Parkside Rangers 3rd in Inaugural GLVC Preseason Poll

By TomM November 2, 2016 20:39

Parkside Rangers 3rd in Inaugural GLVC Preseason Poll

Parkside Rangers 3rd in Inaugural GLVC Preseason Poll
UW Parkside | 11/1/2016 |

INDIANAPOLIS — The Wisconsin-Parkside wrestling team has been selected to finish third in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Preseason Poll as selected by the league head coaches and announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

The 2016-17 season will mark the first year the GLVC will sponsor wrestling as a conference sport. Seven teams, including Wisconsin-Parkside, will vye for the first-ever GLVC wrestling championship this season.

Wisconsin-Parkside finished third in the poll after receiving one first-place vote and a total of 26 points. Maryville received five first-place votes and finished first with 31 points, while McKendree had one first-place vote and placed second in the poll with 30 points. Indianapolis followed Wisconsin-Parkside in fourth and Drury, Truman State and Bellarmine rounded out the poll.

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Photo: UW Parkside PRE-SEASON RANKINGS: NATIONAL RANKINGS – OCTOBER 28, 2016 preseason rankings for the 2016-17 wrestling season are available. In this ranking, the top 10 individuals in each weight class were ranked. Team rankings were based on the following points system, from first through 10th: 16-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

The first set of rankings using results from the 2016-17 will include two team rankings: tournament strength points based on the individual rankings, and a coaches’ poll of the committee’s opinion of dual meet strength.

The next regional rankings will be released on November 29, with national rankings to follow on December 1.

PRE-SEASON RANKINGS: National Rankings – October 28, 2016

Two ranger wrestlers appear in the Regional rankings, highlighted by senior Ronzel Darling in No. 3 spot at 125lbs.
125 pounds
1. Brett Velasquez St. Cloud State
2. Willie Bohince Mercyhurst
3. Ronzel Darling UW Parkside
133 pounds
1. Nick Roberts Pitt-Johnstown
141 pounds
1. Darren Wynn McKendree
149 pounds
1. Damien Penichet Upper Iowa
157 pounds
1. Destin McCauley Nebraska-Kearney
2. Greg Hegarty Maryville
3. Larry Bomstad St. Cloud State
4. Sam Viengmany Tiffin
5. Cody Law Pitt-Johnstown
6. Deandre Johnson Limestone
7. Adam Martz Shippensburg
8. Zak Benitz Upper Iowa
9. Brett Scoles UW Parkside
165 pounds
1. Tyler Reinhart Pitt-Johnstown
174 pounds
1. Blaze Shade UNC Pembroke
184 pounds
1. Aero Amo Augustana
197 pounds
1. Joe Gomez Northern State
285 pounds
1. Austin Goergen St. Cloud State

By TomM November 2, 2016 20:39