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Grand View men and Life women are No. 1 in newest NAIA National Rankings

by NAIA

Team posters for Life University women and Grand View men.
Team posters for Life women and Grand View men. Courtesy of Life University and Grand View University.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Grand View (Iowa) now leads the NAIA Men's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll for the seventh straight rankings period this year. With the rest of the Top Five remaining the same, the biggest movement comes from Morningside (Iowa) and Cumberlands (Ky.) each leaping four spots. The Cascade and Mid-South Conferences lead the way with five institutions each represented.

NAIA Men's Wrestling Final Rankings

Rank/Last/Team/Conference/Points


1 1 Grand View (Iowa) Heart 300

2 2 Life University (Ga.) Appalachian 276

3 3 Southeastern (Fla.) Appalachian 242

4 4 Doane (Neb.) Great Plains 181

5 5 Indiana Tech Wolverine-Hoosier 173

6 7 Marian University ((Ind.) Wolverine-Hoosier 164

7 6 Menlo (Calif.) Cascade 157

8 8 Eastern Oregon Cascade 147

9 9 Providence (Mont.) Cascade 126

10 14 Morningside (Iowa) Great Plains 123

11 10 Reinhardt (Ga.) Appalachian 120

12 11 Ottawa (Kan.) Kansas Collegiate 117

13 12 Campbellsville (Ky.) Mid-South 98

14 13 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Mid-South 86

15 15 Cumberland (Tenn.) Mid-South 82

16 20 Cumberlands (Ky.) Mid-South 77

17 18 Thomas More (Ky.) Mid-South 74

18 16 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) Cascade 73

19 17 Baker (Kan.) Heart 72

20 18 Missouri Valley Heart 70

20 RV Montana State-Northern Cascade 70
Dropped From Poll: None
Receiving Votes: Southern Oregon 66; Oklahoma City 57; Central Methodist (Mo.) 48; Lourdes (Ohio) 46; Vanguard (Calif.) 46; Keiser (Fla.) 36; Saint Mary (Kan.) 36; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 33; Graceland (Iowa) 32; Corban (Ore.) 30; Cornerstone (Mich.) 26; Avila (Mo.) 23; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 22; Midway (Ky.) 20; Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 19; Oklahoma Wesleyan 16; William Penn (Iowa) 16; Rochester (Mich.) 14; Concordia (Neb.) 13; Montreat (N.C.) 13; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 13; Benedictine (Kan.) 7; St. Thomas (Fla.) 6; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 5; Pikeville (Ky.) 4; Waldorf (Iowa) 4; Missouri Baptist 3; Texas esleyan 3; York (Neb.) 3; Dickinson State (N.D.) 2

Individual Rankings

Top-Ranked Individuals

125 – Esco Walker, Grand View (Iowa)

133 – Carson Taylor, Grand View (Iowa)

141 – Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane (Neb.)

149 – Ryan Moore, Thomas More (Ky.)

157 – Giovanni Bonilla, Grand View (Iowa)

165 – Jack Bass, Life (Ga.)

174 – Isaiah Luellen, Grand View (Iowa)

184 – Eric Vermillion, Indiana Tech

197 – Zane Lanham, Life (Ga.)

285 – Greg Hagan, Grand View (Iowa)


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Life (Ga.) overtakes the number one ranking in the newest Yes! Athletics NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll. Grand View (Iowa) falls to second place, Southern Oregon remains in third, with Menlo (Calif.) and Cumberlands (Ky.) switch spots at fourth and fifth. Hastings (Neb.) is back in the poll after a one cycle hiatus replacing Waldorf (Iowa).

NAIA Women's Rankings No. 5

Rank/Last/Team/Conference/Points


1 2 Life (Ga.) Mid-South 197

2 1 Grand View (Iowa) Heart 193

3 3 Southern Oregon Cascade 178

4 5 Menlo (Calif.) Cascade 157

5 4 Cumberlands (Ky.) Mid-South 139

6 6 Texas Wesleyan Sooner 129

7 11 Central Methodist (Mo.) Heart 123

8 7 Providence (Mont.) Cascade 121

9 10 Indiana Tech Mid-South 110

10 9 Iowa Wesleyan Heart 98

11 13 Missouri Baptist Sooner 95

12 12 Missouri Valley Heart 88

13 8 Campbellsville (Ky.) Mid-South 86

14 15 Eastern Oregon Cascade 75

15 14 Brewton-Parker (Ga.) Mid-South 64

16 RV Hastings (Neb.) Kansas Collegiate 48

17 17 Midland (Neb.) Kansas Collegiate 46

18 20 Baker (Kan.) Heart 44

19 16 Oklahoma City Sooner 39

20 18 Doane (Neb.) Kansas Collegiate 37
Dropped From Poll: Waldorf (Iowa)
Receiving Votes: Saint Mary (Kan.) 31; Ottawa (Kan.) 28; Siena Heights (Mich.) 26; Jamestown (N.D.) 26; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 24; Waldorf (Iowa) 23; Friends (Kan.) 21; Lourdes (Ohio) 20; Jarvis Christian (Texas) 11; St. Andrews (N.C.) 11; Montreat (N.C.) 9; Avila (Mo.) 8; William Penn (Iowa) 5; Vanguard (Calif.) 3

Individual Rankings

Top-Ranked Individuals

101 – Ira Navarro, Providence (Mont.)

109 – Peyton Prussin, Life (Ga.)

116 – Ashley Gooman, Providence (Mont.)

123 – Carolina Moreno, Southern Oregon

130 – Lexie Basham, Texas Wesleyan

136 – Adaugo Nwachukwu, Iowa Wesleyan

143 – Alexis Gomez, Grand View (Iowa)

155 – Latifah McBryde, Life (Ga.)

170 – Dymond Guilford, Cumberlands (Ky.)

191 – Kelani Corbett, Missouri Valley
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