Lawson the consensus No. 1 hwt in Class 2A

WCHS?No. 5 with six ranked individuals, according to iawrestle.com

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City senior wrestler Cooper Lawson is the consensus top-ranked heavyweight in Class 2A entering the postseason.

That’s the big area headline coming out of Tuesday’s final set of rankings released by the website iawrestle.com. Lawson, the 2016 state runner-up, had been No. 2 behind 2017 state silver medalist John McConkey of Atlantic throughout the season, but vaulted into the top slot on the strength of his dominant 14-4 major decision victory over fifth-ranked and 2017 state bronze medalist Spencer Trenary in the finals of the North Central Conference tournament earlier this month.

The Predicament, another wrestling website that also produces rankings, has touted Lawson as the No. 1 grappler in the weight class all season. Now the two entities agree.

Lawson (37-0), the winner of 46 consecutive matches without allowing a takedown, will have one of the more difficult roads to just reach the state tournament. He’s likely to be in a four-man district bracket with both Trenary and fourth-ranked Dominick Etherington of Algona and only two will advance to Des Moines. Lawson also owns a victory over Etherington this season.

Webster City sits fifth in the team Top 10 with six ranked individuals, according to iawrestle.com.

Junior 120-pounder Drake Doolittle (35-3) continues to hold down the No. 2 spot as he has all season behind Aden Reeves of Albia. Reeves clipped Doolittle in the state final at 113 a year ago, 8-7.

Also ranked for WCHS are seniors Carson Hartnett (No. 7 at 132), Luke Rohmiller (No. 10 at 152), Zane Williams (No. 8 at 170) and James Cherry (No. 7 at 220).

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