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NSWCA Class A Rankings 1/6/21

Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association
Ratings 1/6/2021 Class A

Class A Top 10 Meet Teams
1. Millard South
2. North Platte
3. Grand Island
4. Papillion-LaVista
5. Lincoln East
6. Omaha Central
7. Columbus
8. Omaha Westside
9. Norfolk
10. Bellevue East


1. DJ Bonam Omaha Central
2. Mohamud Abdi Omaha Bryan
3. Logan Edwards Omaha Westside
4. Tyler Durden Papillion LaVista South
5. Miles Anderson Millard South
6. Presden Sanchez Creighton Prep
COMMENTS: This weight is stacked with talent. There are guys outside this weight class looking in that could be high up on the medal stand. The likes of Turman, Haynes, and Lewis are all just on the outside looking in, but that can all change at the drop of a hat. Bonam, Abdi, and Edwards are all still undefeated. Bonam has  a quality win over Lodges from Blair, Abdi has a quality win over Turman from Lincoln East, and Edwards has a quality win from Sanchez of Creighton Prep. Ive said it before and will say it again, it will come down to who is hot in February. 

  1. 113
    Brandon Baustert Lincoln East
    2. Adrian Bice Columbus
    3. Archer Heelan Kearney
    4. Juan Pedro Grand Island
    5. Evan Fuchs Lincoln SE
    6. Jason Campbell
    COMMENTS: Baustert still has yet to make his entrance, but was told it is close. Still unsure of Columbus’s plan for Bice and Cerny, but Bice has been at 113 since the 19th so we will have him at 113. Heelan has been up at 120 all year, but should be descending down. Pedro is still strong and dangerous and should not be taken lightly. Fuchs has a pin over Campbell at the Prep tournament which gives him the nod. 


  1. 120
    Keth Smith Lincoln East
    2. Caleb Coyle Millar South
    3. Gabe Grice Bellevue East
    4. Solomon Allerheiligen Millard North
    5. Adrian Bice Columbus
    6. Juilo Reyes Omaha Burke
    COMMENTS: After Smith hands Lauridsen his first career loss he jumps to #1. Coyle has some losses on the year, this is because Millard South is looking for the toughest competition around. Grice is slated to make his long awaited return in mid-late January. Reyes has not made it to 120 yet, but with Rubino back I believe it is only a matter of time. 

  2. 126
    Conor Knopick Millard South
    2. Blake Cushing Grand Island
    3. Caden Arps Fremont
    4. Nate Rubino Omaha Burke
    5. Kash Bates Lincoln Southwest
    6.  Cole Toline Lincoln East
    COMMENTS: Knopick is clearly still the top dog. Arps should be close to being able to wrestle Varsity, which will be fun to see in this weight class. Bates has fast pin over Bobier of Papillion LaVista.  Knopick, Bates, and Toline are undefeated currently with Cushing and Rubino only having one loss a piece. 

  3. 132
    Garrett Grice Bellevue East
    2. Jaylan Rufin North Platte
    3. Landon McLaughlin Lincoln Southwest
    4. Westin Godfrey Norfolk
    5. Rogelio Ruiz Grand Island 
    6. Aiden Roberston Millard South
    COMENTS: Grice is so solid in ever position. He is explosive and violent. McLaughlin will see Grice at the A1 district which could be a blessing in disguise because it will put him on the opposite side of the bracket come State. Godfrey is currently undefeated. Ruiz has yet to compete in about 3 weeks, so he gets bumped down a spot. Robertson had the big pin to help the Patriots over Liberty.

  4. 138
    Darin Diaz North Platte
    2. Joel Adams Millard South
    3. Daniel DeRosier Bellevue East
    4. Ian Rudner Papillion LaVista
    5. Nic Swift Lincoln East
    6. Grant Kingston Elkhorn South
    COMMENTS: Diaz is on a tear since his drop from 145. Adams has picked up two OT wins over Liberty which is as good as competition as anyone has seen. DeRosier is undefeated with wins over Swift and Kingston. 
  5. 145
    Tyler Antoniak Millard South
    2. Brody Arrants Grand Island
    3. Jake Licking Norfolk
    4. Beau Hostler Kearney
    5. Ian Mendoza Lincoln Southeast
    6. Chris Kueny Omaha Central
    COMMENTS: Atoniak is still the guy to beat. With not signs of Davis dropping, I think he controls this weight (not that he didn’t before.) It has been awhile since we have seen Licking. Mendoza is currently undefeated as well as Kueny. 

  6. 152
    Nick Hamilton Papillion LaVista
    2. Scott Robertson Millard South
    3. Deon Davis Omaha Central
    4. Gage Ferguson Kearney
    5. Michael Myers Omaha Westside
    6.  Tyler Salpas Grand Island
    COMMENTS: Hamilton is scary good. His closest match is against Ferguson from Kearney and that was a 22-10 MD. Would be a interesting match between Davis and Robertson strength vs. scramble ability.  Ferguson, Myers, and Salpas are all solid state placers. 

  7. 160
    Antrell Taylor Millard South
    2. Josh Licking Norfolk
    3. Tommy Wentz Fremont
    4. Ayden Welch Elkhorn South
    5. Ray Hubbard Omaha Central
    6. Kolby Lukasiewicz Grand Island
    COMMENTS: Nebraska commit Taylor has either pinned or teched his way through the season and looks virtually untouchable. Licking still has an early season victory over Wentz. Welch has a win over tough Kammerer from Lincoln East. Hubbard is dangerous and can upset someone at anytime.

  8. 170
    Cole Price Papillion LaVista
    2. Jack McDonnell Bellevue West
    3. Blayze Standley Columbus 
  9. Guillermo Espinoza Millard North
    5. Austin Miller Norfolk
    6. Caeden Olin Millard South
    COMMENTS: Cole Price has a pin over Canyoer who beat McDonnell in TB-1 at a dual. Those two seem to be on a collision course at the state finals. Arensdorf is on the cusp, but we give the nod to Olin.
  10. 182
    Gavin Brauer North Platte
    2.  Justin Davis Omaha Central
    3. Cater Abels Kearney
    4. Henry Thomsen Elkhorn South
    5. Max McClatchey Lincoln Southeast
    6. Noah Blair Millard West 
    COMMENTS: Brauer and Davis will be a fun battle. Davis and Abels will see each other at districts. Thomsen is a long physical guy. Blair gets in as a Freshman with quality wins over Glogowski from Prep and battled Davis to a 8-5 loss. 
  11. 195
    Connor Hoy Millard South
    2. Vincent Genatone North Platte
    3. Cole Haberman Omaha Westside
    4. Aiden Ingwerson Lincoln East
    5. John Friendt Lincoln Southeast
    6. James Keller Bellevue West
    COMMENTS: Hoy makes the drop to 195 and instantly becomes the favorite. Genatone has only one loss on the season to Duda of Broken Bow. Haberman is still right there with those two. Ingwerson and Friendt are medal contenders, but I wouldn’t be shocked if someone from tough 182 bumps up to try to snag a medal. 

  12. 220
    Tony Pray Creighton Prep
    2. Grant Moser Fremont
    3. Breckin Heiman Gretna
    4.  Ben Uhl Elkhorn South
    5. Dario Rodriguez Kearney
    6. Ryan Zatechka Omaha Westside
    COMMENTS: Pray will go untouched. Moser, Heiman, Uhl, Rodriguez, Zatechka are all fighting for 2. The thing is all could probably get in that spot. Zatechka will get the draw at state being in the same district as Pray, he is guaranteed to be on the opposite side. 

1. Cade Haberman Omaha Westside
2. Zephaniah Sivels Millard North
3. Nolan Olafson Millard South
4. Michael Isele Grand Island
5. Chase Emsick Elkhorn South
6. Jacob Lukis Gretna
COMMENTS: Haberman has yet to have anyone get outside the first period yet. He is a man on a mission for sure. The rest of the pack is all capable of doing some damage at the State tournament. Sivels is looking more offensive and has only went the distances one time in his undefeated season. Olafson holds a win over Isele. Emsick holds two wins over Lukis.

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