Valentine begins it’s quest to three-peat in Class C in a dead heat with Broken Bow with Battle Creek not far behind. David City, Aquinas and Ord are no strangers to the top ten and should be near the top five. Arlington, Logan View and Centennial are looking to keep building on last years teams that qualified several to Omaha. Several other teams including North Bend, Malcolm, Milford and others are vying for a top ten finish as well.

Opening weekend may be hampered by weather. There were three tournaments which featured multiple ranked teams out of class C. Broken Bow, Columbus Lakeview and Blair. Broken Bow will not be holding their tournament Saturday and others may follow suit. Some teams have already been moving out of Saturday tournaments into Friday competitions.  Here’s where the top ten are competing:

T1. Valentine
12/01- O’Neill Invite
T1. Broken Bow
12/01- Broken Bow Invite – cancelled
3. Battle Creek
12/01- Creighton Invitational
4. David City
11/30- Columbus Lakeview Invite
5. Arlington
11/30- Blair Invitational
6. Ord
12/01- Broken Bow Invite – cancelled
7. Aquinas
12/01- Bennington Invite
8. Logan View
11/30- Blair Invitational
9. Centennial
12/01- Friend Invitational
10. North Bend Central
11/30- Columbus Lakeview Invite

Friday Class C Competitions
Blair Invite – See Class B Preview
Columbus Lakeview – See Class B Preview
Thayer Central Quad
Lincoln Lutheran Triangular
Elwood Invite
Friday Night Fracas @ West Point/Beemer
Mitchell vs Cozad

Ravenna Invite

D#5 Amherst, Ansley/Litchfield, Arcadia/Loup City, Central Valley, Centura, Elm Creek, Franklin, Hershey, Kearney Catholic, Loomis/Bertrand, Minden, Pleasanton, Ravenna, Shelton, Southern Valley, Southwest, St. Paul, Twin Loup, Wood River

Outlook: Amherst is prepared to climb back up the ranks in class D this season. With the addition of St. Paul, Kearney Catholic and Southern Valley this is the largest small school tournament of the opening weekend. The 120lb and 138lb classes have three ranked wrestlers.

D#2 @ 106 Jesse Sauceda – Shelton
SQ Carson Thompson – Wood River

D#2 Koby Smith – Elm Creek
D#4 Isaiah Shields – Amherst
D#5 Shaye Wood – Central Valley
SQ Sam Tourney – Shelton
Hunter Heath – Minden

D#5 @ 126 Trigger Pokorny – Central Valley
SQ Jadden Treffer – Ravenna
Blake Bruns – Hershey
Christopher Feldner – Kearney Catholic
Morgan Shields – Amherst

C#1 Evan Waddington – Wood River
D#4 @ 132 Enrique Martinez – Central Valley
C#6 @ 132 Layne Shiers – Kearney Catholic

D#3 @ 132 Kaden Guerrero – Southwest
SQ Shawn Anderson – Southern Valley

D#1 Colby Coons – Twin Loup
C#5 Austin Smith – St. Paul
SQ Camden Thompson – Wood River

D#2 Chase Hausserman – Franklin
D#4 Drew Bogard – Amherst

D#1 Jakob Jerabek – Arcadia/LC
SQ Logan Kircher – Southwest

Saturday Class C Competitions

Broken Bow and Creighton have both postponed their tournaments already. It’s unlikely that there will be much wrestling on Saturday.

Bennington Invite
Custer, SD Invite
Harvard Invite
Howells-Dodge Inivte
O’Neill Invite
Conestoga Invite

Mullen Bronco Invite
#1C @ 106 Benavides (Bridgeport)
#1D Tevan Marshall (Mullen)

Bob Arehart (Friend) Invite
#1C Schoepf (Centennial)
#4C Schluckebier (Milford)
Reyes (JCC)
#1D Casey (Thayer Central)
#2D Reimers (Palmer)
#6C Zegers (Milford)
#1C Moses (Fillmore Central)
#3D Cave (Weeping Water)
#5C Bender (Centennial)


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