IA Wrestle Iowa High School Pound for Pound Sophomore Rankings

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1. Alex Thomsen – Underwood
2. Brody Teske – Fort Dodge
3. Michael Millage – Crestwood
4. Grant Stotts – WDM Valley
5. Nelson Brands – Iowa City West
6. Kyle Biscoglia – Waukee
7. Tanner Sloan – Alburnett.
8. Nathan Lendt – Southeast Polk
9. Trey Brisker – Wilton
10. Bryce Esmoil – West Liberty
Honorable Mention: Drew Bennett – Fort Dodge, Gable Fox – Don Bosco, Noah Fye – New Hampton, Zach Price – Johnston, Joel Shapiro – WDM Valley, and Anthony Sherry – Glenwood.

The top two remain unchanged after going two for two at the state championships. Thomsen takes out Drew West by bonus in the finals of his match to cement himself as the top sophomore. MIllage goes from #4 to #3 after wrestling a tough match with Josh Portillo in his second straight finals appearance.

WDM Valley’s Stotts gets a big boost after making his second finals, and winning his first title. The sophomore also handled Sam Uthoff of Cedar Rapids Prairie to reach the finals.

We welcome in Nelson Brands at the #5 spot. Brands completes an incredible season where he won his second MVC conference title, and also defeated #1 Zach Barnes and #3 Clint Lembeck on the way to his title.

Also making a big move is Alburnett state champion Tanner Sloan, who makes his debut at #7 behind Kyle Biscoglia and just ahead of Nathan Lendt.

Making their first appearance in the rankings by making honorable mention are Drew Bennett, Gable Fox, and Joel Shapiro.

 

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2 thoughts on “IA Wrestle Iowa High School Pound for Pound Sophomore Rankings

  1. Shea Ruffridge from Pocahontas beat Gable Fox 6-1. Not saying Ruffridge should be on here but am saying there’s other kids who could be closer to being on the list than Fox

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