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Best DI Wrestlers of the 2010s to Never Win an NCAA Title

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It's really hard to win an NCAA title.

Each year only 14 wrestlers are crowned champions.

Tyler Caldwell, Dylan Ness, and Adam Coon know it all too well, each having made it to the finals two times without reaching the top of the podium.

Check out the best DI wrestlers to never win an NCAA title ranked by NCAA medals!

Here are the top nine!

Rank - Name - Score - Medals

#1 - Michael McMullan - Northwestern - 42 - 3,2,3,3
#2 - Tyler Caldwell - Oklahoma, Oklahoma State - 41 - 5,2,3,2
#3 - Bo Jordan - Ohio State - 39 - 3,3,2,5
#3 - Dylan Ness - Minnesota - 39 - 2,4,2,6
#5 - Brandon Sorensen - Iowa - 38 - 4,2,3,5
#6 - Tyler Graff - Wisconsin - 36 - 5,5,3,2
#7 - Adam Coon - Michigan - 34 - 2,3,2
#7 - Logan Storley - Minnesota - 34 - 6,4,3,4
#7 - Mitchell Port - Edinboro - 34 - 2,3,2

http://www.jerseywrestling.com/best_di_wrestlers_to_never_win_an_ncaa_title.php?end_year=2019&start_year=2010

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https://www.northwestern.edu/magazine/spring2014/campuslife/whats-on-mike-mcmullans-plate.html

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Ranked by my reckoning:

1 #7 - Adam Coon - Michigan - 34 - 2,3,2
2 NR - James Green - Nebraska - 30 - 7,7,3,3
2 #6 - Tyler Graff - Wisconsin - 36 - 5,5,3,2
3 #2 - Tyler Caldwell - Oklahoma, Oklahoma State - 41 - 5,2,3,2
4 #7 - Mitchell Port - Edinboro - 34 - 2,3,2
5 #3 - Bo Jordan - Ohio State - 39 - 3,3,2,5
6 #5 - Brandon Sorensen - Iowa - 38 - 4,2,3,5
7 #3 - Dylan Ness - Minnesota - 39 - 2,4,2,6
8 #1 - Michael McMullan - Northwestern - 42 - 3,2,3,3
9 #7 - Logan Storley - Minnesota - 34 - 6,4,3,4

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10 hours ago, Plasmodium said:

Ranked by my reckoning:

1 #7 - Adam Coon - Michigan - 34 - 2,3,2
2 NR - James Green - Nebraska - 30 - 7,7,3,3
2 #6 - Tyler Graff - Wisconsin - 36 - 5,5,3,2
3 #2 - Tyler Caldwell - Oklahoma, Oklahoma State - 41 - 5,2,3,2
4 #7 - Mitchell Port - Edinboro - 34 - 2,3,2
5 #3 - Bo Jordan - Ohio State - 39 - 3,3,2,5
6 #5 - Brandon Sorensen - Iowa - 38 - 4,2,3,5
7 #3 - Dylan Ness - Minnesota - 39 - 2,4,2,6
8 #1 - Michael McMullan - Northwestern - 42 - 3,2,3,3
9 #7 - Logan Storley - Minnesota - 34 - 6,4,3,4

Since you're including freestyle, how about Dom Bradley?

Career Highlights
- Two-time U.S. Open champion (2013, 2016) Note: won his 3rd in 2019
- Two-time Pan American champion (2016-17)
- Junior World champion (2009)
- Two-time Dave Schultz Memorial International champion (2012, 2017)
- Third at U.S. Olympic Team Trials (2016)
- Second in U.S. World Team Trials (2017)
- Third at U.S. World Team Trials four times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2015)

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8 minutes ago, tigerfan said:

Since you're including freestyle, how about Dom Bradley?

Career Highlights
- Two-time U.S. Open champion (2013, 2016) Note: won his 3rd in 2019
- Two-time Pan American champion (2016-17)
- Junior World champion (2009)
- Two-time Dave Schultz Memorial International champion (2012, 2017)
- Third at U.S. Olympic Team Trials (2016)
- Second in U.S. World Team Trials (2017)
- Third at U.S. World Team Trials four times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2015)

That is a great career.

It is a fair assessment that I used out of NCAA results to form those rankings. Ironically, not with Green.  He was was very good as a folkstyler and he deserves a mention.  Very good on his feet.  Great tilts.  Had bottom issues against the creme de la creme.  Certainly not as good as IMar, but nobody on this list is.   I wouldn't put Bradley on this list.  Does he make your top ten on this list?  Who would he bump?

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If you are sticking to folk style in your assessment of James Green I believe you have to put Ness ahead of him.  Had head to head success and outplaced him in March.

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He beat Green a couple of times their senior year.  They split some others during their career. He did finish behind Green in March.  Unfortunately,  Ness was injured in his last NCAA.  Tough for me to him ahead of Ness, but I managed it all the same!  LOL

Another top guy is Gilman.

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6 hours ago, luckysevens said:

I would add  two 2-4-2 guys to the list. Montell Marion and Robert Hamlin.

141 had an interesting pattern in consecutive years from 2010-2018: Montell Marion (2-4-2) 2010-2012, Mitchell Port (2-3-2) 2013-2015, and Bryce Meredith (2-4-2) 2016-2018.

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On 5/25/2020 at 10:14 AM, Plasmodium said:

That is a great career.

It is a fair assessment that I used out of NCAA results to form those rankings. Ironically, not with Green.  He was was very good as a folkstyler and he deserves a mention.  Very good on his feet.  Great tilts.  Had bottom issues against the creme de la creme.  Certainly not as good as IMar, but nobody on this list is.   I wouldn't put Bradley on this list.  Does he make your top ten on this list?  Who would he bump?

Not sure. Storley never made the finals and had no where near the freestyle results. Bradley sat behind Ellis, a 2x AA and Champ, so who knows what he would have done. Clearly, his Sr level freestyle results are better than several on the list so I suppose you could argue only Coon and Green clearly had better careers.

There was a lot of internal drama with Ellis, many people said he was beating Ellis in the room the year Ellis won it, and the next year what was Smith supposed to do, sit a returning champ, even if they were neck and neck? I think that deflated Bradley’s motivation for his next 2 years. If Bradley had competed his Sophomore year and won, like Ellis did that year, I’m not sure he wouldn’t have won 2 more. There was definitely some bad blood at the time, though his relationship with Smith and the program has obviously healed over time. 

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On 5/26/2020 at 5:13 AM, luckysevens said:

I would add  two 2-4-2 guys to the list. Montell Marion and Robert Hamlin.

Nice addition.  Marion was probably the closest to winning a title of anyone on the list.  Two OT losses to Russell, one of which had one of the most controversial calls of the decade.  Graff probably second closest, needed an escape to win in OT; instead got put on his back.  

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12 hours ago, drag it said:

Nice addition.  Marion was probably the closest to winning a title of anyone on the list.  Two OT losses to Russell, one of which had one of the most controversial calls of the decade.  Graff probably second closest, needed an escape to win in OT; instead got put on his back.  

I thought Marion lost to Dake at 141 Dake’s first title?

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On 5/31/2020 at 11:41 AM, tigerfan said:

Not sure. Storley never made the finals and had no where near the freestyle results. Bradley sat behind Ellis, a 2x AA and Champ, so who knows what he would have done. Clearly, his Sr level freestyle results are better than several on the list so I suppose you could argue only Coon and Green clearly had better careers.

There was a lot of internal drama with Ellis, many people said he was beating Ellis in the room the year Ellis won it, and the next year what was Smith supposed to do, sit a returning champ, even if they were neck and neck? I think that deflated Bradley’s motivation for his next 2 years. If Bradley had competed his Sophomore year and won, like Ellis did that year, I’m not sure he wouldn’t have won 2 more. There was definitely some bad blood at the time, though his relationship with Smith and the program has obviously healed over time. 

Storley never redshirted and wrestled in what could be argued the most top heavy weight class for a 4 year period.  Top 4, 3 out of 4 years and AA all 4 was legit.

2012:  Ed Ruth(3,1,1,1), Amuch(4,2,2), C. Perry(R12,3,1,1), Blanton(5,4,7), Heflin(5,5,2), Storley(6,4,3,4), Lofthouse(7,5), DesRoches(113-40)  Sheptock an  d Zeerip were also in that bracket.

2013:  C. Perry(R12,3,1,1), M. Brown(2,5,1), Kokesh(3,4,3), Storley(6,4,3,4), Heflin(5,5,2), M. Evans(6,6,6),  Blanton(5,4,7), C. Walters(8,7)  Asper, Nate Brown and Stauffer were also in that bracket.

2014:  C. Perry(R12,3,1,1), A. Howe(2,1,3,2),  Storley(6,4,3,4), Kokesh(3,4,3), M. Brown(2,5,1), M. Evans(6,6,6),  T. Wilps(7,2), Hammond(93-36-battled injuries last 2 seasons)  Zillmer and Walters were also in this bracket.

2015:  M. Brown(2,5,1), T. Wilps(7,2), Kokesh(3,4,3), Storley(6,4,3,4), K Crutchmer(5,7 battled injuries last 2 seasons), M. Evans(6,6,6),  Z. Epperly(7,3,R12,graduated), K. Julson(75-45)  Massa, Walters, Renda and Nate Jackson were also in this bracket.

Edited by MSU158

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So many good ones to never win a title.  Here are a few more that I have not seen mentioned yet:

Joe Colon

AJ Schopp

Devin Carter

Brian Realbuto

Ian Miller

Nick Heflin

Alan Waters

Dave Habat

Morgan McIntosh

Jaydin Eierman

Daniel Lewis

Stefan Micic

Kevin Jack

Lavion Mayes

Hunter Steiber

Kevin LeValley

Ty Walz

Connor Medberry

Matt Kolodzik

Tyler Berger

Evan Wick

Micah Jordan

Miles Amine

Zach Sanders

Ryan Flores

Jason Chamberlain 

Mack Lewnes

Boris Novachkov

Lance Palmer

Taylor Walsh

Reece Humphrey

Steve Fittery

Clayton Foster

Joe LeBlanc

Andrew Hochstrasser

Dan Dennis

Edited by ludwigdmd
Misspelled first name of Jaydin Eierman

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1 hour ago, npope said:

Is there some blatant bias against Andrew Howe (2,1,3,2) or just an oversite?

^see above.  The blatant oversight was not paying attention to the thread title, and blatant disregard for use of the word oversight.  Sorry, couldn’t help myself. 

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8 hours ago, Schuteandscore said:

I thought Marion lost to Dake at 141 Dake’s first title?

He did. But he wasn't close to winning that match.

By contrast he lost to Russell twice in OT in Russell's two title years. First time in the semis in the very controversial match where it looked like Marion had the TD but it wasn't called perhaps because of Russell's reputation for his incredible "gyro"; no replay yet and this match often credited with helping to change that. Second time in the final in a tight and exciting low scoring match.  Exciting when Marion got his escape at 59 seconds of riding time.  

All this is assuming my memory still works, which is a big leap of faith.

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10 hours ago, MSU158 said:

Storley never redshirted and wrestled in what could be argued the most top heavy weight class for a 4 year period.  Top 4, 3 out of 4 years and AA all 4 was legit.

2012:  Ed Ruth(3,1,1,1), Amuch(4,2,2), C. Perry(R12,3,1,1), Blanton(5,4,7), Heflin(5,5,2), Storley(6,4,3,4), Lofthouse(7,5), DesRoches(113-40)  Sheptock an  d Zeerip were also in that bracket.

2013:  C. Perry(R12,3,1,1), M. Brown(2,5,1), Kokesh(3,4,3), Storley(6,4,3,4), Heflin(5,5,2), M. Evans(6,6,6),  Blanton(5,4,7), C. Walters(8,7)  Asper, Nate Brown and Stauffer were also in that bracket.

2014:  C. Perry(R12,3,1,1), A. Howe(2,1,3,2),  Storley(6,4,3,4), Kokesh(3,4,3), M. Brown(2,5,1), M. Evans(6,6,6),  T. Wilps(7,2), Hammond(93-36-battled injuries last 2 seasons)  Zillmer and Walters were also in this bracket.

2015:  M. Brown(2,5,1), T. Wilps(7,2), Kokesh(3,4,3), Storley(6,4,3,4), K Crutchmer(5,7 battled injuries last 2 seasons), M. Evans(6,6,6),  Z. Epperly(7,3,R12,graduated), K. Julson(75-45)  Massa, Walters, Renda and Nate Jackson were also in this bracket.

This was a great group for sure.  How does it stack up to 174 in the last few years with Valencia, Hall, Amine, Kutler, Lewis, McFadden etc?

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10 hours ago, ludwigdmd said:

^see above.  The blatant oversight was not paying attention to the thread title, and blatant disregard for use of the word oversight.  Sorry, couldn’t help myself. 

My bad.

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6 hours ago, Mokoma said:

This was a great group for sure.  How does it stack up to 174 in the last few years with Valencia, Hall, Amine, Kutler, Lewis, McFadden etc?

The 1st 3 years of Hall's time match up prettyy well.  However, not ending up wrestling that 4th tournament messed it up.  Even then, 174 thinned out heavily. Valencia went up to 184 and inevitably was suspended. Amine redshirted.  Lewis and McFadden graduated.  Hall, Kemerer and Kutler make for a solid top 3, but Lydy at 4 makes for an unproven rest of the bracket.

Still here is the 4 year comparison during Hall's time:

2017:  Hall(1,2,2,inc.), Jordan(3,3,2,5), Valencia(3,1,1,inc.), Amine(4,3,3,?), Realbuto(6,2,5), Brunson(107-41), Crutchmer(5,7 battled injuries last 2 seasons), Residori(97-46)  Epperly, Preisch, Meyer and Weatherspoon were also in that bracket.

2018:  Valencia(3,1,1,inc.), Hall(1,2,2,inc.), Amine(4,3,3,?), Lewis(4,6,4,4), Jordan(3,3,2,5), Kutler(6,7,inc.), Kocer(108-50), Jacobe Smith(76-16)  Womack and Skatzka were also in that bracket.

2019:  Valencia(3,1,1,inc.), Hall(1,2,2,inc.), Amine(4,3,3,?), Lewis(4,6,4,4),  McFadden(6,5,5,inc.), Labriola(6,inc.,?,?), Kutler(6,7,inc.), Skatzka(106-47)  Womack and Jacobe Smith were also in that bracket.

2020:(seeds)  Hall(1,2,2,inc.), Kemerer(3,4,inc.,?), Kutler(6,7,inc.), Lydy(111-45), Steiert(8th, 99-30), Romero(31-13 with 2 years left), Skatzka(8th, 106-47), A. Valencia(87-24)  Labriola and Joe Smith were also in the bracket.

 

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