All New York State Power Rankings

The top 25 New York State wrestlers have been ranked using a power ranking formula to compare performance across weight classes. No subjective information was used to rank the wrestlers except for arriving at the power point system which was applied the same for each wrestler.

The top 25 New York Wrestlers (DI & DII) wrestlers have been identified using a power ranking formula to compare performance across weight classes. No subjective information was used to rank the wrestlers except for arriving at the power point system which was applied the same for each wrestler.

The formula weights the following factors for each wrestler:

  • Points are awarded for performance in county and state tournaments only.
  • Last years performance is more heavily weighted than performance in previous year’s.
  • Weight classes are weighted differently based on strength of weight class in states over the last 10 years. Generally, lower weights have less weigthing than higher weight classes.
Rank Wrestler Power Points
1 Austin Meys (Shenendehow, Sr.) 80.80
2 Jamie Franco (Monroe Woodbury, Sr.) 60.40
3 Zach Clemente (LaSalle, Sr.) 58.65
4 Alex Ekstrom (Palmyra-Macedon, Sr.) 58.08
5 Angelo Malvestuto (Niagra Wheatfield, Jr.) 55.40
6 Mike Nevinger (Letchworth, Sr.) 51.08
7 Kenny Betts (Fredonia, Sr.) 50.90
8 Ryan Leblanc (Morrixville-Eaton, Sr.) 49.88
9 Ian Paddock (Warsaw, Sr.) 46.48
10 Paul Liguori (Wantagh, Sr.) 45.48
11 Tyler Beckwith (Greene, Jr.) 45.35
12* John Greisheimer (Wantagh, Sr.) 39.90
12* Paul Glover (Spencerport, Sr.) 39.90
14 Kyle Dake (Lansing, Sr.) 39.85
15 Stephen Dutton (Rocky Point, Jr.) 39.38
16 David Kohlback (Windsor, Sr.) 35.63
17* Christian Boley (Brockport, Sr.) 34.50
17* Cody Hutcheson (Bath, Sr.) 34.50
19* Steven Butler (Port Jervis, Sr.) 33.00
19* Dan Fruscella (Halland Patent, Sr.) 33.00
21* James Brundage (Ossining, Sr.) 32.78
21* T.J. Neidhart (Shoreham-Wading River, Sr.) 32.78
23 Antonio Doldo (Immaculate Heart, Sr.) 32.78
24 Cody Ruggirello (Valley Central, Jr.) 31.85
25 Andrew Lenzi (Fordham Prep., Jr.) 31.50


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4 thoughts on “All New York State Power Rankings”

  1. jamie franco lost to CHSAA wrestler connor hanafee at super 32s…? how is he 2nd? paddock should be higher… and i guess we can all agree now that gresh should move up. Also lenzi,brundage, and ruggirello should be bumped up a couple spots… remeber brundage lost to bourne last year by 1 point, and brundage is only a 3rd year wrestler.

  2. In looking at the results, I’m satisfied that the power rankings identified the top 15 wrestlers in NYS. Did it get the order right? That’s always arguable, and for many of these wrestlers in the top 15 the difference between them are so slim, the only way to really know is to have them wrestle each other.

    Keep the input coming; it’ll help me to improve the criteria.

  3. Sorry, there is no way that Paddock is all the way down to 9. You are talking about a guy who is going to break the state record in wins, and has beaten several of your ranked wrestlers.

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