All New York State DI Power Rankings 03-09

Final power ranking for the 2008-2009 season. Power rankings are calculated from state results over the last three years only: 2007, 2008, and 2009.

The top 25 Division I New York 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 state tournaments only.
  • This year’s performance is more heavily weighted than performance in previous year’s.
  • Only results for years 2009, 2008, and 2007 are factored into the calculation.
  • Weight classes are weighted differently based on strength of weight class in states over the last 10 years. Generally, lower weights have less weighting than higher weight classes.
  • Rank in brackets indicate what the wrestler was ranked in the previous ranking in the fall.   NR stands for Not Ranked in former ranking.
Rank Wrestler Power
1-[1] Austin Meys (Shenendehow, Sr.) 157.77
2-[6] John Greisheimer (Wantagh, Sr.) 154.38
3-[3] Zach Clemente (LaSalle, Sr.) 149.63
4-[8] Stephen Dutton (Rocky Point, Jr.) 135.91
5-[11] James Brundage (Ossining, Sr.) 132.53
6-[16] Andy Rodriguez (Central Islip, Jr.) 131.10
7-[17] Nick Arujau (Syosset, Jr.) 130.88
8-[14] Andrew Lenzi (Fordham Prep, Jr.) 119.81
9-[22] Steven Keith (Shoreham-Wading River, Sr.) 117.93
10-[6] Paul Glover (Spencerport, Sr.) 112.58
11-[2] Jamie Franco (Monroe Woodbury, Sr.) 112.12
12-[4] Angelo Malvestuto (Niagra Wheatfield, Jr.) 105.61
13-[12] T.J. Neidhart (Shoreham-Wading River, Sr.) 104.03
14-[10] Steven Butler (Port Jervis, Sr.) 103.59
15-[NR] Jesse Villella (Chenango Forks, Sr.) 102.90
16-[NR] Matt Loew (Wantagh, Jr.) 101.43
17-[9] Christian Boley (Brockport, Sr.) 101.00
18-[5] Paul Liguori (Wantagh, Sr.) 100.13
19-[NR] Ernest James (Longwood, Sr.) 99.75
20-[13] Cody Ruggirello (Valley Central, Jr.) 98.85
21-[NR] Vinnie Digravio (Wayne, JR.) 97.13
22-[23] Josh Veltre (Greece Olympia, Sr.) 95.48
23-[21] Justis Flamio (Mahopac, Jr.) 93.64
24-[NR] Joe Grippi (Fox Lane, Sr.) 91.05
25-[19] Josue Mendez (Brentwood, Sr) 89.67


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