Four top-10 Class B teams clash this weekend, with Bennington and Schuyler right on their heels. Omaha Central is hovering on the edge of being top-10 team in Class A, and has some soon to be discovered firepower.
List of Teams Competing:
B#1 Skutt Catholic
106 Expected Ranked Entrants
B#1 Tanner York (Beatrice)
B#4 Gabe Grice (Gross)
B#5 Nate Rubino (Skutt Catholic)
Tanner York is the only returning state qualifier in this weight, and freshmen Grice and Rubino are hungry to prove themselves. At least one of them should get a shot at York.
113 Expected Ranked Entrants
B#1 Caleb Lazure (Skutt Catholic)
B#2 Jackson Nielsen (Blair)
A#3 Emilio Haynes (Omaha Central)
B#5 Ernesto Chacon (Schuyler)
Lazure and Haynes split matches with each other last year, and they both own a win over Nielsen. Look for unranked freshman Drew Arnold of Beatrice to compete well.
120 *No Ranked Entrants
126 Expected Entrants
B#1 Walker Moore (Blair)
B#4 Broc Hall (Bennington)
B#6 Trevor Kluck (Aurora)
Freshman Trevor Kluck burst onto the high school scene with wins over the #2 and #3 ranked Class B wrestlers at the Cozad Invite last weekend. He could get the opportunity to wrestle #1 and #4 in this tournament. Two-time state runner-up Walker Moore lost in opening week to the 3rd ranked wrestler in Class A at 120.
132 Expected Ranked Entrants
B#3 Nick Stoltenberg
B#5 Ben Garland (Beatrice)
Stoltenberg placed 3rd at state (at 120) last year while Garland lost in the blood round at 126.
138 *No Ranked Entrants
145 Expected Ranked Entrants
B#3 Stone Mendez (Skutt Catholic)
B#4 Devin DeLancey (Bennington)
DeLancey won a 2-1 match over Mendez last year, but Mendez placed 3rd at state while DeLancey lost in the blood round.
152 Expected Ranked Entrant
Tre’Vion Williams (Omaha Central)
Williams was a state qualifier at 145 last year and finished the season with a 28-13 record.
160 *No Ranked Entrants
170 Expected Ranked Entrants
B#4 Dalton Lewis (Blair)
B#5 Josh Schmutz (Elkhorn)
B#6 Tucker Hancock (Wahoo)
Lewis posted a 34-18 record at 145 last year and finished with a 1-2 record at state qualifier. Schmutz also went 1-2 at state last season, just at 160 and posted a 25-15 record. Continuing the trend, Hancock went 1-2 at state, but he was at 170 last season with a 30-12 record.
182 Expected Ranked Entrants
B#4 Eli Jansen (Skutt Catholic)
B#5 Jason Stevens (Beatrice)
B#6 Caleb Novak (Schuyler)
Jansen and Stevens both competed at 182 last year with Jansen winning their only meeting by fall. Novak posted a 20-win season and qualified for state at 170.
195 Expected Ranked Entrants
B#1 Sam Kolterman (Wahoo)
3A#4 (at 182) Joey Mitchell (Ottumwa, IA) 7th at Iowa State
2A#5 Nick Foss (Harlan, IA)
B#5 Ean Rasmussen (Bennington)
Kolterman finished as a state runner-up at 182 last season, while Rasmussen was a state qualifer at 182 two years ago. Mitchell of Ottumwa finished 7th at state in Iowa, while Foss is currently ranked
220 Expected Ranked Entrants
B#2 Jack Sutton (Wahoo)
B#3 Jesus Maganda (Schuyler)
B#6 Jerad Humble (Beatrice)
Sutton and Maganda placed 4th at 195 and 220 respectively last season, while Humble was a state qualifier at 195. Maganda won this weight at last year’s tournament, while Sutton finished as the runner-up at 195.
285 Expected Ranked Entrants
A#2 Ty Reynolds (Bellevue West)
B#6 David Duncan (Beatrice)
Ty Reynolds finished 5th at 220 while posting a 30-12 record, while Duncan went 1-2 at state last season and posted a 30-11 record at 220.