2021-2022 NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll – No. 1

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the first regular season edition of the Men’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll. Grand View (Iowa) and Life (Ga.) remain in first and second place, respectively, while Indiana Tech and Reinhardt (Ga.) jump up into the Top Five.

Poll Methodology

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the eight conferences.

Two days prior to the national poll, each qualifying group rater submits the top six individuals from each weight class in his conference into the system. Only wrestlers listed on a conference ballot are considered for the national ballot.

The top 20 individuals in each weight class is based on how each voter ranks the best individuals. An individual receives 20 points for each first place vote, 19 for second place and so on through the list. This same point system is used to determine the team ranking.

The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot

The postseason poll is determined using the individual and team results from the national championship

➢For the complete Top 20 calendar, click here.

1Grand View (Iowa)209
2Life University191
3Indiana Tech110
4Doane University103
5Reinhardt University (GA)94
7Cumberland (Tenn.)75
8Cumberlands (Ky.)73
9Ottawa University67
9Baker (Kan.)67
11Campbellsville (Ky.)62
12Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)60
13Marian University (IN)58
14Lourdes University56
14Hastings (Neb.)56
16Eastern Oregon University (OR)53
17Thomas More51
17Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)51
19Oklahoma City47
20Montana State-Northern45


Recieving Votes: Providence (Mont.) 39; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 38; Menlo (Calif.) 37; Vanguard (Calif.) 37; Missouri Valley 32; Texas Wesleyan 32; Morningside (Iowa) 30; Williams Baptist (Ark.) 22; Lincoln (Ill.) 22; York (Neb.) 20; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 19; Midland (Neb.) 18; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 16; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 15; Concordia (Neb.) 14; Central Methodist (Mo.) 14; Saint Mary (Kan.) 13; Montreat College (N.C.) 11; Bluefield College (Va.) 9; Southern Oregon 7; Avila (Mo.) 7; Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 6; Friends (Kan.) 6; Rochester (Mich.) 5; Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 4; William Penn (Iowa) 4; Corban University (Ore.) 4; Calumet (Ind.) 2

Top-Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings

125 – Brandon Orum, Life University (Ga.)
133 – Conner Gimson, Indiana Tech
141 – Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane University (Neb.)
149 – Denver Stonecheck, Life University (Ga.)
157 – Giovanny Bonilla, Grand View (Iowa)
165 – Frederick Padilla, Vanguard University (Calif.)
174 – Asher Eichert, Life University (Ga.)
184 – Ben Lee, Grand View (Iowa)
197 – Isaac Bartel, Montana State-Northern
285 – Greg Hagan, Grand View (Iowa)

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