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NSWCA Rankings Class A-12/24/20

Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association
Rankings 1/24/20
Class A Top 10 Meet Teams
1. Millard South
2. Lincoln East
3. Columbus
4. Papillion
5. Omaha Central
6. Kearney
7. Omaha Burke
8. Grand Island
9. Papillion LaVista South
10. North Platte
COMMENTS: After their lopsided win at Metro’s last weekend, the patriots move on unchallenged. They DID have a scare at 132 with the Knopick/Burks Finals match, but Conor is going to be OK, and should be back wrestling in a week or two….very scary…many prayers still going Knopick’s way. Nobody can stay with the Patriots…it is a battle for 2nd, and a good one. Omaha Central showed they are a team to be reckoned with, perhaps Coach Foster’s best team in his 20+ years at Central. State should be a great meet!
Class A Top 10 Dual Meet Teams
1. Millard South
2. Grand Island
3. Lincoln East
4. Kearney
5. Columbus
6. Omaha Burke
7. Papillion LaVista South
8. Papillion LaVista
9. North Platte
10. Norfolk
COMMENTS: Millard South still rides high atop the dual standings, even though the Metro Duals was canceled last week. Too much depth in duals (or meets). The rest of the Top 10 in duals will be interesting, as several teams are close enough to beat a team one time, and lose the next. Most Class A teams seem a bit low in numbers, so there are more Class A forfeits this year in duals than I have seen in a long while. State Duals will decide it soon!
1. Keith Smith Lincoln East
2. Adrian Bice Columbus
3. Ein Obermiller Grand Island
4. Mohamed Abdi Omaha Bryan
5. Tyler Durden Papillion LaVista South
6. Dominic Martinez Papillion LaVista
COMMENTS: Little change here, with Abdi wining the Metro meet, he moves up from 6th to 4th. Seems the best 106ers are from outside the Metro.
1. Juan Pedro Grand Island
2. Caleb Coyle Millard South
3. Archer Heelan Kearney
4. Brandon Baustert Lincoln East
5. Solomon Allerheiligen Millard North
6. Noor Salat Omaha Bryan
7. COMMENTS: Pedro makes the drop to 113, and immediately moves to #1, beating Heelan 5-0. Heelan beat Baustert, and Coyle still lurks after winning the Metro title last weekend. Very competitive….should be fun at State!
1. Garrett Grice Bellevue East
2. Emilio Haynes Omaha Central
3. Joel Adams Millard South
4. Nathan Rubino Omaha Burke
5. Wyatt May Millard West
6. Clay Cerny Columbus
COMMENTS: Grice remains #1, after winning the Metro for the 2nd time…Haynes tweaked his knee and the pair did not wrestle their Finals match. Those 2 remain the strong favorites to meet for the State title, but the Metro showed 120is loaded in the Omaha area, opposite of 106. Adams looked good at Metro, and this weight has some serious depth, considering how many studs are here…including mine of course! Should be a great weight at State…
1. Jakason Burks Omaha Burke
2. Blake Cushing Grand Island
3. Ryan Turner Omaha Central
4. Abdi Mohamed Omaha Bryan
5. Ian Rudner Papillion LaVista
6. Jaylan Ruffin North Platte
COMMENTS: Still trying to figure if Burks is going up to 132, as he did at last weekend’s Metro meet, or staying at 126. I have heard reports he is thinking 126, after his scary match with Knopick in the Metro 132 Finals, when MS was injured when Burks did a “big boy” return to the mat…at any rate, 126 is a very tough weight, with Turner of Central winning the Metro, and making a name for himself. Metro runner-up Mohamed also looked good last weekend, and rises to 4th. Cushing is REALLY tough…Good weight!
1. Conor Knopick Millard South
2. Darian Diaz North Platte
3. Daniel DeRosier Bellevue East
4. Nic Swift Lincoln East
5. Tanner Kobza Columbus
6. Gabe Grice Omaha Central
COMENTS: Knopick remains #1, after injury defaulting out in the Metro Finals vs Burks. The score was 2-1 at the time, 3 ½ minutes into the match. Scary…definitely 2 of the best hand full of wrestlers in NE. Don’t forget Class B Champ Diaz, now back and undefeated so far 2nd semester. DeRosier has only lost twice, and is a hammer for Bell East. Solid weight class.
1. Tyler Antoniak Millard South
2. Brayden Smith Kearney
3. Peyton Meink Millard North
4. Stone Sindelar Papillion LaVista South
5. James Looney Omaha Burke
6. Caelan Hester Bellevue East
COMMENTS: Antoniak stull sits #1, after winning the Metro title 6 – 1 over new #3 Peyton Meink. The rest is pretty much the same. Another deep, solid weight. Should be some great matches at State!
1. Antrell Taylor Millard South
2. Brecklin Sperling Lincoln East
3. Alex Irizarry Papillion LaVista South
4. Gage Ferguson Kearney
5. Peyton Martinez South Sioux City
6. Ray Hubbard Omaha Central
COMMENTS: Not much change here, with Taylor remaining #1 after winning the Metro last weekend. A solid weight, with numerous talented kids…should make for some great matches at State!
1. Cole Price Papillion LaVista
2. Scott Robertson Millard South
3. Deon Davis Omaha Central
4. Josh Licking Norfolk
5. Gauge McBride Kearney
6. Dalton Flibotte – Bellevue East
COMMENTS: Price stays #1 based on his 3-2 decision over #2 Robertson, who proved to be a top wrestler at Metros, pushing Price to the end, as Price scored a TD with less than 30 seconds left to win. Great match, and Robertson, a Utah State Champ, is the real deal. Davis is an athletic wrestler, Licking is still unbeaten I believe, and McBride and My kid, Flibotte, are excellent wrestlers as well. Great weight class!
1. Maxx Mayfield Lincoln East
2. Caleb Conner Papillion LaVista South
3. Deson Stapleton Omaha Burke
4. Brayden Splater Norfolk
5. Ethan Valencia Millard West
6. Guillermo Espinoza Millard North
COMMENTS: Mayfield continues to dominate 160, as it appears he is settling into that weight class for good. Connor surprised many last weekend by winning Metros, beating previous #2 Stapleton 3 – 0. Nice depth at 160 also, even with Mayfield here.
1. Grant Lyman Lincoln East
2. Blaze Standley Columbus
3. Justin Davis Omaha Central
4. Jack McConnell Bellevue West
5. Austin Miller Norfolk
6. Carter Abels Kearney
COMMENTS: Lyman seems to be the strong #1 here, with a host of athletic opponents below him in the rankings. I think there are some kids not listed here who may yet rise up and medal at State…should be interesting to follow in February!
1. Anthony DeAnda Columbus
2. Gavin Brauer North Platte
3. Cade Schendt Papillion LaVista South
4. Ian Byington Millard South
5. Cole Haberman Omaha Westside
6. Edward Lankas Lincoln East
COMMENTS: DeAnda is still #1, although he wrestles many close matches, and has not seemed to establish dominant separation from the pack. Schendt won Metro’s, and jumps to #3 in the rankings. There are some good kids not listed here who could still be on the podium in Omaha.
1. Tony Pray Omaha Creighton Prep
2. Kasten Grape Columbus
3. Jon Keller Millard North
4. Alek Abels Papillion LaVista
5. Chris Wortman Millard South
6. Alex Hunt Kearney
COMMENTS: Pray surprised many with his 14-5 major decision over previous #1 Grape at the Manstedt meet 2 weeks ago in Columbus. Grape beat Pray close for 1st at 195 at State last year….so for now, the 2 are switched. Really impressed with Pray…class kid, all around good guy….seems to deserve what he gets. 195 is, in my opinion, one of Class A’s weakest and least deep weights. Hopefully 6 deserving kids climb the podium in Omaha…will be pretty wide open after the top 2.
1. Isaac Trumble Millard South
2. Jaylon Walker Omaha Bryan
3. Tyler Robinson Papillion LaVista South
4. Garrett Moser Fremont
5. Brayden Hefner Norfolk
6. Ben Uhl Elkhorn South
COMMENTS: Trumble beat Walker 7 – 1 in Metro Finals, and Walker pinned #3 Robinson in the semis, so the top 3 look solid. Uhl moves into the rankings after placing 4th at Metros last weekend. There is quite a bit of depth at 220 in Class A, so this weight should be fun to watch at State.
1. Cade Haberman Omaha Westside
2. Jacob Frezell-McClinton Omaha Central
3. Jayden Schrader Lincoln Northeast
4. Jacob Ngeleka South Sioux City
5. Nolan Olafson Omaha Burke
6. Connor Hoy Millard South
COMMENTS: The top 2 finished 1-2 in the Metro Meet, with Haberman winning a close 5 -3 decision. Hwt is a deep weight this season, both in the Metro, and the State. State is going to be a war at Heavyweight!!

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