Two Connecticut wrestlers remain 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 recognized in rankings that were released today, March 16. Nichols is ranked No. 12 at 144 pounds while Dinielli, a sophomore at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa., is ranked No. 12 at 152 pounds.
Nichols slipped three spots from the last ranking in February while Dinelli remained at No. 12.
Nichols won the CIAC Girls Invitational at 145 pounds in February and was named the outstanding wrestler in the tournament. Her pin of 1:02 was the fastest pin in the finals.
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.
The time for the next release of rankings is undetermined at this time.