Several New Yorkers Earn National Ranking

Betsy Veysman from posted the below article a few days ago so I wanted to share it with those of you who missed it.  The question is not, “Who from Section 9 wants to be on this list?”  Of course everyone does…  The question is, “Are you willing to do what it takes to get your name on this list?”

Flowrestling has been posting updated high school rankings, removing wrestlers from the graduating Class of 2013 to give a glimpse of what next season could look like. Many New York grapplers made the cut, including eight state champions from February of 2013. Ward Melville’s Nick Piccininni is the highest ranked of the Empire State representatives, sitting fifth at 120 pounds.

To see which competitors have been included in the national top 20, see below:

Yianni Diakomihalis (Hilton, Section 5) – 11th at 106
Nick Piccininni (Ward Melville, Section 11) – 5th at 120
Tristan Rifanburg (Norwich, Section 4) – 19th at 132
Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer (Cheektowaga, Section 6) – 10th at 138
Louis Hernandez (Mepham, Section 8 ) – 9th at 152
Corey Rasheed (Longwood, Section 11) – 10th at 160
Burke Paddock (Warsaw, Section 5) – 11th at 160
Christian Dietrich (Greene, Section 4) – 9th at 170
Adis Radoncic (RKA, PSAL) – 17th at 170
Reggie Williams (Johnson City, Section 4) – 16th at 195
Rich Sisti (Monsignor Farrell, CHSAA) – 16th at 220
James O’Hagan (Seaford, Section 8 ) – 7th at 285

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