Grade rankings updated; Pixley, Blees big movers

Ryan Blees moved up over 20 spots after winning a Junior National freestyle title (Photo/John Sachs,

With the conclusion of the ASICS/Vaughan Cadet and Junior National Championships, along with the AAU Junior Olympic Games, the summer offseason has come to a conclusion. On that note, the national grade rankings are being updated. Some wrestlers made a significant move up based on their performance during the offseason tournaments. Among the notable movers were Junior National freestyle champions Michael Pixley (Blue Springs, Mo.) and Ryan Blees (Bismarck, N.D.). Both wrestlers moved up over 20 positions in the Class of 2014 rankings.

All five No. 1-ranked wrestlers remain unchanged: Chance Marsteller (Kennard-Dale, Pa.) is on top of the Class of 2014, Cadet National double champion Lance Benick (Totino-Grace, Minn.) leads the Class of 2015, Junior National freestyle champion and OW Aaron Pico (St. John Bosco, Calif.) anchors the Class of 2016, Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional, Pa.) is first in the Class of 2017, while Cade Olivas (California) is the top junior high wrestler.

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Class of 2014 | Class of 2015 | Class of 2016 | Class of 2017 | Class of 2018+

Sneak Peek

Below is a sneak peek at the top wrestlers in each grade.

Class of 2014 (Top Ten):
1. Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale, Pa.)
2. Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md.)
3. Bryce Brill (Mount Carmel, Ill.)
4. Nick Nevills (Clovis, Calif.)
5. Jered Cortez (Glenbard North, Ill.)
6. Bo Nickal (Allen, Texas)
7. Micah Jordan (St. Paris Graham, Ohio)
8. Joey McKenna (Blair Academy, N.J.)
9. Thomas Haines (Solanco, Pa.)
10. Hayden Tuma (Centennial, Idaho)

Class of 2015 (Top Five):
1. Lance Benick (Totino-Grace, Minn.)
2. Myles Martin (McDonogh, Md.)
3. Logan Massa (St. Johns, Mich.)
4. Fox Baldwin (Osceola, Fla.)
5. Zahid Valencia (St. John Bosco, Calif.)

Class of 2016 (Top Five):
1. Aaron Pico (St. John Bosco, Calif.)
2. Mark Hall (Apple Valley, Minn.)
3. Mason Manville (Blair Academy, N.J.)
4. Alex Marinelli (St. Paris Graham, Ohio)
5. Nick Suriano (Bergen Catholic, N.J.)

Class of 2017 (Top Five):
1. Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional, Pa.)
2. Brady Berge (Kasson-Mantorville, Minn.)
3. Nick Lee (Evansville Mater Dei, Ind.)
4. Yianni Diakomihalis (Hilton, N.Y.)
5. Daton Fix (Sand Springs, Okla.)

Class of 2018+ (Top Five):
1. Cade Olivas (California)
2. Ryan Thomas (Ohio)
3. Anthony Madrigal (Illinois)
4. Jake Ryan (California)
5. Gavin Teasdale (Pennsylvania)


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1111111 (1) about 4 and a half years ago
you have something against solomon chishko?