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Class D Ratings-12/27/19

NSWCA Class D Tournament Team Rankings


  1. Plainview
  2. Mullen
  3. Burwell
  4. Howells-Dodge
  5. Maxwell
  6. Neligh-Oakdale
  7. Winside
  8. Thayer Central
  9. Nebraska Christian
  10. Central Valley



As we move past Christmas break we saw plenty of quality wrestling to start the first half of the season for Class D. We got to see many wrestlers make moves down a weight class, with the middle weights having a ton of talent. We got to see a very packed with talent tournament in Elgin this past Saturday. Plainview came away as the champs in a very competitive field.

They are still number one despite some recent defeats, but their depth will still score high in Omaha. The Sutherland Invite had quite a few exciting finals matches as well. Mullen took that tournament and is also consistently wrestling well with plenty of big point scorers. Several other tournaments put out some big matches including Osceola, Fran Jorgensen, Twin Loup, and Wisner-Pilger. Burwell is definitely improving as the year goes and they wrestle their full line-up. Howells-Dodge and Maxwell also look deep enough to keep pace. Thank you to the coaches who take time to send information and contribute to these rankings. Enjoy your holiday break! Best of luck to all Class D wrestlers and coaches!


Class D Dual Team Rankings


  1. Plainview
  2. Neligh-Oakdale
  3. Maxwell
  4. Burwell
  5. Mullen
  6. Howells-Dodge
  7. Thayer Central
  8. Weeping Water
  9. Winside
  10. Twin Loup


The qualifying method for the duals are through a wildcard system that is now based on regular season dual results. Each team must wrestle at least six duals to be eligible for the tournament. Not a whole lot has changed with the duals. Plainview was able to put on a great showing with a 54-20 dual win over Class C #8 Archbishop Bergan. The top three remain unbeaten in duals so far this season. Burwell has been beaten by a couple teams out of class, but should still carry enough wildcard points. Teams like Weeping Water, Winside, and Twin Loup will need to keep winning duals to stay in the hunt. We won’t see many of these teams dual each other in the regular season, so the wildcard points will be an interesting follow. My projections are based on expected dual results. Good luck to all Class D wrestlers and coaches!


  1. Eli Lanham, Plainview
  2. Hunter Bennett, Elkhorn Valley
  3. Ashton Dane, Plainview
  4. Eli Paxton, Mullen
  5. Carter Beckman, EPPJ
  6. Hayden Neeman, Superior



Lane Bohac, East Butler

Triston Wells, Thayer Central

Layne Sturek, Pender



Lanham stays at the top, wrestling recently at a few different weights with little difficulty. He and teammate Dane will be tough to beat. Dane has two head to head wins over Beckman, with the Elgin final going into OT. Bennett has been inactive since the first ratings. Paxton enters the ratings with a sole loss coming to out of state competition.


  1. Jesse Sauceda, Shelton
  2. Cayden Ellis, Winside
  3. Ashton Sinn, Thayer Central
  4. Logan Peterson, South Loup
  5. Jacob Fox, Axtell
  6. Ethan Kipp, Twin Loup



Tristin Grooms, Mullen

Jacoby Mann, Winside

Zac Hartl, Elkhorn Valley



Sauceda has yet to compete for Shelton this season. Ellis has remained unbeaten since the last ratings although it was up at 120. Teammate Mann’s only losses so far are to Ellis. Peterson and Kipp picked up wins over previously rated Grooms to move up. Peterson also beat Kipp two days in a row.



  1. Teven Marshall, Mullen
  2. Scout Ashburn, Plainview
  3. Tate Phillipps, Burwell
  4. Brock Kester, Neligh-Oakdale
  5. Koby Smith, Elm Creek
  6. Nickolas Kuehn, Kenesaw



Thomas Klemserud, North Central

Kirby Smith, Fullerton

Tristan White, Arapahoe


Marshall has stayed unbeaten so far. Ashburn recently wrestled up at 126 to match up with Arps resulting in his sole loss. Looks like he could be down to 113 after break. Phillipps and Kester move in as they made their move down to 120 last week. Koby Smith has been wrestling well since the last ratings. Kuehn moves in after pinning Kirby Smith. Lots of serious contenders at this weight as well.


  1. Shaye Wood, Central Valley
  2. Cyrus Wells, Anselmo-Merna
  3. Gaven Schernikau, Centennial
  4. Josh Spatz, East Butler
  5. Adam Miller, Elkhorn Valley
  6. Jon tenBensel, Cambridge



Brenner McLaughlin, Thayer Central

Matthew Frederick, Winside

Rafe Grebin, Summerland


Wood continues to be dominant at the top of 126. Wells is also undefeated with a win over now 120 #3 Phillipps & #4 Kester. Schernikau has been wrestling mostly Class C competition and doing very well. Spatz upset Miller at Osceola in a high scoring match.


  1. Samuel Foster, Sutherland
  2. Ruger Reimers, Palmer
  3. Nolan Blevins, Weeping Water
  4. Ryan Payne, Centennial
  5. Art Escalante, Winside
  6. Garrett Latimer, Southwest



Carson Gruntorad, Elm Creek

Cody Lambert, Southern Valley

Tanner Frahm, Plainview



Foster remains #1 defending his home Invite against a few contenders. Reimers also remains undefeated after a close match with Blevins in the finals at Elgin. Payne has been wrestling consistently well at both 132 and 138 at recent duals. Escalante has been just as consistent for Winside. Latimer will be a tough challenge adding some more quality depth to this weight.


  1. Enrique Martinez, Central Valley
  2. Nate Christensen, Plainview
  3. Dustin Klingsporn, Axtell
  4. Jeremy Larson, Brady
  5. Jon Peterka, Sutherland
  6. Xavier Perez, Elm Creek



Gabe Escalante, Winside

Trevor Jedlicka, Howells-Dodge

Seth Hare, Hitchcock County



Martinez made a big statement with a decision over Christensen in their finals match in Elgin. Klingsporn has wins over Peterka and Perez remaining undefeated. Larson made the move down and picked up two wins over Peterka since the last ratings as well.


  1. Cooper Coons, Twin Loup
  2. Matt Van Pelt, Southwest
  3. Chase Pawloski, Pleasanton
  4. Connor Sonderup, Fullerton
  5. Levi Lewis, North Central
  6. Roy Guzman, Palmer



Ayden Stewart, Plainview

Joseph French, Axtell

Jaden Henderson, Medicine Valley



Coons was the champion of a very deep Elgin/Pope John Invite at 145. Managed to pick up a decision over Pawloski and a fall over Sonderup. Pawloski also has wins over Sonderup and Lewis. Guzman moves in with a win over Stewart.


  1. Colby Coons, Twin Loup
  2. Elijah Green, Nebraska Christian
  3. Will Gunning, Plainview
  4. Jason Burch, Weeping Water
  5. Dominic Stewart, Thayer Central
  6. Aiden Kuester, Neligh-Oakdale



Wyatt Jenkins, Arapahoe

Brett Tryon, Southwest

Colton Holthus, Garden County


Elgin/Pope John also produced a very deep bracket at 152. Coons came out the champ with a pin over Green in the finals. Green gave Gunning his first loss of the year in the semis. Burch has been wrestling 152/160 lately and won the E/PJ Invite at 160. Kuester moves in with a win over Jenkins.



  1. Derek Gibson, Maxwell
  2. Blake Racicky, Ansley/Litchfield
  3. Jackson Fuelner, Thayer Central
  4. Ayden Molzahn, Alma
  5. Levi Belina, Howells-Dodge
  6. Matt Christensen, Plainview



Christian Leonard, Bayard

Jarrett Parsons, High Plains

Kendall Neal, Mullen



No change as Gibson’s only loss was up two weights and against Class C Hi-Line Schutz. Racicky is now down and Fuelner has only seen action in duals so far. Molzahn is yet to participate. Belina was runner-up at Logan View with his only loss of the year. Bayer has been inactive since the opening week so he’s been moved out.



  1. Dylan Soule, High Plains
  2. Issiah Borgmann, Stanton
  3. Alizae Mejia, Plainview
  4. Talan McGill, NPSP
  5. Gavin White, Sutherland
  6. Wyatt Hegemann, Howells-Dodge



Reece Zutavern, Sandhills/Thedford

Chet Wichmann, Palmer

Jon Olson, Axtell


Soule and Borgmann look like they are the top of the weight class with Borgmann remaining undefeated against stiff competition. Mejia still has not been in action yet. Lots of changes in the bottom half as McGill is down and won the Sutherland Invite against White. Hegemann picked up a head to head win over Wichmann. Deep weight with several serious contenders.



  1. Corey Dawe, Burwell
  2. Daylan Russell, Alma
  3. Bryan Zutavern, Sandhills/Thedford
  4. Kolby Larsen, Ansley-Litchfield
  5. Dawson Kaup, Neligh-Oakdale
  6. Gunner Reimers, Palmer



Cash Meier, GACC

Lucas Hammer, Plainview

Trevor Schumacher, Howells-Dodge


Dawe, Russell, and Zutavern have all held their own as the top three at 182. Larsen moves in with a fall against Kaup at the Fran Jorgensen. Reimers earns a spot with a win over Meier in the finals at Elgin. Plenty of contenders just outside the ratings as well.



  1. Carl Mundt, Nebraska Christian
  2. Collin Gale, Plainview
  3. Kaleb Pofahl, Neligh-Oakdale
  4. Sutton Pohlman, Stanton
  5. James Hargett, Southern Valley
  6. Reed McFadden, Sandhills/Thedford



Bryce Seier, Morrill

Cole Downey, Southwest

Justin Schroll, NPSP



Mundt takes over the top spot with a big decision over Gale at Elgin. Pofahl has yet to see either yet and remains undefeated on the year. Pohlman has only been put in for duals so far. Hargett has made the move down and is a challenger. McFadden has recent wins over Seier and Downey.



  1. Carter Throener, Howells-Dodge
  2. Clayton Hassett, Mullen
  3. Kayden Stubbs, Maxwell
  4. Luke Howitt, Maxwell
  5. Andrew Burnett, Anselmo-Merna
  6. Trenton Baier, Weeping Water



CJ Pickrel, Fullerton

Colton Klabenes, Neligh-Oakdale

Delton Haines, Dundy County-Stratton


Throener stays #1. Hassett validates his second spot with a fall over Stubbs at Sutherland, which gave Stubbs his only loss on the season. Howitt has continued to move between 220/285 and has a win over Burnett. Baier earns a spot in the ratings with a win over Pickrel.


  1. Kien Martin, Overton
  2. Marcus Cave, Weeping Water
  3. Graeson Stillwagoner, Dundy County Stratton
  4. Levi Kerner, Arapahoe
  5. Brayton Branic, Sandhills/Thedford
  6. Remington Hodges, Hitchcock County



Payton Christiancy, Superior

Mitchell Peatrowski, GACC

Bryson Shoemaker, Southwest



Martin and Cave are still 1 and 2, both with recent challenges. Martin recently picked up wins over Kerner and 220 #2 Hassett; Cave with another big win 1-0 over Jerabek. Hodges did pick up a 2-0 win over Stillwagoner, but dropped two matches against Branic. Kerner’s only losses are to Martin and Stillwagoner. Christiancy and Peatrowski could move into the ratings soon.


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