(Area) Several Southwest Iowa schools are represented in the The Predicament's preseason high school wrestling rankings.
In the Class 1A team rankings, Underwood is the #1 team in the state with Logan-Magnolia (7) and Tri-Center (9) each in the top ten.
In Class 2A it's a couple of Hawkeye 10 teams that are ranked. Atlantic is ranked 5th with conference rival Creston-O/M at #6.
Individually there are several area wrestlers in the top 10 of their weight class. Creston-O/M junior Jake Marlin is ranked #1 in Class 2A at 138 pounds.
Also in Class 2A, Red Oak's Seth Esias holds the #1 preseason ranking at 182.
Creston-O/M's Collin Bevins is the highest rated heavyweight in Class 2A.
In Class 1A, Underwood has two top ranked wrestlers with Andrew Foutch at 120 and Drake Fanslau at 160.
Loren Williams of Tri-Center, who won a state title as a sophomore, begins his junior season with 99 wins. Williams is ranked #1 in Class 1A at 152 pounds.
Click here for the link to the Class 1A team and individual rankings
Click here for the link to the Class 2A team and individual rankings
Click here for the link to the Class 3A team and individual rankings