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Class Four State Wrestling Preview
By: Sean Mael
Overall Thought: Liberty has a special program right now. They are going to win this state team title going away. I have CBC coming in second, Park Hill in third and Lafayette (Wildwood) rounding out the team podium. All rankings utilized in this article are courtesy of either Flowrestling, or Missourwrestling.com on Rokfin. As always, no disrespect is ever intended towards any athlete or team. I am rooting for everyone this March (Feels weird to say March in reference to high school state). Thanks for reading! See you all for some NCAA tournament seeding and draw articles soon.
Notable First Round Matches (Team Race or Ranked vs. Ranked:
#3 Luke Lilledahl, CBC vs. Lucas Gideon, Central (Springfield)
Notable Potential Quarters
#3 Luke Lilledahl, CBC vs. #5 Logan Rubinstein, Holt #1 Hunter Taylor, Liberty vs. #4 Dylan Roth, Lafayette Wildwood Thoughts: Luke Lilledahl is ranked tenth in the country by Flowrestling.
Five wrestler’s here appear in Flowrestling’s all-class rankings. Hunter Taylor is ranked first, #2 Draegen Orine, Seckman is ranked third, #3 Luke Lilledahl is fourth , Michael Domino, Liberty North is ninth and Logan Rubinstein, Holt is tenth.
Our first quarter will likely be dominated by #2 Draegen Orine. Orine is coming off a Sectional finals win over #11 in the country Luke Lilledahl (2-1 TB1) and is undefeated on the season. He is a hammer. I have Orine advancing into the semis up top.
Our second quarter will feature #6 Michael Domino, Liberty North. Domino has only lost to the top two ranked wrestlers at this weight class this season. I anticipate him advancing into the semis here.
In the top semi I have #2 Draegen Orine and #6 Michael Domino. Orine pinned Domino earlier this season and I have Orine winning here and advancing to the state finals.