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NSWCA Class D Ratings 12-21-18

Class D Ratings 12-21-18

Class D Tournament Team Rankings

  1. Burwell
  2. Archbishop Bergan
  3. Plainview
  4. Mullen
  5. Amherst
  6. Neligh-Oakdale
  7. Elkhorn Valley
  8. Palmer

9.   North Central

10. Central Valley



High Plains 



As we move toward Christmas break, people are moving along descent plans and we’re getting a better idea of where certain wrestlers will end up on their descent plans. Several big tournaments took place over the last couple weeks that saw a lot of rated match-ups included the Elgin Invite, Creighton Invite, Fran Jorgensen Invitational, and Sutherland Invite. Burwell has remained a safe bet to lead Class D with plenty of depth and state medal potential when they get their full line-up back. Archbishop Bergan looks like a real threat with the help from their underclassmen and the potential to qualify extra guys from the D3 district. Plainview is also a team that’s benefitted from a great showing so far from their freshmen, making them a very strong varsity line-up. Mullen is still a big threat as the favorite to come out of the D4 district with lots of qualifiers. Teams like Amherst, Neligh-Oakdale, and Elkhorn Valley all have solid line-ups top to bottom and will probably need a few extra point scorers down in Omaha to keep up with the top four. 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. Burwell
  2. Mullen
  3. Amherst
  4. Plainview
  5. Neligh-Oakdale
  6. Maxwell
  7. Sutherland
  8. West Holt
  9. Archbishop Bergan
  10. Winside

Elkhorn Valley

Thayer Central



In order to qualify for the State Duals this season, they are no longer using the 4 district champions and 4 wild cards format. The duals date has changed to the Saturday before the district tournaments so they won’t factor in anymore. 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. As of right now Amherst, Maxwell, Mullen, Elwood, Winside, Plainview, West Holt, and Sutherland round out the top 8 in the Wildcard standings. Looking ahead at the dual schedules things could change with teams like Archbishop Bergan, Burwell, and Neligh just outside the top 8. All three could easily move up if they win some key duals. My projections are based on expected dual results. Good luck to all Class D wrestlers and coaches! Excited to get the wrestling season going, best time of year!


  1. Logan Russell, High Plains
  2. Eli Lanham, Plainview
  3. Samuel Foster, Sutherland
  4. Hunter Bennett, Elkhorn Valley
  5. Landon Klasna, North Platte St. Pats
  6. Dalton Hansen, Harvard


Jacoby Mann, Winside


Russell will be back after Christmas and is still the favorite to repeat again. Lanham and Foster stay undefeated up to this point. Foster also has two falls against Klasna as well. Bennett has three losses, but hasn’t lost to any other Class D opponents.


  1. Teven Marshall, Mullen
  2. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh-Oakdale
  3. Jesse Sauceda, Shelton
  4. Nathaniel Murillo, Morrill
  5. Caden Arps, Archbishop Bergan
  6. Scout Ashburn, Plainview


Thomas Klemserud, North Central

Colten Dawe, Burwell


Marshall stays number one, wrestling well right now. Lots of competition at this weight though with Wilkinson remaining undefeated. Sauceda and Murillo have losses out of class but have handled Class D competition. Arps has been impressive early with wins over many contenders including Ashburn.


  1. Shaye Wood, Central Valley
  2. Kobe Ellis, Winside
  3. Isaiah Shields, Amherst
  4. Tate Phillips, Burwell
  5. Brendan Warman, DCS
  6. Adam Miller, Elkhorn Valley


Koby Smith, Elm Creek

Cyrus Wells, Anselmo-Merna


Wood moves to the topspot with wins over Shields, Miller, and Smith all in overtime performances.Ellis has a few out of class losses but still looks strong at 120. Phillips hasn’t had many matches yet but will be a tough out. Warman made the move down to 120 and has beaten a few contenders, with his only loss of the season now to Shields.


  1. Zach Hamilton, Archbishop Bergan
  2. Ruger Reimers, Palmer
  3. Keegan Casey, Thayer Central
  4. Quentyn Frank, Amherst
  5. Zak Palmer, North Central
  6. Jeremy Larson, Brady


Clay Church, High Plains

Cal Janke, Archbishop Bergan

All but one of Hamilton’s matches this year have been at 132, with one at 126. Assuming that will be the permanent move after his descent plan allows it. Reimers remains undefeated after his fall agains tPalmer at the Elgin Invite. Casey is wrestling well with losses to out of class opponents. Frank has started his high school career off with some big wins as well, including a decision over Larson.


  1. Nate Christiansen, Plainview
  2. Bradey Gracey, Mullen
  3. Andrew Herley, Neligh-Oakdale
  4. Trigger Pokorny, Central Valley
  5. Tayten Eggleston, South Loup
  6. Coy Gideon, Burwell


Luke Henn, EPPJ

Drake Yates, Garden County


Christiansen stays number 1, wrestling well with a controlled win over Pokorny at Elgin. Gracey and Eggleston wrestled a tight match at Sutherland with Gracey getting the 1-0 decision. Though Eggleston also has the head to head over Gideon. Herley was backup at 138 for the Creighton Invite, but looks much more favorable at 132.


  1. Tyler Pawloski, Pleasanton
  2. Joel Ostrom, Burwell
  3. Jade Lovitt, Mullen
  4. Cole Laible, West Holt
  5. Enrique Martinez, Central Valley
  6. Jaxson Jones, Twin River


Damian Stewart, Thayer Central

Conner Sonderup, Fullerton


Pawloski hasn’t been inaction yet, but is still the favorite for when he does come back. Ostrom has wrestled well early with a dominant win of 132 Herley. Laible was able to get ahead to head win over Martinez at Elgin. Martinez has the advantage over Jones.I see several contenders that could fit in to the mix here as well.


  1. Brett Riggs, Maxwell
  2. Sam Florell, Amherst
  3. Kaden Guererro, Southwest
  4. Will Gunning, Plainview
  5. Prestin Vondra, Elkhorn Valley
  6. Alex Schmitt, Randolph


Oren Pozahl, Ainsworth

Tryon Calleroz, Arcadia/Loup City


Riggs is still the favorite at 145, remaining undefeated so far. Guererro is wrestling well, undefeated also. Gunning has been a big help to Plainview with a quality win over Schmitt. Vondra also beat Schmitt in the finals of the Creighton Invite.


  1. Colby Coons, Twin Loup
  2. Jacob Johnson, Archbishop Bergan
  3. Brandon Bloomquist, Randolph 
  4. Trace Ebert, North Central
  5. Blake Racicky, Ansley/Litchfield
  6. Zach Sweet, Mullen


Hunter Arehart, Ansley/Litchfield

Ayden Molzahn, Alma


Coons has been impressive with quality wins over Ebert and recently a close decision over Johnson. Johnson stays up due to wins over Bloomquist and other contenders. Racicky and Sweet are both wrestling well and will have to continue to do so with several guys capable of breaking into the top six. Arehart and Racicky have both dropped to this weight; will be interesting if they both choose to stay.


  1. Austin Garcia, Morrill
  2. Seth Simants, Stapleton
  3. Josh McFarland, Elkhorn Valley
  4. Bode Jensen, Burwell
  5. William White, Sutherland 
  6. Conner Schutz, Elwood


Dylan Soule, High Plains

Cole Stokebrand, Amherst


This weight has seen a bunch of quality matches between rated wrestlers. Garcia made the move down and is my favorite here with his win over Simants. The week prior, Simants beat previously #1 McFarland. White is definitely capable of challenging now that he is down and has split with Garcia. Also of note is that Bode Jensen will be back after the holiday season and makes this weight that much deeper at the top.


  1. Bryce Zimmerer, Creighton
  2. Carl Mundt, Nebraska Christian
  3. Tyson McCurdy, Alma
  4. Noah Scott, Randolph
  5. Kaleb Pofahl, Neligh-Oakdale
  6. Jarin Potts, Amherst


Talan McGill, NPSP

Cash Meier, GACC


Zimmerer has been fairly dominant so far in his matches, staying undefeated so far. He recently earned a decision over Scott at Creighton. Mundt has remained undefeated as well with pins over Scott and several contenders. Scott also had an impressive win over Pofahol. McCurdy has no losses within Class D and has an overtime win over Pofahl. Potts is in the top six with wins over several contenders.


  1. Corey Dawe, Burwell
  2. Edwen Baptista, Friend
  3. Ethan Villwok, Archbishop Bergan
  4. Dylan Horejsi, Howells-Dodge
  5. Brock Schaecher, Elkhorn Valley
  6. Daylan Russell, Alma


Bryce Running Hawk, Hay Springs

Jayden Arehart, Neligh-Oakdale


Dawe stays undefeated and Baptista has only lost to out of class opponents. These two will make for an exciting match-up. Villwok moves up with a decision over Horejsi at their dual last week. Schaecher and Russell have a few wins over some of the other contenders just outside the top six.


  1. Beau Wood, Perkins County
  2. Karsen Hunter, Bayard
  3. Ty Kvanvig, Mullen
  4. Collin Gale, Plainview
  5. Zane Musgrave, Hyannis
  6. Drew Bogard, Amherst


Austin Wolfe, Medicine Valley

Chase Hausserman, Franklin


Beau Wood is number 1 after an impressive Sutherland Invite with five guys in the rankings at this weight participating…wow. Wood now has a tech fall over Bogard and a finals decision over #2 Hunter, the latter’s only loss in state this year. Hunter pinned Kvanvig in the semis just to get to Wood. Musgrave enters the top six with a win over Bogard. Wolfe was knocked out after losing to Bogard and an out of state opponent, with those being his only two losses of the season so far. Gale has remained undefeated so far defeating a few contenders along the way.


  1. Schuyler Brown, Overton
  2. Clayton Hassett, Mullen
  3. Peyton Cone, Archbishop Bergan
  4. Alex Slagle, Shelton
  5. Donovan Nolze, Clearwater/Orchard
  6. Carter Throener, Howells-Dodge


Ethan Williams, Laurel-Concord

Cole Rosenkrans, St. Mary’s


As of now, Brown is still out with his injury from the end of football season. He’s currently rehabbing and should be back later in the season. Hassett was the winner at Sutherland.  Cone picked up a win over Throener in their dual, pinned Nolze in the semis and Rosenkrans in the finals at Elgin. Williams will begin wrestling after Christmas break and will give this weight more quality depth.


  1. Jakob Jerabek, Arcadia/Loup City
  2. Jade Buss, West Holt
  3. Eli Simonson, Archbishop Bergan
  4. Marcus Cave, Weeping Water
  5. Gus Ducker, Arcadia/Loup City
  6. Cameron Nelson, Plainview


Logan Kircher, Southwest

Tommie Peed, Clearwater/Orchard


Jerabek continues to impress and stays undefeated. Buss also stays undefeated with a pin over Simonson in the finals at Elgin. Simonson was able to give Cave his second loss of the year in the semis of the same tournament. Most intriguing aspect of this year is the multiple entries at districts for Class D. Ducker is behind Jerabek and usually would be unable to qualify for state, but with the new rule, they could be the first to place from the same school at the same weight. He has several quality wins already including Nelson.  

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