Prep Wrestling: IAWrestle Rankings Released

KILJ — The latest IAWrestle rankings have been released and there are multitudes of area wrestlers featured in this week’s poll.

Starting in Class 1A, New London remained No. 7 in this week’s team rankings with three ranked wrestlers in the poll.

Of course headlining the Tigers is No. 1 ranked 126-pounder Marcel Lopez. The three-time defending state champion, Lopez recently committed to SIU-Edwardsville for his collegiate choice.

His brother Dominic checks in at No. 3 this week at 152-pounds behind only Wyatt Reisz of Logan-Magnolia and Gabe McGeough of MFL-MarMac.

Junior Josh Glendening is No. 6 in this weeks poll at 182.

Glendening is gunning for his third straight trip to Wells Fargo Arena later this winter.

WACO freshman Louden Huisenga is beginning to get noticed for his incredible varsity debut. Huisenga is No. 10 in the talented 145-pound rankings this week.

Teammate Jonah Clark is the No. 6 ranked grappler at 220-pounds, as well.

Mediapolis star 138-pounder Quinten Aney is No. 4 this week at 138-pounds. He is looking for a medal in back-to-back years for the Bulldogs at the state tournament.

In Class 2A, Notre Dame is No. 3 this week with a robust seven ranked wrestlers in the poll. The Nikes are spearheaded by 132-pound Mount Pleasant native Blaine Frazier, who has been otherworldly in his senior season.

Frazier already has a win over last year’s champion McKinley Robbins. Frazier defeated the Greene County grappler in this year’s Cliff Keen Invitational. Robbins checks in at No. 2 this week.

C.J. Walrath is also No. 1 — albeit at 182-pounds. Walrath looks poised to make a ton of noise at the Well later this winter.

Winfield-Mount Union/Columbus Community 120-pounder Lane Scorpil is No. 2 this week. It appears he’s on a collision course with Webster City stalwart Cam Phetxoumphone, who is No. 1.