NEWrestle.com, “Nebraska’s premier site for high school wrestling news” has released its preseason rankings for the upcoming wrestling season. The website has Broken Bow and Valentine tied at #1 in their Class C rankings. The Badgers have claimed the last two Class C individual wrestling team championships at the state tournament while the Indians are the defending Class C state dual champions defeating Valentine in the championship dual match last season. Both members of the Southwest Conference, the two will be challenging one another throughout the season again this year. The rest of the Class C preseason top ten includes Battle Creek – #3 ; David City – #4 ; Arlington – #5 ; Ord – #6 ; Aquinas – #7 ; Logan View – #8 ; Centennial – #9 ; North Bend Central – #10.
In Class D, the website has Mullen and Burwell tied for the top spot. The Longhorns are the defending state tournament and state dual champions. The Broncos were 4th in the state duals and finished 3rd at the state tournament last season. The rest of the Class D preseason top 10 includes Archbishop Bergan – #3 ; Plainview – #4 ; Amherst – #5 ; Elkhorn Valley – #6 ; Morrill – #7 ; Central Valley – #8 ; North Central – #9 ; Clearwater/Orchard – #10
Omaha Skutt is preseason ranked #1 in Class B with Lexington ranked in the top ten at #7. Omaha Burke is preseason ranked #1 in Class A