The top 20 Suffolk county 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.
|1||Stephen Dutton (Rocky Point – Jr.)||68.63|
|2||TJ Neidhart (SWR – Sr.)||63.80|
|3||Andy Rodriquez (Central Islip – Jr.)||56.95|
|4||Josue Mendez (Brentwood – Sr.)||52.50|
|5.||Steven Keith (SWR – Sr.)||40.15|
|6||Zach Buonaiuto (Miller Place – Sr.)||27.00|
|7||Adam Troy (Walt Whitman – Jr.)||25.13|
|8||Ernest James (Longwood – Sr.)||24.23|
|9||William Parks (Longwood -Sr.)||18.00|
|10||Ken Collado (Hauppauge – So.)||17.63|
|11||Terry Bennet (North Babylon – Sr.)||17.10|
|12||Anthony Volpe (Rocky Point – Jr.)||16.58|
|13||Nick Meinsen (John Glenn – Jr.)||15.00|
|14||Kyle Wade (Islip – So.)||14.63|
|15||Nick Terdick (John Glenn – Jr.)||14.63|
|16||Travis Pitre (Sayville – Jr.)||12.75|
|17||Damon McQueen (Huntington – Jr.)||12.30|
|18||Billy Coggins (Rocky Point – Jr.)||11.40|
|19||Alex Gomez (Brentwood – So.)||11.00|
|20||Nick Scotto (Ward Melville – Jr.)||9.00|
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