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74 kg Men’s Freestyle

74 kg Men’s Freestyle – Updated April 10, 2014

1. Cleo Ncube (Montreal Wrestling Club)

2. Chris Laverick (Brock Wrestling Club)

3. Shawn Daye-Finley (Black Bears Wrestling Club)

4. Matthew Miller (Quebec Wrestling Academy)

5. Saman Sepehripour (Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club)

6. Ilya Abelev (Black Bears Wrestling Club)

7. Brian Hutton (Dinos Wrestling Club)

8. Farshad Kaveh (Team Impact)

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  • arm-spin says:

    Your ratings are excellent. I do wonder if you had considered putting Cleo at #1. Evan beat him at nationals (and has a history of beating him) but Cleo has been pretty darn good since, including a win over a world medallist, while Evan has not competed.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    • canario says:

      74 is a tricky weight, mostly due to parity. You have a bunch of guys who are all capable of beating one another on any given day. Cleo’s win over Aliyev (AZE) is a big deal. However, for now, I’ll stick with MacDonald as the #1. I honestly don’t know the status of MacDonald. If it’s announced that Cleo is the world representative, he will be ranked #1 and MacDonald will be removed until he returns to competition. In general, I’m weary of putting anyone but the national champ as #1 unless they are beaten in an actual match.

      The other issue at 74 lies in the middle of the rankings. In this case, inactivity comes into effect as a way to make the rankings dynamic in nature for the time being. Alves placed 4th at nationals, beating 3 unranked wrestlers and #8 Abelev while only losing to the top 2. Laverick placed 5th, beating 2 unranked wrestlers, #4 Bond and #9 Webb while only losing to #2 and #3. Both also had an injury forfeit with #3 Lue. Both have been inactive since. Both could be argued for a position higher than 6 & 7 and it would be justified. However, I would have liked to see both at Canada Cup as they would have gone head to head with those ranked right above them and those ranked right below them. This is simply an issue with only having 2 tournaments of data to work with as a starting point. The whole weight could change after Clansman next season.

      July 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm
  • Rick says:

    These rankings seem a bit weird.. They seem entirely based of the results of nationals.

    April 10, 2014 at 11:21 pm
    • canario says:

      There have been 2 Senior Open tournaments since the new weights have been released, Guelph Open and Nationals. So yes, they largely are. I need to start somewhere, then they can change easily based on head to head results. I encourage discussion, feel free to comment how you think they should differ. I don’t even think 74 kg should be one of the more controversial weights.

      April 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm
  • Rick says:

    For starters Ryan Lu should definitely be ranked above Hutton and Hodgins. secondly how is Ileya ranked under Hutton? I think the top 5 are all interchangeable. There are some wrestlers that can arguably be top 8 as well. Matrixx ferria and Alex Bawer are both competitors that beat hodgins at Guelph. But then again did not perform adequately at nationals. So guess these rankings are ok

    April 11, 2014 at 12:00 am
    • canario says:

      Looking back at some head-to-head results from Guelph, I might make some changes. I’d actually put Kaveh in Hodgins spot. Since Guelph, and largely due to bad luck with injuries, Lue does not have a win over anyone in this top 8. I try to base this off what is happening recently, not what could/should/would be happening. Switching Hutton and Abelev wouldn’t be a crazy argument. Ferreira and Bauer don’t have the consistency just yet.

      April 11, 2014 at 12:09 am
  • Rick says:

    Fair enough. Farshan should be ranked 6th #7 ileya and 8 doesn’t matter. Then again these rankings are bound to change because any of these top 10 can beat eachother. I like your reasoning

    April 11, 2014 at 12:16 am

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