Wrestling Rankings Round-up: February 3



PHILADLEPHIA -
The Quakers split a pair of duals over the weekend, downing EIWA rival Bucknell, 24-11, before dropping a close decision to Hofstra, 18-15. Penn's top wrestlers fared well over the weekend, but Rollie Peterkin was edged by Lou Ruggirello of Hofstra, 3-1, at 133 pounds, flipping those two in the rankings a bit. Other than that, a lot of "same story, different week" for the Red and Blue who can start making some moves in the next two weeks as Ivy League action heats up.

NCAA Coaches Panel (Jan. 20)


Individual Rankings (Rankings go to No. 33)
125 - No. 17 Mark Rappo
133 - No. 4 Rollie Peterkin
141 - No. 9 Zack Kemmerer
165 - No. 18 Gabriel Burak
174 - No. 26 Scott Giffin
197 - No. 6 Micah Burak

Notes: Among EIWA schools, Penn is tied for fourth with six wrestlers in the Top 33 ... Penn's three Top-10 wrestlers is tied for eighth among all Division I schools and matches the number of Top-10 wrestlers from such national powers as Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois and Northwestern ... Mark Rappo is 4-3 against wrestlers in the Top 33, including one loss by injury default to Michigan's Sean Boyle ... No. 4 Rollie Peterkin is 5-0 against wrestler ranked in the Top 33 at 133 pounds ... No. 9 Zack Kemmerer is 6-5 against Top-33 competitors, with four losses coming to wrestlers in the Top Six ... No. 18 Gabriel Burak is 3-1 at 165 pounds against opponents inside the Top 33 ... No. 26 Scott Giffin is 0-4 against Top-33 wrestlers ... No. 6 Micah Burak is 6-3 against Top-33 opponents, including a win over No. 4 Dustin Kilgore of Kent State ... Kyle Cowan is unranked at heavyweight, but is 2-2 against Top-33 opponents, including wins over No. 15 Josh Wine of VMI and No. 29 Jack Danilkowicz of Virginia and aloss to No. 3 Ryan Tomei of Pittsburgh.

EIWA Rankings (Jan. 26)


Team Ranking: No. 6 of 13 Last Ranking: No. 5

Individual Rankings (Rankings go to No. 6)
125 - No. 4 Mark Rappo Last Ranking: 3
133 - No. 1 Rollie Peterkin Last Ranking: No. 1
141 - No. 1 Zack Kemmerer Last Ranking: No. 1
165 - No. 3 Gabriel Burak Last Ranking: No. 3
174 - No. 5 Scott Giffin Last Ranking: No. 3
184 - No. 6 Harrison Cook Last Ranking: 6
197 - No. 2 Micah Burak Last Ranking: No. 2
285 - No. 6 Kyle Cowan Last Ranking: NR

Notes: With Penn not competing in any EIWA duals before these were released at the end of last week, not much movement for Penn wrestlers ... Mark Rappo slid down one spot according to EIWA coaches, but his bout with No. 1 Garrett Frey of Princeton on Sunday can get him back on the upswing...Scott Giffin, out with an injury the last month and a half fell two spots, but he is scheduled to return this weekend in time for some EIWA competition... Kyle Cowan has entered the top six at heavyweight, his first conference ranking of the season...He most likely is looking at next Saturday's match with No. 4 Kevin Lester of Columbia as a big match in terms of rising to the four-seed at EIWAs.

InterMat Division I National Rankings (Feb. 1)

Team Ranking: No. 20 Last Week: 18

Individual Rankings (Wrestlers Ranked to No. 20)
125 - No. 19 Mark Rappo Last Week: 19
133 - No. 5 Rollie Peterkin Last Week: No. 4
141 - No. 10 Zack Kemmerer Last Week: No. 9
165 - No. 18 Gabriel Burak Last Week: 18
197 - No. 6 Micah Burak Last Week: No. 6

Notes: Only movement is down this week according to InterMat...Peterkin slides one spot to No. 5, with Ruggirello moving up to No. 4 after the win in the dual on Sunday...Kemmerer moves down one spot as well, but that is due to the return of Montell Marion of Iowa...Rappo stays strong at No. 19, but No. 17 Frey lurks on the horizon Sunday in The Palestra.

Amateur Wrestling News Rankings (Jan. 31)

Individual Rankings (Rankings go to No. 20)
125 - No. 17 Mark Rappo Last Week: 17
133 - No. 7 Rollie Peterkin Last Week: No. 5
141 - No. 11 Zack Kemmerer Last Week: No. 10
197 - No. 6 Micah Burak Last Week: No. 5

Notes: As expected, Peterkin takes a bit of a hit, falling two spots after his loss, just the first of the season for him at 133 pounds...Kemmerer and Burak slide a spot after the returns of wrestlers to these rankings.

W.I.N. Magazine Rankings (Feb. 1)


Individual Rankings (Wrestlers Ranked to No. 20)
125 - No. 20 Mark Rappo Last Week: NR
133 - No. 8 Rollie Peterkin Last Week: No. 4
141 - No. 9 Zack Kemmerer Last Week: No. 8
165 - No. 20 Gabriel Burak Last Week: No. 20
197 - No. 7 Micah Burak Last Week: No 8

Notes: Mark Rappo getting some love from the folks at W.I.N., climbing into the rankings at 125...Peterkin takes somewhat of a tumble here, falling four spots despite a 3-1 loss to a wrestler he beat earlier in the year...Micah Burak moves up one spot at 197.

TheOpenMat.com National Rankings (Jan. 31)

125 - No. 15 Mark Rappo Last Week: No. 16
133 - No. 6 Rollie Peterkin Last Week: No. 4
141 - No. 11 Zack Kemmerer Last Week: No. 10
165 - No. 17 Gabriel Burak Last Week: 16
174 - No. 20 Scott Giffin Last Week: No. 20
197 - No. 4 Micah Burak Last Week: No. 4

Notes: Mark Rappo moves up one spot at 125 to No. 15, second among the five EIWA wrestlers in the Top 20...Gabriel Burak moves up a spot at 165, despite a 1-1 weekend as the pollsters respect his outing in a loss to No. 10 P.J. Gillespie of Hofstra.

D1CollegeWrestling.net National Rankings

Individual Rankings (Wrestlers Ranked to No. 25)
125 - No. 18 Mark Rappo Last Week: No. 18
133 - No. 5 Rollie Peterkin Last Week: No. 4
141 - No. 11 Zack Kemmerer Last Week: No. 9
165 - No. 17 Gabriel Burak Last Week: No. 16
197 - No. 5 Micah Burak Last Week: No. 6

Notes: Micah Burak's climb one spot at 197 gives Penn two Top-Five wrestlers according to D1CW.