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Grand View is No. 1, Life is at No. 2 in new NAIA Men's Wrestling Coaches rankings


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Grand View (Iowa) continues its reign atop the NAIA Men's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 rankings with Life (Ga.) staying second in the poll. Southeastern (Fla.) joins the Top Five by moving up three spots while Indiana Tech and Doane (Neb.) rounds out the Top Five.

Poll Methodology

* The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the nine 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 ballotThe postseason poll is determined using the individual and team results from the national championship.

2021-2022 NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll – No. 2

1Grand View (Iowa)Heart of America210
2Life UniversityMid-South185
4Indiana TechWHAC94
5Doane UniversityGPC93
6Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)Mid-South88
7Cumberlands (Ky.)Mid-South85
8Reinhardt University (GA)AAC84
9Cumberland (Tenn.)Mid-South70
10Montana State-NorthernCascade68
11Ottawa UniversityKCAC60
12Lourdes UniversityWHAC59
12Campbellsville (Ky.)Mid-South59
12Hastings (Neb.)GPC59
15Marian University (IN)AMC; WHAC58
15Baker (Kan.)Heart of America58
17Eastern Oregon University (OR)Cascade56
18Thomas MoreMid-South52
18Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)Cascade52
20Menlo (Calif.)Cascade50

Recieving Votes: Missouri Valley 44; Providence (Mont.) 40; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 37; Morningside (Iowa) 34; Oklahoma City 34; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 26; Texas Wesleyan 22; William Penn (Iowa) 21; Vanguard (Calif.) 20; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 19; York (Neb.) 18; Midland (Neb.) 17; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 15; Central Methodist (Mo.) 15; Williams Baptist (Ark.) 12; Lincoln (Ill.) 12; Montreat (N.C.) 12; Southern Oregon 10; Corban (Ore.)10; Bluefield (Va.) 8; Concordia (Neb.) 6; Cornerstone (Mich.) 6; Northwestern (Iowa) 5; Saint Mary (Kan.) 4; Keiser (Fla.) 4; Midway (Ky.) 4; Bethany (Kan.) 3; Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 2

Top-Ranked Individuals

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 – Cole Smith, Cumberland (Tenn.)

174 – Joe Koontz, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

184 – Ben Lee, Grand View (Iowa)

197 – Isaac Bartel, Montana State-Northern

285 – Greg Hagan, Grand View (Iowa)

Complete Individual Rankings