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Max Schwartz’s New England rankings: March 1, 2022

The state tournaments have been completed in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. In less than a few days, New England champions will be crowned for the first time since 2020 at the New England championship meet in Providence.

But before we hit the mat, journalist Max Schwartz from Norwalk, Conn., releases his final rankings of the season of the top 10 wrestlers in each of the 14 weight classes based on head-to-head competition, placements in tournaments and past accolades.

Max wrestled at Norwalk High and is now a sports journalist, specializing in wrestling. Previously, he published a piece with FloWrestling about the growth of the sport in New England and currently writes for the

If you have questions, updates or suggestions for Max regarding his rankings, please email him at [email protected]

Max Schwartz: New England individual rankings


Musa Tamaradze (West Springfield, MA) slides into the No. 1 spot after defeating No. 2 James Tildsley (Billerica, MA) twice. Joe Mahoney (New Fairfield, CT) slides into the top 4 after dominating his way through the State Open in Connecticut. Yandel Morales (Andover, MA) and Anthony Touchette (Holliston, MA) also enter the rankings after a great showing in the MIAA All-State Tournament.

106 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Musa Tamaradze Fr. West Springfield MA Unranked
2 James Tildsley 8th Billerica MA 1
3 James Blood So. Sanford ME
4 Joe Mahoney Fr. New Fairfield CT Unranked
5 Jared Hood Fr. Ponaganset RI
6 Yandel Morales So. Andover MA Unranked
7 Isaac Quilles Fr. East Hartford CT
8 Anthony Touchette So. Holiston MA Unranked
9 Bryan Carbone Fr. Shawsheen Tech MA 2
10 Ryan Conlan Jr. La Salle RI 6
HMs Deydon Soto Fr. Danbury CT
Evan Lynch So. Salem NH



The top two stay the same. However, Miles Darling (Essex Tech, MA) finds himself in the No.3 position after beating No. 5 Alex Schaebulin (St. John’s Prep, MA) in the All-State tournament in Massachusetts.  No. 4 Isiaih Adams (Avon, CT) won the Connecticut State Open beating No. 7 Maximus Morse (Xavier, CT) in the finals.

113 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Isiac Paulino Sr. Monty Tech MA
2 Peyton Ellis So. Coventry RI
3 Miles Darling So. Essex Tech MA 7
4 Isiaih Adams Jr. Avon CT Unranked
5 Alex Schaeublin So. St. John’s Prep MA 3
6 Derek Tidswell So. Mattanawcook/Lee ME
7 Maximus Morse So. Xavier CT Unranked
8 Dominick Spadaro So. Fairfield Warde CT 5
9 Nate Sayers Fr. Xavieran MA 8
10 Michael Boulenger Jr. Milford MA Unranked
HMs Caden Brusso So. Hollis-Brookline NH
Ethan Wright So. Haddam-Killingworth CT



The top three here do not move. However, No. 4 Ethan Titus (Canton, CT) jumps into 4th  after placing second in Connecticut with wins over No. 5 William Hamilton (Bristol Central, CT) and No. 9 Phoenix Gardella (Norwalk, CT). No. 8 Dante DiStefano (Waltham, MA) placed second in the All-State tournament in Masssachusetts, which allows him to debut in the rankings

120 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Jacob Joyce Jr. Ponaganset RI
2 Matthew Botello Fr. Hingham MA
3 Jackson Heslin Fr. Xavier CT
4 Ethan Titus Sr. Canton CT Unranked
5 William Hamilton Jr. Bristol Central CT 4
6 Ryan O’Rourke Sr. Salem NH 7
7 Ben Zuckerman Fr. Fairfield Warde CT 6
8 Dante DiStefano Sr. Waltham MA Unranked
9 Phoenix Gardella So. Norwalk CT 8
10 Stone Farnsworth Sr. Coventry RI Unranked
HMs Luke Connolly Sr. Northeast Metro Tech MA
Jack Callahan Jr. Tewksbury MA



No major changes. No. 10 Ivan Mazareigo (Central, RI) enters the rankings after a dominating second place finish in Rhode Island.

126 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Tyler Knox Jr. St. John’s Prep MA
2 Evan Linder Sr. New Milford CT
3 Hayden Meyers Jr. Coventry RI
4 Jonah Paulino So. Monty Tech MA
5 Kaden Ware Jr. Killingly CT
6 Matthew Carozza Sr. Brookfield CT
7 Jayden D’Ambrosio So. Reading MA
8 Nick Pierce Jr. Spaulding VT
9 Kyle Levesque So. Xavier CT
10 Ivan Mazariego Jr. Central RI Unranked
HMs Kiaben Kennedy Sr. Bedford NH
Alex Escalante Sr. John J. Duggan MA



No. 1 Sidney Tildsley (Shawsheen Tech, MA), No. 2 Adam Schaebulin (St. John’s Prep, MA), No. 3 Ben Davoli (Haverhill, MA), No. 4 Austin Montiero (Minnechaug, MA), and No. 10 Tyler Kadish (Newton South, MA) took the top five places at the All-State tournament in Massachusetts. No. 6 Nicholas Torres (Hope, RI) beat No. 7 Aidan Roubichard (Coventry, RI) in the RI finals, and No. 8 Connor Swaim (North Kingstown, RI) finished third.

132 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Sid Tildsley Fr. Shawsheen Tech MA
2 Adam Schaeublin So. St. John’s Prep MA
3 Ben Davoli Sr. Haverhill MA Unranked
4 Austin Montiero Sr. Minnechaug MA
5 Connor Doran Sr. Ledyard CT 7
6 Nicholas Torres Sr. Hope RI 8
7 Aidan Roubichard Sr. Coventry RI 6
8 Connor Swaim Jr. North Kingstown RI 5
9 Cael Finn Sr. Simsbury CT Unranked
10 Tyler Kadish Jr. Newton South MA Unranked
HMs Anthony Basile So. Xavier CT
Anthony Fernandez Sr. Nashua South NH



The top three stay intact as all three won state titles. No. 4 Jason Hood (Ponaganset, RI) slides into the top 10 after moving up a weight and coming in second place in the Rhode Island state tournament.  Elsewhere, No. 5 Ian Darling (Essex Tech, MA) beat No. 7 Jimmy Glynn (Central Catholic, MA) to place second in Massachusetts. No. 6 Blake Chapman (Montville, CT) placed second in Connecticut and No. 10 Codey Wild (Timberlane, NH) won the NHIAA Meet of Champions.

138 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Kai O’Dell Sr. Danbury CT
2 Gabriel Bouyssou So. Scituate RI
3 Ty Stewart Sr. Dracut MA
4 Jason Hood Fr. Ponaganset RI 3 @ 132
5 Ian Darling Sr. Essex Tech MA 6
6 Blake Chapman Sr. Montville CT Unranked
7 Jimmy Glynn Jr. Central Catholic MA 4
8 Cam Ice Jr. Minnechaug MA 9
9 Dylan Levesque Sr. Xavier CT 5
10 Codey Wild Sr. Timberlane NH Unranked
HMs Jaekez Mendez Fr. East Hartford CT
Thomas Bock Jr. New Fairfield CT



No. 4 Jack Richardson (Killingly, CT) came in second in Connecticut after beating No. 5 Logan Kovacs (Danbury, CT) in the semi-finals. No. 6 Andrew Reall (Ponaganset, RI) and No. 7 Maurice Cooper (Hope, RI) are the Rhode Island one and two and look to cause a ruckus in the New England tournament.

145 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 John Mairano Sr. Simsbury CT
2 Mark Botello Sr. Hingham MA
3 Brent Nicolosi So. Haverhill MA
4 Jack Richardson Jr. Killingly CT 6
5 Logan Kovacs Sr. Danbury CT 5 @152
6 Andrew Reall So. Ponaganset RI 5
7 Maruice Cooper Sr. Hope RI 4
8 Elliot Humphries Sr. Minnechaug MA
9 Drew McGourty Sr. Braintree MA 7
10 Konrad Parker Sr. Timberlane NH 9
HMs Derek Cote Sr. Noble ME
Matt Parameter Sr. Pembroke MA



No. 3 Lucian Perla (Nashoba, MA) debuts in the rankings after placing second in Massachusetts and beating No. 6 Johnathon DaVila (Andover, MA). No. 5 Mason Concascia (Waterford, CT) also debuts in the rankings after an outstanding CIAC State Open, beating No. 7 Lucas Coleman (Fairfield Warde, CT) and others to place second in Connecticut.

152 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Rawson Iwanacki Sr. St. John’s Prep MA
2 Zachary Johns Sr. Simsbury CT
3 Lucian Perla Jr. Nashoba MA Unranked
4 Justin Hood Sr. Ponaganset RI 8
5 Mason Concascia Sr. Waterford CT Unranked
6 Johnathon DaVila Sr. Andover MA 6
7 Lucas Coleman Jr Fairfield Warde CT 3
8 Greg Deeley Sr. Wayland MA 5
9 Spencer LeClair Sr. Mt. Arat/Brunswick ME Unranked
10 Christian Rutherford Sr. Coventry RI 9
HMs Troy Mascatelli Sr. Hollis-Brookline NH
Erik Kappler Sr. Timberlane NH



No. 3 Nate Blanchette (Central Catholic, MA) won the MIAA All-State tournament and No. 6 Chad Mariano (Simsbury, CT) won the CIAC, beating No. 8 Josh Nieroda (Suffield/Windsor Locks, CT). No. 9 Fisher Stites (Newtown, CT), who dropped down a weight class, paced third in Connecticut.

160 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Michael Bobola Sr. Xavieran MA
2 Aidan Zarella Sr. North Kingstown RI
3 Nate Blanchette So. Central Catholic MA 5
4 Rafael Knapp Jr. Algonquin MA
5 Xavian Natal Sr. Monty Tech MA Unranked
6 Chad Mariano Fr. Simsbury CT Unranked
7 Anthony Rousseau Jr. Timberlane NH
8 Josh Nieroda Sr. Suffield CT 6
9 Fisher Stites Jr. Newtown CT Unranked
10 Isal Perez Sr. Hope RI Unranked
HMs Edward Barlage Sr. Guilford CT
Evan Lombard Sr. Kearsage NH



No. 4 Desmond McLaughlin (Springfield Central, MA) won the All-State tournament while No. 6 Haden Bottiglieri (Brookline, MA) placed second. No. 8 Xavier Quilles (East Hartford, CT) is the Connecticut runner-up.

170 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 William Ebert Sr. Fairfield Warde CT
2 Jack MacKiernan Sr. Pinkerton Academy NH
3 Gill Stawinski Sr. Essex VT
4 Desmond McLaughlin Sr. Springfield Central MA 5
5 Spencer Fine So. Bishop Hendricken RI 4
6 Haden Bottiglieri Sr. Brookline MA Unranked
7 Jackson Sutherland Jr. Mattanawcook/Lee ME 6
8 Xaiver Quilles Sr. East Hartford CT 7
9 Mason Pellegri So. Milton MA
10 Austin Morris Sr. Keene NH Unranked
HMs Jake Adelman Sr. Natick MA
Aaron Lundsten Sr. Barrington RI



No. 2 Henry Pharris (Camden Hills, ME) slides in after beating No. 4 Issac Heiner (Mattanawcook/Lee) in Maine’s New England qualifying tournament on Feb. 26.  No. 6 Connor Smith (Fairfield Prep, CT) won in Connecticut and No. 9 Ryan Gilchrist (Norwalk, CT) placed third in in the state but has a win over the runner-up.

182 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Josh Cordio Jr. Nashoba MA
2 Henry Pharris Sr. Camden Hills ME Unranked
3 Timothy Goddard Sr. Algonquin MA 6
4 Issac Heiner Sr. Mattanawcook/Lee ME
5 Oliver Orvis Sr. Essex VT
6 Connor Smith Sr. Fairfield Prep CT 8
7 Jack McCann Sr. Winnacunnet NH Unranked
8 Matthew Gillis Sr. Ashland MA Unranked
9 Ryan Gilchrist Jr. Norwalk CT
10 Bryce Parker Sr. Timberlane NH 2
HMs Brandon D’Agostino Sr. Central Catholic MA
Aaron Johnson Sr. Mount Anthony Union VT



No. 1 Chris Murphy (Guilford, CT) came out on top in a scramble against No. 2 Brendan Gilchrist (Norwalk, CT) to earn a takedown and back points to secure the number one ranking in New England. Unfortunately, due to a seeding blunder, the two NHSCA All-Americans were on the same side of the bracket. Gilchrist finished third.  No. 7 Denis Cha (Arlington, MA) won the MIAA All-State and No. 8 Noah Daylor (North Kingstown, RI) won in Rhode Island.

195 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Chris Murphy Sr. Guilford CT 2
2 Brendan Gilchrist Jr. Norwalk CT 1
3 Sean Wakefield Sr. Massabesic ME
4 Kody Rasheed Sr. Concord NH
5 Kameron Cyr Sr. Essex VT
6 Dom Pallaria Sr. Timberlane NH
7 Denis Cha Sr. Arlington MA Unranked
8 Noah Daylor Sr. North Kingstown RI 10
9 Bennett Sonneborn Sr. Natick MA Unranked
10 Nathan Leach Jr. Bridgewater-Mayhem MA Unranked
HMs Luke Mead Jr. Bishop Hendriken RI
Ronan Noke Sr. Burlington MA



No. 3 Michael Jarell (East Greenwich, RI) dominated in the RI States, beating No. 5 Atley Jenness in the finals. No. 4 Hampton Kaye-Kuter (Milford, MA) won his state, and No. 6 James Duhancik (Stratford, CT) proved to be a worthy foe for all, placing second in Connecticut.

220 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Cooper Kelley Sr. Timberlane NH
2 Thomas Lunt Sr. Xavier CT
3 Michael Jarrell Sr. East Greenwich RI 6
4 Hampton Kaye-Kuter Sr. Milford MA 5
5 Atley Jenness Sr. Mt. Hope RI 7
6 James Duhancik Sr. Stratford CT Unranked
7 Patrick DesLauriers Sr. Ashland MA 9
8 Brandon Toscano Jr. Bunnell CT Unranked
9 Hayden Gaudette Sr. Mount Anthony Union VT Unranked
10 Aaron Foley-Prat Sr. Noble ME Unranked
HMs Colby Vinceletee Sr. Nashua South NH
Genoverse Facchetti Sr. Minnechaug MA



The top three stay the same and Thomas Brown (Chelmsford, MA) jumps into the fourth spot after beating No. 8 Dominic Silva (Bridgewater-Rayham) in the MIAA finals. No. 6 Daniel DeBenardo (Milford, MA) and No. 7 Hayden Robinson (Raymond, NH) fall in line as the New Hampshire one and two. This weight class is very deep—any one of these 10 can place!


285 Name Grade School State Prev.
1 Adolfo Betancur Sr. Bishop Hendricken RI
2 Matt Weiner Sr. Shelton CT
3 Colton Perkins Sr. Spaulding VT
4 Thomas Brown Fr. Chelmsford MA 5
5 Patrick Pitts Sr. Mt. Hope RI Unranked
6 Daniel DeBenardo Sr. Milford NH Unranked
7 Hayden Robinson So. Raymond NH Unranked
8 Dominic Silva Jr. Bridgewater-Raynham MA 4
9 Gustavo Ventura Sr. Lowell MA
10 Hunter Jeffers Sr. Concord NH Unranked
HMs William Orso Sr. York ME
Malaki Colon Sr. Timberlane NH



Max’s team rankings are based on the number of ranked wrestlers. No. 1 St John’s Prep (MA) has held the top spot all year long and are bringing five wrestlers into the tournament. No. 3 Xavier (CT) moves up a couple spots after a dominant team win at the Connecticut State Open. They bring eight wrestlers. No. 5 Monty Tech (MA) slides into the rankings with three wrestlers ranked. No. 6 Coventry, which won the Rhode Island State team title, brings 5 wrestlers. No. 7 Timberlane (NH) falls down the ladder. And Nashoba MA makes its way into the Top 10 with tenth.

Team School State Rank** Points Prev.
1 St. John’s Prep MA 4 101
2 Ponaganset RI 5 95
3 Xavier CT 5 79 5
4 Simsbury CT 4 73½ 7
5 Monty Tech MA 3 64 nr
6 Coventry RI 5 63
7 Timberlane NH 6 60 3
8 Fairifield Warde CT 4 55 4
9 Essex VT 3 54 10
10 Nashoba MA 2 54 nr
HMs Hingham MA 2 52½
Mattanwacook/Lee ME 3 48
Danbury CT 2 46
Bishop Hendriken RI 2 46
Algonquin MA 2 43

**Number of wrestlers ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight classes.

If you have questions, updates or suggestions for Max regarding his rankings, please email him at [email protected]

Previous rankings in 2022
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