High School Wrestling- With the wrestling season underway Iawrestle has released its latest rankings for both individual weight classes and the three state classes. Starting with Class 1A, Don Bosco holds the top spot with nine wrestlers ranked with Lisbon ranked second. WACO and New London each have two wrestlers ranked as the Warriors have Gage Samo in the 106-pound weight is ranked tenth as a sophomore, and Louden Huisenga, another sophomore, is ranked seventh in the 160-pound weight class. Gage Burden is ranked ninth at the 126-pound weight class and Trent Wilkerson is ranked sixth in the 220-pound weight class for his senior season represent the Tigers.
Burlington Notre Dame is looking to defend their 2A-State Championship from last year, but it is Osage who has the top spot with nine ranked wrestlers compared to the Nike’s five. Carter West holds the top position as he finished runner-up in last year’s state tournament at the 106-pound weight class for the Nikes. The other Nikes ranked include: Kaiden Dietzenbach ranked second at 120 pounds, CJ Davis is in fifth at 126 pounds, Isaiah Fenton in the 152-pound weight class is ranked third, and CJ Walrath, looking to repeat his 57-0 season that ended in State Title from last year, has the top spot in the 182-pound weight class. Keokuk has one ranked wrestler in Tate O’Shea as he is fifth at 138 pounds. Cael McCabe ranked seventh in the 106-pound weight class and Cason Miller in the 152-pound weight class is ranked eleventh for Fairfield.
Waverly-Shell Rock has the top spot over last year’s Class 3A-State Champions Southeast Polk with nine ranked wrestlers. Ottumwa and Burlington each have two wrestlers ranked. The Bulldogs have Ashton Grace ranked seventh in the 113-pound weight class and Braylon Griffiths ranked eleventh in the 152-pound weight class. The Grayhounds have Braxton Hutchinson at 106 pounds and Julian Perez-Hall at 220 pounds ranked twelfth. Teague Smith is the lone wrestler ranked for Fort Madison as he is sixth in the 182-pound weight class.