The latest High School Wrestling rankings were released Thursday by ThePredicament.com and as expected several area wrestlers are ranked among the three classes. Here’s the rundown:
In Class 1A, Briar Cochran of Moravia is #4 at 132, Lane Boender of Sigourney/Keota is 5th at 145, Zach Axmear of English Valleys is 2nd at 152, Kaleb Reeves of Sigourney/Keota is 9th at 182, and Noah Boender of Sigourney/Keota is 7th at 195. Sigourney/Keota is also ranked 8th in Class 1A Dual Team rankings.
In Class 2A, freshman Aden Reeves of Albia is the top ranked wrestler at 106, Duncan McCain of Mid Prairie is 5th at 113, Bryce Leshen of Albia is top ranked at 145 while teammate Blake Lawless is 2nd at 152 and PCM Freshman Wes Cummings is 8th. Visouth Peterschmidt of Mid-Prairie is ranked 7th at 195, while teammate Levi Duwa is 6th at 220. Heavyweight Carter Isley of Albia is the 3rd top ranked Blue Demon wrestler while Brock Caviness of Knoxville is 2nd and Ben Kincart of Davis County is 8th. Albia is the top ranked team in the State Tournament Class 2A Team rankings while they are 9th in the Dual Team rankings.
In Class 3A, Ottumwa’s Wyatt Schlotter is ranked 10th at 152, Jason Beebe with his 16-0 record has finally cracked the rankings at 170 in 9th, Isaiah Cox of Ottumwa is 4th at 182, and Callan Tomlin of Oskaloosa is 6th at 220.
For a complete rundown of all the rankings as well as the latest area results, highlights from the week, our Star Area Wrestler of the Week and more tune in to Winter Sports Weekly at 6pm Wednesday nights on the Mahaska Zone Network.
Story by Jamie Brockman