CLASS C TOP 10 MEET & DUAL TEAMS PLUS TOP 6 INDIVIDUALS WITH COMMENTS #5
Raters: Jason Freudenburg Madison (Meets/Individuals) & Jared Owens Tekamah (Duals)
TOP 10 CLASS C MEET TEAMS # 2/8/18
2.) Broken Bow
3.) David City
4.) Battle Creek
6.) North Bend
7.) Central City
COMMENTS: No change from last week. Positioning coming out of the state tournament will be key for the team race and bonus points will be huge. All ten teams remain the same with a little bit of a switch in the order from the previous rankings. Right now I am going to give the runner up nod to Broken Bow simply due to the fact that they will fall on the opposite side of their Valentine counterparts in the state tournament due to being in the same district. Anyone in the top 5 could make a serious run at Valentine if they get on a roll and pull a couple of upsets. The next five teams all have a few athletes that should be wrestling on Saturday. I really think that the class C team race will be the most exciting race at the State tournament
TOP 10 CLASS C DUAL TEAMS # 2/8/18
- Battle Creek
- Broken Bow
- David City
- Aquinas Catholic
- Logan View
- Central City
- Northbend Central
Contenders Wilber Clatonia, Sutton
This is how I think the state dual tournament could be bracketed after the district tournament.
C1 David City, Central City, Sutton
C2 Battle Creek, Aquinas Catholic, Wilber Clatonia
C3 Logan View, Northbend Central, Arlington
C4 Broken Bow, Valentine, Ord
I believe that Battle Creek will score the most points at their district tournament and that Broken Bow will topple Valentine again at the district tournament. I think 3 teams come out of the C-4 district and that the C-3 runner up is on the outside looking in. (You could switch up Northbend and Logan View. That team race will come down to which team scores more points on the backside of the brackets and who score more bonus points. Arlington will not be far behind and with some help may jump both teams.) David City is the other champion in C1. This is not necessarily how I believe the teams will finish at the state dual tournament just how they will be seeded. If this is in-fact the field I think the top four teams advance and based on past results Valentine and Battle Creek move on the finals where Valentine once again tops Battle Creek.
Top 6 Individuals
1.) Chris Williams, Valentine, Fr.
2.) Dyson Kunz, Central City, Fr.
3.) Ryan Zoucha, Malcolm, Jr.
4.) Casey Benavides, Bridgeport, So
5.) Hunter Gilmore, Arlington, Fr.
6.) Zach Zitek, Aquinas, Fr.
COMMENTS: Williams has beaten Kunz and Kunz has beaten Zoucha. Should be a great battle between the top three to see who wins this weight class.
1.) Casey Faulkenberry, Broken Bow, Fr.
2.) Caydon McCracken, Battle Creek, Jr.
3.) Seth Styskal, David City, Sr.
4.) Colton Rowse, Ord, So.
5.) Jacob Paczosa, St. Paul, Sr.
6.) Noah Scott, Aquinas, Fr.
COMMENTS: Faulkenberry has separated himself from the rest of this group so far, but they are on his heels. Should be interesting down in Omaha to see who is the Champ.
1.) Gage Krolikowski, Valentine, So.
2.) Owen Lade, Battle Creek, So.
3.) Lee Carlson, Sutton, Jr.
4.) Spencer Gaffney, Broken Bow, Jr.
5.) Brandon Schram, Tekamah-Herman, Jr.
6.) Zack Barlean, David City, So.
COMMENTS: Krolikowski holds the number one spot since moving down from 126. This is his weight class and should be interesting to see who can push him.
1.) Damien Kersten, Battle Creek, Jr.
2.) Noah Styskal, David City, Jr.
3.) Patrick Powers, Broken Bow, So.
4.) Koby Brandenburg, Central City, Jr.
5.) Jeaven Scdoris, Milford, So.
6.) Joseph Hinrichs, Sutton, Fr.
COMMENTS: Damien Kersten is looking to take this weight class. He is leads the way but is followed closely by Styskal, Powers, and Brandenburg.
1.) Jordan Kelber, Valentine, Sr.
2.) Cody Yawn, Pierce, Sr.
3.) Josh Miller, Arlington, Fr.
4.) Sam Copley, Milford, Jr.
5.) Chase Smith, Gibbon, Sr.
6.) Jacson Valentine, David City, So.
COMMENTS: Kelber has looked dominate so far this season and stays at number 1. It will be tough for the rest of the competition to catch him.
1.) Evan Waddington, Wood River, Jr.
2.) Max Hughes, Syracuse, Sr.
3.) Justin White, David City, Jr.
4.) JJ Ramon, Valentine, Sr.
5.) Mason Schleis, Shelby-Rising City, Jr.
6.) Dawson Hogue, Conestoga, Sr.
COMMENTS: This should be a great weight class to watch with may exciting matches in the semifinals and finals.
1.) Melvin Hernandez, David City, Sr.
2.) Ty Heimes, Battle Creek, Jr.
3.) Chase Olson, Valentine, So
4.) Cole Ulmer, Broken Bow, Jr.
5.) Caleb Weiss, Chase County, Sr.
6.) Isaac Verzani, Wadefield-Allen, Jr.
COMMENTS: Hernandez and Heimes have both looked really good late this season. Should be a good show down at state. The rest of this weight class is wide open.
1.) Cooper Bates, Wilber-Clatonia, Sr.
2.) Joel Myers, Broken Bow, Sr.
3.) Jaden Janssen, Crofton-Bloomfield, Sr
4.) Jacob Tracy, Gibbon, Sr.
5.) Spencer Warner, Louisville, Sr.
6.) Chandler Stone, Sutton, Sr.
COMMENTS: This weight class is anyone’s right now. Will be great to watch to see who makes the finals and who will medal.
1.) Zach Borer, North Bend, Jr.
2.) Caleb Long, Valentine, Jr.
3.) Kyle Petree, Aquinas, Sr.
4.) Tucker Schneiderheinz, Central City, Sr.
5.) Chase Becker, Southern Valley, Sr.
6.) Dylan Zoucha, Malcom, So.
COMMENTS: The top 3 guys in this weight class are going to make it very interesting. Three guys going for their second state title. Should be awesome!
1.) Donald Stephen, Valentine, Sr.
2.) Brady Hull, Logan View, Jr.
3.) Joel Hines, North Bend, Sr.
4.) Quentin Moles, Crofton, Sr.
5.) Max Hansen, Tekamah-Herman, Sr.
6.) Michael Coufal, Aquinas, Sr.
COMMENTS: Stephen has separated himself from the rest of the pack throughout the season but anything can happen down in Omaha. Keep your eyes on the rest of these guys, anybody can make a run at the title.
1.) Joseph Reimers, Aquinas, Jr.
2.) Ethan Poppe, Crofton-Bloomfield, Sr.
3.) Dalton Mueller, North Bend, Sr.
4.) Haydn Deinert, Malcolm. Jr.
5.) Jacob Lech, Ord, Sr.
6.) Matthew Feldner, Kearney Catholic, Jr.
COMMENTS: Reimers has definitely earned the top spot and looks to win his second state title. It will be exciting to see who will meet him in the finals.
1.) Ethan Gabriel, Ord, So.
2.) Marce Vasquez, Bridgeport, Sr.
3.) Bryan McGahan, Hershey, Sr.
4.) Wyatt Kee, Gibbon, Sr.
5.) Ryder Fuchs, Pierce, Jr.
6.) Logan Schluckebier, Lincoln Christian, Sr.
COMMENTS: Gabriel has dominated this weight class all year. Look to him to do the same at state.
1.) Aaron Hinojosa, Chase County, Sr.
2.) Treyvon Brooks, Broken Bow, Jr.
3.) Matt Eilers, David City, Sr.
4.) Noah Carlson, Central City, Sr.
5.) Austin Simmons, Centura, Jr.
6.) Kalten Bauers, Centennial, Jr.
COMMENTS: Hinojosa has wrestled very well the last month and looks to take the title, but the rest of these guys look to knock him off.
1.) Caleb Lefferdink, Syracuse, Sr.
2.) Evan Welsh, Bishop Neumann, Sr.
3.) Jacob Jerabek, ALC, So.
4.) Hunter Rempe, South Central NE Unified District #5, Sr.
5.) Riley Moses, Fillmore Central, Jr.
6.) Derrell Zagurski, Winnebago, Sr.
COMMENTS: Lefferdink has his eye on his second state title and it is everyone else’s job to try and catch him.