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ReRanking 2013 – Analysis and Fun Facts

It’s always fun to look back and compare what we thought to what actually happened. Nothing is more fun than looking back at old recruiting classes and see how far off we actually were.

We are going to look at where teams were ranked in the 2013 class, and then compare it to how their classes ended up.

Why 2013?

  1. It’s the first year we have full recruiting rankings from multiple sites so we can get a better ranking system.
  2. It’s the most recent class where everyone still wrestling at the D1 level has exhausted their eligibility. There are a few still using eligibility at the D2, D3, and NAIA divisions.

Why D1?

  1. It’s where 90%+ of the seasons were wrestled. There just isn’t the data to be able to look at other divisions based on recruiting ranks.

Methodology – The only thing we care about is points scored at NCAAs. Why? It’s where team titles are determined and it’s where everything matters. It doesn’t matter if you were the undefeated #1 seed at the national tournament and then went 0-2. You still scored 0 points towards a team placement. You didn’t help your team place higher at the national tournament.

For teams, we added up all the points scored by wrestlers from the particular class.

Note: PinFall Recruiting didn’t exist back in 2013, so we have recreated the rankings using the same methodology we currently use for our rankings. Had we existed back then; these would’ve been the rankings we would have.

We previously looked at how the class of 13’ was ranked and how they finished.
We also looked at how the 2013 recruiting classes were ranked and how they finished.

Today, let’s look at the top 125 from 2013 along with their points scored at the national tournament and some facts for you to think about a bit.

Name

School

Points

Zain Retherford

Penn State

93.5

Isaiah Martinez

Illinois

82.5

J’Den Cox

Missouri

80

Nathan Tomasello

Ohio State

77.5

Bo Jordan

Ohio State

67

Brandon Sorenson

Iowa

61

Adam Coon

Michigan

59.5

Dean Heil

Oklahoma State

54.5

Anthony Ashnault

Rutgers

51.5

Amar Dhesi

Oregon State

51.5

Darian Cruz

Lehigh

43

Jared Haught

Virginia Tech

41

Joey Dance

Virginia Tech

32

Zach Epperly

Virginia Tech

31

Joey Lavalle

Missouri

31

Chad Walsh

Rider

27.5

Michael Macchiavello

North Carolina State

27

Jacob Kasper

Duke

25.5

Anthony Collica

Oklahoma State

21.5

Ronnie Bresser

Oregon State

21

Peter Renda

North Carolina State

19

BJ Clagon

Rider

18.5

Ronald Perry

Lock Haven

17.5

Domenic Abounader

Michigan

16.5

Troy Heilman

North Carolina

16.5

Ethan Ramos

North Carolina

15.5

Scott Del Vecchio

Rutgers

15

Mike Hughes

Hofstra

13

Brett Harner

Princeton

12.5

Brian Murphy

Michigan

11.5

Geordan Martinez

Boise State; Oklahoma State

9.5

Jadaen Bernstein

Navy

9.5

Austin Matthews

Clarion; Edinboro; Northern Colorado

8

Christian Pagdilao

Michigan State; Arizona State

7.5

Ryan Soloman

Pittsburgh

7.5

Nick Wanzek

Minnesota

7.5

Matt McCutcheon

Penn State

7.5

Luke Zilverberg

South Dakota State

7

Nathan Butler

Stanford

7

Jordan Laster

Princeton

7

Brandon Jeske

Old Dominion

7

Christian Brucki

Princeton

6.5

Conner Schram

Stanford

6

Ricky Robertson

Wisconsin

6

Markus Scheidel

Columbia

5.5

Clayton Ream

North Dakota State

5.5

Freddie Rodriguez

Iowa Lakes; Oklahoma; SIUE

5.5

Ryan Diehl

Liberty; Maryland

5.5

Coleman Hammond

Cal Bakersfield

5.5

Matt Williams

Cal Bakersfield

5.5

Jack Hathaway

Oregon State

5.5

Jordan Ellingwood

Central Michigan

5

Jacob Smith

West Virginia

5

Kyle Langendorfer

Illinois

5

Andrew Crone

Wisconsin

5

Jake Short

Minnesota

4.5

Sean Nickell

Cal Bakersfield

4.5

Frank Mattiace

Pennsylvania

4.5

Victor Lopez

Bucknell

4.5

Keilan Torres

Oklahoma State; Northern Colorado

4.5

Justin Arther

Clarion; Nebraska

4.5

Yoanse Mejias

NIACC; Oklahoma

4

Richie Lewis

Iowa Central; Rutgers

4

Nate Rotert

South Dakota State

4

Colton McCrystal

Nebraska

4

Luke Welch

Purdue

4

Nick Corba

Cleveland State

4

Colin Heffernan

Central Michigan

3.5

Tanner Orndorff

Utah Valley

3.5

Steban Cervantes

Navy

3.5

Justin Staudenmayer

Brown

3

Sergio Mendez

Cal Bakersfield

3

Bryce Carr

Darton; Chattanooga

2.5

Andrew Atkinson

Virginia

2.5

Archie Colgan

Wyoming

2.5

Brooks Black

Illinois

2.5

Cody Crawford

Oregon State

2.5

Garett Hammond

Penn State

2.5

Stephen Suglio

Kent State

2.5

Newton Smercheck

Central Michigan

2.5

Colt Cotton

Bloomsburg; Buffalo

2.5

Dalton Brady

Utah Valley; ASU; Arizona Christian

2.5

Barlow McGhee

Missouri

2

Garrett Ryan

Columbia

2

Scottie Boykin

Chattanooga

2

Keaton Subjeck

Stanford

2

Max Rohskopf

North Carolina State

2

Ty Schoffstall

Edinboro

2

Ray O’Donnell

Princeton

2

Nick Zanetta

Pittsburgh

2

Michael Hayes

Old Dominion

2

Logan Everett

Army

1.5

Malik Amine

Michigan

1.5

Russ Parsons

Army

1

Dennis Gustafson

Virginia Tech

1

Drew Daniels

Navy

1

Joe Ariola

Buffalo

1

Nick Kee

Appalachian State; Pembroke

1

Beau Donahue

North Carolina State

1

Edgar Bright

Pittsburgh

1

Mike Pongracz

Chattanooga

0.5

Mikey Racciato

Pittsburgh

0.5

Mitch Sliga

Northwestern

0.5

Brian Hamann

North Carolina State

0.5

Noah Forrider

Ohio

0.5

Connor Bass

Duke

0.5

Chaz Polson

Wyoming

0.5

Drew Romero

Air Force

0.5

Kevin Norstrem

Virginia Tech

0.5

Garet Krohn

Stanford

0.5

Gage Hutchinson

Eastern Michigan

0

Ville Heino

Campbell

0

Alexander DeCiantis

Drexel

0

Colton Schilling

Cal Poly

0

Ibrahim Bunduka

George Mason

0

Javier Gasca

Michigan State

0

Samson Imonode

Army

0

Jacob Morrissey

Purdue

0

Jason Grimes

American

0

Steven Galiardo

Brown

0

Dustin Conti

Clarion

0

Zachary Fuentes

Drexel

0

Austin Rose

Drexel

0

Brett Dempsey

American

0

Kyle Springer

Eastern Michigan

0

 

Fun Facts

– 139 wrestlers from the class of 13’ qualified for the National Tournament at least once

– 74 of those were ranked in the top 125

– 110 different wrestlers won a match and scored at least half a point

– 65 of those were ranked in the top 125

– 322x a wrestler competed at the national tournament. 79% of those at least 1 match was won.

– 1,422 points were scored at the National Tournament by the class

– 10 wrestlers in the Top 50 never qualified for the D1 National Tournament:

            – Ben Whitford (#3)

            – Eric Morris (#14)

            – Zach Beard (#17)

            – Brooks Climmons (#26)

            – Neal Malloy (#35)

            – Jacob Taylor (#39)

            – Tyler Askey (#43)

            – Broc Berge (#44)

            – TJ Miller (#46)

            – Spencer Empey (#47)

– 6 wrestlers never wrestled at all in college:

            – Cole Johnson (#64)

            – Adam Reth (#79) – Football

            – Cain Salas (#108)

            – Chet Spears (#110) – Football

            – JoJo Tayse (#118)

            – Will Geary (#123) – Football

– The greatness that is Zain Retherford:

            – If you combine the point total everyone from #64 down, they still fall short of Zain by 3 points. That            means a recruiting class of Zain is better than signing all of the wrestlers from #64-125.

            – He scored 78% of the points available to him at the National Tournament. The next closest scored 68.75%.

            – He was responsible for 6.5% of all the points scored at the National Tournament.

            – He outscored all but 3 teams (Ohio State, Missouri, Virginia Tech) by himself.

            – Even if Isaiah Martinez won 4 titles, he still would’ve been outscored by 3 points, as long as he didn’t get a fall in each match.

            -2x he scored 28+ points, each season would’ve have placed him 16th overall.

            – If you take away his true freshman year where he finished 5th, he would’ve finished 1 point behind Martinez.

            – If you were choosing between Zain and the combination of Amar Dhesi and Darian Cruz; you’d take Zain.

            – If you were choosing between Zain and the combination of Joey Dance, Jared Haught, and Ronald Perry; you’d still take Zain.

– Bo Jordan at #5 was the highest-ranked to not win a National Title.

– Mike Macchiavello at #17 was the lowest National Champ.

– The top 31 all earned AA honors at least once.

– Connor Schram at #43 was the lowest-ranked wrestler to earn an AA.

– The highest finishing unranked wrestler was Amar Dhesi at #10. Since he attended HS in Canada, he would’ve never been under consideration for ranking. So, the real highest finishing unranked wrestler is Michael Macchiavello at #17, but Jacob Kasper is right behind at #18.

– The 2 biggest ranked recruiting wins were #93 Jared Haught finishing in 12th and #102 Chad Walsh finishing 16th.

– 21 of the top 25 finishers were ranked. 38 of the top 50. 47 of the top 75. 60 of the top 100.

– None of the top 30 transferred at any point. #31 transferred because Boise State dropped their program.

– 15 wrestlers transferred at some point during their careers.

– 2 wrestlers ranked in the top 100, #82 Dalton Brady and #98 Nick Kee, won’t finish their careers at D1.

– 4 of the top 75 started their career at an NJCAA institution: #47 Freddie Rodriguez (Iowa Lakes), #62 Yoanse Mejia (NIACC), #63 Richie Lewis (Iowa Central), #73 Bryce Carr (Darton). They had 5 NJCAA National Titles, 1 Runner-Up, and a 3rd between them.

– There were more 4x AAs than either 3x or 2x.

– There were 7 4x AAs. 6 of them were ranked in the top 10. The other was ranked 48th.

– The 3x AA’s were all ranked except for Dhesi. #4, #16, #41, #93.

– The 2x AAs were all ranked except Jacob Kasper. #6, #30, #57, #102.

– 12 of the 17 1x AAs were ranked. #13, #15, #21, #23, #27, #38, #52, #62, #63, #65, #73, #83

– Only 7 unranked wrestlers earned AA status.

– Those 7 combined for 10 AA awards. 5 were 1x AA, 1 each were 2x and 3x.

– Places of those unranked wrestlers:

            – 1x National Champ

            – 1x 2nd

            – 1x 3rd

            – 1x 4th

            – 2x 5th

            – 2x 6th

            – 2x 8th 

1x AA

            – Michael Macchiavello (UR): 1st

            – Ronald Perry (UR): 2nd

            – Joey Lavalle (#73): 2nd

            – Peter Renda (#52): 3rd

            – Anthony Collica (#21): 4th

            – Troy Heilman (#62): 4th

            – Domenic Abounader (#13): 5th

            – BJ Clagon (#15): 5th

            – Ethan Ramos (#83): 6th

            – Scott DelVecchio (#63): 6th

            – Mike Hughes (UR): 6th

            – Brian Murphy (#27): 7th

            – Christian Pagdilao (#65): 7th

            – Brett Harner (#38): 8th

            – Conner Schram (#23): 8th

            – Geordan Martinez (UR- Grayshirt): 8th

            – Luke Zilverberg (UR): 8th

2x AA

            – Zach Epperly (#30): 7th, 3rd

            – Joey Dance (#6): 4th, 5th

            – Jacob Kasper (UR): 6th, 4th

            – Chad Walsh (#102): 5th, 7th

            – Ronnie Bresser (#57): 7th, 8th

3x AA

            – Dean Heil (#16): 4th, 1st, 1st

            – Darian Cruz (#41): 7th, 1st, 5th

            – Adam Coon (#4): 2nd, 3rd, 2nd

            – Jared Haught (#93): 6th, 4th, 2nd

            – Amar Dhesi (UR): 5th, 3rd, 5th

4x AA

            – Zain Retherford (#2): 5th, 1st, 1st, 1st

            – J’Den Cox (#7): 1st, 5th, 1st, 1st

            – Isaiah Martinez (#5): 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd

            – Nathan Tomasello (#10): 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd

            – Anthony Ashnault (#8): 8th, 4th, 6th, 1st

   – Bo Jordan (#1): 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 5th

            – Brandon Sorenson (#48): 4th, 2nd, 3rd, 5th      

– 69 All-Americans were earned by 35 wrestlers

– 14 National Champs by 8 wrestlers

-33 times a wrestler made the blood-round and lost.

– Mike Macchiavello went from 3-2 in his first appearance at the national tournament as a RS Junior to National Champ as a Senior.

– Ronald Perry with 0-2, 1-2, National Finalist.

– 29 (22%) of wrestlers that qualified, didn’t win a match.

– Only 8 of those had multiple chances. Gage Hutchison was the only wrestler with 3 opportunities. Andrew Atkinson almost went 0-4 tournaments but won a match in his 4th attempt.

– Jadean Bernstein won the most matches without earning an AA with 8 across 4 appearances.

– Only 10 wrestlers qualified 4x and didn’t AA.

– Jordan Laster is the only wrestler to wrestle in the pigtail match and still make the Round of 12. He also owns the most wins in a tournament without making AA with 4.

– Justin Arthur scored the most points by a wrestler that qualified 1x with 4.5, good for 61st.

– Overall record for non-AA seasons was 308-504:

            – 70x a wrestler went 0-2

            – 90x went 1-2

            – 59x went 2-2

            – 32x went 3-2

           – 1x went 4-2

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