2020-21 Domestic Rankings - Greco-Roman

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With both the Last Chance Qualifier and US Olympic Trials right around the corner, Five Point Move’s United States Greco-Roman rankings have been updated following the three events that transpired this winter: Grand Prix Zagreb Open (CRO), Olympic Preparation Tournament (HUN), and the Matteo Pellicone “Ranking Series” event (ITA), which unfolded last week and aired live right here on FLO. 

Points are responsible for the majority of movement witnessed in our pre-Olympic Team Trials rankings, as several US athletes have recently come away with tournament placings necessitating increased totals. But -- a few wrestlers now appear in different weight categories from which they were listed prior. One weight class in particular receives an infusion of two wrestlers capable of altering the narrative al by themselves. 

For a full list of point values as well as a more in-depth explanation of how our ranking system works, please view this article

Note: athletes who are injured, suspended, or have been inactive are still rank-eligible, though ranking decisions are assessed on a case-by-case basis pertaining to both the individual and their respective weight category.

For a full overview on how the ranking system works, please view this article.

Joe Rau (TMWC/IRTC, world #5) placed fifth in two winter overseas events (Zagreb and Pellicone) for 32 additional points and 280.06 overall. 

Stefanowicz instantly takes over the #4 spot from multi-time National Team member/’19 Open champ Jon Anderson (Army/WCAP) for two reasons: 1) Stefanowicz defeated Anderson in ‘19, which qualifies as a “relevant head-to-head”; 2) Stefanowicz has been much, much more active. Athletes are not dropped or penalized for inactivity this season given the circumstances -- but those who do enter events still have to be rewarded if they earn points. 

With Anderson’s descent from #4 to #5, the field immediately below also takes a slight hit. Then there is Woods, whose 87 debut in the rankings has him at #9, essentially replacing Cheney Haight (NYAC, previously #8) and Rich Carlson (Minnesota Storm, previously #9). Woods edged Haight en-route to the ‘19 Open final.

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