p4plbs HS Wrestling Rankings
RankYearNameSchoolStateLastWT
1Sr.Kyle SnyderG. CounselMD1220
2Sr.Chance MarstellerKenn DalePA2170
3So.Aaron PicoSJ BoscoCA3145
4Sr.Bo NickalAllenTX4170
5Sr.Bryce BrillMt. CarmelIL5152
6Sr.Nick NevillsClovisCA7HWT
7Sr.Thomas HainesSolancoPA8HWT
8Sr.Jason NolfKittaningPA9145
9Sr.Micah JordanGrahamOH10145
10Jr.Lance BenickTotino GraceMN12195
11Fr.Spencer LeeFranklin RegPA13113
12Sr.Joey McKennaBlairNJ14138
13So.Nick SurianoBergen Cath.NJHM113
14Jr.Zahid ValenciaSJ BoscoCA152
Willie Saylor, Sr. Editor

P4P

Big movement this week coming from FloNationals and Folk Nationals. Typically, I would have waited a week to give the rankings a thorough run through to cross all the T’s and dot the I’s as it would be the final rankings of the year. But the Dream Team Dual vs. Georgia is this weekend, so it will have to be extend. I’m at the U.S. Open next week, so the final rankings of the 2013-14 season will come on Wednesday, April 23. After that, seniors will be removed.

The two biggest stories from this weekend are Piccininni taking over the #1 spot at 120, and Zahid Valencia moving all the way up to 152 and beating Jo Jo Smith.

Last week so readers took issue with Nick Suriano getting in to the P4P and not Zahid. And it was a fair argument. Zahid has been amazing his entire 3-year career whereas Suriano wrestles in limited events and is just a Soph.

The deciding factor for me was last spring’s FILA Cadets where Zahid didn’t place, losing matches to Mark Voss and Lincoln Olson. Yes, just one tournament, but in the P4P rankings where everything is under a microscope, those last losses needed to be accounted for.

Now, in conjunction with Pletcher’s loss, Zahid’s resume is the top candidate for inclusion.

For additional notes, read each of the weight class articles.

*Note: please feel free to submit rankings info and suggestions to willie@flocasts.com