Jan 18 Update of 2022 Hodge Trophy Candidates

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Updated: January 17, 2022

On March 28, 2022, WIN Magazine, Culture House and ASICS will announce the winner of the 2022 Dan Hodge Trophy that will be presented to the nation’s top NCAA Division I wrestler, following the March 17-19 NCAA Championships in Detroit, Mich.

Dan Hodge

Between now and then, WIN Magazine will provide a weekly update, every Tuesday, at WIN-Magazine.com on this year’s race for the coveted trophy, which was created in 1994 by former WIN publisher Mike Chapman and named after Dan Hodge, the late three-time NCAA champion (1955-57) from the University of Oklahoma.

In addition to former Hodge Trophy winners, a retired coach from each region, and national media members, wrestling fans can once again be part of the voting as well.

Shortly after the NCAAs, fans will be able to vote online at WIN-Magazine.com with the winner earning five first-place votes.

Minnesota’s Gable Steveson shared the 2021 Dan Hodge Trophy with Iowa’s Spencer Lee

The criteria for winning the award, in priority order, will include: a wrestler’s record, number of pins, dominance, past credentials, quality of competition, sportsmanship/citizenship and heart.

 

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), major decisions (MD) and Forfeits/Defauts (F/Def) each wrestler has through Jan. 16.

The final column shows the % of matches in which they’ve scored bonus points.

Name School Year W-L Pins TF MD F/Def Bonus %

125 pounds

Vito Arujau Cornell So. 6-0 1 0 4 0 83.3%
Pat Glory Princeton Jr. 5-0 1 0 1 0 40%

133 pounds

Roman Bravo-Young Penn State Jr. 9-0 2 2 2 0 66.7%
Daton Fix Oklahoma State Jr. 9-0 3 1 3 0 77.8%
Austin DeSanto Iowa Sr. 11-0 0 7 1 0 72.7%

141 pounds

Nick Lee Penn State Sr. 8-0 1 1 3 0 62.5%
Jaydin Eierman Iowa Sr. 11-0 3 0 2 1 54.5%
Sebastian Rivera Rutgers Gr. 16-0 2 9 3 2 100%

149 pounds

Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell Jr. 11-0 0 4 2 1 63.6%
Tariq Wilson NC State Sr. 6-0 1 0 1 0 33.3%

157 pounds

David Carr Iowa State So. 11-0 4 4 1 0 81.8%
Ryan Deakin Northwestern Gr. 6-0 2 0 1 0 50%
Jacori Teemer Arizona State Jr. 10-0 0 2 2 0 40%

165 pounds

Evan Wick Cal Poly Sr. 9-0 0 3 3 0 66.7%
Keegan O’Toole Missouri RSFr. 13-0 5 1 5 0 84.6%
Alex Marinelli Iowa Sr. 14-0 2 3 1 2 57.1%
Anthony Valencia Arizona State Sr. 12-0 4 1 0 1 50%

174 pounds

Carter Starocci Penn State RSFr 11-0 2 4 3 0 81.8%
Michael Kemerer Iowa Gr. 4-0 2 1 0 0 75%
Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech So. 13-0 3 4 2 0 69.2%
Hayden Hidlay NC State Sr. 6-0 0 2 2 0 66.7%

184 pounds

Aaron Brooks Penn State So. 9-0 2 1 5 0 88.9%
Trent Hidlay NC State So. 7-0 1 2 3 0 85.7%
Myles Amine Michigan Gr. 7-0 2 1 0 0 42.8%

197 pounds

A.J. Ferrari Oklahoma State RSFr 9-0 2 2 2 0 66.7%
Max Dean Penn State Jr. 11-0 1 4 4 0 81.8%

Heavyweight

Gable Steveson Minnesota Jr. 6-0 0 1 5 0 100%
Mason Parris Michigan Jr. 7-0 3 1 3 0 100%
Cohlton Schultz Arizona State RSFr. 11-0 5 0 3 0 72.7%
Greg Kerkvliet Penn State RSFr. 9-0 2 3 3 0 88.9%

Source: wrestlestat.com

 

All-Time Hodge Trophy Winners

Year Name School
2021 Spencer Lee Iowa
 & Gable Steveson Minnesota
2020 Spencer Lee Iowa
2019 Bo Nickal Penn State
2018 Zain Retherford Penn State
2017 Zain Retherford Penn State
2016 Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State
2015 Logan Stieber Ohio State
2014 David Taylor Penn State
2013 Kyle Dake Cornell U.
2012 David Taylor Penn State
2011 Jordan Burroughs Nebraska
2010 Jayson Ness Minnesota
2009 Jake Herbert Northwestern
2008 Brent Metcalf Iowa
2007 Ben Askren Missouri
2006 Ben Askren Missouri
2005 Steve Mocco Oklahoma State
2004 Emmett Willson Mont. State-Northern
2003 Eric Larkin Arizona State
2002 Cael Sanderson Iowa State
2001 Cael Sanderson Iowa State
& Nick Ackerman Simpson College
2000 Cael Sanderson Iowa State
1999 Stephen Neal CSU Bakersfield
1998 Mark Ironside Iowa
1997 Kerry McCoy Penn State
1996 Les Gutches Oregon State
1995 T.J. Jaworsky North Carolina

 

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