 John Van Brill Rutgers Sr. 17th
18 Alex Smythe Buffalo Sr. 18th
19 Luke Weiland Army Jr. 19th
20 Alex Klucker Lock Haven Jr. 20th

 

165 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Vincenzo Joseph Penn State Jr. 1st
2 Evan Wick Wisconsin So. 2nd
3 Chance Marstellar Lock Haven Sr. 3rd
4 Alex Marinelli Iowa So. 4th
5 Logan Massa Michigan Jr. 5th
6 Jon Jay Chavez Cornell Sr. 6th
7 Josh Shields Arizona State Jr. 8th
8 Branson Ashworth Wyoming Sr. 10th
9 Chandler Rogers Oklahoma State Sr. 7th
10 Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Sr. 9th
11 Isaiah White Nebraska Jr. 11th
12 Cole Walter Lehigh Jr. 12th
13 Andrew Fogarty North Dakota State Jr. 13th
14 Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech RS Fr. 14th
15 Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Jr. 15th
16 Connor Flynn Missouri Jr. 16th
17 Joey Gunther Illinois Jr. 17th
18 Cam Coy Virginia RS Fr. 18th
19 Bryce Martin Indiana Sr. 19th
20 Jon Viruet Brown Sr. 20th

 

174 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Zahid Valencia Arizona State Jr. 1st
2 Mark Hall Penn State Jr. 2nd
3 Myles Amine Michigan Jr. 3rd
4 Daniel Lewis Missouri Sr. 4th
5 David McFadden Virginia Tech Jr. 5th
6 Jordan Kutler Lehigh Jr. 6th
7 Michael Kemerer Iowa Jr. 7th
8 Jacobe Smith Oklahoma State Sr. 8th
9 Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Jr. 9th
10 Dylan Lydy Purdue Jr. 10th
11 Johnny Sebastian Northwestern Sr. 11th
12 Mikey Labriola Nebraska RS Fr. 12th
13 Matt Finesilver Duke So. 13th
14 Brandon Womack Cornell Jr. 14th
15 Ryan Christensen Wisconsin Sr. 15th
16 Daniel Bullard NC State So. 16th
17 Ben Harvey Army Jr. 17th
18 Te’Shan Campbell Ohio State Sr. 18th
19 Devin Skatzka Minnesota Jr. 19th
20 Kimball Bastian Utah Valley Jr. 20th

 

184 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Myles Martin Ohio State Sr. 1st
2 Emery Parker Illinois Sr. 2nd
3 Taylor Venz Nebraska So. 3rd
4 Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech Sr. 4th
5 Shakur Rasheed Penn State Sr. 5th
6 Chip Ness North Carolina Sr. 6th
7 Nick Reenan NC State Jr. 7th
8 Max Dean Cornell So. 8th
9 Ryan Preisch Lehigh Sr. 9th
10 Drew Foster Northern Iowa Sr. 10th
11 Dakota Geer Oklahoma State So. 11th
12 Cash Wilcke Iowa Jr. 12th
13 Nick Gravina Rutgers Sr. 13th
14 Kordell Norfleet Arizona State So. 14th
15 Canten Marriott Missouri So. 15th
16 Cameron Caffey Michigan State So. 16th
17 Nino Bonaccorsi Pitt Fr. 17th
18 Lou DePrez Binghamton Sr. 18th
19 CJ LaFragola Brown Sr. 19th
20 Andrew McNally Kent State So. 20th

 

197 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Bo Nickal Penn State Sr. 1st
2 Kollin Moore Ohio State Jr. 2nd
3 Kyle Conel Kent State Sr. 3rd
4 Jacob Holschlag Northern Iowa Jr. 4th
5 Willie Miklus Iowa State Sr. 5th
6 Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Sr. 6th
7 Patrick Brucki Princeton So. 7th
8 Nathan Traxler Stanford So. 8th
9 Stephen Loiseau Drexel Sr. 10th
10 Chris Weiler Lehigh So. 11th
11 Jacob Warner Iowa RS Fr. 12th
12 Rocco Caywood Army Sr. 13th
13 Corey Griego Oregon State Sr. 14th
14 Tom Sleigh Virginia Tech Sr. 15th
15 Christian Brunner Purdue Jr. 9th
16 Malik McDonald NC State Sr. 16th
17 Jake Woodley Oklahoma RS Fr. 17th
18 Noah Adams West Virginia RS Fr. 18th
19 Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Jr. 19th
20 Ben Honis Cornell Sr. 20th

 

Heavyweight

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Sam Stoll Iowa Sr. 1st
2 Gable Steveson Minnesota Fr. 2nd
3 Derek White Oklahoma State Sr. 3rd
4 Anthony Cassar Penn State Sr. 4th
5 Youssif Hemida Maryland Sr. 5th
6 Tanner Hall Arizona State Sr. 6th
7 Jordan Wood Lehigh So. 7th
8 Jere Heino Campbell Sr. 8th
9 Bill Miller Virginia Tech Sr. 9th
10 Thomas Haines Lock Haven Sr. 10th
11 Conan Jennings Northwestern Sr. 11th
12 Cory Daniel North Carolina Sr. 12th
13 Jeramy Sweany Cornell Sr. 13th
14 Trent Hillger Wisconsin RS Fr. 14th
15 Tate Orndorff Utah Valley Jr. 15th
16 Matt Stencel Central Michigan So. 16th
17 A.J. Nevills Fresno State So. 17th
18 Matt Voss George Mason Sr. 18th
19 Jake Gunning Buffalo Sr. 19th
20 Zach Elam Missouri Jr. 20th

 

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