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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the fourth-consecutive week and ninth time in the last 10 polls, Grand View (Iowa) obtained the No. 1 ranking in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll., the NAIA announced Wednesday. The Vikings totaled 150 points in the fourth edition of the poll with 12 ranked wrestlers, including one top-ranked individual in their respective weight class.

Grand View most recently improved to 4-0 in dual matches this season with a 23-13 win over then-No. 9 Morningside (Iowa) on Jan. 5. The Vikings took the first four matches, only to see Morningside storm back with four-straight victories of their own. However, the match would go the way of Grand View when Tanner Werner upended Alex Rust, 8-6, at 133 pounds. The Viking's second-ranked Gustavo Martinez wrapped up the event with a 6-3 decision over Garrett Lambrecht at 141 pounds

In addition to Grand View's run at No. 1, three of the remaining top five hold strong for the third-straight poll. No. 2 Southern Oregon, who boasts 11 ranked individuals, including a poll-high four top-ranked grapplers, remains second with 126 points, while Great Falls (Mont.) is third with 92 points and No. 4 Montana State-Northern rounds out the trio with 87.5 points. Great Falls is tied with Grand View with a poll-best 12 ranked individuals. No. 5 Campbellsville (Ky.) climbs one spot from the last rating with 83.5 points to round out the top five.

All ten weight classes retained its top-ranked wrestler. Southern Oregon's Mitchell Lofstedt (125 pounds) - now ranked for 14-straight polls -, Jimmy Eggemeyer (149 pounds) and Brock Gutches (174 pounds), along with Ethan Hinebauch of Montana State-Northern take their fifth No. 1 ranking of the season, including the preseason poll. Myles Mazurkiewicz of Great Falls (141 pounds), Brian Block of Morningside (184 pounds) and Derek Nightser of Grand View (197 pounds) have earned top mention in four-straight polls.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the four Qualifying Groups.

For a complete look at the 2012-13 NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll calendar, click here. The next regular-season poll will be announced on Jan. 23.

Notes: (all information dates back to 2000-01 season) There have been 21 teams represented through five polls this season (includes preseason poll) ... Grand View's (Iowa) No. 1 ranking is its ninth all-time, which ranks third since 2000-01 ... former NAIA member Lindenwood (Mo.) boasts the most all-time No. 1 rankings with 39, while former NAIA member Notre Dame (Ohio) is second with 14 ... Nine programs have appeared in the top 20 for at least 20-consecutive editions, led by No. 3 Great Falls' (Mont.) and No. 5 Campbellsville's (Ky.) current run of 59-straight polls ... No. 4 Montana State-Northern is the only other school with at least 50-straight appearances (50) ... Southern Oregon's Mitchell Lofstedt has been ranked No. 1 at 125 pounds for 14-straight polls ... Lofstedt (125 pounds), Jimmy Eggemeyer (149 pounds) of Southern Oregon, Brock Gutches (174 pounds) of Southern Oregon and Montana State-Northern's Ethan Hinebauch (165 pounds) have been ranked atop their respective weight class in all five polls this season ... No. 20 Waldorf (Iowa) is making its first Top 20 appearance since March 9, 2012 ... Notre Dame and Lindenwood are the only programs that have spent an entire season ranked No. 1 (Notre Dame: 2010-11; Lindenwood: 2006-07).

2012-13 NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll - No. 4 (Jan. 9)
Rank Prvs. School Total Team Points

1 1 Grand View (Iowa) 150
2 2 Southern Oregon 126
3 3 Great Falls (Mont.) 92
4 4 Montana State-Northern 87.5
5 6 Campbellsville (Ky.) 83.5
6 7 Oklahoma City 72.5
7 9 Morningside (Iowa) 71.5
8 8 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 70
9 10 Dickinson State (N.D.) 64.5
10 5 Missouri Valley 63
11 12 Cumberlands (Ky.) 49
12 11 Baker (Kan.) 48.5
13 13 Missouri Baptist 39.5
14 19 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 36
15 16 Menlo (Calif.) 33.5
16 13 Indiana Tech 31
17 15 Midland (Neb.) 30
18 17 Cumberland (Tenn.) 20.5
19 18 York (Neb.) 20
T20 NR Waldorf (Iowa) 14.5
T20 20 Bacone (Okla.) 14.5

Others receiving votes: Northwestern (Iowa) 10.5; Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 8.5; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 8; Life (Ga.) 8; Hastings (Neb.) 4.5; Jamestown (N.D.) 3.5; William Penn (Iowa) 3; Central Baptist (Ark.) 2; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 1.5

125 pounds
1. Mitchell Lofstedt (Southern Oregon)
2. Kory Kistner (Morningside)
3. Bryden Lazaro (Dickinson State)
4. Derteoreious Prayther (Missouri Baptist)
5. Aaron LaFarge (Montana State-Northern)
6. Gabriel Roman (Missouri Baptist)
7. Sean Silva (Embry-Riddle)
8. Kidd Gomez (Oklahoma City
9. Luke Schlosser (Great Falls)
10. Alex Peitz (Grand View)
10. Justin Brooks (Indiana Tech)
12. Andrew Tillman (Cumberlands – KY)
13. Bo Bettinson (Waldorf)
14. Ryan Stearns (Missouri Valley)
15. Oscar Marin (York)
16. Edgar Paez (Menlo)

133 pounds
1. Prescott Gardner (Southern Oregon)
2. Angel Garcia (Menlo)
3. Luis Baltazar (Southern Oregon)
3. Brian Bitney (Missouri Valley)
5. Richard Rios (Dakota Wesleyan)
5. Travis Barroquillo (Indiana Tech)
7. Cameron Neiss (Montana State-Northern)
8. Tyler Alsip (Campbellsville)
9. Chris Padilla (Missouri Baptist)
10. Dennis Welch (Missouri Valley)
11. Jacob Mccombs (Lindsey Wilson)
12. Joao Vicente (William Penn)
13. Jerry Mayo III (Northwestern)
14. Jared Wilmert (Midland)
15. Luke Zeiger (Great Falls)
16. Nathan Ryan (Morningside)

141 pounds
1. Myles Mazurkiewicz (Great Falls)
2. Gustavo Martinez (Grand View)
3. Wismit Moinius (Lindsey Wilson)
4. Kevin Olson (Morningside)
5. Jake Williams (Cumberland – TN)
6. Ryan Martin (Great Falls)
7. Josh Lopez (York)
8. Brandon Westerman (Campbellsville)
9. Hunter Azure (Montana State-Northern)
10. Joel Olivas (Baker)
11. Dillon Kifer (Jamestown)
12. Dillon Schouw (Life)
13. Gustavo Lopez (Menlo)
14. Drew Partain (Bacone)
15. Esmond Ford (Missouri Baptist)
16. Garrett Lambrecht (Morningside)

149 pounds
1. Jimmy Eggemeyer (Southern Oregon)
2. Isaiah Tatum (Grand View)
3. Anthonie Linares (Cumberlands – KY)
4. Brad Steele (Dickinson State)
5. Mike Vassar (Great Falls)
6. Jake Ekster (Missouri Valley)
7. Chris Teague (Campbellsville)
8. Nick Haugen (Baker)
9. Cody Green (Midland)
10. Steven Sandefer (Cumberland – TN)
10. Josh Stewart (Oklahoma City)
12. Nicholas Clarke (York)
13. Kyle Terry (Campbellsville)
14. Henry Reyes (Central Baptist)
15. Jeremiah Lutz (Brewton-Parker)
15. Connor Blanco (Hastings)

157 pounds
1. Conor Young (Campbellsville)
2. Ryan Leonard (Great Falls)
3. Mark Meyer (Oklahoma City)
4. Trever Devestern (Dakota Wesleyan)
5. Quinten Haynes (Grand View)
6. Chad Lowman (Grand View)
7. James Bennett (Indiana Tech)
8. Kyle Gerlach (Dakota Wesleyan)
9. Javier Arellano (Cumberlands – KY)
10. Sterling Terry (Midland)
11. Dalton Urrutia (Southern Oregon)
12. Shawn McGhee (Campbellsville)
13. Tyler McMichael (Midland)
14. Nico Martinez (Missouri Valley)
15. Arnol Arroliga (Bacone)
16. Oliver Brukardt (Life)

165 pounds
1. Ethan Hinebauch (Montana State-Northern)
2. Jimmie Schuessler (Grand View)
3. Zach Skates (Oklahoma City)
4. Dallas Houchins (Grand View)
5. Eric Lopez (Menlo)
6. Zachary Barkett (Cumberlands – KY)
7. Zach Fishman (Northwestern)
8. Bryce Alexander (Hannibal-LaGrange)
9. Shawn Lau (Great Falls)
10. Nathan Sommer (Baker)
11. James Haywood (Lindsey Wilson)
12. Gian Traverso (Missouri Valley)
13. Derek Mestrovich (Southern Oregon)
13. Chad Morehead (Morningside)
15. Cadyn McKeeth (Lindsey Wilson)
16. Steadman Wang (Hastings)

174 pounds
1.Brock Gutches (Southern Oregon)
2. Max Payne (Montana-State Northern)
3. Jameel Bryant (Lindsey Wilson)
4. Thomas Moman (Grand View)
5. Anthony Pike (Waldorf)
6. Parker Owen (Baker)
7. Michael Johnson (Campbellsville)
8. Tanner Martin (Indiana Tech)
9. Cody Swim (Grand View)
10. Tyler Sarringar (Dakota Wesleyan)
11. Teagan Franco (Oklahoma City)
12. Eziekiel Hunt (Cumberland – TN)
13. Taylor Vaughan (Great Falls)
14. Rulin Pederson (Morningside)
15. Nathan Downs (Hannibal-LaGrange)
16. Connor Hovey (Midland)

184 pounds
1. Brian Block (Morningside)
2. Kody Reed (Montana State-Northern)
3. Joseph Stephens (Lindsey Wilson)
4. Jesse Hellinger (Dickinson State)
5. Mitchell Eichenauer (Oklahoma City)
6. Josh Ashbrook (Campbellsville)
7. Chris Berry (Bacone)
8. Weston Keleher (Missouri Baptist)
9. Adam Wolfe (Great Falls)
10. Trey Hicks (Life)
11. Christian Mays (Grand View)
12. Jacob Abrams (Southern Oregon)
13. Jeremy Gardner (Cumberlands – KY)
14. Cody Sivertsen (Oklahoma City)
15. Cody Linton (Cumberland – KY)
16. Tyler Thomas (Southern Oregon)

197 pounds
1. Derek Nightser (Grand View)
2. Allen Scruggs (Campbellsville)
3. Kolton Kersten (Midland)
4. Charles Johnson (Southern Oregon)
5. Josh Manu (Missouri Valley)
6. Mike Brown (Oklahoma City)
7. Fred Byars (Cumberlands KY)
8. Toby Cheff (Montana State-Northern)
9. Kevin Keisler (Dickinson State)
10. Jacob Bradford (Lindsey Wilson)
11. Robert Shadrach (Baker)
12. Bradlee Carls (York)
13. Courtney Freeman (Cumberlands – KY)
14. Grant Harrill (Hastings)
15. Dylan Lemery (Great Falls)
16. Andrew Anthofer (Morningside)

285 pounds
1.Brandon Gebhardt (Baker)
2. Jose Lopez (Dickinson State)
3. Eric Thompson (Grand View)
4. Tyler Kacmarynski (Morningside)
5. Sears Tiernan (Great Falls)
6. Daniel Mueller (Missouri Valley)
7. Theodore Furnish (Lindsey Wilson)
8. Bubba Owens (Southern Oregon)
9. Ray Johnson (York)
10. Gabi Musallam (Missouri Valley)
11. Julius Anglikas (Missouri Baptist)
12. Ceser Ponce (Bacone)
13. Michael Pezzuto (Cumberlands – KY)
14. Stanley Lattimore (Oklahoma City)
15. Jonathan Hupp (Lindsey Wilson)
16. Austin Lobsinger (Simpson)

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