I could see it if you said Nickerson was better, but 'way' better? No way. Saw both of them quite a bit throughout their hs years and Jantzen senior year was as brutal as they come. Teched/pinned his way through the state tournament and then pretty much did the same thing at senior nationals. Might be the most dominant performance ever for that event.
The thing people forget is that Jantzen competed nationally after his Junior year and finished 3rd. He went into his senior season ranked behind Mike Pirazzola ...then went on to have an all time great senior season. But bottomline is he wasn't even the top wrestler in his weight class except for his senior season. Nickerson on the other hand completely dominated everyone in the country from the summer after his sophomore year until he graduated....except for the one close match at Senior Nationals. The difference is Nickerson dominated Fargo like Jantzen dominated Senior Nationals and Nickerson never lost from sophomore summer until freshman year of college.....while Jantzen lost while competing nationally after his junior season.