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Cambridge Wrestlers Make Wrestling USA’s Final Rankings List

Cambridge Wrestlers Make Wrestling USA’s Final Rankings List

Wrestling USA Magazine, one of the country's foremost authorities on High school wrestling, has completed their final list of the "Nation's Best High School Wrestlers" for 2014-2015.

J.R. Salemi, Senior, finished up #30 of all 126lb'ers while Devin Kane, Junior, finished up at an amazing #9 of all 160lb'ers. A testimony to the hard work and effort that both young men have put into what is arguably the toughest sport of them all. 

"JR and Devin have done some pretty amazing things here at Cambridge. They both won multiple State Championships, placed in National Tournaments, and played an integral role in our Team State Championship. That's what these recognitions are for, to recognize kids who made good choices, sacrificed and went that extra mile…looked for ways to get better", said Head Coach St James. "People know who we are, know what we are capable of and that we are a force to be reckoned with…we expect our kids to always be on the lookout for ways to get better. There are lots of opportunities out there. I hope all of our athletes believe they can realize their potential here at Cambridge. JR and Devin did." 

Congratulations JR and Devin!

Wrestling USA Magazine Final Rankings
Nation's Best 2014-15 High School Wrestlers

By Dan Fickel
National Editor 

Editor's Note: Here are final rankings of the Nation's Best 2014-15 High School Seniors. Seven factors were considered in determining these rankings. They include: (1) accomplishments at the state high school championships (folkstyle); (2) National Junior Freestyle and Greco-Roman Championships; 3) Performances at prestigious regular season high school tournaments; (4) Super 32 Challenge Tournament; (5) Cadet National Championships; (6) NHSCA Championships; (7) Flo Nationals. Rankings were finalized on 5-1-15.

Nation's Top Seniors - 2014-2015 (126 LB)
  1. Nick Piccininni (Ward Melville, NY)
  2. Sean DeShazer (Wichita Heights, KS)
  3. Jose Rodriguez (Massillon Perry, OH)
  4. Austin Assad (Brecksville, OH)
  5. Patrick D'Arcy (Holy Spirit, NJ)
  6. Anthony Cefolo (Hanover Park, NJ)
  7. Markus Simmons (Broken Arrow, OK)
  8. Ben Lamantia (St. Anthony's, NY)
  9. Eli Seipel (St. Paris Graham, OH)
  10. Kris Williams (Thornwood, IL)
  11. Nolan Hellickson (Southeast Polk, IA)
  12. Doyle Trout (Centennial, NE)
  13. Josh Kramer (Desert Edge, AZ)
  14. Anthony Hernandez (Vacaville, CA)
  15. Ryan Pomrinca (North Hunterdon, NJ)
  16. Cameron Sykora (Border West, MN)
  17. Drake Foster (Post Falls, ID)
  18. Steve Simpson (St. Mary's Ryken, MD)
  19. Dan Swan (Oak Forest, IL)
  20. Evan Cheek (Milan Edison, OH)
  21. Gresh Jones (Sidney, MT)
  22. Cody Karstetter (Charles Page, OK)
  23. Troy Gassaway (Mount Anthony Union, VT)
  24. Ted Rico (J.O. Combs, AZ)
  25. Garrett Hancock (Troy Christian, OH)
  26. J.D. Gregory (Hanover, VA)
  27. L.J. Bentley (St. Edward, OH) 
  28. Nolan Laux (Hastings, NE)
  29. Jesse Reed (Paonia, CO)
  30. J.R. Salemi (Cambridge, GA)

Special Mention:

  1. Austin Anderly (LeSueur-Henderson, MN)
  2. Jay-Ar Small (Kodiak, AK)
  3. Dallas Baciak (Wheeling Park, WV)
  4. Landon Bailey (Helena, MT)
  5. Nathan Cervantez (De La Salle, CA)
  6. Tyler Craig (Skowhegan, ME)
  7. Skylar DeJong (Oskaloosa, IA)
  8. Camden Funkhouser (Prattville, AL)
  9. Darren Harris (Yelm, WA)
  10. Josh Jensen (Payson, UT)
  11. Jarren Komac (Great Falls, MT)
  12. Trayton Libolt (Crook County, OR)
  13. Michael McDonald (Springstead, FL)
  14. Devin Rogers (Northwestern, OH)
  15. Sebastian Ruffino (Windham, CT)
  16. Michael Russo (Jackson Liberty, NJ)
  17. DeVaughn Sapien (Borah, ID)
  18. Kody Stevens (Polytech, DE)
  19. Richard Tolston (Jack Britt, NC)
  20. A.J. Vindici (Randolph, NJ)

Nation's Top Juniors - 2014-2015 (160 LB)

  1. Alex Marinelli (St. Paris Graham, OH)
  2. Chris Weiler (Wyoming Seminary, PA)
  3. Brandon Dallavia (Blair Academy, NJ)
  4. Thomas Bullard (Archer, GA)
  5. Drew Hughes (Lowell, IN)
  6. Alex Herringshaw (Holland Patent, NY)
  7. Elijah Cleary (Lake Highland Prep, FL)
  8. Randy Meneweather (Washington, IL)
  9. Devin Kane (Cambridge, GA)
  10. Chris Mauriello (Hauppage, NY)
  11. Joey Nadotti (Palmetto Ridge, FL)
  12. Owen Webster (Shakapee, MN)
  13. Johnny Blankenship (Platte County, MO)
  14. Johnny Meiman (Ryle, KY)
  15. Trace Carello (Marmion Academy, IL)
  16. Brett Moon (Maize, KS)
  17. A.J. Alford (Fort Dorchester, SC)
  18. Max Odell (South Windsor, CT)
  19. A.J. Aeberli (Minisink Valley, NY)
  20. Dalton Robertson (Weld Central, CO)
  21. Eric Reyes (Dedham, MA)
  22. Riley Jaramillo (Churchill, OR)
  23. Reese Neville (Yerington, NV)
  24. Parker Simington (Thompson Valley, CO)
  25. Shea Hartzler (Linn Mar, IA)
  26. Elliott Pedigo (Grundy, VA)
  27. Beau Colombini (Windsor, CA)
  28. Zach Johnston (ADM, IA)
  29. Sam Goings (Churchill County, NV)
  30. John Anderson (Mid-Buchanan, MO)

Special Mention:

  1. Ben Bullins (Morehead, NC)
  2. Nathan Carstens (Nikiski, AK)
  3. Steven Crowder (Greenwood, SC)
  4. Anthony D'Amico (New Fairfield, CT)
  5. Zach Diaz (Boys Ranch, TX)
  6. Eric Fasnacht (Padua Franciscan, OH)
  7. Jonathon Grunefelder (Napoleon, ND)
  8. Garrett Hoyt (Weber, UT)
  9. Richard Jackson (Toledo Central Catholic, OH)
  10. Shawn Livingston (Steubenville, OH)
  11. Hudson Mauseth (Moses Lake, WA)
  12. Paxton Mewes (Jamestown, ND)