Tournament champions Van Schmidt (113), Trevor Fauver (120), Tyler Cunningham (126), Cody Everhart (152), Lance Jarrett (160) Grant Bruner (195), and Conner Fee (220) led the charge for Gretna as they scored 71 points more than team runner-up Fairbury. Schmidt, Fauver, and Jarrett all scored bonus points in every match. Junior Jacob Johnson won the title at 170 with two falls and a decision. Fairbury added runner-ups at 132, 160 and 285 while four other wrestlers placed 3rd. Freshman Shawn Buchanan continued his winning ways with a first period fall in the finals over the 106C #6 ranked wrestler. Buchanan also had falls in his first two matches of the day. Waverly sophomore Kaleb Canoyer used 3 falls and a 17-4 major decision to cruise to the 138 title. Logan Craig of Seward took home the championship at 182 for Seward with 2 falls and a decision.
106- unranked Shawn Buchanan won by fall in 1:39 over 106C #6 Koby Brandenburg
113- #1 Van Schmidt won by fall in 5:43 over 120 #6 Jacob Kubicka
152- 145B #4 Cody Everhart won by fall in 2:26 over 152B #6 Anthony Moyer
152- 145B #4 Cody Everhart won 3-1 over 152C #5 Cooper Bates
160- #6 Lance Jarrett won by fall in 1:38 over #3 Damian Green
285- 285C #1 Caleb Lefferdink won by fall in 2:44 over #5 Paul Mach
Boys Town Invitational:
Skutt Catholic outscored 2nd place Blair 241 points to 181.5 on the strength of tournament champions Caleb Lazure (106), Joey Orsi (113), Korbin Meink (126) Billy Higgins (160), Curt Randall (170), and Trent Hixson (285). Higgins scored a dominant 15-0 technical fall over #2 at 160B and earned the Outstanding Wrestler award, while Lazure won matches over the #4 and #3 class A wrestlers. Skutt proved they have depth to compliment their firepower as they punched nine wrestlers into the finals. Walker Moore (120) was Blair’s lone champion, but Dalton Lewis (145) and Corey Harper (285) finished as runner-ups and the Bears placed seven other wrestlers in the top 6. Devin DeLancey (132) Josh Pokorny (145) and Logan MacDonald (152) all finished as champions for Bennington. On their way to titles, Pokorny earned three bonus point wins and MacDonald beat the 152B #5 and 152B #3 ranked wrestlers. MacDonald has been on a tear as of late, winning matches over the #5 and #3 wrestlers in class B. Schuyler brought home two champions in Mario Venzor (138) and Jesus Maganda (220). Venzor recorded 3 falls and a decision, while Maganda outlasted all 4 opponents in extra time by a combined score of 16-10. Won two matches in SV-1, one in TB-1 and one in UTB. Currently ranked #2 at 182, Trevor Walton of Boys Town competed at 195 and earned victories over the #3 and #4 ranked wrestlers by 5-point margins.
106- #6 Caleb Lazure won 8-3 over #5 Tanner York
106- #6 Caleb Lazure won 5-2 over #3 Emilio Haynes
113- unranked Joey Orsi won 6-2 over 113C #3 Brandon Schram
120- unranked Broc Hall won 6-1 over #5 Celvin Lopez
126- 126B #1 Korbin Meink won 6-5 over #3 Eron Haynes
152- #4 Logan MacDonald won 8-3 over #5 Zane Bennett
152- #4 Logan MacDonald won 5-2 over #3 Alex Van Dyke
160- #1 Billy Higgins won 15-0 over #2 Jacob Pinkerton
195- 182B #2 Trevor Walton won 5-0 #4 Danny Thompson
195- 182B #2 Trevor Walton won 11-6 over #3 Jack Sutton
285- #2 Trent Hixson over #4 Corey Harper
Council Bluffs Classic:
Plattsmouth finished 18th in the team standings on the strength of 2nd place finisher Chase Larsen (106), 4th place finisher Kole Gray (170) and 8th place finisher Jason Nanke (285). Larsen beat 4 class A wrestlers over the weekend and his only loss was in the finals. Gray won 5 of 7 matches on the weekend and his semifinal loss was to a returning state champion from Iowa. Nanke won 5 of 8 matches at 285 and had 3 falls over the weekend. Rhett Trail (145) and Jake Kreifel (220) placed 5th and 6th respectively for Nebraska City. Trail avenged a loss from the day before in the last match of the tournament, while Kreifel beat a class A wrestler who is ranked #5. Gavin Eason (182) finished in 5th place for Norris and recorded 3 falls on the weekend.
Class B Council Bluffs Classic Placers:
106- 2nd Place, Chase Larsen
145- 5th Place, Rhett Trail
170- 4th Place, Kole Gray
182- 5th Place, Gavin Eason
220- 6th Place, Jake Kreifel
285- 8th Place, Jason Nanke
106- #1 Chase Larsen won 6-4 over 106A #6 Brayden Smith
106- #1 Chase Larsen won 6-3 over 106A #4 Eliceo Ramirez
145- unranked Rhett Trail won by fall in 5:58 over 145A #6 Teontae Wilson
220- #6 Jake Kreifel won 4-3 over 22A #5 Jack Hasz
Columbus Scotus won 7 of 10 duals this weekend only losing to class A schools. Dillon Muchmore (160) went 10-0 while Brandenburg (138) and Mullinix (145) went 9-1. #1 ranked Wyatt Gutzmer went 8-2 losing to a returning class C state champion and 195A #4 Matt Montgomery. Gothenburg and York both won 6 of 10 duals on the weekend. For Gothenburg, Trevor Holley went 10-0 and Wyatt Hotz (120) and with Holley earning a win over a class A returning state champion. Noah Gugelman split time between 182 and 195 and won 9 of 10 matches. For York, Scott Fulsos (138) and Noah Stafursky (285) posted 9-1 records while Harrison Gocke (120) and Teagan Thorell (126/132) both went 8-2. Jace Russman (120) of Cozad went 10-0 while Breckin Loftin (106), Cam Griffis (160) and Zeke Derr (182) all went 8-2.
113- unranked Trevor Holley won 7-2 over 106A #1 Blake Jackson
138- #1 Zac Charity won 12-9 over 138B #3 Scott Fulsos
145- 145B #2 Layton Mullinix won by fall in 3:41 over 138A #1 Zac Charity
220- #2 Wyatt Gutzmer won 3-2 over 195A #4 Matthew Montgomery
220- unranked Garrett Rediger won by DQ over 220A #6 Brooke Crinklaw
West Point-Beemer Dual Tournament:
Wayne took first winning all 5 duals with a 42-36 win over Fort Calhoun being the closest score. The Blue devils had 5 wrestlers post 5-0 records including
Cameron Muhs (120), Gage Schultz (126), Isaiah Muhs (170), Mikey Reyes (220), and Hunter Jorgensen (285). Riley Berg (138) and Dylan James (152/160) both went 5-0 for tournament host West Point-Beemer.
Eagle Invitational (Colby, Kansas):
Lexington finished 2nd in this 18-team dual tournament that included teams from Colorado and Kansas. Their only loss was to host Colby by a 38-31 score. Andy Rojas (106) and Tomas Margritz (152) posted 7-0 records while Pierro Garcia (160) and Riley Kopf (170) went 6-1 and 5-1 respectively.
Sabetha Tri State Dual Tournament:
Auburn finished in 2nd place with their only loss coming to host Sabetha by a 44-31 score. There were quite a few forfeits in the tournament, as Jaylen Maher (106) received a forfeit in every match. Levi Bridgewater (113), Diangelo Aldana (120), Kole Ligouri (145), and Johnny Gill (160/170) won all the matches they wrestled.
Ogallala (3rd place) finished 1.5 points ahead of Chadron (4th place), but Chadron had two champions in Joe Ritzen (132) and Jake Lemmon (145), while Ogallala had Brandt Hansmeier (113) and Dylon Zink (145) place 3rd.
North Bend Central Invite:
Columbus Lakeview was the highest placing class B school only 12 points behind 2nd place Logan View and 28.5 points behind tournament host and champion North Bend Central. Lakeview had 3 champions in Gage Perry (126), Drew Schaad (145) and Aaron Jasper (220) while 2nd year program Winnebago earned their first individual tournament title as Derrell Zagurski earned 3 falls on his way to the title at 285.
126- unranked Gage Perry won 11-6 over 126C #4 Talon Mues
Charlie Lake Invitational (Wyoming):
Sidney finished 8th as a team with 78 points with Derek Robb winning the 152 title, Trey Arellano placing 3rd at 120, and freshman Brody Raines finishing 4th at 138. Robb earned 3 falls and a 13-4 major decision on his way to the title. In the dual tournament the day before, Robb won all 5 matches including an 8-3 win over a Wyoming state-runner up.
Beau Haizlip Invitational:
Hastings finished 4th as a team and had 3 wrestlers win their brackets. Dylan Miller (106) earned 2 falls and 2 decisions, Connor Laux (132) scored a controlling 6-2 win in the finals over a ranked class A opponent, and Damen Pape (170) earned 4 bonus point wins on the day.
132- #4 Connor Laux won 6-2 over 132A #3 Chance Fry
Holdrege was the highest placing class B team here as they edged Grand Island Northwest for 3rd place by 1 point thanks to 4 finalists. #2 ranked Prestin Melroy cruised to the title at 170 with 3 falls and 2 major decisions. Northwest had 4 finalists and 2 champions with Hunter Cook (138) and Dalton Quandt (145). McCook had 5 third place finishers and Eric Langan (182) placed 2nd for the Bison.