As competition begins this week to start the Nebraska high school wrestling season, NEwrestle.com has released its preseason team and individual rankings for the upcoming season. Broken Bow is ranked #5 in the Class C rankings. The Indians are the two time defending state duals champion in Class C and finished as runner-up to Valentine at the state tournament last season. Mullen is ranked #2 in the Class D rankings. The Broncos return a strong group from a team that placed third at the state tournament last season. Burwell is ranked #7 in the Class D rankings.
A handful of wrestlers from the KCNI/KBBN coverage area are ranked #1 in their respective weight class coming into the season.
Broken Bow’s Lathan Duda is ranked #1 at 182 lbs. in Class C. Duda is a two time state medalist and was the Class C state runner-up at 170 lbs. last season.
Jakob Jerabek of Arcadia/Loup City is ranked #1 at 285 lbs. in Class C. Jerabek placed 3rd at 285 in Class D last season and was the Class C silver medalist at 285 in 2018.
Teven Marshall of Mullen is top rated at 113 lbs. in Class D. Marshall placed 3rd at 113 last season at the state tournament.
Anselmo-Merna’s Cyrus Wells is ranked #1 at 120 lbs. in Class D. Wells had an impressive freshman year last season and was a state qualifier in the 120 lb. division.
Colby Coons of Twin Loup is top ranked at 152 lbs. in Class D. Coons is a two time state runner-up. Coons was the silver medalist in Class D last season at 152 and was a silver medalist at 145 lbs. in 2018.
Corey Dawe of Burwell is listed #1 at 182 lbs. in Class D. Dawe was the silver medalist at 182 lbs. last season.
Several other area wrestlers are listed in the NEwrestle.com individual rankings for classes C and D. Check out the full rankings by accessing the links below.