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

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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, WrestlersAreWarriors.com

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

Rk School Total Rank Top 8 TPI Pts
1. Iowa 9 7 104.5
2. Penn State 7 6 104
3. Arizona State 8 5 64
4. Oklahoma State 8 5 63
5. Michigan 10 4 61
6. NC State 8 4 50
7. Cornell 5 3 41.5
8. Ohio State 7 3 40
9. Northwestern 5 3 38.5
10. Missouri 9 2 37
11. Iowa State 6 2 36
12t. Nebraska 7 3 35.5
12t. Virginia Tech 7 3 35.5
14. Minnesota 5 2 34
15. Cal Poly 3 2 31
16. Princeton 4 2 30.5
17. Rutgers 5 2 29.5
18. Pitt 4 2 25.5
19. Stanford 2 2 21.5
20. Oklahoma 5 2 19
21t. Wisconsin 4 2 17.5
21t. Wyoming 6 1 17.5
23. Utah Valley 3 1 16
24. Northern Iowa 3 1 15.5
25. North Carolina 5 1 13
26t. Lehigh 4 1 10.5
26t. West Virginia 2 1 10.5
28. North Dakota State 4 1 10
29. Central Michigan 3 1 8.5
30t. Campbell 2 1 8
30t. South Dakota State 2 1 8
32. Northern Colorado 3 1 7.5
33. Purdue 4 0 7
34t. Appalachian State 1 1 6.5
34t. Northern Illinois 2 1 6.5
34t. Oregon State 4 0 6.5
34t. Penn 2 1 6.5
38. Army-West Point 2 0 4
39. Columbia 3 0 3.5
40t. Duke 2 0 3
40t. Harvard 2 0 3
40t. Illinois 2 0 3
43. Michigan State 2 0 2.5
44. Air Force 1 0 2
45t. Binghamton 1 0 1.5
45t. Bucknell 1 0 1.5
45t. Indiana 1 0 1.5
45t. Virginia 1 0 1.5
49t. CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1
49t. Drexel 1 0 1
49t. Edinboro 1 0 1
49t. Navy 1 0 1

 

WIN Magazine’s Dec 6 Dual Rankings

Rk School W-L Previous
1. Iowa 3-0 1st
2. Penn State 5-0 2nd
3. Oklahoma State 3-0 3rd
4. NC State 2-0 5th
5. Michigan 3-0 6th
6. Nebraska 3-0 8th
7. Missouri 4-1 4th
8. Arizona State 1-0 7th
9. Ohio State 3-0 9th
10. Virginia Tech 1-1 10th
11. Minnesota 1-1 11th
12. Cornell 1-0 12th
13. Rutgers 9-0 13th
14. Oklahoma 2-1 14th
15. Wyoming 0-0 15th
16. Wisconsin 4-0 16th
17. Illinois 0-0 17th
18. Purdue 6-0 18th
19. Iowa State 2-1 NR
20. Northwestern 0-0 19th
21. Lehigh 2-2 20th
22. Pittsburgh 3-1 21st
23. South Dakota State 1-1 22nd
24. North Carolina 3-4 23rd
25. Northern Iowa 0-2 24th

 

WIN’s Dec 6 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1. Spencer Lee Iowa Sr. 1st
2. Pat Glory Princeton Jr. 2nd
3. Brandon Courtney Arizona State Jr. 3rd
4. Taylor Lamont Utah Valley Jr. 4th
5. Jakob Camacho NC State So. 5th
6. Killian Cardinale West Virginia Sr. 6th
7. Eric Barnett Wisconsin Jr. 7th
8. Trevor Mastrogiovani Oklahoma State So. 9th
9. Patrick McKee Minnesota Sr. 10th
10. Devin Schroeder Purdue Sr. 11th
11. Brody Teske Northern Iowa So. 12th
12. Brandon Kaylor Oregon State So. NR
13. Michael DeAugustino Northwestern Jr. 13th
14. Jaret Lane Lehigh Sr. 15th
15. Jack Medley Michigan Jr. 16th
16. Malik Heinselman Ohio State Sr. 8th
17. Noah Surtin Missouri So. 17th
18. Sam Latona Virginia Tech RSFr. 14th
19. Kysen Terukina Iowa State So. 18th
20. Joe Manchio Columbia Jr. 20th

 

133 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1. Roman Bravo-Young Penn State Jr. 1st
2. Daton Fix Oklahoma State Jr. 2nd
3. Austin DeSanto Iowa Sr. 3rd
4. Vito Arujau Cornell So. 4th
5. Korbin Myers Virginia Tech Gr. 5th
6. Dylan Ragusin Michigan So. 16th
7. Chris Cannon Northwestern So. 6th
8. Michael Colaiocco Penn So. 7th
9. Lucas Byrd Illinois RSFr. 8th
10. Sammy Alvarez Rutgers So. 10th
11. Jamie Hernandez North Carolina Jr. 9th
12. Michael McGee Arizona State Sr. 11th
13. Malyke Hines Lehigh Fr. 12th
14. Micky Phillippi Pitt Jr. 13th
15. Rayvon Foley Michigan State Jr. 14th
16. Haiden Drury Utah Valley Fr. NR
17. Mosha Schwartz Northern Colorado So. 17th
18. Tony Madrigal Oklahoma Sr. 18th
19. Kai Orine NC State Fr. 19th
20. Chance Rich CSU Bakersfield So. 15th

 

141 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.   Previous
1. Nick Lee Penn State Sr. 1st
2. Jaydin Eierman Iowa Sr. 2nd
3. Sebastian Rivera Rutgers Gr. 3rd
4. Stevan Micic Michigan Gr. 5th
5. Ian Parker Iowa State Sr. 6th
6. Dom Demas Oklahoma Sr. 7th
7. Clay Carlson South Dakota State So. 10th
8. Andrew Alirez Northern Colorado RSFr. 4th
9. Kizhan Clark North Carolina Gr. 8th
10. Chad Red Nebraska Sr. 9th
11. Allan Hart Missouri Jr. 11th
12. Dresden Simon Central Michigan Sr. 12th
13. Grant Willits Oregon State Jr. 13th
14. Cole Matthews Pitt So. 14th
15. Jesse Vasquez Arizona State Fr. 15th
16. Cole Mattin Michigan So. NR
17. Parker Filius Purdue Sr. 16th
18. Jake Bergeland Minnesota Sr. NR
19. Ryan Jack NC State Fr. 17th
20. Matt Kasimir Columbia Jr. 19th

 

 

149 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1. Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell Jr. 1st
2. Sammy Sasso Ohio State Jr. 2nd
3. Yahya Thomas Northwestern Gr. 4th
4. Kyle Parco Arizona State So. 5th
5. Tariq Wilson NC State Sr. 6th
6. Jaden Abas Stanford So. 7th
7. Jon Millner Appalachian State Sr. 8th
8. Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech So. 9th
9. Ridge Lovett Nebraska So. 16th
10. Max Murin Iowa Sr. 10th
11. Mitch Moore Oklahoma Sr. 11th
12. P.J. Ogunsanya Army-West Point Sr. 12th
13. Jarrett Degen Iowa State Sr. 13th
14. Kanen Storr Michigan Sr. 14th
15. Josh Heil Campbell Sr. 15th
16. Josh Finesilver Duke Jr. 18th
17. Beau Bartlett Penn State RSFr. 17th
18. Anthony Artalona Penn Jr. 19th
19. Austin Gomez Wisconsin Jr. 20th
20. Josh Edmund Missouri Fr. NR

 

 

157 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1. David Carr Iowa State So. 1st
2. Ryan Deakin Northwestern Gr. 2nd
3. Jacori Teemer Arizona State Jr. 3rd
4. Quincy Monday Princeton Jr. 6th
5. Brayton Lee Minnesota Jr. 4th
6. Peyton Robb Nebraska So. 5th
7. Austin O’Connor North Carolina Jr. 7th
8. Jared Franek North Dakota State Jr. 8th
9. Kaleb Young Iowa Sr. 9th
10. Jacob Wright Wyoming Sr. 11th
11. Kendall Coleman Purdue Jr. 13th
12. Wyatt Sheets Oklahoma State Sr. 12th
13. Will Lewan Michigan So. 14th
14. Connor Brady Virginia Tech Fr. NR
15. Jarrett Jacques Missouri Jr. 10th
16. Justin Thomas Oklahoma Gr. 15th
17. Johnny Lovett Central Michigan RSFr. 16th
18. Josh Humphreys Lehigh Jr. 17th
19. Hunter Willits Oregon State Jr. 18th
20. Andrew Cerniglia Navy So. 19th

 

165 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1. Evan Wick Cal Poly Sr. 2nd
2. Alex Marinelli Iowa Sr. 1st
3. Keegan O’Toole Missouri RSFr. 3rd
4. Shane Griffith Stanford Jr. 4th
5. Travis Wittlake Oklahoma State Jr. 5th
6. Carson Kharchla Ohio State RSFr. 7th
7. Jake Wentzel Pitt Sr. 6th
8. Anthony Valencia Arizona State Gr. 9th
9. Julian Ramirez Cornell Fr. 13th
10. Cameron Amine Michigan RSFr. 10th
11. Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Sr. 11th
12. Luke Weber North Dakota State Sr. 14th
13. Phillip Conigliaro Harvard Jr. 12th
14. Zach Hartman Bucknell Sr. 8th
15. Josh Ogunsanya Columbia So. NR
16. Peyton Hall West Virginia So. 16th
17. Thomas Bullard NC State Sr. 17th
18. Dean Hamiti Wisconsin Fr. NR
19. Cole Moody Wyoming So. 20th
20. Izzak Olejnik Northern Illinois So. 18th

 

174 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1. Carter Starocci Penn State RSFr. 1st
2. Michael Kemerer Iowa Gr. 2nd
3. Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech So. 3rd
4. Mikey Labriola Nebraska Sr. 4th
5. Hayden Hidlay NC State  Sr. 5th
6. Ethan Smith Ohio State Sr. 6th
7. Austin Murphy Campbell Jr. 8th
8 Chris Foca Cornell So. 9th
9. Dustin Plott Oklahoma State So. 10th
10. Jackson Turley Rutgers So. 12th
11. Adam Kemp Cal Poly So. NR
12. Ben Pasiuk Army So. 13th
13. Matt Finesilver Duke Sr. NR
14. Clay Lautt North Carolina Gr. 16th
15. Cade Devos South Dakota State So. 17th
16. Hayden Hastings Wyoming Sr. 11th
17. Michael O’Malley Drexel Jr. 14th
18. Jackson Hemauer Northern Colorado Jr. 19th
19. Jacob Oliver Edinboro Jr. 20th
20. Peyton Mocco Missouri So. 15th

 

184 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1. Aaron Brooks Penn State So. 1st
2. Trent Hidlay NC State So. 2nd
3. Myles Amine Michigan Gr. 3rd
4. Parker Keckeisen Northern Iowa RSFr. 4th
5. John Poznanski Rutgers RSFr. 5th
6. Bernie Truax Cal Poly So. 6th
7. Dakota Geer Oklahoma State Sr. 7th
8. Brit Wilson Northern Illinois Jr. 8th
9. Hunter Bolen Virginia Tech Jr. 9th
10. Jeremiah Kent Missouri So. 10th
11. Kaleb Romero Ohio State Sr. NR
12. Marcus Coleman Iowa State Jr. 12th
13. Donnell Washington Indiana Jr. 7th/174
14. Tate Samuelson Wyoming Sr. 11th
15. Taylor Venz Nebraska Sr. 13th
16. Jonathan Loew Cornell Jr. NR
17. Travis Stefanik Princeton Jr. NR
18. Zac Braunagel Illinois So. 17th
19. Isaiah Salazar Minnesota So. 18th
20. Gavin Kane North Carolina RSFr. 19th

 

 

197 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1. A.J. Ferrari Oklahoma State RSFr. 1st
2. Nino Bonaccorsi Pitt Jr. 2nd
3. Rocky Elam Missouri RSFr. 4th
4. Max Dean Penn State Jr. 5th
5. Stephan Buchanan Wyoming Jr. 7th
6. Jacob Warner Iowa Sr. 3rd
7. Eric Schultz Nebraska Sr. 11th
8. Jake Woodley Oklahoma Sr. 6th
9. Patrick Brucki Michigan Sr. 8th
10. Thomas Penola Purdue Jr. 12th
11. Kordell Norfleet Arizona State Gr. 10th
12. Greg Bulsak Rutgers Sr. 13th
13. Jay Aiello Virginia Sr. 14th
14. Lou Deprez Binghamton Jr. 16th
15. Yonger Bastida Iowa State So. NR
16. Owen Pentz North Dakota State So. 15th
17. Luke Stout Princeton Fr. NR
18. Gavin Hoffman Ohio State So. 17th
19. Isaac Trumble NC State RSFr. 18th
20. Cameron Caffey Michigan State Sr. 20th

 

 

Heavyweight

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1. Gable Steveson Minnesota Jr. 1st
2. Mason Parris Michigan Jr. 2nd
3. Cohlton Schultz Arizona State RSFr. 3rd
4. Greg Kerkvliet Penn State RSFr. 4th
5. Tony Cassioppi Iowa Jr. 5th
6. Trent Hillger Wisconsin Sr. 6th
7. Jordan Wood Lehigh Sr. 8th
8. Matt Stencel Central Michigan Sr. 9th
9. Wyatt Hendrickson Air Force So. 10th
10. Nathan Traxler Virginia Tech Sr. 14th
11. Gary Traub Oregon State Gr. NR
12. Christian Lance Nebraska Sr. 16th
13. Yaraslau Slavikouski Harvard Jr. 15th
14. Tate Orndorff Ohio State Sr. 7th
15. Zach Elam Missouri So. 11th
16. Brian Andrews Wyoming Sr. 12th
17. Lucas Davison Northwestern So. 13th
18. Luke Surber Oklahoma State So. 17th
19. Carter Isley Northern Iowa Sr. 18th
20. Brandon Metz North Dakota State Sr. 20th

 

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