Marsteller, Shoop ranked among tech fall leaders

LOCK HAVEN – The NCAA has released its first set of standings for the 2018 NCAA wrestling awards and both Chance Marsteller and Kyle Shoop of the nationally-ranked Lock Haven University wrestling team find themselves ranked among the top-10 in Division I tech falls.

The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes that have accumulated the most falls and the most technical falls throughout the course of the regular and postseasons.

For falls and tech falls to be counted they must come against opponents in the same division. Ties in the two categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

Marsteller has seven tech falls vs. Division I opponents and finds himself in a three-way tie with Cam Sykora (North Dakota State) and Ohio State’s Myles Martin, who both also have seven. Officially, Marsteller is ranked No. 2 at this point based on the time of his seven tech falls vs. DI opponents (32.41). In all, Marsteller has eight tech falls on the season.

Shoop is ranked No. 8 in Division I with six tech falls (29:43). In all, he has eight on the season.