FloWrestling has updated their individual rankings for the 2020-2021 season and the New York State is very well represented! Let’s take a look at the NYS wrestlers who have made the list as well as a couple others with close ties to Empire State!
#3 @ 120 – Stevo Poulin (Shenendehowa, Sr)
Poulin is a 3X NYS Champ and has committed to NC State after high school. NC State is coached by Pat Popolizio who is the brother of Frank Popolizio, founder of Journeymen Wrestling and current assistant coach at Shenedehowa. Stevo also won the Beast of the East and the Eastern States Classic last year. Flo has also ranked Stevo as the #5 Pound-For-Pound wrestler in the nation!
#1 @ 126 – Jordan Titus (Center Moriches, Sr)
The West Virginia commit is a 3X NYS finalist and a 2X NYS champion. Titus earned his #1 national ranking after completing an incredible junior season where he not only won his 2nd NYS title but also won the Walsh Ironman and the Eastern States Classic. Titus has been chosen to wrestle at the prestigious Who’s Number One event in Austin, TX on October 3, 2020.
#16 @ 138 – Jayden Scott (Rush Henrietta, Jr)
Scott, a 2X NYS finalist, is athletic and explosive! He is just went undefeated at the very competitive Bison Duals including a win over a NJ state place winner. Scott is primed to ascend to the top step of the medal stand in Albany in 2021!
#18 @ 170 – Jacob Null (Dolgeville, Sr)
Null is a 2X NYS finalist and was last year’s 160 pound champion at the Eastern States Classic. Null is extremely tough and very athletic! I would be shocked if he didn’t finish the season on the top of the medal stand.
#19 @ 170 – Cooper Kropman (Penfield, Sr)
NYS has a second nationally ranked wrestler at 170 in Cooper Kropman. The Section 5 senior was the NYS champion at 160 last year and was a state finalist at that same weight as a sophomore.
#17 @ 195 – Brock Delsignore (Shenendehowa, Sr)
The Section 2 hammer was a NYS finalist at 182 last season and is laser focused on capping off his high school career with a state title. Delsignore, who won the Eastern States Classic last year, has committed to attend NC State University.
#11 @ 285 – Lucas Scott (Chenango Forks, Sr)
After making the NYS finals at 220 as a sophomore, the Section 4 senior jumped up a weight – and up a spot on the podium – and took home the title at 285 last season!
Almost New York…….
#4 @ 126 – Troy Spratley (Collinsville, OK)
Now a junior at Collinsville, OK, Spratley is originally from Section 4 Bainbridge.
#1 @ 132 – Nic Bouzakis (Wyoming Seminary)
Nic is the son of NYS and Section 9 Pine Bush legend Troy Bouzakis. Troy was a 3X NYS champion and a 2X NYS Tournament MOW. Nic is not only ranked #1 in the nation by Flo but he is their selection for the #6 Pound-For-Pound wrestler in the nation.
#7 @ 170 – Brian Soldano (High Point, NJ)
This NJ junior appears on this list by his mere proximity to Section 9 – he lives about a 9-iron away from the Minisink Valley School District! Soldano has already offered a verbal commitment to wrestle for Rutgers after high school.
#18 @138 Angelo Ferrari & #4 @ 152 AJ Ferrari (Allen, TX)
Angelo and AJ have never wrestled in New York but their dad was a wrestler for Section 9 Valley Central in the early 1990’s!
Right On the Cusp…..
Zachary Ryder (Minisink Valley, Fr)
I would be absolutely shocked if this Minisink Valley freshman does not crack the national ranking by the end of the season! Ryder was the 126 NYS champion last year as an 8th grader and he took 2nd in NYS as a 7th grader losing a 4-3 decision to Stevo Poulin!
Keep An Eye On….
NYS has a few other studs that could possibly make the Flo rankings. Let’s keep an eye on Chase Liardi (Massapequa), Rocco Camillaci (Hilton), Carter Baer (Gouverneur), Kole Mulhauser (Central Square), Christian Hansen (Cold Spring Harbor), Adam Fenner (Minisink Valley), and Tyler Rice (Norwich).