NWCA Initial Rankings

The first NWCA Rankings of the 2021 season were released this week. Wabash leads the team tournament rankings followed closely by a three way tie for second between Coast Guard, John Carroll, and Wartburg. As many as 32 teams are out of competition this year, including five teams ranked in the top 25 of the final team rankings of 2020.

Returning 2020 Qualifiers Ranked at Each Weight
Wrestlers in bold were All-Americans 2019 or prior (comment if anyone was missed)

125 – 8 – Precin, Arborio, Perelka, Braswell, Manginelli, Stanley, Kubesh, Blasioli
Champagne was a 2019 All-American, Kyner was a 2019 qualifier

133 – 5 – Berlin, Giordano, Englman, Massey, Henderson
Haynes was a 2019 All-American at 125, Gehr was a 2019 qualifier at 125

141 – 9 – James, Rumph (133), Brezovec, Wright, Siu, Harsed, Caskey, Slendorn (133), Trelli (133)
Braswell was a 2019 qualifier

149 – 8 – Anderson, Kaliner, Bleich, McAuliffe, Barr, Drexler, Ruiz, Areyano
Hernandez was a 2019 All-American, Fritz was a 2019 All-American at 141

157 – 4 – Whitten, Leightner, Gross, Monteiro
Temple was a qualifier in 2019 at 149

165 – 5 – Hatch, Birt, Zamin (157), Reicosky, Rogers

174 – 10 – Beachem, Briggs, Nielsen, Shinhoster, Krakow, E. Lawrence, Esposito, Shermeyer, McGiffen, Z. Lawrence (165)

184 – 7 – Detwiler, Baldridge, Roth, Liegel, McCloud, Byrne, Stevens

197 – 9 – Lahr, Wagner, Dooley, Hagerbaumer, Haddad, Thompson, Pingel, Zierden, Homsey

285 – 7 – Bishop, Brandon, McGeary, Espinoza, Wriedt, Lemcke, Ramirez
Ernst was an All-American in 2018 & 2019

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