CLASS C TOP TEN MEET TEAMS #3
- David City
- Battle Creek
- Kearney Catholic
- Aquinas Catholic
- Wood River
- Raymond Central
- Co – Raters: Jared Owens Tekamah Herman & Jason Freudenberg Madison (BOTH)
Contenders: Broken Bow, North Bend Central, Ft. Calhoun, Cross County/Osceola
COMMENTS:: Valentine is still the clear front-runner with someone rated in 10 weight classes. David City moves into the number two slot with 5 rated wrestlers and several near the top. Syracuse is 3rd with 5 rated wresters and 2 number 1 rated wrestlers. Battle Creek has 6 rated wrestlers with one number 1 rated wrestler. Kearney Catholic has 5 rated wrestlers with a couple of 2nd rated guys. O’Neill is 6th with 2 number 1 rated wrestlers and 3 total rated wrestlers. Ord has 3 rated guys. Aquinas has two guys rated with a SC pick and several guys that are close to the ratings. Wood River has 2 number 2 rated wrestlers and Raymond Central rounds out the top ten with 2 rated wrestlers, a SC pick, and a couple others that are contenders.
CLASS C TOP TEN DUAL TEAMS #3
- Battle Creek
- Kearney Catholic
- David City
- Broken Bow
- North Bend Central
- Aquinas Catholic
COMMENTS: Valentine still looks really tough, and Battle Creek has a very complete team and has beaten O’Neill in a dual and Class D top 10 Creighton. I think Syracuse right now beats Kearney Catholic and David City based on match-ups. Kearney Catholic beats David City for the same reasons. I also think they have a higher seed coming out of districts. Broken Bow and North Bend Central are next each with not very many guys rated but several that are close and being able to fill out complete teams with quality guys in most weights. Ord and Sutton don’t have a ton of top end talents but can put a quality kids in over half the weight classes. Aquinas has some good top end talents but my struggle to compete with more complete teams.
TOP 6 INDIVIDUALS #3
- Caydon McCraken Battle Creek
- Koby Brandenburg Central City
- Colton Rowse Ord
- Chase Olson Valentine
- Layne Shiers Kearney Catholic
- Casey Benavides Bridgeport
COMMENTS: McCraken is still on top with his only losses are to out of class competition Brandenburg is also not lost in Class C. Rowse and Shiers have split with Rowse getting the last match by fall. Olson enters after taking over varsity duties at 106 for Valentine. Benavides has only one loss to an undefeated class D wrestler.
- Gage Krolikowski Valentine
- Seth Styskal David City
- Lee Carlson Sutton
- Brandon Schram Tekamah Herman
- Jacob Paczosa St. Paul
- Sam Saldivar JCC
COMMENTS: Krolikowski made the drop to 113 and has dominated the competition so far. Styskal has lost to Krowlikowski but beat Schram of TH. Carlson has some good wins that look very comparable to Styskal’s. Schram, Paczosa, and Saldivar have very close results.
- Clayton Glendy Broken Bow
- Evan Waddington Wood River
- Noah Styskal David City
- Brody Benson Valentine
- Owen Lade Battle Creek
- Lane Bridgmon Syracuse
COMMENTS: Glendy has only one loss gave Waddington his only loss. Styskal has only lost in ot to out of class competition. Benson has a loss to Styskal and a win over Lade. Both Lane and Bridgmon both don’t have any bad losses but some very good wins.
- Jordan Kelber Val
- Wyatt Allan Wood River
- Justin White David City
- Damien Kersten Battle Creek
- Darryn Walters Mitchell
- Zach Rogers Kearney Catholic
COMMENTS: Kelber and Allan both have been dominate so far this year. White has beaten Kersten and Kersten has a win over Rogers. Walters also have a win over Rogers. Rogers has a couple wins over previously rated wrestlers.
- Max Hughes Syracuse
- Cody Yawn Pierce
- Carter Fleshman Kearney Catholic
- Monte Mumm Raymond Central
- Ty Heimes Battle Creek
- Julian Ramon Valentine
COMMENTS: Hughes won’t get punished for the out of class losses as he is the returning state champ and has some very dominating wins over very good wrestlers. Yawn remain unbeaten and has some very dominating wins as well. Fleshman and Mumm have very similar results with Fleshman having a win over Heimes. Heimes has a win over Ramon. Ramon is a dangerous wrestlers that is capable of beating anyone.
- Jeff Heinz Fort Calhoun
- Melvin Hernandez David City
- Eric Pacheco Kearney Catholic
- Preston Bussey Battle Creek
- Alex Dubas Cross County/Osceola
- Trenton Elliott Tekamah Herman
COMMENTS: Things seemed to be settled in at 138 and it looks to be an exciting weight class. Heinz and Hernandez look like the top two with Hernandez beating Pacheco of Kearney Catholic. Pacheco can wrestle with the top two and any match between those three would be worth the price of admission to any tournament. Bussey, Dubas, and Elliott all have wins over ratings contenders or previously rated wrestlers.
- Grant Albrecht Raymond Central
- Caden Moore O’Neill
- Hudson Pearman Valentine
- Keegan Pope Syracuse
- Dylan Hartline Fort Calhoun
- Spencer Warner Louisville
COMMENTS: Albrecht and Moore look to be the top of this 145 with Moore owning a win over Pearman who has looked good so far this year. Pope has a win over Warner of Louisville and Hartline has switched weights with teammate Heinz and continued his success at 145. Warner has some quality wins.
- Marc Zeckser Doniphan Trumbull
- Caleb Long Valentine
- Jack Keating Kearney Catholic
- Cooper Bates Wilber Clatonia
- Levi Kult Yutan
- Jacob Tracy Gibbon
COMMENTS: Zeckser has looked dominate so far this season. Long had a huge day at the High Plains meet beating Keating and Bennett from Class B Wahoo. Keating owns a win over Tracy. Bates has wins over a couple of Class C ratings contenders. Kult dropped from 160 and also has a win over Bennett. Tracy has beaten several rating contenders.
- Zac Borer Northbend Central
- Mitchell McWilliams Syracuse
- Kyle Petree Aquinas Catholic
- Kieron Wenig Valentine
- Stephen Duffy Shelton-Kenesaw
- Bryson Fisher Chase County
COMMENTS: Borer has been dominating so and is closing in on 100 wins as a sophomore. McWilliams has a win over Petree. Petree has some very quality wins as does Wenig. Duffy and Fisher both have wins over rating contenders.
- Abe Hernandez Mitchell
- Jake Prochaska Centennial
- DJ Stephen Valentine
- Daniel Duffy Shelton-Kenesaw
- Gavin Trompke Ord
- Cooper VonSeggern Wisner-Pilger
COMMENTS: Hernandez has only lost to a rated class B and owns a win over Trompke. Prochaska has a win over Stephen. Stephen is capable of beating anyone in this weight. Duffy has quality wins and no losses to anyone rated below him. Trompke has a win over VonSeggern and VonSeggern has split with previously rated Mueller of NBC winning the last match by pin.
- Joseph Reimers Aquinas Catholic
- Jerrod Fedorchik Bridgeport
- Cody Thomas Wakefield
- Riley Smith Arlington
- Ethan Poppe Crofton-Bloomfield
- Brad Baasch Doniphan-Trumbull
COMMENTS: Reimers continues to dominate class C competition with his only loss coming to Eason of Class B Norris. Fedorchik and Thomas are unbeaten. Smith, Poppe, and Baasch all have quality wins over rating contenders.
- Bailey Thompson O’Neill
- Ryan Worm David City
- Ethan Gabriel Ord
- Dean Hasse Valentine
- Marce Vasquez Bridgeport
- Logan Schluckebier Lincoln Christen
COMMENTS: Thompson owns a pin over Hasse and Worm has a win over Hasse. Gabriel gave a scare to Thompson and that is his only loss. Hasse has some good wins and no bad losses. Vasquez has looked strong to this point in the season. Several kids have beaten each other in the 6th spot and I gave the nod to Schluckebier because of the he seems to have the most quality wins.
- Jason Hahlbeck O’Neill
- Garrett Davidson Cross County/Osceola
- Jan-louw de Jager Battle Creek
- Evan Welsh Bishop Nuemann
- Moises Barboza Wakefield
- Aaron Hinojosa Chase County
COMMENTS: No changes in the 220 ranking during the last two weeks. Hahlbeck and Davidson are still unbeaten. Welsh looks to be back to form and his only loss was up at heavyweight.
- Caleb Lefferdink Syracuse
- Riley Homolka Wilber Clatonia
- Hunter Miller Cross County/Osceola
- Sam Cantu Norfolk Catholic
- Jared Fulton Valentine
- Hunter Rempe South Central Unified
COMMENTS: Lefferdink moves ahead with the common opponent win over Mach of Class B Fairbury which is Homolka’s only loss. Miller is still unbeaten. Cantu is able to wrestle varsity now and has looked good so far. Fulton has beaten quality opponents. Several kids have beaten each other for the last spot. Rempe gets the nod based off of who he has beaten.