Class C Thursday Dual Preview

By Dru Kastler

Valentine/Broken Bow

Top ranked Valentine and third ranked Broken Bow square off in dual action tonight. The two teams saw each other earlier this season at Valentine’s home invite with Valentine winning and Broken Bow finishing as runner-up. Valentine won a head to head match at 106 while Broken Bow won at 152. On paper each team appears to be favored at seven weights apiece which would mean this dual could go down to bonus points. Broken Bow hasn’t done much lineup shifting in their duals, but Valentine may bump up at 170/182 to get another wrestler into the lineup and avoid a forfeit at 195 as they’ve done previously this season. If everyone is healthy for this dual it could be one of the best class C duals of the season and possibly a State Duals championship preview.

#1 Valentine #3 Broken Bow
106 #4 Chris Williams Trey Garey
113 Jarrett Battershaw #2 Casey Faulkenberry
120 #1 Gage Krolikowski #4 Spencer Gaffney
126 Reice Rivera #3 Patrick Powers
132 #1 Jordan Kelber Austin Cole
138 #4 JJ Ramon Cooper Brass
145 #4 Chase Olson #3 Cole Ulmer
152 #6 Brody Benson #2 Joel Myers
160 #2 Caleb Long Lathan Duda
170 #1 DJ Stephen Kaden Powers
182 Lane McGinley Isaac Dodge
195 OPEN Colton Duda
220 OPEN #3 Treyvon Brooks
285 Jayce Anderson Drew Drake

David City/David City Aquinas

The second highlight dual of the night is between David City and Aquinas Catholic in the Butler County Triangular. It’s ease to be amazed at how much wrestling talent comes out of this county, and even just the town of David City alone, with two teams in the top six in class C. There won’t be any battle of ranked wresters unless some significant lineup changes are made. It’s unlikely #1 Melvin Hernandez will make his season debut just yet and that should keep the dual close. David City has been open at 182 most of the season so Aquinas may opt to put another wrestler in at 182 and bump up the rest of their lineup in an attempt to win this dual. If Styskal doesn’t compete at 113 this week he does have a capable replacement in Clayton Harris. Once again look for bonus points to make the ultimate difference.

#2 David City #6 Aquinas
106 Dalton Krause #5 Zach Zitek
113 #3 Seth Styskal Noah Scott
120 Zack Barlean Ben Shonka
126 #1 Noah Styskal Lance Dybal
132 #5 Jacson Valentine Creighton Redler
138 #3 Justin White Logan Helgoth/Nolan Eller
145 Carlos Chavez/Dylan Vodicka Nathan Junck
152 Dylan Vodicka/Carlos Chavez Joe Kindler/Ben Kment
160 Spencer Allen #3 Kyle Petree
170 James Escamilla #3 Michael Coufal
182 OPEN #1 Joseph Reimers
195 Wayne Moore Sam Wisnieski
220 #4 Matthew Eilers Anthony Buresh
285 Jake Ingwersen Owen Schramm
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