2022 Dan Hodge Trophy Voting Information

March 21 will be the start of the selection process wrestling’s top award, the 2022 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented by ASICS. 

Starting at 5 p.m. on that Monday — following the 2022 NCAA 

Division I Championships in Detroit, Mich. — fans can start voting for this year’s winner of the award, presented since 1994 to the nation’s most dominant wrestler.

Fan voting will last until Friday, March 25, at 5 p.m. on www.WIN-Magazine.com. The official Hodge Fan Vote winner getting five first-place ballots to go along with the other votes placed by past Hodge Trophy winners, national media members and former college coaches.

Considered the Heisman Trophy of college wrestling, the award was created by WIN founder Mike Chapman. The Hodge is named after the late three-time University of Oklahoma national champion (1955-57) who never allowed a takedown in his college career. He also pinned 36 of his 46 victims.

Criteria for the award includes a wrestler’s record, dominance/bonus-point percentage, quality of competition and sportsmanship. WIN will announce its finalists on March 21 on-line.

Statistical Look at Notable 2022 Hodge Trophy Candidates

The following list shows wrestlers who have earned All-American status before and are currently undefeated. The list also includes how many pins (P), technical falls (TF) and major decisions (MD) each wrestler has through Feb. 28. The final column shows the % of matches in which they’ve scored bonus points. 

Name School Year W-L Pins TF MD Other Bonus %
125 pounds                
Nick Suriano Michigan Sr. 8-0 1 2 3 0 87.5%
Pat Glory Princeton Jr. 13-0 2 2 4 0 61.5%
133 pounds                
Roman Bravo-Young Penn State Jr. 14-0 3 4 2 0 64.2%
Daton Fix Oklahoma State Jr. 17-0 5 3 4 0 70.5%
141 pounds                
Nick Lee Penn State Sr. 14-0 1 2 5 0 57.1%
Sebastian Rivera Rutgers Gr. 22-0 2 13 4 2 95.4%
149 pounds                
Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell Jr. 19-0 5 5 3 1 73.6%
Tariq Wilson NC State Sr. 13-0 1 1 1 0 23%
157 pounds                
David Carr Iowa State So. 17-0 4 4 4 0 70.5%
Ryan Deakin Northwestern Gr. 10-0 4 1 1 0 60%
Jacori Teemer Arizona State Jr. 17-0 0 2 2 0 23.5%
165 pounds                
Evan Wick Cal Poly Sr. 16-0 0 5 5 1 69.5%
Keegan O’Toole Missouri RSFr. 17-0 6 2 6 0 82.3%
174 pounds                
Carter Starocci Penn State RSFr. 15-0 5 3 4 0 80%
184 pounds                
Aaron Brooks Penn State So. 14-0 4 1 5 0 64.2%
Trent Hidlay NC State So. 15-0 5 3 5 0 86.6%
Heavyweight                
Gable Steveson Minnesota Jr. 10-0 1 3 6 0 100%
Cohlton Schultz Arizona State RSFr. 16-0 5 0 5 0 62.5%
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