Who currently holds the longest wrestling win streak in the NCAA? The list below shows the top 10 streaks.
For clarification, medical forfeits & injury defaults do not count as losses but they do count as wins. Furthermore, this list do not include redshirt wrestlers or graduating seniors.
|75||Yianni Diakomihalis||Cornell||149||Jaydin Eierman (IOWA)||December 30, 2017||Dual|
|38||Spencer Lee||Iowa||125||Sebastian Rivera (RUT)||March 10, 2019||Big Tens|
|36||Roman Bravo-Young||Penn State||133||Sebastian Rivera (RUT)||March 7, 2020||Big Tens|
|29||Keegan O'Toole||Mizzou||165||Jake Wentzel (PITT)||March 19, 2021||NCAAs|
|28||Carter Starocci||Penn State||174||Michael Kemerer (IOWA)||March 6, 2021||Big Tens|
|20||AJ Ferrari||Oklahoma State||197||Noah Adams (WVU)||February 14, 2021||Cowboy Challenge|
|11||Max Dean||Penn State||197||Cam Caffey (MSU)||January 23, 2022||Dual|
|6||David Carr||Iowa State||157||Hunter Willits (ORST)||March 17, 2022||NCAAs|
|5||Aaron Brooks||Penn State||184||Myles Amine (MICH)||March 6, 2022||Big Tens|
|4||Parker Keckeisen||Northern Iowa||184||Bernie Truax (CAL)||March 18, 2022||NCAAs|
|4||Austin O'Connor||North Carolina||157||Dazjon Casto (CIT)||March 17, 2022||NCAAs|
Top 5 Longest Active Streaks
At the top of the list of longest-active winning streaks is Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis. The senior hasn’t lost since the 2017-2018 season when he dropped one to Jaydin Eierman.
Yianni has a chance to break into the all-time winning streaks in the 2023 season.
There’s a big drop off in wins from #1 to #2, but Spencer Lee still has not lost since 2019. His last loss was to Sebastian Rivera, and he remains unbeaten at all of his NCAA tournaments.
At first cautious to return to college wrestling, RBY is back at Penn State for one final season. Just like Spencer Lee, Roman’s last loss is also to Sebastian Rivera in the Big Ten finals.
The youngster, Keegan O’Toole, has only one blemish on his collegiate resume: Jake Wentzel. Though his win streak has remained active since then as he seeks his second NCAA title in 2023.
Carter Starocci dropped a tough loss to Iowa’s Michael Kemerer in the 2021 Big Ten Championships. But since that time he defeated Kemerer three times and remains unbeaten in all other competition.
Outside the Top 5
Right outside of the top 5 is AJ Ferrari, who makes his glorious return to college wrestling this season. After losing to Noah Adams in 2021, he has kept a respectable streak alive.
However, keeping a winning streak alive at the Division 1 level of NCAA wrestling is difficult. Max Dean, David Carr, and Aaron Brooks all had significant winning streaks in 2022 until they each took losses.
That just goes to show that any one of these longest ncaa wrestling win streaks can be snapped at any time, even if the guy is one of the top pound-for-pound wrestlers in the country.