Division 1 College Rankings, Lineups, Schedules, Recruiting, and Results

       Recruiting Rewind: A Look at the High School Class of 2011

by Earl Smith

First lets take a look at the top 50 of D1CW's top 100 recruits from the Class of 2011.

Note: Wrestlers are listed with the schools they originally signed with at their original weight.

1) Morgan McIntosh-Santa Ana, California  (Penn State)  197 LBS

HS Credentials: 3x California State Champ, 189-5 Record, 2x Junior Freestyle National Champ, Cadet Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Runner-Up, 2010 Walsh Ironman Champ, Dapper Dan Team Member

2) Destin McCauley-Burnsville, Minnesota  (OTC)  149 LBS

HS Credentials: 5x Minnesota State Champ, 286-6 Record, 2010 Junior Freestyle National Champ, 2008 Cadet Freestyle National Champ, Dapper Dan Team Member

3) Nico Megaludis-Murrysville, Pennsylvania  (Penn State)  125 LBS

HS Credentials: 3x Pennsylvania State Champ, 170-1 Record, 2009 Junior Freestyle National Runner-Up

4) Jesse Thielke-Germantown, Wisconsin  (OTC/Wisconsin)  133 LBS

HS Credentials: 4x Wisconsin State Champ, 186-1 Record, 2x Cadet Greco-Roman National Champ, 2007 Cadet Freestyle National Runner-Up, Dapper Dan Team Member

5) Logan Storley-Roslyn, South Dakota  (Minnesota)  174 LBS

HS Credentials: 6x South Dakota State Champ, 263-3 Record, 2010 Junior Freestyle National Champ, NHSCA Junior National Champ, Dapper Dan Team Member

6) Andrew Campolattano-Bound Brook, New Jersey  (Ohio State)  197 LBS

HS Credentials: 4x New Jersey State Champ, 175-1 Record, 2008 Cadet Freestyle National Champ, 2x Cadet Greco-Roman National Champ, 2009 Junior Greco-Roman National Champ, Dapper Dan Team Member

7) Hunter Stieber--Monroeville, Ohio  (Ohio State)  141 LBS

HS Credentials: 4x Ohio State Champ, 203-2 Record, 2x Walsh Ironman Champ, 2007 Cadet Freestyle National Champ, Dapper Dan Team Member

8) Austin Ormsbee-Andover, New Jersey (Oklahoma State)  141 LBS

HS Credentials: 3x National Prep Champ, 127-10 Record, 2010 Junior Freestyle National Champ, 2x Beast of the East Champ

9) Tanner Hall-Meridian, Idaho  (OTC)  197 LBS

HS Credentials: 3x Idaho State Champ, 142-27 Record, 2009 Cadet Greco-Roman National Champ, 2010 Junior Freestyle National Champ, 2010 Junior Greco-Roman National Runner-Up, 2010 Walsh Ironman Champ

10) Mason Beckman-Transfer, Pennsylvania  (Lehigh)  125 LBS

HS Credentials: 2x Pennsylvania State Champ, 196-12 Record, 2x Walsh Ironman Champ

11) Chris Phillips-Monroeville, Ohio  (NC State)  174 LBS

HS Credentials: 4x Ohio State Champ, 192-1 Record, 2x Walsh Ironman Champ

12) Kenny Courts-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  (Ohio State)  184 LBS

HS Credentials: 2x Pennsylvania State Champ, 143-6 Record, 3x Beast of the East Champ, Super 32 Champ

13) Nick Hodgkins-Wyomissing, Pennsylvania (Central Michigan)  149 LBS

HS Credentials: 2x Pennsylvania State Champ, 164-8 Record, Beast of the East Champ, NHSCA Junior National Champ, Super 32 Champ

14) Bryce Hammond-Bakersfield, California  (CSU-Bakersfield)  165 LBS

HS Credentials: 2x California State Champ, 156-14 Record, 2008 Cadet Freestyle National Runner-Up, NHSCA Senior National Champ, Dapper Dan Team Member

15) Alex Dieringer-Port Washington, Wisconsin (Oklahoma State) 157 LBS

HS Credentials: 3x Wisconsin State Champ, 172-4 Record, 2x Junior National Freestyle Champ, 2009 Junior Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Champ

16) James Green-Willingboro, New Jersey  (Nebraska)  157 LBS

HS Credentials: New Jersey State Champ, 148-8 Record, NHSCA Senior National Champ

17) Jahwon Akui--Bellwood, Illinois  (Iowa Central CC)  174 LBS

HS Credentials: Illinois State Champ, 2011 Junior Freestyle National Runner-Up, 2011 Junior Greco-Roman National Runner-Up, 2008 Cadet Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Champ

18) Nick Gwiazdowski-Delanson, New York (Binghamton)  285 LBS

HS Credentials: 2x New York State Champ, 199-24 Record, 2010 Junior National Freestyle and Greco-Roman 3rd Place, NHSCA Senior National Champ

19) Zach Horan-Nazareth, Pennsylvania  (Central Michigan)  133 LBS

HS Credentials: Pennsylvania State Champ, 4x Pennsylvania State Finalist, 169-12 Record, 2008 Cadet Freestyle National Champ, 2010 Junior Freestyle National Runner-Up

20) Donny Longendyke-Vadnais Heights, Minnesota  (Nebraska)  285 LBS

HS Credentials: 2x Minnesota State Champ, 2009 Cadet Freestyle National Champ, 2010 Junior Greco-Roman National Runner-Up

Rest of the Top 50:

21) Cody Krumwiede (Northern Iowa)  22) Jake Sueflohn (Nebraska)  23) Cody Brewer (Oklahoma)  24) Roger Wildmo (Michigan State)  25) Austin Marsden (Oklahoma State)  26) Evan Henderson (North Carolina)  27) Johnni DiJulius (Ohio State) 28) Pete Baldwin (Old Dominion)  29) Austin Blythe (Iowa--Football)  30) Edwin Cooper (Iowa Central CC)  31) Cam Tessari (Ohio State)  32) Rob Deutsch (Old Dominion)  33) Travis McKillopp (Pitt-Johnstown)  34) Nik Pena (Cornell)  35) Jade Rauser (Utah Valley)  36) Ian Miller (Kent State)  37) Lex Ozias (Virginia Tech)  38) Terrell Wilbourn (Iowa Central CC)  39) Evan Silver (Stanford)  40) Tank Knowles (Notre Dame)  41) Nick Brascetta (Virginia Tech)  42) Vince Rodriguez (George Mason)  43) Devin Pommerenke (Central Michigan)  44) Eric Roach (Indiana)  45) Conor Youtsey (Army)  46) Joey Kielbasa (Central Michigan)  47) Blake Roulo (Buffalo)  48) Vince Waldhauser (Virginia)  49) Bricker Dixon (Cornell)  50) Travis Shaffer (Pittsburgh)

And here is the point scale that we used to determine our post-career rankings.  Each wrestler earned points based on his placement at the NCAA Championships as well as their respective conference tournament.

NCAA 1st-15 pts, 2nd-13 pts, 3rd-11 pts, 4th-9 pts, 5th-8 pts, 6th-7 pts, 7th-6 pts, 8th-5 pts, Qualifier-2 pts

ACC  1st-3 pts, 2nd-2 pts, 3rd-1 pt

Big Ten  1st-7 pts, 2nd-6 pts, 3rd-5 pts, 4th-4 pts, 5th-3 pts, 6th-2 pts, 7th-1 pt

Big 12  1st-4 pts, 2nd-3 pts, 3rd-2 pts

EIWA  1st-4 pts, 2nd-3 pts, 3rd-2 pts, 4th-1 pt

EWL  1st-3 pts, 2nd-1 pt

MAC  1st-4 pts, 2nd-3 pts, 3rd-2 pts

Pac 12  1st-3 pts, 2nd-1 pt

SoCon  1st-2 pts

WWC  1st-3 pts, 2nd-1 pt

Rank/Wrestler/Final Weight Class/College Wrestler Finished At/Point Total/2010 Rank

1) Alex Dieringer-165 (Oklahoma State)  73 points  #15

Collegiate Career: 133-4 Record, 3x NCAA Champ, 4x All-American (1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd), 4x Big 12 Champ, 3x Southern Scuffle Champ, 2016 Hodge Trophy Winner, 82 Match Winning Streak

2) Nico Megaludis-125 (Penn State)  72 points  #3

Collegiate Career: 119-19 Record, 2016 NCAA Champ, 4x All-American (1st, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd), 3x NCAA Finalist, 2x Big Ten Runner-Up, 2x Southern Scuffle Champ

3) Nahshon Garrett-133 (Cornell)  63 points  #66

Collegiate Career: 149-12 Record, 2016 NCAA Champ, 4x All-American (1st, 5th, 2nd, 3rd), 2x NCAA Finalist, 4x EIWA Champ, 2x Southern Scuffle Champ, 3x Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Champ

4) Nick Gwiazdowski-285 (NC State)  60 points  #18

Collegiate Career: 141-12 Record, 2x NCAA Champ, 4x All-American (2nd, 1st, 1st, 8th), 3x NCAA Finalist, 2014 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Champ, 2015 Midlands Champ, 2014 Southern Scuffle Champ

5) Morgan McIntosh-197 (Penn State)  55 points  #1

Collegiate Career: 114-19 Record, 2016 NCAA Runner-Up, 3x All-American (2nd, 3rd, 7th), 2x Big Ten Champion, 2016 Southern Scuffle Champ

5) James Green-157 (Nebraska)  55 points  #16

Collegiate Career: 129-22 Record, 4x All-American (3rd, 3rd, 7th, 7th), 2014 Big Ten Champ, 2015 Southern Scuffle Champ, 2013 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Champ,

7) Cody Brewer-133 (Oklahoma)  52 points  #23

Collegiate Career: 95-22 Record, 2015 NCAA Champ, 4x All-American (3rd, 1st, 8th, 7th), 2x Big 12 Champ, 2x Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Runner-Up

8) Logan Storley-174 (Minnesota)  51 points  #5

Collegiate Career: 119-27 Record, 4x All-American (4th, 3rd, 4th, 6th), 2012 Big Ten Runner-Up, 2013 Southern Scuffle Runner-Up

9) Nathan Burak-197 (Iowa)  39 points  NR

Collegiate Career: 90-36 Record, 3x All-American  (4th, 7th, 8th), 2016 Big Ten Runner-Up, 2x Midlands Champ

10) Nick Brascetta-157 (Virginia Tech)  38 points  #41

Collegiate Career: 79-17 Record, 3x All-American (3rd, 4th, 8th) 3x ACC Champ, 2012 Midlands Champ

11) Ian Miller-157  (Kent State)  37 points  #36

Collegiate Career: 128-17 Record, 3x All-American (6th, 5th, 4th) 3x MAC Champ, 2015 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Champ, 2014 Southern Scuffle Runner-Up

12) Hunter Stieber-149 (Ohio State)  34 points  #7

Collegiate Career: 86-17 Record, 2x All-American  (3rd, 6th), 2013 Big Ten Champ, 2012 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Champ

13) Austin Marsden-285 (Oklahoma State)  32 points  #25

Collegiate Career: 108-22 Record, 2x All-American  (6th, 8th), 3x Big 12 Champ, 2x Southern Scuffle Champ

13) Chris Mecate-141 (Old Dominion)  32 points  #71

Collegiate Career: 115-38 Record, 2x All-American (5th, 6th), 1x MAC and 1x CAA Champ, 3x MAC Finalist, 2014 Midlands 5th Place, 2013 Southern Scuffle 4th Place

15) Conner Hartmann-197 (Duke)  30 points  NR

Collegiate Career: 98-30 Record, 3x All-American  (7th, 6th, 5th), 2x ACC Champ, 2015 Southern Scuffle Runner-Up

16) Nathaniel Brown-184 (Lehigh)  29 points  #53

Collegiate Career: 93-25 Record, 2x All-American (7th, 2nd), 2013 EIWA Champ, 2016 Southern Scuffle Runner-Up, 2012 Midlands Runner-Up

16) Mason Beckman-133 (Lehigh)  29 points  #10

Collegiate Career: 104-37 Record, 2x All-American (6th, 6th) 2014 EIWA Champ, 3x EIWA Finalist, 2015 Southern Scuffle 3rd Place, 2012 Midlands 4th Place

18) Vic Avery-184 (Edinboro)  28 points  #126

Collegiate Career: 97-32 Record, 2015 NCAA 3rd Place, 3x EWL Champ, 2014 Midlands 5th Place

19) Evan Henderson-141 (North Carolina)  27 points  #26

Collegiate Career: 125-35 Record, 2x All-American  (4th, 6th), 2x ACC Champ, 2016 Southern Scuffle Runner-Up, 2016 Midlands 6th Place

19) Cody Walters-174 (Ohio)  27 points  NR

Collegiate Career: 118-19 Record, 2x All-American (7th, 8th), 3x MAC Champ, 2015 Midlands Champ, 2013 Southern Scuffle 7th Place

21) Jake Sueflohn-149 (Nebraska)  26 points #22

21) Jordan Conaway-133 (Penn State)  26 points  #109

23) Conor Youtsey-125 (Michigan)  23 points  #45

23) David Terao-125  (American)  23 points  NR

25) Connor Medbery-285 (Wisconsin)  22 points  #62

25) Mathew Miller-184 (Navy)  22 points  #134

25) Blake Stauffer-184 (Arizona State)  22 points  NR

28) Hayden Zillmer-184 (North Dakota State)  21 points  NR

28) Richard Durso-141 (Franklin & Marshall)  21 points  NR

30) Earl Hall-133 (Iowa State)  20 points  #83

30) Tanner Weatherman-165 (Iowa State)  20 points  #97

30) Joe Stolfi-285 (Bucknell)  20 points  NR

33) Mike Ottinger-174 (Central Michigan)  19 points  #88

33) Austin Wilson-165  (Nebraska) 19 points  #90

33) Michael DePalma-149 (Kent State)  19 points  NR

36) Bryce Hammond-174 (CSU-Bakersfield)  18 points  #14

36) Robert Deutsch-133 (Rider)  18 points  #32

36) Jade Rauser-133 (Utah Valley)  18 points  #35

36) Steven Rodrigues-165  (Illinois)  18 points  #54

36) Lorenzo Thomas-184  (Penn)  18 points  #116

41) Zach Horan-141 (Central Michigan)  17 points  #19

41) Dan Neff-149 (Lock Haven)  17 points  #75

41) Anthony Perrotti-165  (Rutgers)  17 points  #87

41) Ophir Bernstein-184  (Brown) 17 points  NR

41) Phil Wellington-197  (Ohio)  17 points  NR

46) Johnni DiJulius-133 (Ohio State)  16 points  #27

47) Kenny Courts-184 (Ohio State)  15 points  #12

47) Billy Smith-285  (Rutgers)  15 points  #51

47) Blaise Butler-174  (Missouri)  15 points  NR

50) Cam Tessari-149 (Ohio State)  14 points  #31

50) Blaize Cabell-285 (Northern Iowa)  14 points  NR