Las Vegas champ Wick takes over top spot at 165 in WIN rankings

Updated: December 6, 2021

Photo: Evan Wick (left) of Cal Poly worked to score points in his 6-2 victory over Stanford’s defending national champion Shane Griffith in the 165-pound finals of last weekend’s Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Wick, who earned two All-American honors with Wisconsin before transferring to Cal Poly, is now ranked No. 1 in WIN Magazine’s Dec. 6 rankings. Photo by Tony Rotundo,

NEWTON, Iowa — Many good things have happened to former Wisconsin All-American Evan Wick since the senior returned to his home state and transferred to Cal Poly. The 165-pounder, from San Marino, Calif., is coming off a championship at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, where he defeated 2021 NCAA champ Shane Griffith of Stanford in the final.

For his efforts, the undefeated Wick (9-0) has taken over the top spot in WIN Magazine’s Dec. 6 rankings and Tournament Power Index, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Meanwhile, Iowa (3-0) and Penn State (5-0) remained undefeated and are No. 1 and 2 in both WIN’s dual rankings and Tournament Power Index. The Nittany Lions trail the Hawkeyes by a half-point 104.5-104 in this week’s TPI. Iowa has nine ranked wrestlers, seven in the Top 8, including three-time defending champ Spencer Lee at 125 pounds. Penn State features seven ranked wrestlers and the four in the Top-8 are their quartet of 2021 champs, all currently rated No. 1: Roman Bravo-Young (133), Nick Lee (141), Carter Starocci (174) and Aaron Brooks (184).

WIN’s TPI predicts approximately how many NCAA points a team could score in Detroit in March at the Division I Championships based on where their individuals are ranked at this point in the season. Excluding bonus points, the TPI is based on numbers associated with individual placements/rankings based on our current rankings below: 20 for 1st, 16 for 2nd, 13.5 for 3rd, 12.5 for 4th, 10 for 5th, 9 for 6th, 6.5 for 7th and 5.5 for 8th. Wrestlers ranked 9-12 earn two points each, followed by 1.5 points for wrestlers ranked 13-16 and 1 point for those ranked 17-20.

Meanwhile, the next three schools in the TPI  — Arizona State (with 64 points), Oklahoma State (63) and Michigan (61) — are separated by only three points. In the dual rankings, Iowa and Penn State are followed by Oklahoma State, NC State and Michigan.


WIN Magazine’s Dec. 6 Tournament Power Index

RkSchoolTotal RankTop 8TPI Pts
2.Penn State76104
3.Arizona State8564
4.Oklahoma State8563
6.NC State8450
8.Ohio State7340
11.Iowa State6236
12t.Virginia Tech7335.5
15.Cal Poly3231
23.Utah Valley3116
24.Northern Iowa3115.5
25.North Carolina5113
26t.West Virginia2110.5
28.North Dakota State4110
29.Central Michigan318.5
30t.South Dakota State218
32.Northern Colorado317.5
34t.Appalachian State116.5
34t.Northern Illinois216.5
34t.Oregon State406.5
38.Army-West Point204
43.Michigan State202.5
44.Air Force102
49t.CSU Bakersfield101


WIN Magazine’s Dec 6 Dual Rankings

2.Penn State5-02nd
3.Oklahoma State3-03rd
4.NC State2-05th
8.Arizona State1-07th
9.Ohio State3-09th
10.Virginia Tech1-110th
19.Iowa State2-1NR
23.South Dakota State1-122nd
24.North Carolina3-423rd
25.Northern Iowa0-224th


WIN’s Dec 6 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rk.NameSchool YearPrevious
1.Spencer LeeIowaSr.1st
2.Pat GloryPrincetonJr.2nd
3.Brandon CourtneyArizona StateJr.3rd
4.Taylor LamontUtah ValleyJr.4th
5.Jakob CamachoNC StateSo.5th
6.Killian CardinaleWest VirginiaSr.6th
7.Eric BarnettWisconsinJr.7th
8.Trevor MastrogiovaniOklahoma StateSo.9th
9.Patrick McKeeMinnesotaSr.10th
10.Devin SchroederPurdueSr.11th
11.Brody TeskeNorthern IowaSo.12th
12.Brandon KaylorOregon StateSo.NR
13.Michael DeAugustinoNorthwesternJr.13th
14.Jaret LaneLehighSr.15th
15.Jack MedleyMichiganJr.16th
16.Malik HeinselmanOhio StateSr.8th
17.Noah SurtinMissouriSo.17th
18.Sam LatonaVirginia TechRSFr.14th
19.Kysen TerukinaIowa StateSo.18th
20.Joe ManchioColumbiaJr.20th


133 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Roman Bravo-YoungPenn StateJr.1st
2.Daton FixOklahoma StateJr.2nd
3.Austin DeSantoIowaSr.3rd
4.Vito ArujauCornellSo.4th
5.Korbin MyersVirginia TechGr.5th
6.Dylan RagusinMichiganSo.16th
7.Chris CannonNorthwesternSo.6th
8.Michael ColaioccoPennSo.7th
9.Lucas ByrdIllinoisRSFr.8th
10.Sammy AlvarezRutgersSo.10th
11.Jamie HernandezNorth CarolinaJr.9th
12.Michael McGeeArizona StateSr.11th
13.Malyke HinesLehighFr.12th
14.Micky PhillippiPittJr.13th
15.Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateJr.14th
16.Haiden DruryUtah ValleyFr.NR
17.Mosha SchwartzNorthern ColoradoSo.17th
18.Tony MadrigalOklahomaSr.18th
19.Kai OrineNC StateFr.19th
20.Chance RichCSU BakersfieldSo.15th


141 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.   Previous
1.Nick LeePenn StateSr.1st
2.Jaydin EiermanIowaSr.2nd
3.Sebastian RiveraRutgersGr.3rd
4.Stevan MicicMichiganGr.5th
5.Ian ParkerIowa StateSr.6th
6.Dom DemasOklahomaSr.7th
7.Clay CarlsonSouth Dakota StateSo.10th
8.Andrew AlirezNorthern ColoradoRSFr.4th
9.Kizhan ClarkNorth CarolinaGr.8th
10.Chad RedNebraskaSr.9th
11.Allan HartMissouriJr.11th
12.Dresden SimonCentral MichiganSr.12th
13.Grant WillitsOregon StateJr.13th
14.Cole MatthewsPittSo.14th
15.Jesse VasquezArizona StateFr.15th
16.Cole MattinMichiganSo.NR
17.Parker FiliusPurdueSr.16th
18.Jake BergelandMinnesotaSr.NR
19.Ryan JackNC StateFr.17th
20.Matt KasimirColumbiaJr.19th



149 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Yianni DiakomihalisCornellJr.1st
2.Sammy SassoOhio StateJr.2nd
3.Yahya ThomasNorthwesternGr.4th
4.Kyle ParcoArizona StateSo.5th
5.Tariq WilsonNC StateSr.6th
6.Jaden AbasStanfordSo.7th
7.Jon MillnerAppalachian StateSr.8th
8.Bryce AndonianVirginia TechSo.9th
9.Ridge LovettNebraskaSo.16th
10.Max MurinIowaSr.10th
11.Mitch MooreOklahomaSr.11th
12.P.J. OgunsanyaArmy-West PointSr.12th
13.Jarrett DegenIowa StateSr.13th
14.Kanen StorrMichiganSr.14th
15.Josh HeilCampbellSr.15th
16.Josh FinesilverDukeJr.18th
17.Beau BartlettPenn StateRSFr.17th
18.Anthony ArtalonaPennJr.19th
19.Austin GomezWisconsinJr.20th
20.Josh EdmundMissouriFr.NR



157 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.David CarrIowa StateSo.1st
2.Ryan DeakinNorthwesternGr.2nd
3.Jacori TeemerArizona StateJr.3rd
4.Quincy MondayPrincetonJr.6th
5.Brayton LeeMinnesotaJr.4th
6.Peyton RobbNebraskaSo.5th
7.Austin O’ConnorNorth CarolinaJr.7th
8.Jared FranekNorth Dakota StateJr.8th
9.Kaleb YoungIowaSr.9th
10.Jacob WrightWyomingSr.11th
11.Kendall ColemanPurdueJr.13th
12.Wyatt SheetsOklahoma StateSr.12th
13.Will LewanMichiganSo.14th
14.Connor BradyVirginia TechFr.NR
15.Jarrett JacquesMissouriJr.10th
16.Justin ThomasOklahomaGr.15th
17.Johnny LovettCentral MichiganRSFr.16th
18.Josh HumphreysLehighJr.17th
19.Hunter WillitsOregon StateJr.18th
20.Andrew CernigliaNavySo.19th


165 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Evan WickCal PolySr.2nd
2.Alex MarinelliIowaSr.1st
3.Keegan O’TooleMissouriRSFr.3rd
4.Shane GriffithStanfordJr.4th
5.Travis WittlakeOklahoma StateJr.5th
6.Carson KharchlaOhio StateRSFr.7th
7.Jake WentzelPittSr.6th
8.Anthony ValenciaArizona StateGr.9th
9.Julian RamirezCornellFr.13th
10.Cameron AmineMichiganRSFr.10th
11.Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleySr.11th
12.Luke WeberNorth Dakota StateSr.14th
13.Phillip ConigliaroHarvardJr.12th
14.Zach HartmanBucknellSr.8th
15.Josh OgunsanyaColumbiaSo.NR
16.Peyton HallWest VirginiaSo.16th
17.Thomas BullardNC StateSr.17th
18.Dean HamitiWisconsinFr.NR
19.Cole MoodyWyomingSo.20th
20.Izzak OlejnikNorthern IllinoisSo.18th


174 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Carter StarocciPenn StateRSFr.1st
2.Michael KemererIowaGr.2nd
3.Mekhi LewisVirginia TechSo.3rd
4.Mikey LabriolaNebraskaSr.4th
5.Hayden HidlayNC State Sr.5th
6.Ethan SmithOhio StateSr.6th
7.Austin MurphyCampbellJr.8th
8Chris FocaCornellSo.9th
9.Dustin PlottOklahoma StateSo.10th
10.Jackson TurleyRutgersSo.12th
11.Adam KempCal PolySo.NR
12.Ben PasiukArmySo.13th
13.Matt FinesilverDukeSr.NR
14.Clay LauttNorth CarolinaGr.16th
15.Cade DevosSouth Dakota StateSo.17th
16.Hayden HastingsWyomingSr.11th
17.Michael O’MalleyDrexelJr.14th
18.Jackson HemauerNorthern ColoradoJr.19th
19.Jacob OliverEdinboroJr.20th
20.Peyton MoccoMissouriSo.15th


184 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Aaron BrooksPenn StateSo.1st
2.Trent HidlayNC StateSo.2nd
3.Myles AmineMichiganGr.3rd
4.Parker KeckeisenNorthern IowaRSFr.4th
5.John PoznanskiRutgersRSFr.5th
6.Bernie TruaxCal PolySo.6th
7.Dakota GeerOklahoma StateSr.7th
8.Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisJr.8th
9.Hunter BolenVirginia TechJr.9th
10.Jeremiah KentMissouriSo.10th
11.Kaleb RomeroOhio StateSr.NR
12.Marcus ColemanIowa StateJr.12th
13.Donnell WashingtonIndianaJr.7th/174
14.Tate SamuelsonWyomingSr.11th
15.Taylor VenzNebraskaSr.13th
16.Jonathan LoewCornellJr.NR
17.Travis StefanikPrincetonJr.NR
18.Zac BraunagelIllinoisSo.17th
19.Isaiah SalazarMinnesotaSo.18th
20.Gavin KaneNorth CarolinaRSFr.19th



197 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.A.J. FerrariOklahoma StateRSFr.1st
2.Nino BonaccorsiPittJr.2nd
3.Rocky ElamMissouriRSFr.4th
4.Max DeanPenn StateJr.5th
5.Stephan BuchananWyomingJr.7th
6.Jacob WarnerIowaSr.3rd
7.Eric SchultzNebraskaSr.11th
8.Jake WoodleyOklahomaSr.6th
9.Patrick BruckiMichiganSr.8th
10.Thomas PenolaPurdueJr.12th
11.Kordell NorfleetArizona StateGr.10th
12.Greg BulsakRutgersSr.13th
13.Jay AielloVirginiaSr.14th
14.Lou DeprezBinghamtonJr.16th
15.Yonger BastidaIowa StateSo.NR
16.Owen PentzNorth Dakota StateSo.15th
17.Luke StoutPrincetonFr.NR
18.Gavin HoffmanOhio StateSo.17th
19.Isaac TrumbleNC StateRSFr.18th
20.Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateSr.20th




Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Gable StevesonMinnesotaJr.1st
2.Mason ParrisMichiganJr.2nd
3.Cohlton SchultzArizona StateRSFr.3rd
4.Greg KerkvlietPenn StateRSFr.4th
5.Tony CassioppiIowaJr.5th
6.Trent HillgerWisconsinSr.6th
7.Jordan WoodLehighSr.8th
8.Matt StencelCentral MichiganSr.9th
9.Wyatt HendricksonAir ForceSo.10th
10.Nathan TraxlerVirginia TechSr.14th
11.Gary TraubOregon StateGr.NR
12.Christian LanceNebraskaSr.16th
13.Yaraslau SlavikouskiHarvardJr.15th
14.Tate OrndorffOhio StateSr.7th
15.Zach ElamMissouriSo.11th
16.Brian AndrewsWyomingSr.12th
17.Lucas DavisonNorthwesternSo.13th
18.Luke SurberOklahoma StateSo.17th
19.Carter IsleyNorthern IowaSr.18th
20.Brandon MetzNorth Dakota StateSr.20th


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