Great list. A healthy Taylor Reuss (Woodberry) at 160 would have made it interesting. Did Jackson and Jessen ever go head-to-head last year? I did not get a chance to see Jessen in 2011-12, but Jackson was all-world at that weight.
Paglia defeated Ogburn this season.
Single A never gets the respect.I know of some single A kids that put on a lot better showing than some of these kids at the Super 32.Like I said in the past if a single A kid gets beat by a AA or AAA kid its he is not really that good but if one of the AA or AAA get beat by a Single A kid it he had a bad day and got upset. Not good rankings not at all.Have a nice 2012-13 its college next year.
Just a few adjustments I would suggest.
Casey Paglia Should be ahead of Ogbourn. He earned it and had 4 state champs in his bracket at State.
Justin Street Should be behind Gufstafson.
Trey Smith Should be behind Wisman.
Colby Dean Could be up a spot or 2.
Tyler McClanahan has an arguement for #1 but with losses to Miles as a Junior I would say He is 2 at worst.
Lucas Ryan Should be top 8
As for teams, I guess if you are using tournament rankings only you may be close, but Grundy beat Brookeville in a dual giving up a couple of forfiets.
I know he did not wrestle the weight all year, but I think that Marcus Miller from LCA should probably be higher in the rankings. He did beat the all schools #1 one weight class down (Robert Janis). Not sure there were the head to heads to back this up, but that is my gut feeling.
That said, I was glad to see some of my St. C. guys represented.
Wow didn't VA used to have 4 classifications? Let's see... Private, AAA, AA and by these rankings that's about it! I understand the strength of AAA but this is ridiculously biased. Thanks for the effort though.
Good to see these rankings. I'm sure that it was a bit challenging to stack-up all the wrestlers from the various groups. Having said that, I do have a few comments...
At 113, Dustin Runzo's (Norfolk Academy) omission is a glaring. His lone 113 loss was to #1 & AAA champ Dalton Henderson (Ocean Lakes) at the Ocean Lakes Tournament. At the same tournament he defeated #4 & AAA runner-up Eric Merriam (Great Bridge).
Ray Geier (Paul VI) wrestled at 182 and he did not lose a match in Virginia. Moreover, he won the NOVA Classic with a 3-2 finals win over #6 and AAA runner-up Tyler Young (Freedom).
I also think that Marcus Miller (Liberty Christian) is under-rated at 152. He did have a win over 145 #1 Janis at the Big Blue final. At the same time, perhaps, his relatively light schedule and early out at National Preps hurt perceptions.
132 Beau Johnson (Virginia Episcopal), perhaps, could have been included in the top 8. One of Johnson’s two losses was by decision (3-7) to #5 and AA runner-up David Bowers (Powhatan). Again, a relatively weak schedule may have hurt.
I am glad to see Andrew Lutterloh (Bishop Ireton) at #2 at 215. This is why he deserved outstanding heavyweight wrestler at the VIS Tournament.
I can appreciate vouching for a few of the 'A' wrestlers, but by and large there is a huge gap between 'A' and 'AAA'. My hometown team wrestled 'A' schools (Manassas Park, Stonewall Jackson, Parry McCluer, James River, George Mason). We beat quite a few 'A' placers. Some of our winners didn't get out of AAA regionals. So while I respect the talent of a number of 'A' kids, by and large these rankings are very reasonable.
Colby dean up a spot or two? He's been beat by two 132 pounders.
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