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POSTED ON December 21st  - POSTED IN Ratings: Class C

Class C NSWCA COMMENTS Team Top 10 and Individual Rankings #1
December 15, 2016

1. Valentine
2. Syracuse
3. O’Neill
4. David City
5. Kearney Catholic
6. Wilber Clatonia
7. Battle Creek
8. Aquinas Catholic
9. Raymond Central
10. Sutton
Contenders: Broken Bow, Northbend Central, Wood River

Co- Raters: Jared Owens Tekamah & Jason Freudenburg Madison
Both Meets and Duals

Valentine is the clear front-runner to take the title home in class C this year. I don’t think their line-up is quite set as they also have a ton of depth. It’s going to be hard for any team to take down the Badgers this year. Syracuse checks in next with 4 athletes in the top 6 and a state champ and runner up pick. Another team that has a lot of depth and I think as the year progresses you will see some of their athletes move up the rankings. O’Neill is a team that has a lot of potential with 2 state champion picks and another athlete in the top 6. David City has a lot of kids that are right on the cusp of being in the top 6 and will be very competitive to go along with the 4 they have in the rankings right now. Kearney Catholic, Wilber Clatonia, and Battle Creek all have some heavy hitters and will battle for a top 5 finish come February. Rounding out the Top Ten are Aquinas, Raymond Central, and Sutton. All three have a ton of talent but a lot of their top talent has seemed to fall into very tough weight classes but as wrestlers return from injury and wrestlers move up or down in weight, these teams have a lot of potential to move up in the ratings. Both Broken Bow and Northbend Central were bounced from the Top Ten for these ratings but posses a lot of quality kids that could move them back into the Class C discussion by the time we all get to Omaha.


1. Caydon McCraken Battle Creek
2. Seth Stykal David City
3. Koby Brandenburg Central City
4. Ryan Zoucha Malcolm
5. Garrett Battershaw Valentine
6. Colton Rowse Ord

COMMENTS: 106 looks to be a two man race with McCraken and Stykal as the returning medalist as this weight from a year ago. Brandenburg and Zoucha are returning qualifiers Valentine has two kids at this weight that are capable of competing with the top 6 and Rowse owns wins over two contenders at this weight

1. Lee Carlson Sutton
2. Gage Krolikowski Valentine
3. Jacob Paczosa St. Paul
4. Spencer Gaffney Broken Bow
5. Brandon Schram Tekamah Herman
6. Sam Saldivar Johnson County Central

COMMENTS: Carlson was behind a state champ last year and was also a little undersized but has grown well into the 113 class and has a win over Paczosa. Krolikowski is a freshman but from everything I have seen and heard he wrestles like veteran. He has been up at 120 but think he will descend down. Paczosa has a common opponent over Gaffney. Schram is a returning medalist that has the ability to wrestle with anyone. Saldivar is a returning qualifier with a lot of experience

1. Clayton Glendy Broken Bow
2. Evan Waddington Wood River
3. Noah Styskal David City
4. Anton Carlson Sutton
5. Brody Benson Valentine
6. Quin Child Gordon/Rushville

COMMENTS:Glendy has a win over returning Runner-up Waddington on the first night of the season. Styskal is a very capable wrestler that will keep the match close with anyone. Carlson is a returning medalist. Benson has a win over Child.

1. Jordan Kelber Valentine
2. Wyatt Allan Wood River
3. Justin White David City
4. Damien Kresten Battle Creek
5. Talon Mues Arlington
6. Tyler Tobler Ravenna

COMMENTS: Kelber is the highest returning medalist at this weight. Allan has been very busy this offseason and owns a win over Tobler. White was up a couple of weight classes last year but seems to fit in nice at 126 and has a win over Kresten. Kresten has beaten some very good wrestlers in different classes. Mues is a returning medalist and Tobler is a returning qualifier.

1. Max Hughes Syracuse
2. Monte Mumm Raymond Central
3. Cody Yawn Pierce
4. Kaden Davis Wilber/Clatonia
5. Carter Fleshman Kearney Catholic
6. Julian Ramon Valentine

COMMENTS: Returning state champ Hughes is up a couple of weight classes but spent a lot of time wrestling this off-season having a lot of success at a heavier weight. Mumm and Yawn are both returning medalist and have a lot of experience at the state tournament. Davis owns a couple of wins over Class C contenders. Fleshman also has multiple wins over very good wrestlers. Coach Allison was very high on Ramon on the preseason form and the results match his assessment.

1. Melvin Hernandez David City
2. Anthony Pacheco Kearney Catholic
3. Noah Eklund Valentine
4. Dylan Hartline Ft. Calhoun
5. Preston Bussey Battle Creek
6. Ethan Mumm Raymond Central

COMMENTS:Returning state champ Hernandez has wrestled at both 138 and 145 but I think he comes back down. He is a very hard nosed wrestlers and dominates a lot of his opponents. Pacheco was a runner-up last year and looks to be off to another great start. Eklund has his state tournament cut short last year but has been in the finals before. Hartline is a very dangerous wrestler that can pin anyone from any position. Bussey is a returning medalist that has continued that success this season. Mumm is a returning qualifier that has the ability to put people away if they let up for only a moment.

1. Jeff Heinz Ft Calhoun
2. Grant Albrecht Raymond Central
3. Caden Moore O’Neill
4. Hudson Pearman Valentine
5. Chandler Stone Sutton
6. Keegan Pope Syracuse

COMMENTS: Transfer Heinz looks to cap his senior season with a state title and is off to a good start. Albrecht, Moore and Pearman have all reached the finals at one time and look to make this one of the most exciting weight in any class this year. Stone is a returning medalist that has started off the year very strong. Pope is a qualifier that has shown he can wrestler with the best during the early part of this season

1. Marc Zeckser Doniphan Trumbull
2. Jack Keating Kearney Catholic
3. Gavyn Bushkoetter SCNU #5
4. Cooper Bates Wilber Clatonia
5. Jacob Tracy Gibbon
6. Caleb Long Valentine

COMMENTS: Another transfer tops the list at 152 in Zeckser. Zeckser is a phenomenal athlete that is very quick on his feet. Keating has yet to wrestle that I have seen but should factor into the medals when he does come back. Bushkoetter was very busy this off season and that work should pay off come February another lightning fast athlete that keeps his body in good position. Bates is a very technical wrestler that can hang with anyone. Tracy and Long both have wins over a few qualifiers and other quality opponents

1. Zac Borer Northbend Central
2. Kyle Petree Aquinas Catholic
3. Levi Kult Yutan
4. Kieron Wenig Valentine
5. Mitchell McWilliams Syracuse
6. Andrew Miller Broken Bow

COMMENTS: State Champion Borer is back at 160 and has filled into the weight even better than last year which is bad news for the rest of the 160 in the state. Runner-up Petree is a very dangerous wrestler and might have what it takes to catch a wrestler like Borer. Kult is very hard to score on and can keep the match close with anyone. Weing is also a very sound wrestler that is really tough to score on. McWilliams and Miller are both qualifiers last year.

1. Abe Hernandez Mitchell
2. DJ Stephen Valentine
3. Daniel Duffy Shelton-Kenesaw
4. Jake Prochaska Centennial
5. Gavin Trompke Ord
6. Dalton Mueller Northbend Central

COMMENTS: Returning runner up Hernandez starts the on top. Stephen was 3rd a year ago at 160. Returning qualifier Duffy has started out the year strong. Trompke and Muller have both proven they deserve to be in the mix with some quality wins over ratings contenders early in the year.

1. Bailey Thompson O’Neill
2. Joseph Reimers Aquinas Catholic
3. Jerrod Fedorchik Bridgeport
4. Cody Thomas Wakefield
5. Riley Smith Arlington
6. Brock Ray Northbend Central

COMMENTS: 182 could be another quality weight class with 4 returning medalist and 2 SQ in the first rating. Thompson was the champion at this weight last February. Reimers and Fedorchik both finished 3rd, Reimers at 170 and Fedorchik at this weight. Reimers won a very tough weight class and the opening tournament in Bennington. Thomas was the 6th place medalist at 170 last year. Smith and Ray are both returning qualifiers with quality wins early in the year.

1. Dean Haase Valentine
2. Ryan Worm David City
3. Ethan Gabriel Ord
4. Logan Schluckebier Lincoln Christen
5. Riley Dillon Palmayra
6. Tristan Kocembia Broken Bow

COMMENTS: 195 doesn’t have a returning medalist but Haase has shown early in the season that he is ready to reach the medal stand by dominating his opponents. Worm and Gabriel are both undefeated at the time of this write up and Gabriel has a win over Kocembia. Schluckebier has a win over Dillon. Dillon is a returning qualifier with a couple of quality wins. Kocembia has shown in the early part of the season that he is a contender at this weight.

1. Jason Hahlbeck O’Neill
2. Evan Welsh Bishop Nueman
3. Garrett Davidson Osceola-Cross County
4. Jan-louw de Jager Battle Creek
5. Moises Barboza Wakefield
6. Bryan McGahan Hersey

COMMENTS: Hahlbeck is the returning champ and Welsh is the returning runner up. Davidson was 6th a year ago and is undefeated. De Jager is a returning qualifier and has a win over another qualifier in Barboza. Barboza and McGahan are both returning qualifiers with quality wins on the season

1. Riley Homolka Wilber Clatonia
2. Caleb Lefferdink Syracuse
3. Hunter Miller Osceola-Cross County
4. Land Hruby Arcadia/Loup City
5. Hunter Rempe SCNU #5
6. Jared Fulton Valentine

COMMENTS: Homolka was 3rd a year ago and Lefferdink was 6th. Lefferdink has a win over rated Arnold of Gretna is class B. Miller and Hruby were qualifiers a year ago. Miller was a match away from placing and Hruby was 2 matches away. Rempe has dominated his opponents during the first part of the season and Fulton is undefeated at this point.


1. Valentine
2. Syracuse
3. Broken Bow
4. David City
5. Kearney Catholic
6. O’Neill
7. Battle Creek
8. Sutton
9. Aquinas Catholic
10. Raymond Central
CONTENDERS: Northbend Central, Wilber Clatonia

As good as a tournament team that Valentine is I think they will be an even better dual team with several kids that may not make their varsity line-up but can be inserted if they need to move kids around for better match ups. Syracuse, Broken Bow, and David City all have a lot of wrestlers that are in the top 6 or very close that make them very competitive in a dual. Kearney Catholic, O’Neill, Battle Creek, Sutton, and Aquinas are right now in the next tier with several kids in the ratings but right now lack the overall depth to compete with the teams above them. Raymond Central rounds out the Top Ten. They have several wrestlers that are capable of getting a lot of bonus points but also may give up some points through forfeits. Northbend Central and Wilber Clatonia seem to both have a quality kid a almost every weight and may move up as their line-up settle as the year progresses.

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