Ranking Statistics for the Finalists in All Classes

By Jim Thompson for The Predicament

There are 39 #1 ranked wrestlers in the finals

(A whopping 93% of the top ranked kids made the finals)

There are 23 #2 ranked wrestlers in the finals

There are 11 #3 ranked wrestlers in the finals

87% of the finalists are ranked in the top 3

There are just 11 finalists ranked 4th thru 10th in the finals.

No unranked wrestlers made the finals this season.

6 Freshmen are in the finals

16 Sophomores are in the finals

27 Juniors are in the finals

35 Seniors are in the finals

21 of the 42 Matches in the finals tonight will feature #1 ranked wrestlers against the #2 ranked wrestler.  In addition, one match at 3A 132 will feature top ranked at 126 Drake Ayala (Fort Dodge) vs. top ranked at 132 Ryder Block of Waverly-Shell Rock.  Another 9 matches tonight will feature #1 ranked wrestlers vs. the #3 ranked wrestler.