Maybe I should have asked whom don't I want to miss wrestling at the state tournament? Who should a college staff's be trying to recruit to bring them to they're teams and who will make it and who won't through the next level?? There are at least two from my area who are the best in they're weight class. Rogen Cordingley, and Sawyer Hobbs are both top notch wrestlers. Hobbs is going for his fourth state title, while Cordingley is going for his 3 straight title. I've personally seen the Cordingley kid go up in weight just to wrestle the best kid, even if he is giving 15 to 20 lbs. So please tell me a who are Idaho's best wrestlers.
The cordingley kid is your nephew.
Cool you personally saw
My vote would have to be cast in favor of Riggen Cordingley, hands down! I have also seen Cordingley move to wrestle the toughest, where I have not seen that out of Hobbs. I don't think anybody can run with this bull and If colleges haven't reached out to him yet, it would be wise for them to do so. I don't see anybody pushing him, the kids who were suppose to got pinned. Does anybody have his pin percentage for this year? I would speculate it's in the high 90's.
P.S. It's been unfortunate that the boards have been so silent this year...
Drew Roberts CDA and it's not even close between him and number 2. JMHO
Hobbs is the best i think. He is going for his fourth state title, is a UVU commit, and is undefeated. Cordingley is an amazing tho. Literally, these 2 guys are amazing to watch. They are neck and neck but Hobbs winning the intermountain warrior tourney was impressive. Drew is good, but he isn't in the same category.
While Hobbs will most likely get a shot at his 4th state title (not at all an easy thing to do). I haven’t seen him wrestle the caliber of kids Cordingley has wrestled. At least that I’m not aware of. Cordingley beat a 4xer from Jerome last year at the Pocatello duals and a D1 commit twice this year. I believe both hold the consecutive win record in history at their schools. Both are committed to wrestle at the college level. Roberts wrestled at one of the toughest high school tournaments in the nation and got 7th and still has another year of high school. All 3 are tough kids but Cordingley has a slight edge in my opinion because he’s not afraid to bump weights for a tougher match. Cordingley seems to want the challenge of taking on the best even if it means risking his career/stats/record
There are also a few promising sophomores that could be in this conversation but I think this should mainly be about seniors so you can look at their whole high school career. And with that, Hobbs and Cordingley are the obvious front runners.
Cordingley is a very good wrestler and has had a great year. I don't think it is fair to say that Hobbs doesn't chase good kids around his weight. Hobbs often sees forfeits in team dual judging from what I can find on trackwrestling. It also appears that Hobbs is willing to bump up a weight to help his team out in some of those duals. Cordingley and Hobbs are both special cases coming from smaller schools and will both be fun to follow these athletes in college.
There is a lot of underclassman that are having some great years as well. It has surprised me how many freshman have come in this year and have had an immediate impact on their teams and in the state picture. It will be fun to see how everything plays out over the next couple weeks.
I never said that Hobbs didn't go up in weight or that he wasn't a great wrestler. He is one of the best wrestlers in the state for sure!! Both Cordingley and Hobbs are some of the toughest kids in the state right now from what I've seen. All I asked is who are the best wrestlers in the state in people's opinion. I wanted to know, so that I could look for them at the State!
I absolutely agree with you as far as them being tough kids that are fun to watch, I was replying more to a previous reply that wasn't yours. I think some other fun ones to watch throughout the state is Angel Rios of Columbia, Taboa of Jerome, Stacey of Shelley, Mauger of Twin Falls, Ramos of Thunder Ridge, Gulio of CDA, and Hans Newby of Grace are just a few names of high ranked wrestlers who are also fun to watch
Happen to know if any of the kids you mentioned are committed to wrestle at the next level? How many went on to wrestle in college last year? I know there are a couple but I don’t know where they went
Drew Roberts CDA
Kase Mauger gabe tabao. And as a freshman kayd
Sawyer Hobbs all the
Pretty tough to ignore Kenny Copley from Sugar-Salem. 67-0 with 61 pins on the season and back to back titles.
Can there be a tie? I admired Cordingly chasing people to beat. Hobbs is great. But last year I think most of us wanted to see the Fagan vs Hobbs match. It didn’t happen at least that I could find on track. I know that there are other greats out there that put it on the line. Just wished that there had only be one 4 timer there. Boone Guilio you are still my hero.
Agreed on Boone, not only willing to lay it all down on the line, but also on the biggest stage.
In defense of Hobbs. The 5A 2x champion at 195 and the 2A state champion where from the east side. Hobbs beat them both multiple times. Who was he going to wrestle to push him? He was just that much further ahead that there was no real marquee matches for him. Sure last year was the opportunity. It didn’t happen. But this year wrestling Boone from Booneville should have been and twice it wasn’t even close. When Cordingly beat Ezekiel last year he made a statement that has placed him into this conversation. Hobbs had no opportunities to make the statement this year. If it were decided on a vote on computer stats and newspaper clippings, I would give Cordingly, if it were decided on what my eyes have told me, it was Hobbs. Congrats to both for being the center of this topic.