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Nichols, Dinielli are in the top 10 in national girls rankings

Two Connecticut wrestlers are nationally ranked in the most recent high school girls wrestling rankings of the season.

Bristol Eastern sophomore Ella Nichols and Plainville’s Dakota-Marie Dinielli are nationally ranked. Nichols is ranked No. 7 at 144 pounds while Dinielli, a sophomore at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa., is ranked No. 10 at 152 pounds. Both were ranked the same in initial 2019-20 poll in October.

The ranking are compiled by USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. The ranking evaluates success from the key pre-season tournaments, including Super 32 and the USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals, as well as early season high school events.

This ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 9-12, and includes athletes from all 50 states. There are 19 states which sponsor official or emerging girls state high school championships, while many other states are also developing their girls high school program.

Connecticut announced last month that they would host their first state championship tournament for girls at the State Open in February.

Five more national rankings are scheduled to be published. The next ranking will be published on January 15.

Girls Wrestling National Rankings, December 20

Connecticut Wrestling Online has been covering the sport of wrestling in Connecticut and New England since 2001.

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