The Top 10 NCAA Wrestling Prospects at Each Weight Class

Jacob SchlottkeContributor IIMay 5, 2010

Some of these guys are probably going to change weights between now and next season, but we're keeping them at the weight that they were at this year's NCAA Wrestling Tournament .

Because none of these wrestlers have professional MMA experience, we have ranked them based on their performance at the 2010 NCAA Wrestling Tournament.

I have highlighted who I think has a style, university, and attitude that will translate well to MMA.  You will notice a lot of guys from ASU & OK. State because of the history at each school (Ryan Bader, Cain Velasquez, Johny Hendricks, C.B. Dollaway, etc.)

1. Matt McDonough (Iowa)
2. Andrew Long (Iowa State)
3. Zach Sanders (Minnesota)
4. Cashe Quiroga (Purdue)
5. Anthony Robles (Arizona State)
6. Nikko Triggas (Ohio State)
7. Jarrod Garnett (Virginia Tech)
8. Michael Martinez (Wyoming)
9. Brad Pataky (Penn State)
10. Fred Santaite (Boston)

1. Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State)
2. Tyler Graff (Wisconsin)
3. Boris Novachkov (Cal Poly)
4. Mike Grey (Cornell)
5. Ian Paddock (Ohio State)
6. Kendric Maple (Oklahoma)
7. Billy Ashnault (Rutgers)
8. Kelly Kubec (Oregon State)
9. Kevin Smith (Buffalo)
10. Ben Ashmore (Arizona State)

1. Kyle Dake (Cornell)
2. Montell Marion (Iowa) - Some recent trouble off the mat has removed him from the  the University of Iowa team.
3. Zack Bailey (Oklahoma)
4. Tyler Nauman (Pittsburgh)
5. Germane Lindsey (Ohio)
6. Mike Thorn (Minnesota)
7. Chris Diaz (Virginia Tech)
8. Jamal Parks (Oklahoma State)
9. Levi Jones (Boise State)
10. Michael Mangrum (Oregon State)

1. Frank Molinaro (Penn State)
2. Torsten Gillespie (Edinboro)
3. Kevin LeValley (Bucknell)
4. Jason Chamberlain (Boise State)
5. Andrew Nadhir (Northwestern)
6. Desi Green (Buffalo)
7. David Cheza (Michigan State)
8. Donnie Vinson (Binghamton)
9. Trent Washington (Northern Iowa)
10. Bobby Ward (North Carolina State)

1. Adam Hall (Boise State)
2. Justin Lister (Binghamton)
3. Steve Fittery (American)
4. Justin Gaethje (Northern Colorado)
5. Jesse Dong (Virginia Tech)
6. Anthony Jones (Michigan State)
7. Kurt Kinser (Indiana)
8. Jake Kerr (Iowa)
9. Te Edwards (Arizona State) - Training with Askren (Asst. Coach at ASU) daily won't hurt.
10. Bryce Saddoris (Navy)

1. Andrew Howe (Wisconsin)
2. Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford)
3. Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma)
4. Jon Reader (Iowa State)
5. Colt Sponseller (Ohio State)
6. Josh Asper (Maryland)
7. Justin Kerber (Cornell)
8. Paul Young (Indiana)
9. Cody Yohn (Minnesota)
10. Shane Onufer (Wyoming)

1. Mack Lewnes (Cornell)
2. Chris Henrich (Virginia)
3. Jordan Blanton (Illinois)
4. Ben Bennett (Central Michigan)
5. Scott Giffin (Pennsylvania)
6. Jarion Beets (Northern Iowa)
7. Mike Benefiel (Oklahoma State)
8. Colby Covington (Oregon State)
9. Scott Glasser (Minnesota)
10. Luke Manuel (Purdue)

1. Kirk Smith (Boise State)
2. Joe LeBlanc (Wyoming)
3. Clayton Foster (Oklahoma State)
4. Dustin Kilgore (Kent State)
5. Steve Bosak (Cornell)
6. Josh Ihnen (Nebraska)
7. Andrew Saunders (UNC Greensboro)
8. Zack Giesen (Stanford)
9. Zac Thomusseit (Pittsburgh)
10. Jason McCroskey (Tennessee Chatanooga)

1. Cam Simaz (Cornell)
2. Trevor Brandvold (Wisconsin)
3. Alan Gelogaev (Oklahoma State)
4. Sonny Yohn (Minnesota)
5. Anthony Biondo (Michigan)
6. Brent Haynes (Missouri)
7. Matt Wilps (Pittsburgh)
8. Cody Magrum (Ohio State)
9. Logan Brown (Purdue)
10. Riley Orozco (Cal State Bakersfield)

1. Zach Rey (Lehigh)
2. Jarod Trice (Central Michigan)
3. DJ Russo (Rutgers)
4. Ben Berhow (Minnesota)
5. Brandon Williamson (West Virginia)
6. Cam Wade (Penn State)
7. Brendan Barlow (Kent State)
8. Ryan Tomei (Pittsburgh)
9. Clayton Jack (Oregon State)
10. Tucker Lane (Nebraska)

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