C#4 Archbishop Bergan vs Columbus Scotus
C#5 Broken Bow vs North Platte
D#7 Burwell/Ainsworth/West Holt
Bishop Neumann vs North Bend Central
Boone Central vs Creighton
Fillmore Central/Tri County/Fairbury/B#7 Waverly
Norfolk Catholic vs Wayne
Syracuse vs Central City
Twin River vs Columbus Lakeview
Wood River vs Minden
Matches to watch
126: C#3 Faulkenberry (Broken Bow) vs A#5 Ruffin (NP)
126: C#5 Zegers (Milford) vs D#4 Schernikau (Centennial)
160: C#1 Olson (Valentine) vs C#2 Halverson (Gordon-Rushville)
182: C#1 Duda (Broken Bow) vs A#2 Arensdorf (North Platte)
220: D#1 Gale (Plainview) vs C#3 Johnson (Madison)
Friday Tournament Spotlight:
Wood River Invite:
The team race should come down to Aquinas, Ord and Amherst, with Aquinas being a pretty solid favorite heading in. With three top-ten teams from Class C, this event should help paint a clearer picture of the season ahead. St. Paul has a solid group and should push Amherst and Ord. 113 and 182 appear to be pretty open weights. Strong showings at those weights by the top teams could help them make a push toward the team title.
|C#4||Riley Waddington||Wood River|
|Sam Luther||Kearney Catholic|
|C#8||Nick Busse||St. Paul|
Three star freshman Waddington, Neeman and Luther set to clash on Friday. Luther knocked off #8 Busse in week one, who will also be in the field.
|Kaleb Baker or Ayden Berney||St. Paul|
Vandenberg is the likely top seed at one of the toughest weights of the tournament. Escandon and Bruns should make for an exciting semifinal match. Kaleb Baker and Hayden Kluthe are legit freshman who could provide trouble for the top guys.
Looks like state champ Escandon will be down to 126 this week, making this an amazingly strong weight this week. Amherst’s Shields just knocked off D#1 Wood and Zitek of Aquinas is a returning runner-up.
|C#7-126||Carson Thompson||Wood River|
Frank beat Thompson last week to win at Ravenna. Likely semifinal match between Scott and Thompson should be a good one,
|C#4||Christopher Feldner||Kearney Catholic|
Chris Nickolite wrestled 138 a week ago and looks to be back there this week. Rowse has a common opponent over Feldner from the Broken Bow Invite last week. Klingelhoefer won the Ravenna Invite.
|C#8||Layne Shiers||Kearney Catholic|
Schrad leads a solid group. Shiers didn’t compete last week in Broken Bow. Freshman Ben Alberts knocked off C#5 Perez last week and a strong performance on Friday will have him enter the rankings next week.
|C#6||Jaxson Daake||Kearney Catholic|
Eller and Daake both suffered setbacks last week. Carlson is up three weights from last year, but should be a tough out. 152 is about as open as it gets in C this year.
Hinrichs will be at 160 on Friday, which means an awesome match with him and Kluthe could be in store. Slingsby wrestled 170 last week.
|C#8||Tyson Rasmussen||St. Paul|
Three class C qualifiers will try to knock off returning D medalist Racicky.
This is an interesting weight because it appears as if Stokebrand is the heavy favorite, which could bode well for Amherst in the team race.
|SQ||Colin Hurley||Wood River|
Gabriel and Bogard final appears likely. #3 Potts from Amherst will be out another week or two.
Schultz looks to be 220 for the second straight week. He’ll be challenged by medal contender Taubenheim.
|C#2||Nathan Scheer||St. Paul|
Very solid weight to end things with. Hoevet won at Broken Bow, where Scheer finished in 3rd. Smith from Sutton will see his first action of the season. Schramm is off to a good start this year as is Christiancy from Superior.
Twin Loup Invite
Ainsworth, Hi-Line, Ravenna, Alma, Burwell, Cambridge, EPPJ, Neligh-Oakdale, Niobrara/Verdigre, North Central, Overton, South Loup, St. Mary’s, Twin Loup
113: D#7 Kipp, C#8 Dickau, D#8 Jensen, Wedemeyer (Rav)
126: D#1 @ 120 Wells, D#2 @ 120 Kester, D#4 @ 120 Phillips, D#7 tenBensel
145: D#3 Lewis, D#4 Coons, Ackley (Rav)
152: C#1 Pozehl, D#1 Coons, D#8 Kuester
160: D#3 Molzahn, C#6 @ 170 Schutz
182: D#1 Dawe, D#2 Russell, D#6 Kaup, Wetzel (Rav)
195: D#4 Pofahl, D#6 Busch, C#7 Jackman
285: D#1 Martin, D#8 Mayfield
What to watch:
126: This is shaping up to be a mini-state tournament preview of 120lbs. From the looks of it both Wells and Kester will be wrestling 126 on Friday and Phillips was at 126 for week one. Throw in tenBensel and this is a must watch weight for Class D this week.
145: Coons made a statement week one with his win over returning runner-up Martinez. He’ll be tested on his home mats by #3 Lewis of North Central. State qualifier Ackley should factor in here also.
152: Possible battle of #1’s from C and D, but it looks like Pozehl may not be wrestling this week. How does star freshman Aiden Kuester of Neligh-Oakdale stack up at this weight? We won’t have to wait long to find out.
182: Dawe and Russell were both dominant opening week. Look for them to meet up in the finals in a #1 vs #2 match with the top ranking on the line.
Additional Friday Tournaments
Southern Valley Invite (Centura, Chase County, Loomis/Bertrand, SCNU#5, Alma, Arapahoe, Axtell, Franklin, Hitchcock County, Medicine Valley, Red Cloud/Blue Hill, Sandhills/Thedford, Southern Valley, Sutherland, Wauneta-Palisade, Wilcox-Hildreth)
Match to watch:
182: C#2 Peterson (Chase County) vs D#2 Russell (Alma)
Raymond Central Duals (Bishop Neumann, Conestoga, Raymond Central, Weeping Water)
NPSP Invite (Brady, Dundy County-Stratton, Elm Creek, Kimball, Maxwell, NPSP)
Beau Haizlip Omaha South (Boone Central)
MVAO, IA (#4 Bergan)
Lincoln Christian v Lincoln Lutheran Dual
Southwest/Thayer Central/Belleville, KS Tri
Pool A at the Nebraska duals is loaded. Teams will dual everyone in their pool plus there are some cross-pool duals on Saturday. 170 is the marquee weight with C#1 Vodicka, D#1 Soule, A#2 Standley and C#4 Zoucha. Zoucha should see Vodicka and Soule in cross-pool action on Saturday as Malcolm is scheduled to dual both David City and High Plains.
A#2 Columbus, Ralston, C#2 David City, Lakeview, O’Neill, Shelby-Rising City, High Plains
Bishop Heelan (IA), Norfolk, Blue Valley West (KS), Schuyler, Cozad, Columbus Scotus, Malcolm, Twin River
106: A#3 C. Stenger or Bice (Col), C#6 Bongers (DC), B#8 Bargen (LV)
113: B#6 McKee (Ral), A#3 C. Stenger or Bice (Col)
120: B#3 Rainforth, A#8 Mass (Ral), A. Stenger (Col), Dominguez (LV)
126: A#5 @ 120 Cerny, B#8 @ 132 Corcoran (Ral), A#7 Godfrey (Nor), Engel (LV)
132: A#4 Kobza (Col), B#8 @ 145 Jaixen (LV)
138: C#3 Valentine (DC), B#4 Lemburg (LV), B#5 Thompson (ON)
145: B#4 Talmadge (Ral), C#5 Harris (DC), Korte (Col)
152: A#6 Licking (Nor), C#4 Jones (TR), Zoucha (Mal), Belt (SRC)
160: C#3 Lindsley (SRC), A#6 Splater (Nor), D#8 Parsons (HP)
170: C#1 Vodicka (DC), D#1 Soule (HP), A#2 Standley (Col), C#4 Zoucha
182: A#1 DeAnda (Col), B#2 Wescoatt (Coz), C#3 Allen (DC), 6A#3 Lancaster (BVW), B#7 Marxsen (Sch), 2A#10 Wilmesher (BH), Hand (CS)
195: A#1 Grape (Col), C#5 Escamilla (DC), B#6 Smith (LV), 195: A#6 Ames (Nor), C#6 Alexander (TR)
220: C#2 Moore (DC)
285: B#3 Hernandez (Ral), C#3 Ingwersen (DC), C#5 Nordmeyer (Mal)
Saturday Tournament Spotlight:
North Bend Invite:
C#6 Logan View
Johnson County Central
There should be around 30 ranked wrestlers at North Bend on Saturday and four ranked teams. Aquinas makes a quick turnaround from Wood River and should compete with Logan View for the tournament title. Look for Class B Pierce to push for the 3rd spot.
|#3||Luis Hernandez-Jimenez||Logan View|
|#6||Dru Mueller||Logan View|
|#6-138||Hunter McNulty||Logan View|
|SQ||Caden Reedy||Tri County|
|SQ-2018||Drew Garrison||Tri County|
|SQ||Cole Reedy||Tri County|
|#5||Roberto Valdivia||Logan View|
|#8||Ty Miller||Logan View|
|Ethan Mullaly||North Bend|
|Bailey Waltke||Tri County|
|Ian Virka||North Bend|
|#8||Brandon Beeson||Tri County|
|#8||Logan Booth||Logan View|
|SQ||Brandon Siebolt||Tri County|
|#5||Andrew Cone||Logan View|
|SQ||Brevin Damrow||Tri County|
|SQ-2018||Alex Miller||Logan View|
Cross County/Osceola, Fillmore Central, Central Valley, Clarkson-Leigh, East Butler, Elkhorn Valley, Fullerton, Harvard, Howells-Dodge, Nebraska Christian, Palmer, Pleasanton, Southern, Southwest
126: D#1 Wood (CV), D#6 Miller (EV), D#8 Spatz (EB)
132: D#2 @ 126 Reimers (Pal), D#3 Latimer (SW)
145: D#2 Sonderup (Ful), C#5 @ 138 Graham (CCO), D#6 @ 138 Pawloski (Ple), VanPelt (SW), D#8 @ 138 Jedlicka (H-D)
152: D#1 @ 145 Green (NC), D#6 @ 145 Tryon (SW), Nuttleman (CCO)
170: D#5 Wichmann (Pal), D#7 Hegemann (H-D), Hinrichs (FC)
285: D#4 Shoemaker (SW), D#6 Pinckhinkle (H-D)
What to watch:
145 is a great weight at Osceola, with four ranked wrestlers plus VanPelt of Southwest who had a great opening weekend.
Additional Saturday Tournaments
Crete Invite See Class B Preview (Milford, Syracuse, Wilber-Clatonia, Thayer Central)
Anselmo-Merna Invite (Arcadia/Loup City, Ravenna, Anselmo-Merna, Elm Creek, Hyannis, North Central, Paxton, Riverside, Sandhills Valley, Sandhills/Thedford, South Loup, SEM, Twin Loup)
Gordon-Rushville Invite (Bridgeport, Gordon-Rushville, Mitchell, Perkins County, Valentine, Bayard, Crawford, Garden County, Hay Springs, Hemingford, Leyton, Morrill, Mullen, Sioux County)
Stanton Invite (BRLD, Hartington Cedar, Lutheran High NE, Madison, Norfolk Catholic, Wakefield-Allen, EPPJ, GACC, Osmond, Pender, Plainview, Scribner-Snyder, Stanton)
Battle Creek Duals (Battle Creek, Crofton/Bloomfield, Oakland-Craig, Tekamah-Herman, Ansley-Litchfield, Summerland)
West Point-Beemer Invite (Fort Calhoun, Quad County NE)
Bob Oliver Meridian (Dochester, Meridian, Palmyra, Superior)
Holdrege Invite (#5 Broken Bow)
Sabetha, KS (HTRS)
Charlie Lake, WY (Kimball)
Westerner, IA (Ponca, Creighton)
Gregory, SD (West Holt)