With lots of debate and info gathered throughout the State from random peeps, fans, coaches and Wrestlingtexas Staff. The results are finally in. The criteria I went by was state placers, H2H wins, fargo AA, National tournaments with additional information that I have. Than my best judgement.
1-11, I believe to be spot on following State performances and H2H, 12-15, could be argued in more detail.
#1 Jack Skudlarcyzk 3X State Champion and a 3rd place state finish all in 6A. Only high school loses were only to other state champions. 3X Fargo All-American, UWW All-American.
#2 Brian Andrews 3X State Champion in 5A . 5th place state finish his freshman year , 2x NHSCA All-American and Fargo All-American, no Texas losses. Ranked Nationally.
#3 AJ Ferrari, State Champ in 6A, doesn’t have the “high school” credentials yet to pass Andrews and Jack, but the win over Redlin puts him 3rd. No Texas losses. Actually only 1 loss in High School, Nationally Ranked
#4 Braedan Redlin 3X State Champion in 6A , 3x Pre-Season National Champ, fargo AA, only loss in Texas is to AJ Ferrari.
#5 Juwan Robinson, 3x State Finalist, 2x State Champ in 6A, only 2 Texas losses in High School Career.
#6 Xavier “X” Torres 2x State Champ, and a 3rd place State finish in 5A.
#7 Mark Ingelhart 2x State Champ in 6A, Reno 5th place finisher, 3rd preseason nationals. Ingelharts strength of schedule puts him above the next 2x State Champs
#8 Isaiah Delgado 2X state champion in 6A and 2x NHSCA All-American and finalist. Could be wrong but believe Delgado is undefeated in Texas.
#9 Johnathon “Speedy” Oretgon 2X State Champion in 5A. Zero Texas loses in either class
#10 Noah Vasquez H2H over Evan Hackett in State finals, State Champ, and 2nd place State all in 6A.
#11 Evan Hackett 3x State placer, State Champ, 2nd and 5th State Placer all in 6A.
#12 Nico Manzonelli 2x State Finalist and State Champ in 6A, 5th at PreSeason Nationals
#13 Zach Garza 2X State Finalist, State Champ in 5A, and 6th place finish at NHSCA, H2H over Robison in State Finals
#14 Jordan Robison 2x State Finalist, State champ in 5A, 2x Preseason Nationals AA
#15 Blaine Martinez 2x State Finalist, State Champ in 6A, Fargo AA
#16 Cameron Barnes State Champ, and State Placer all in 6A, only losses in 2016/2017 were to Manzonelli.
#17 Taylor Parks, Undefeated State Champ 2017, and 3rd place State finish last year 2016
#18 Colin Lawler 3x Prep Champ, and 2x AA, his losses to Barnes, Manzonelli, Willoughby keep him low on this list.
#19 Daniel Manibog State Champ and 5th place State finish in 2016 all in 6A
#20 Jame McClain-Green State Champ and a 2nd place finish at NHSCA, and 7th at Flo Nationals.
#21 Noah Chan 3x Prep Champ drops low because of no significant wins over any ranked wrestlers except Robinson early in 2015/2016 season.
#22 Riley Jacops 4x State Placer, 5A and 6A, his loses keep him low on the list for State placers.
#23 Logan Brown 3x State placer, 2x State Finalist, with a 3rd place State finish all in 6A, only in state losses are to State Champions, arguably could be higher on this list.
#24 Heath Roth an undefeated freshman and 5A State Champ comes in low, some National or 6A ranked wins will make him climb this rankings sheet.
#25 Aidan Conner 5A State Champ, again some National or 6A ranked wins could make him climb