EOU Men’s Wrestling Moves up to No. 8 Nationally

By on Friday, January 27th, 2023 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

LA GRANDE – (Release from Eastern Oregon University) The NAIA released the results of the latest Men’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll Thursday morning. Eastern Oregon University came in at No. 8 in this week’s rankings.

The Mountaineers have wrestled twice since the last rankings were released. The Mounties took on the now no. 9 nationally ranked University of Providence in a Cascade Collegiate Conference match. The Argos ultimately hung out for the 18-15 victory over Eastern. The Mountaineers bounced back in a huge way, taking second at the Missouri Valley Invite that featured 18 of the top 20 teams.


1254Hunter Sparks
12524Luciano Fasulo
13323Braden Carson
14124Jaxon Morlan
17410Keegan Mulhill
1849Kyle Knudtson
1976Marco Retano
1977Jay Smith
2858Noel Orozco

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the five 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 ballot
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”

Eastern will be back in action Friday, Jan. 27 as they take on Embry- Riddle at home in a Cascade Collegiate Conference matchup. Match time is set for 6:00 PM.