I would like this thread to go weight by weight any changes in class L
Ok Will Hamilton needs to be moved up to #4 as he might be #3 in my opinion. Him and Linder would be a good match but he will absolutely beat mastroianni and the kid from RHAM in his sleep. Next why is Arnold ranked above McCarthy @ 120? Next Conniglio needs to be moved to 3 at 126. That’s what I think after briefly looking. One more is Mannino of Wilton should be ranked 2 over Aldi.
@sweep the leg! Thanks for the feedback, really do appreciate it. In response:
I don't see that Will Hamilton has beaten anyone ranked above him. I don't typically move guys up until they beat someone above them. That being said, 106 is always tough as they are almost all freshman with very little history prior to this year to go off. I feel good about the top 3 (see Bristol Central inv results, Hamilton lost to Lindner 10-2). I do see though that Hamilton beat a guy that beat Mastroianni, so I'll move him up one (will be updated next week after the weekend results).
@120 is a tough weight. Last weekend, at the Colter Abely, McCarthy went 1-2 and did not place. McCarthy was pinned by Stankowksi (E. Lyme) who was beat by Jutcawitz 11-2 (Jutcawitz placed 5th). #1 @120 is obvious, but 2-6 is a bit of a gauntlet and I wouldn't be surprised if the RHAM wrestler (Kanaitis) sneaks into the top 6 at the tournament (Kanaitis placed 6th at his class tournament last year). I'm going to leave it as is. This weekend MCarthy wrestles at the CT Challenge at Southington, we'll see how he does and reevaluate.
Regarding Conniglio, #3 or #4, not that significant a change. Powell-Keyton of New London placed 4th at the state open tournament last year @106. You get a lot of credit for that in the rankings. I'll wait to make a move on that one.
Moving guys up or down is fine, my big concern is that a wrestler makes the finals or even wins the consi finals (3rd place) and I don't even have him on my radar. I would feel like a big miss then. Up or down a spot or two does not really fuss me much (unless I missed a head to head match).
Thanks for your comments though, keeps me checking results.
Kanaitas beat Arnold 11-6 at Newington last week
Thanks, the flo result was not posted when i updated the rankings on my spreadsheet Monday evening.
120 pounds is a conundrum. Arnold beat Davern, Davern beat Jutcawitz, Jutcawitz placed ahead of McCarthy at both the BC invitational and the Colter Abely Classic. McCarthy beat Arnold. So....Do I move Kanaitis all the way up to #2?
I think my proposal is to move Kanaitis all the way to #2 and shift everyone else down one. I looked at his season (https://www.flowrestling.org/athletes/8faf4ee7-a10a-4f5e-a1c2-0041c49d30b4/results) and his only losses are to very good wrestlers. Let me know what you think.
@sanctuss7 Its a tough call, I have not seen many results with Kanaitis. Keyton from New London should be #2 imo
I was told Powell-Keyton is going 120, havn't seen many results. Even last nights results it does not even list 120.
Jutcawitz placed higher than McCarthy at both the Bristol Central and Colter tourneys. I think he has the win over Arnold, but has more losses than the guys ahead of him.
Arnold pinned DiVito who beat McCarthy 5-3 (at least that was how it was listed in flo, it could've been wrong). He also beat Aldi twice this year who beat McCarthy 10-3 at BC, but Arnold lost to McCarthy 7-4. I would move McCarthy to #4.
I would have Rogers of E.O. Smith 5 at 132. He's had some close losses both 4 to 2 against ranked guys Nichols from BE and Julian from Stafford
Class L rankings will be updated this evening for results through last weekend.
Class L rankings are updated with the weekends results. I added some honorable mentions. Why? Cause I like these kids and wanted them on the list somewhere.
113 was especially fun. The top 3 I think are pretty good, but 4-6 is a crapshoot. Donaldson(New Milford) has beaten Lishness (Bristol Eastern), Lishness has beaten Kasson (Simsbury), and Kason has beaten Donaldson. So I made my best guess, but feel free to argue something different.
Lol I like it!
195: Marcellius Ruiz from Xavier defeated Alec Dube from Hand last night 3-1 in OT. Ruiz just rejoined the starting lineup, so not much for other stats.
NR, Marcelius Ruiz, Xavier, over Alec Dube, Hand 3-1 at 195lbs.
I would have Robertson from Fitch at #2 at 138. Placed 5th at opens last year at 145 and looks to be rounding into form with win at Ridgefield
I agree about Robertson. He looked good at Ridgefield. Dominated a very tough Kyle Hamill in the finals.
I agree with both of you. My mistake on Austin Roberston. I had him going 1-2 at last years Class L tournament (obviously not qualifying for opens). I realize now I was looking at his younger brother Aiden's results. 5th at the opens is no joke. I agree, #2 behind Mastroianni is right. It will be updated after the weekends results.
Looks like Mariano wrestled at 126 today at new Fairfield. There was a 4 lb allowance. Did he cert at that weight at the beginning of the year ? would that effect their win over BE. ?
Yes he is certified at 126 and is going 126 the rest of the season
Simsbury Araniti 182 pined Garcia from BE yesterday so should move up.
Something seems to be wrong with Dylan Garcia. Can someone fill me in. After a very strong first half of the season, finishing 3rd @ Danbury Holiday Tourn, winning the Bristol Central Inv., 6th at Cumberland, 2nd at Colter Abely, he went 0-2 (both pins) at the Connecticut Challenge and now pinned by unranked Simsbury Wrestler. This is the upset that turned the Bristol Eastern Simsbury Dual.
No disrespect intended to Mr. Araniti, who is also a very good wrestler, but it seems there has been a drop off by Mr. Garcia
I have moved Araniti into the rankings. 182 should be a tough weight this year.
@sanctuss7 he also lost pretty handily to Bethel kid on Saturday who got 4th at Ridgefield challenge.
Pera and Mairano should be switched in weight classas heard they are Definitely flip flopping weights for the remainder of the season. They both certified at 126.
What about Aiden Brown and Andrew Oken, is that their 138 and 145 pounder (with Noah Pryzbek out of the starting linup now)? I am going to assume it is the case for now. But let me know and i'll update it.
@sanctuss7 if Pryzbek comes back Aiden might be the odd man out. Pryzb did wrestle one match at New Fairfield but that was it. Not sure whats going on. Let’s see what happens in the match Wed against Farmington. I do know Pera is at 132 and Mairano is at 126.
@chuck Aiden Brown bumped up to 145 last night against Cole Wolkner of Farmington, and Cole won by pin early in the 2nd period.
I don’t remember Pera from last year? Tough kid. Lost a close match to Nichols 3-2
He was 4th at 113 in LL's last year
Very tough and strong. He has been out most of the season but is back @100%. Just needs to get in shape which he will do over the next 2 weeks. Should be a high place finisher at L’s. Would be surprised to see him in the title match.
Marcelius Ruiz Xavier (NR) over Alex Dube, Hand (# 2 L’s) in OT 3-1 at 195lbs at Hand 1-29-19.
Not sure what to do with Ruiz. A good win, no doubt, but this is his only result against a Connecticut wrestler (https://www.flowrestling.org/athletes/e7b1da95-c67a-4ce0-9c54-038d23a82b93/results). Wrestled the Nashoba and Timberlane wrestlers (split). Do I put him in the top 2 with only one in-state match? I don't have any Xavier results from last weekend, so I don't know if he wrestled again.
I'll keep an eye on Ruiz at the SCC tournament this weekend and if he does well, I'll get him on the list. Let me know what you think.
@sanctuss7 I believe he was 2-0 out of state. At least a HM. SCC's will give a clearer picture for sure.
Looks like some possible weight changes. Shabazz to 132, Laurie to 138.
Najii Powell Keyton is at 120 not 126.
How did Powell-keyton go from 3 to 1 at 126? There are no key wins listed, does anyone know who he beat ?
It was the former 126 pound #1, Saul Pera and #2 Khalil Shabazz moved to 132#. I was informed that Pera would be 132 for post-season. Khalil wrestled 132 at the Bobcat classic tournament, so I moved him as I generally go off tournament weights for rankings.
I am not certain on Khalil what weight he will go post-season. He has wrestled significant amount of matches at each weight. If anyone has any insights on Khalil, let me know.
@sanctuss7 Shabazz will be going 126 at the Class L tournament
Correction: Ruiz, Xavier 195 (HM L) over BIlly Ives, # 2 M's 182 lbs.
Beat # 2 Ls, Dube last week at Hand.