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NSWCA Class A Rankings-12/11/20

NSWCA Ratings 12/11/20
Class A

Class A Top 10 Meet Teams
1. Millard South
2. North Platte
3. Grand Island
4. Papillion-LaVista
5. Omaha Central
6. Lincoln East
7. Columbus
8. Kearney
9. Omaha Westside
10. Bellevue East
COMMENTS: The Millard South Patriots are as solid as they have ever been. Even with key departure of NC State recruit Isaac Trumble. As always, the Patriots just reload this year with amazing talent. North Platte gets a key addition with a Wyoming transfer which put them at #2 spot. Dale Hall always has the Bulldogs ready to go. Grand Island while be back in the hunt with 6 returning state medalists. Papio and Central round out the top 5. Papio has a HUGE transfer from Underwood, Iowa in Nick Hamilton and has recent IWCC recruit Cole Price. Omaha Central loses Grice back to Eastern Bellevue, but the Eagles will still have a stout team which could get them in the top 5 again.


1. DJ Bonam Omaha Central
2. Tyler Durden Papio South
3. Mohamed Abdi Omaha Bryan
4. Presden Sanchez Creighton Prep
5. Miles Anderson Millard South
6. Logan Edwards Omaha Westside
COMMENTS: Bonam gets the nod for being the highest placer last year. Only had one match, which was a bye. Durden suffers an early season loss to tough Central City’s Drew Garfield in York, but still solid as ever. Abdi goes 5-0 at the Friday Night Fracas and is the only upperclassman of the bunch. Two freshman enter the rankings with tournament victories. Sanchez and Anderson are finely tuned and come February should be on the podium. Logan Edwards is dangerous. I feel this weight class will come down to who is hot at CHI.
1. Brandon Baustert Lincoln East
2. Blake Cerny Columbus
3. Archer Heelan Kearney
4. Juan Pedro Grand Island
5. Evan Fuchs Lincoln SE
6. Tanner Clanton Millard North
7. COMMENTS: Baustert has had a great offseason and should be the early favorite. Blake Cerny came on strong with huge wins over Juan Pedro from GI and Olberding from Ft. Calhoun. Heelan at 3 is capable of beating Baustert (see results from last year). Juan Pedro had a tough run this weekend but will be hungrier than ever now.
1. Caleb Coyle Millard South
2. Keith Smith Lincoln East
3. Gabe Grice Bellevue East
4. Adrian Bice Columbus
5. Solomon Allerheiligen Millard North
6. Juilo Reyes Omaha Burke
COMMENTS: Talked about a STACKED weight class. Oregon State commit Coyle is the guy to beat. Last year Smith pumped up to wrestle Coyle and was beat it the UTB. Those two will duke it out, but not so fast (Lee Corso voice) because Gabe Grice is back to his correct weight. Not sure when we will see Grice, but he is definitely a threat. This really feels like a 3 person race for the top of the podium. The next three are solid, but not that level.
1. Conor Knopick Millard South
2. Blake Cushing Grand Island
3. Caden Arps Fremont
4. Nate Rubino Omaha Burke
5. Ryan Turner Omaha Central
6.  Jordan Bobier Papio
COMMENTS: Knopick is clearly the top dog. Super impressive offseason, not to mention a huge upset last year at state. The Iowa State commit has a lot of good things going for him. Cushing and Arps are both returning State Champs which gives intrigue to this weight class. Rubino, Turner, and Bobier have yet to surface. When they do they are defiantly in the medal hunt!
1. Garrett Grice Bellevue East
2. Jaylan Rufin North Platte
3. Landon McLaughlin LSW
4. Rogelio Ruiz Grand Island
5. Westin Godfrey Norfolk
6. Aiden Roberston Millard South
COMENTS: Grice is on the hunt for title number 3. Just as solid kid as they come on and off the mat. Jaylan Ruffin put together a solid season last year with a runner-up finish. McLaughlin is up 3 weight classes this year, but he will handle himself just fine.
1. Darin Diaz North Platte
2. Joel Adams Millard South
3. Daniel DeRosier Bellevue East
4. Ian Rudner Papio
5. Nic Swift Lincoln East
6. Grant Moraski Bellevue West
COMMENTS: Diaz was up at 145 this past weekend, but I assume will drop down. When he does, he will be the favorite. Adams and DeRosier will give Diaz all he wants come February. There might not be a harder working kid in the state than Ian Rudner. He has put in the work this summer.

  1. 145
    Tyler Antoniak Millard South
    2. Deon Davis Omaha Central
    3. Brody Arrants Grand Island
    4. Jake Licking Norfolk
    5. Grant Kingston Elkhorn South
    6. Toby Wingender Omaha Bryan
    COMMENTS: Antoniak and Davis would be explosive! Arrants is someone to definitely keep eye on. Licking and Kingston are solid. Wingender holds the bottom spot as of now.
    1. Nick Hamilton Papillion LaVista
    2. Scott Robertson Millard South
    3. Gage Ferguson Kearney
    4. Michael Myers Omaha Westside
    5. Ray Hubbard Omaha Central
    6. Tyler Salpas Grand Island
    COMMENTS: Papio gets Hamilton, who is a stud from Underwood. Hamilton has only 1 career lose and huge wins vs the likes of Antrell Taylor last year. Scott Robertson is a strong #2 and has the best shot to knock off Hamilton. Ferguson is was majored by Hamilton, which isn’t a knock on Ferguson, just shows how good Hamilton is. Myers should have a full season this year and will be a strong medal contender as a sophomore.
    1. Antrell Taylor Millard South
    2. Josh Licking Norfolk
    3. Tommy Wentz Fremont
    4. Kolby Lukasiewicz Grand Island
    5. Chase Kammerer Lincoln East
    6. Ayden Welch Elkhorn South
    COMMENTS: Antrell who recently committed to Nebraska is just a stud. Doesn’t matter where. Football field or mat he is just dominate. Licking and Wentz went to a 6-5 result with Licking getting the W. That match could be the semis preview come February. Lukasiewicz lost an opening night match to Columbus at 170.
    1. Cole Price Papio
    2. Jack McDonnell Bellevue West
    3. Deson Stapleton Omaha Burke
  2. Guillermo Espinoza Millard North
    5. Austin Miller Norfolk
    6. Caeden Olin Millard South
    COMMENTS: Cole Price jumps up 2 weights to weight classes and looks TOUGH. Jack McDonnell is always dangerous and should be faced with caution. Stapleton has not been seen rumor has it, but always has a throwers chance. Espinoza is a strong, solid kid. Should have a very successful season.
  3. 182
    Gavin Brauer North Platte
    2. Justin Davis Omaha Central
    3. Daylon Keolavone Grand Island
    4. Henry Thomsen Elkhorn South
    5. Blayze Standley Columbus
    6. Lucas Nigh Millard North
    COMMENTS: Brauer is 5-0 with 5 pins. The State Champ is the guy to beat here. Davis and Keolavone have ever opportunity to be atop the podium come CHI Center Omaha. Thomsen had a huge 7-2 win over Standley at Kearney. He inserted himself into the medal picture at this DEEP weight class.
  4. 195
    Vincent Genatone North Platte
    2. Cole Haberman Omaha Westside
    3. Benny Alfaro Fremont
    4. Christian Nash Millard South
    5. John Friendt LSE
    6. James Keller Bellevue West
    COMMENTS: With Pray Going up to 220 it seems this weight class is wide open! Genatone is a transfer from Wyoming who holds the top spot as of now. Haberman looks like he has the best shot to knock him off as of now. Nash from Millard South could be one of those cases of JV to medal stand.
  5. 220
    Tony Pray Creighton Prep
    2. Connor Hoy Millard South
    3. Grant Moser Fremont
    4. Breckin Heiman Gretna
    5. Dario Rodriguez Kearney
    6. Ryan Zatechka Omaha Westside
    COMMENTS: Pray is the dominate man in this weight. The Brown recruit looks to make it two straight as he goes back up to 220 or so it seems. Hoy had the benefit of a DQ last year to make the finals and has every opportunity to make it back. The next four could wind up anywhere, but should all be on the medal stand.

1. Cade Haberman Omaha Westside
2. Zephaniah Sivels Millard North
3. Michael Isele Grand Island
4. Nolan Olafson Millard South
5. Ge’Auvieon Crayton Lincoln East
6. Preston Welch Bellevue East
COMMENTS: This is Habermans year. Coming off a Football state title, Haberman will be the favored big boy in the 285lb division. Sivels is dangerously good. The Mustang might not get the credit he deserves, but he is aggressive and stays in great position. Millard South gets a transfer Olafson, with OPS not playing football in the fall. Crayton is a 2x state qualifier and is looking to get on the medal stand this year.

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