Top Ten Pound for Pound 11/13/2015
So we will wrap up the Preseason Top Tens with an overall pound for pound ranking! As we have listed all of the wrestlers credentials over the last few weeks we won’t repeat them again this week, just present one longer explanation as to why people are ranked where they are.
Adding in all grades compounds the difficulty of making good rankings, but with the strength of this years senior class it was very difficult for any non Seniors to make the top 10. Only 3 non Seniors made it into the PFP Top Ten. No. 1 Junior Devin Bahr, No.2 Junior Jacob Raschka, and 1 Sophomore Alston Nutter found their way in. All three of these wrestlers have had a tremendous amount of success on the National level and we felt needed to be included in the P4P ranking. We ended up slotting Bahr just above No. 4 Josh Bird, as it felt his results at the National level had been more consistent than those of Bird. In addition Bahrs solid win over Cole Martin last year is proving more and more impressive seeing as Cole Martin has been experiencing a decent amount of success at the early college tournaments. No. 2 Junior Jacob Raschka goes in at No. 6 due to his win at Fargo this summer, following it up with a win at Preseason Nationals to solidify his status on the National level. Raschka has yet to reach the top step of the podium at the Kohl Center, but his success in the off season is pointing in that direction. The last non Senior squeezing into the P4P Top Ten is Alston Nutter. We were impressed by his run at UWW Cadets, in the 15-17 year old age group, where he made it all the way to the finals before being stopped by No. 3 P4P Paul Bianchi. Although young, we felt as though Nutter had more success than many of the guys on the National level and that success warranted him being included in the Top Ten. So, without further adieu here is your P4P Top Ten. Let the arguments begin.
Jaden Van Maanen (La Crosse Central)
Brock Bergelin (Denmark)
Jeremy Schoennherr (Stratford)
Hunter Dischler (Ithaca-Weston)
Riley Lull (Riverdale)