The top 20 Long Island Wrestlers (Nassau & Suffolk) 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||Paul Liguori (Wantagh – Sr.)||82.43|
|2||John Greisheimer (Wantagh – Sr.)||79.73|
|3||Stephen Dutton (Rocky Point – Jr.)||68.63|
|4||TJ Neidhart (SWR – Sr.)||63.80|
|5||Andy Rodriquez (Central Islip – Jr.)||56.95|
|6||Josue Mendez (Brentwood – Sr.)||52.50|
|7||Nick Arujau (Syosset – Jr.)||48.90|
|8||Steven Keith (SWR – Sr.)||40.15|
|9||Zach Buonaiuto (Miller Place – Sr.)||27.00|
|10||Matt Loew (Wantagh – Jr.)||25.50|
|11||Adam Troy (Walt Whitman – Jr.)||25.13|
|12||Joe Kavanagh (Wantagh – So.)||24.23|
|13||Ernest James (Longwood – Sr.)||24.23|
|14||Andre Berry (Uniondale – Sr.)||21.68|
|15||Matt Eberlein (Island Trees – Sr.)||21.68|
|16||Thomas Jackson (Framingdale – Jr.)||19.50|
|17||Robert Grabher (North Shore – Sr.)||18.53|
|18||John Daddino (Sewanhaka East – So.)||18.53|
|19||William Parks (Longwood -Sr.)||18.00|
|20||Ken Collado (Hauppauge – So.)||17.63|
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This is one of any number of possible ways to weight the performance of wrestlers to arrive at an objective ranking. What do we have wrong? Who would you add, remove, or change the order of to make this ranking reflect reality better? Please comment and let us know.
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