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Max Schwartz’s New England top 10 rankings, Jan. 6, 2022

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The latest top 10 New England public high school wrestling rankings with action up through Wednesday, Jan. 4 have been compiled and released.

There are two new No. 1 ranked wrestlers at 152 pounds and 285 pounds. Derek Cote from Noble, Maine, takes over the top spot at 152 with Thomas Brown of Chelmsford, Mass., taking over at No. 1 at 285 pounds.

The next rankings are expected on January 20. Is there a result that Max needs to be aware of or a weight change? Email Max at [email protected]


Several new wrestlers have joined the top 10 at 106 pounds. No. 5 Mike Morris (Haverhill, MA) made it to the semis at the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational before he lost 5-4 to No. 4 Emmet Logan (Lowell, MA). Morris bounced back to take third with a 2-0 win over No. 7 Jack Gedeney (Lewis Mills-Burlington, CT) and an 8-0 major decision over No. 6 Cole Glynn (Central Catholic, MA). No. 8 Brady Oulette (Noble, ME) pops in after pinning No. 10 Coy Lyford (Spaulding, VT) in a close 5-5 match in the finals of the Noble (Maine) Invitational.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Yandel Morales MA Andover Fr.
2 –– Raekwon Shabazz CT Xavier So.
3 –– Cristian Pote CT Danbury Jr.
4 –– Emmet Logan MA Lowell So.
5 NR Mike Morris MA Haverhill So.
6 5 Cole Glynn MA Central Catholic So.
7 NR Jack Gedeney CT Lewis Mills Fr.
8 NR Brady Oulette ME Noble Fr.
9 NR Nick Disisto MA Tewksbury Fr.
10 7 Coy Lyford VT Spaulding Sr.



No. 5 Peter Rincan (Bedford, NH) comes off of a powerful first place finish at the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational, taking out No. 6 Ryan Conlan (La Salle, RI) and No. 9 Evan Lynch (Salem, NH). No. 7 Shea Morris (Haverhill, MA), No. 8 Joseph Hiraldo (Hope, RI), No. 9 Evan Lynch (Salem, NH), and No. 10 Talon Oljey (Timberlane, NH) finished third, fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively, at Lowell.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Alex Schaeublin MA St. John’s Prep Sr.
2 –– James Blood ME Sanford Sr.
3 4 Deydon Soto CT Danbury So.
4 5 Jared Hood RI Ponaganset Jr.
5 9 Peter Rincan NH Bedford So.
6 –– Ryan Conlan RI La Salle Academy Sr.
7 NR Shea Morris MA Haverhill Fr.
8 NR Joseph Hiraldo RI Hope Jr.
9 NR Evan Lynch NH Salem Fr.
10 NR Talon Oljey NH Timberlane Fr.



At the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational, there were fireworks at 120 pounds. It ended with No. 2 Isaiah Adams (Avon, CT) overtaking No. 5 Brayton Carbone (Shawsheen Tech, MA) 7-3 in the finals. Carbone meanwhile knocked off No. 6 Miles Darling (Essex Tech/Masconomet, MA) in a close 6-5 match. Freshman and No. 7 David Perez (Ponaganset, RI) slide into the top 10 rankings after a very close 8-6 sudden victory loss to No. 1 Peyton Ellis (Coventry, RI).

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Peyton Ellis RI Coventry Jr.
2 4 Isaiah Adams CT Avon Sr.
3 3 @ 113 Cameron Davis RI Cranston West Jr.
4 3 Ayden Cofone ME Windham/GNG So.
5 8 Brayton Carbone MA Shawsheen Tech So.
6 2 Miles Darling MA Essex Tech/Masconomet Jr.
7 NR David Perez RI Ponaganset Fr..
8 5 Joe Mahoney CT New Fairfield So.
9 7 Isaac Quilles CT East Hartford So.
10 NR Caden Brusso NH Hollis-Brookline Jr.



No. 4 Phoenix Gardella (Norwalk, CT) moves up two spots after placing second at the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational. Gardella pinned No. 5 Jack Callahan (Tewksbury, MA) and beat No. 10 Michael Boulaunger Jr. (Milford, MA) with a major decision. Gardella lost to No. 2 James Tildsley (Shawsheen Tech, MA) in the finals.

No. 6 Dylan Kadish (Newton South, MA) finds himself in the top 10 after victories over No. 8 Dominic Spadaro (Fairfield Warde, CT) and No. 9 Nathan Sayers (Xavieran, MA). Kadish, Spadaro, and Sayers placed fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively, in Lowell. No. 3 Julian Henderson went 5-0 to win the Noble (Maine) Invitational with five pins and he didn’t allow a single point.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Jacob Joyce RI Ponaganset Sr.
2 –– James Tildsley MA Shawsheen Tech Fr.
3 4 Julian Henderson ME Camden Hills Sr.
4 6 Phoenix Gardella CT Norwalk Jr.
5 –– Jack Callahan MA Tewksbury Sr.
6 NR Dylan Kadish MA Newton South Jr.
7 9 Andrew McCarthy RI Mount Hope So.
8 8 Dominick Spadaro CT Fairfield Warde So.
9 NR Nathan Sayers MA Xaverian So.
10 3 Michael Boulaunger Jr. MA Milford So.



Not many changes at 132 pounds except that No. 4 Kyle Levesque (Xavier, CT) came down a weight for the Mid-Hudson Classic tournament in New York State, where he placed third. No. 10 Shaun McLaughlin (Natick, MA) enters the top 10 after he placed third at the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitiational, only losing to No. 7 Kiaben Kennedy (Bedford, NH).

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Hayden Myers RI Coventry Sr.
2 –– Kaden Ware CT Killingly Sr.
3 –– Dyllan Davis ME Wells Sr.
4 5 @ 138 Kyle Levesque CT Xavier Jr.
5 –– Jonah Paulino MA Monty Tech Jr.
6 –– Gavin Ripley ME Oceanside Sr.
7 –– Kiaben Kennedy NH Bedford Jr.
8 –– Jesse DeFonce CT Danbury Jr.
9 –– William Leischner RI Ponaganset So.
10 NR Shaun McLaughlin MA Natick Sr.



This week No. 2 Tyler Kadish (Newton South, MA) and No. 3 Cam Ice (Minnechaug, MA) move around after Kadish beat Ice, 3-2 in the semifinals of the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational. Ice would go on to place third, beating No. 8 Edmir Monteiro (Hope, RI) and No. 7 Colton Thorpe (Southington, CT). No. 4 Anthony Basile (Xavier, CT) switched weights with his teammate Levesque (see above) and placed third at the Mid-Hudson Classic in New York State.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Sidney Tildsley MA Shawsheen Tech So.
2 4 Tyler Kadish MA Newton South Sr.
3 2 Cam Ice MA Minnechaug Sr.
4 4 @ 132 Anthony Basile CT Xavier Jr.
5 6 Caleb Whitney VT Otter Valley Sr.
6 7 Joe Joyce RI Ponaganset Fr.
7 NR Colton Thorpe CT Southington Sr.
8 NR Edmir Monteiro RI Hope Sr.
9 8 Jackez Mendez CT East Hartford So.
10 9 Jaydin D’Ambrosio MA St. John’s Prep Jr.



Some big changes at 145 pounds as No. 3 Jonah Weber (Avon, CT) jumps up four spots after winning the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational. On his way to the title, Weber beat No. 10 Luca Connolly (Northeast Metro Tech, MA) and bested No. 4 Elliot Humphries (Minnechaug, MA) in the championship match. No. 6 Aiden Clark (Skowhegan, ME) came down a weight class and lost 6-4 to No. 5 Colby Vital (Bishop Hendricken, RI) in the semifinals of the Noble (Maine) Invitational.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Gabriel Bouyssou RI Scituate Jr.
2 –– Jason Hood RI Ponaganset Sr.
3 7 Jonah Weber CT Avon Sr.
4 5 Elliot Humphries MA Minnechaug Jr.
5 NR Colby Vital RI Bishop Hendricken Fr.
6 1 @ 152 Aiden Clark ME Skowhegan Sr.
7 4 Anthony Mann MA Hanover Jr.
8 3 Thomas Bock CT New Fairfield Sr.
9 8 Josh Howard CT Southington Jr.
10 NR Luca Connolly MA Northeast Metro Tech Jr.



Major changes across the board as Derek Cote (Noble, ME) moved into the top spot at 152 pounds. Cote outscored five opponents 40-7 with four pins and one technical fall to win the Noble Invitational. No. 5 David Pento Jr. (Londonderry, NH) jumped into the top 10 after winning the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational, beating No. 6 Donnell Young (Fairfield Ludlowe, CT) in the finals 9-7.

No. 4 Matthew Ferruci (Xavier, CT) is up four spots after winning the Mid-Hudson Classic in New York State, while No. 7 Quin Foyle (Lowell, MA) and No. 8 Luca Manfredi (Newtown, CT) took third and fourth in Lowell. No. 10 Adrian Guzman (Ashland, MA) took fifth in Lowell.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 3 @ 138 Derek Cote ME Noble Sr.
2 4 Drew McGourty MA Braintree Jr.
3 5 Brody Maxon ME Wells Sr.
4 8 Matthew Ferrucci CT Xavier Sr.
5 NR David Pento Jr. NH Londonderry So.
6 NR Donnell Young CT Fairfield Ludlowe Jr.
7 NR Quin Foyle MA Lowell Sr.
8 10 Luca Manfredi CT Newtown Sr.
9 6 Lucas Libby ME Mountain Valley Jr.
10 3 Adrian Guzman MA Ashland So.



No. 2 Jack Richardson (Killingly CT) moves up one spot after calculating a missed result. No. 4 Brent Nicholosi (Haverhill, MA) won the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational beating No. 6 Jack Walsh (Chelmsford, MA) in the finals. No. 8 Lucas Alvan (Ludlow, MA) took third in Lowell, beating No. 9 Brock DesMarias (Tyngsborough, MA) at Lowell. Alvan pinned DesMarias while trailing 4-1.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Rawson Iwanicki MA St. John’s Prep Sr.
2 3 Jack Richardson CT Killingly Sr.
3 2 Andrew Reall RI Ponaganset Sr.
4 –– Brent Nicholosi MA Haverhill Jr.
5 –– Khalil Bourjeli CT New Milford Sr.
6 10 Jack Walsh MA Chelmsford Sr.
7 8 Joseph Tulley MA Carver Sr.
8 NR Lucas Alvan MA Ludlow So.
9 9 Brock DesMarias MA Tyngsborough Sr.
10 7 Lucas Coleman CT Fairfield Warde Sr.



Isal Perez (Hope, RI) moved up four spots to No. 2 after finishing second at the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational, losing only to No. 1 Rafael Knapp (Algonquin, MA) in the finals. Perez beat No. 7 Chad Mairano (Simsbury, CT), in the quarterfinals and No. 5 Fisher Stites (Newtown, CT) in the semifinals. Mairano bounced back to finish fifth in Lowell, beating No. 8 Ryan Gilchrist (Norwalk, CT)

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Rafael Knapp MA Algonquin Sr.
2 –– Oliver Parker RI Central Falls/Blackstone Sr.
3 –– Nicholas Baccala RI Ponaganset Sr.
4 8 Isal Perez RI Hope Jr.
5 –– Fisher Stites CT Newtown Jr.
6 6 Aaron Johnson VT Mount Anthony Union Sr.
7 4 Chad Mairano CT Simsbury Jr.
8 7 Ryan Gilchrist CT Norwalk Sr.
9 NR Dominic Bastianelli MA Billerica Sr.
10 –– Jack Wendell CT Nonnewaug Sr.



No. 1 Spencer Fine (Bishop Hendricken, RI) beat No. 4 Isaac Heiner (Mattanawcook/Lee, ME) 10-3 in the finals of the Noble (Maine) Invitational, while No. 2 Nate Blanchette (Central Catholic, MA) beat No. 3 Mason Pellegri 6-4 in the finals of the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational. No. 5 Anthony Fernandez (Nashua South, NH) was winning 3-2 in his semis match against Pellegri before he was pinned and ended up taking third.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Spencer Fine RI Bishop Hendricken Jr.
2 –– Nate Blanchette MA Central Catholic Jr.
3 4 Mason Pellegri MA Milton Jr.
4 3 Isaac Heiner ME Mattanawcook/Lee Sr.
5 9 (170) Anthony Fernandez NH Nashua South Sr.
6 5 Sammy Montovani CT East Hartford Jr.
7 6 Preston Marchessault RI Ponaganset So.
8 7 Joshua Nieroda CT Suffield/Windsor Locks Sr.
9 8 Dominic Iaquinto CT Danbury Jr.
10 9 Ethan Harris MA Taunton Jr.



In this group, Imanol Tavares (Hope, RI) moves up three spots to No. 3. Tavares lost a hard fought 7-5 decision to No. 1 Brendan Gilchrist (Norwalk, CT) in the finals of of the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational. No. 7 Jake Kszywanos (Stratford, CT) joins the top 10 after comes into the rankings after pinning No. 9 Michael Toppan (Gloucester, MA) in overtime in Lowell to win bronze. No. 6 Charles Weidman (Xavier, CT) and No. 10 Canton Hill (Sanford) each won gold — Weidman winning the Mid-Hudson Classic in New York State and Hill winning the Noble (Maine) Invitational with five pins, the last of which came in the finals when he was down 10-2.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Brendan Gilchrist CT Norwalk Sr.
2 –– Corbin Maraia RI Chariho Sr.
3 6 Imanol Tavares RI Hope Sr.
4 –– Bennett Sonneborn MA Natick Sr.
5 –– Soren Reif CT Killingly So.
6 8 Charles Weidman CT Xavier So.
7 NR Jake Kszywanos CT Stratford Sr.
8 7 James Wright VT Burr & Burton Jr.
9 NR Michael Toppan MA Gloucester Jr.
10 NR Canton Hill ME Sanford So.



The top two ranked wrestlers at 220 met in the finals at the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational with No. 1 Patrick DesLauries (Ashland, MA) defended his higher ranking with a pin over No. 2 James Duhancik (Stratford, CT). No. 5 Jayden Toppan (Gloucester, MA) beat No. 6 Matt Harold (Haverhill, MA) in the third-place match at Lowell. No. 4 Jhonnyel Ramierez (Danbury, CT) won the Ryan Sabbagh Tournament in Danbury, beating No. 7 Christopher Reiss (New Milford, CT) and No. 10 Gilbert Clay (New Caanan, CT) — both by a score of 4-2.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 –– Patrick DesLauries MA Ashland Sr.
2 –– James Duhancik CT Stratford Sr.
3 –– Michael DiOrio RI Ponaganset So.
4 –– Jhonnyel Ramierez CT Danbury Sr.
5 6 Jayden Toppan MA Gloucester Jr.
6 NR Matt Harold MA Haverhill Fr.
7 8 Christopher Reiss CT New Milford Sr.
8 –– Logan Reiner RI South Kingstown Sr.
9 NR Kaden Cyr ME Bonny Eagle Jr.
10 NR GIlbert Clay CT New Cannan Sr.



What an incredible performance No. 1 Thomas Brown (Chelmsford, MA) had during the George Bossi Lowell Holiday Invitational. He dethroned No. 2 Hampton Kaye-Kuter (Milford, MA) 4-1 in the finals in a clash of titans. No. 3 Doug Traynor (New Fairfield, CT) finished third in Lowell while No. 4 Brayden Marceau (Melrose, MA) placed fourth. No. 5 Malaki Colon (Timberlane, NH) and No. 10 Justin Sokol (Hopkinton, MA) find themselves in the top 10 rankings for the first time after placing fifth and sixth, respectively, at Lowell.

Rank Last Rank Name State School Grade
1 2 Thomas Brown MA Chelmsford So.
2 1 Hampton Kaye-Kuter MA Milford Sr.
3 5 Doug Traynor CT New Fairfield Sr.
4 3 Brayden Marceau MA Melrose Sr.
5 6 Nuh Adjunski CT Danbury Sr.
6 NR Malaki Colon NH Timberlane Sr.
7 8 Charlie Smith MA St. John’s Prep Sr.
8 9 Don Shivas CT Derby/Oxford/Holy Cross Sr.
9 10 Johnny Letre ME Coney Sr.
10 NR Justin Sokol MA Hopkinton Sr.


Team rankings

The team race remains very interesting. No. 1 Ponaganset (Scituate, RI) has a very large lead over the rest of the field, but it’s a close fight for all the other spots. No. 2 Danbury (Danbury, CT) won their own Ryan Sabbagh Holliday tournament. No. 3 Xavier (Middletown, CT) went west to New York and won the Mid-Hudson Classic for the second time in three years. No. 4 St. John’s Prep (Danvers, MA) attended the George Bossi Lowell Holiday tournament last year but this year they opted to attend the Marshfield (Mass.) Holiday Tournament and won that. That opened the door for No. 5 Shawsheen Tech (Billerica, MA), which won the team title in Lowell. No. 8 Norwalk (Norwalk, CT) took 15th only bringing four wrestlers. Likewise, No. 12 Avon (Avon, CT) placed 25th bringing only three wrestlers to Lowell. Tied for No. 9 is Haverhill (Haverhill, MA) and Hope (Providence, RI), No. 11 Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, RI) ventured north and captured the team title at the Noble Invitational, while No. 14 Wells (Wells, ME) placed fourth as a team.

The team rankings are based on the number of wrestlers ranked on the respective team.

Rank School Ranked Wrestlers Points Last Rank State
1 Ponaganset 8 107.5 RI
2 Danbury 6 59 CT
3 Xavier 5 58.5 CT
4 St. Johns Prep 4 49.5 MA
5 Shawsheen Tech 3 46 6 MA
6 Killingly 3 42 8 CT
7 Coventry 2 40 RI
8 Norwalk 3 38 9 CT
T-9 Haverhill 5 37 NR MA
T-9 Hope 4 37 NR RI
11 Bishop Hendricken 2 30 10 RI
12 Avon 2 29.5 NR CT
13 Chelmsford 2 28 NR MA
14 Wells 2 27 ME
15 Minnechaug 2 26 13 MA

Max Schwartz is a sports journalist specializing in wrestling. He’s published multiple pieces with wrestling giant, including pre-covid New England rankings, as well as with up-and-coming Division I wrestling news site Max grew up in Norwalk, Conn., where he was a member of the wrestling team at Norwalk High. This is his second year doing New England rankings for Connecticut Wrestling Online. You can reach Max at [email protected]

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