2019-20 Pennsylvania High School Rankings - AAA
PIAA: AAA P4P
The PIAA State Championships wrapped up three months ago. Unfortunately, it was one of the last events prior to the country shutting down. The bow never got wrapped on the 2019-20 season with the PIAA rankings. This final edition will lay the groundwork for the 2020-21 preseason rankings. In addition to a final ranking at each weight class a pound for pound ranking has been added to spur your debates. Rankings reflect the placement in Hershey with subjective rankings starting after the medalists.
Hunter Catka went wire to wire in the national rankings at 285lbs this season. Catka was dominant earning his second state title after finishing third a year ago.
AAA depth really shows up in the pound for pound rankings. The top tier seemed pretty clear to me with Catka, Nijenhuis, and Scott in the top three positions. Super32 was the difference as Catka and Nijenhuis both won titles with Scott finishing fourth. There could be a case made for Nijenhuis at #1, but I liked Catka’s dominant win over nationally #2 ranked Hayden Copass in the Super32 finals.
Lenny Pinto moved his stock up winning the deepest weight in Hershey in exciting fashion. Henson, Hillegas, and Herrmann created a ranker’s delight in the next tier with Herrmann having a win over Henson, Hillegas beating Herrmann for third last season, and Henson taking two out of three from Hillegas. The career stats lean towards Hillegas, and the recency lean to Henson so they landed at #6, #7, and #8.
Dorian Crosby has a career win over Hunter Catka as they split at the state tournament a year ago. He was a Fargo finalist and his only loss this season was to P4P kingpin Braxton Amos (WV). You could make many points that he should be higher on the list.
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