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NSWCA Class B Rankings – 12/20/19

Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Rankings

NSWCA Class B Tournament Rankings

  1. Omaha Skutt Catholic
  2. Hastings
  3. Gering
  4. Bennington
  5. Wahoo
  6. Arlington
  7. Northwest
  8. Beatrice
  9. Ralston
  10. York


COMMENTS: There are still a lot of kids that have not competed yet or are working down to their weight. We may not have a good read on where all the teams fall as far as rankings until mid-January. For now, we are going with what coaches submitted for their kids except for rumored injuries. The top two, Skutt and Hastings, remain the same as the preseason favorites. There is a gap between the top two and the rest. Bennington jumps up to #4 based on the success of their two lowest weights the first two weeks. Wahoo jumps in with the strength of their individuals and anticipation of getting all their wrestlers back in the lineup after the late football season. The rest of the field did not change much.



NSWCA Class B Dual Rankings

  1. Hastings
  2. Omaha Skutt Catholic
  3. Blair
  4. Bennington
  5. Northwest
  6. Beatrice
  7. York
  8. Gering
  9. Nebraska City
  10. Central City


COMMENTS: Hastings still looks like the most complete team. Skutt took an early season loss with them missing at least one of their studs. They can’t take many more of those or it will knock them out of the State Duals with the limited number of duals they are wrestling. Next to Hastings, Blair looks to be the second most complete team. After that there was some shifting around based on some early season results. Until the lineups are all complete with injured wrestlers returning and kids down to weight there may still be a lot of shifting in the #4 through #10 spots.






  1. Kael Lauridsen, Bennington
  2. Tristen Obermiller, Adams Central
  3. Zach Ouranda, Omaha Skutt
  4. Caden Svobada, Aurora
  5. Hayden Schalk, Nebraska City
  6. Drew Garfield, Central City


COMMENTS: Lauridsen gets the top spot based of his technical fall over Svobada. The next three are separated by the slimmest of margins. Schalk and Garfield earn the 5 and 6 spots based off early season success. Jesse Loges from Blair is talented and getting consideration, but a little undersized. Loges will get his chance later in the season to show he belongs in the top 6 in the EMC tournaments against Lauridsen and Schalk.



  1. Paul Garcia, Scottsbluff
  2. Quinton Chavez, Gering
  3. Grady Arend, Northwest
  4. Jeremy McKee, Ralston
  5. AJ Parrish, Bennington
  6. Brock Bolling, Pierce


COMMENTS: Two-time state champion Paul Garcia gets the top spot and is clearly #1 here. No disrespect to Chavez who is a returning state champion, but Garcia is on another level. Arend is right there with Chavez, after that we have Millard South transfer McKee and freshman Parrish starting the season off looking good. Brock Bolling, Braiden Kort, Austin Munier, and Carlos Prados are all capable of jumping up in the rankings. There is a very thin line between #4 and #9.



  1. Drew Arnold, Beatrice
  2. Paul Ruff, Gering
  3. Thomas Ivey, York
  4. Michael Mass, Ralston
  5. Ty Rainforth, O’Neill
  6. Tyler Curtis, Blair


COMMENTS: The top three wrestlers are returning state medalists with Arnold the highest medalist and wrestling like a state champion right now. Rainforth is also a returning state medalist but interested in seeing how he makes the jump from 106. Mass gets the slight nod over Rainforth for having a similar record at a higher weight class. Curtis is a class C state qualifier in 2018 but could not crack the deep Blair lineup last year.



  1. Dyson Kunz, Central City
  2. Shawn Buchanan, Crete
  3. Tyler Nagel, Gering
  4. Landon Weidner, Hastings
  5. Kaleb Eliker, York
  6. Landon Templar, Blair


COMMENTS: Kunz is clearly the favorite here. Buchanan is talented enough to earn a high medal and Nagel a class D medalist are favorites to earn a state medal. Weidner is a very tough freshman that is capable of finishing very high. Eliker, Tempar, Corcoran, Loarca, and Greve are all medalist contenders.



  1. Caleb Lazure, Omaha Skutt
  2. Hunter Gilmore, Arlington
  3. Trevor Reinke, Beatrice
  4. Bryce Brown, Hastings
  5. Nathaniel Murrillo, Gering
  6. Logan Jaixen, Columbus Lakeview


COMMENTS: Sounds like Lazure is out with an injury right now but if he gets back in the lineup soon, I expect him to return to the top of the podium. Gilmore is very experience and capable of pushing Lazure and winning it all. Reinke and Brown are both capable of making a lot of noise here also. Murrillo is another transfer for Gering that will help them with his state experience. The last spot on the stand is wide open to several guys like Jaixen, Jaqua, Lopez, Peckham, and Karls.



  1. Trevor Kluck, Aurora
  2. Collin Quandt, Northwest
  3. Gage Stokey, Ogallala
  4. Nate Rocheleau, Gering
  5. Cameron Kort, Adams Central
  6. Joel Lemburg, Columbus Lakeview


COMMENTS: Kluck defeated Quandt in a dual to start the season to earn the top spot. Based off past results Quandt looks like he is next in line, but this weight class is wide open with a lot of quality wrestlers. Guys that did not make the top six but are capable are Kruse, Martin, Thompson, Frost, Perales, and Johnson.



  1. Joey Orsi, Omaha Skutt
  2. Noah Talmadge, Ralston
  3. Brady Fago, Lexington
  4. Charlie Powers, Blair
  5. Tanner Schneiderheinz, Central City
  6. Owen Friesen, Northwest


COMMENTS: After missing out on the state tournament last year Orsi looks to return and finish on top. Talmadge is a definite contenter also. Fago is a surprise that he is this high and may be going down or not but for now comes in at third. After that it is wide open to several quality wrestlers like Powers, Schneiderheinz, Friesen, Maschmann, Wellnitz, and Greenwood.



  1. Nicholas Stoltenberg, Omaha Skutt
  2. Mason Brumbaugh, Hastings
  3. Cameron Zink, Ogallala
  4. Tyler Nelson, Norris
  5. Peyton Walling, Wahoo
  6. Colby Puck, Bennington


COMMENTS: Two-time state champion Stoltenberg is the favorite here. Brumbaugh and Zink look to be the next two in line. Nelson, Walling, Puck, Colgrove, Koch, Towne, and Schweitzer all look to be medalist contenders. Even though Walling was pinned by Koch, Walling was leading by a comfortable margin at the time. Puck and Koch split, I gave Puck the slight edge because of the last result between the two.



  1. Izaak Hunsley, Hastings
  2. Josh Miller, Arlington
  3. Brady Robb, Sidney
  4. Connor Drahota, Omaha Skutt
  5. Trey Shanahan, Wahoo
  6. Sam Moore, Central City


COMMENTS: This is another weight class that I see the top two, Hunsley and Miller, clearly ahead. There are several wrestlers in contention for medals and can finish about anywhere. Guys like Robb, Drahota, Shanahan, Moore, Colton, and Awiszus.



  1. Evan Canoyer, Waverly
  2. Cooper Hancock, Wahoo
  3. Brody Nelson, Beatrice
  4. Brett Tinker, Pierce
  5. Kobe Lyons, York
  6. Dylan White, Crete


COMMENTS: Canoyer looks to be the favorite to take the top spot. Hancock, Nelson, Tinker, Lyons, and White look to all finish on the medal stand. Others such as Skinner and Korth will also contend for a state medal.



  1. Damen Pape, Hastings
  2. Conner Wescoat, Cozad
  3. Luke MacDonald, Bennington
  4. Wyatt Fanning, Waverly
  5. William Marxsen, Schuyler
  6. Braden Hanson, Blair


COMMENTS: Pape is the clear leader here. After that it is wide open for several wrestlers to battle for a state medal and the opportunity to wrestle Pape in the finals. Wescoat, MacDonald, Fanning, Marxen, and Hanson are all contenders for a state medal.



  1. Eli Jansen, Omaha Skutt
  2. Evan Morara, Hastings
  3. Seth Firmanik, Fairbury
  4. Alec Langan, McCook
  5. Kole Bordovsky, Wahoo
  6. Kobe Wilkins, Arlington


COMMENTS: Again, we have a clear favorite with the returning state champion Jansen. Morara, Firmanik, Langan, and Bordovsky are all contenders for that second spot. Class C medalist Wilkins will also have something to say. Other contenders are Munoz, Papineau, Smith, Ellingson, and Escamilla.



  1. Grady Griess, Northwest
  2. Garett Menke, Bennington
  3. Dylan Meyer, Norris
  4. Dylan Kuehler, Pierce
  5. Brayan Rodriguez, York
  6. Jordan Kavulak, Seward


COMMENTS: Another clear favorite is the returning state champion Griess. State medalists Menke and Meyer battle for second place and that ranking may be settled in the EMC conference. Kuehler, Rodriguez, Kavulak, and Deckert are all contenders for a state medal.



  1. Remmington Gay, Arlington
  2. Brandon Swhan, Wahoo
  3. Neil Hartman, Concordia/DC West
  4. Mike Leatherdale, Wayne
  5. Alfredo Valquier, Nebraska City
  6. David Hernandez, Ralston


COMMENTS: With Trevor Brown questionable because of an injury, Gay becomes the favorite to finish on the top of the stand. It was tough to take Brown out but sounds like if he can return it would be at districts. Very tough to return that late and be successful. Swhan is also a question mark since we have not seen him yet this season. Not sure if he is coming back from an injury or coming down from football. Last year he was injured and missed the entire season but the previous year he looked good. Hartman looked very good last year but got injured at districts. Valguier is looking like he can push most of the guys ahead of him right now and can easily finish in the top 2 or 3. Hernandez, Callejas, and Soukup all look to be contenders for a state medal.


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