by Dru Kastler

Pierce Invite:
In what was expected to be a hotly contested team race, North Bend Central managed to distance themselves from second place Plainview to win by 19.5 points. Class C contenders David City, O’Neill and Ord were all within 12.5 points of 2nd place. Not all teams were at full strength.

Notable Matches:
106: C#3 Koby Brandenburg (Central City) won 9-4 over D#2 Russell (High Plains)
113: UR Eli Lorenzo (O’Neill) over Talon Petska (Ord), Zach Barlean (David City) and Gavin Lampman(Wisner-Pilger)
113: Barlean by fall over Petska, Petska won 9-2 over Lampman, Lampman won 7-5 over Barlean
132: C#3 Cody Yawn (Pierce) won 7-3 over D#2 Trent Steinkraus (Plainview)
152: Quentin Moles (Crofton-Bloomfield) won 11-5 over Tanner Knight (Ord)
152: Cauy Shaw (O’Neill) won 7-2 over Quentin Moles
152: Moles won 6-4 over Ryan Haskell (Madison)
160: C#1 Zach Borer (North Bend Central) won 6-0 over Kaden Dawe (Ord)
160: Borer won 6-2 over Jaden Janssen (Crofton-Bloomfield)
160: Janssen won 5-0 over returning D SQ Tanner Coufal (Howells-Dodge)
160: Dawe won 9-5 over Coufal
170: C#3 Dalton Mueller (North Bend Central) won in OT 7-3 over Cooper VonSeggern (Wisner-Pilger)
170: C#6 Gavin Trompke (Ord) won by fall over Cooper VonSeggern (Wisner-Pilger)
182: C#5 Brock Ray (North Bend Central) won 6-3 over D#2 Payton Stevens (High Plains)
182: C#5 Brock Ray (North Bend Central) won by fall in 4:52 over Ryder Fuchs
195: C#1 Bailey Thompson (O’Neill) won 12-6 over C#3 Ryan Worm (David City)
195: Thompson won 12-7 over C#5 Ethan Gabriel (Ord)

Wood River Duals:
7 class C teams competed in the Wood River Dual Tournament that also featured
class D power Amherst. Broken Bow was the tournament champion highlighted by wins over Amherst, Syracuse and Aquinas.

Notable Matches:
120: C#1 Clayton Glendy (Broken Bow) won 5-2 over UR Daniel Escandon (Gibbon)
120: Glendy won by fall over D#4 Breidyn Cumpston (Amerherst)
120: Glendy won by major 12-3 over UR Lane Bridgemon (Syracuse)
120: Lane Bridgemon won by fall over D#4 Cumpston (Amherst)
126: UR Connor Emswiler (Aquinas) won by fall over D#4 at 120 Breidyn Cumpston (Amherst)
126: C#2 Wyatt Allen (Wood River) won by tech fall 17-0 over Chase Smith (Gibbon)
126: UR Chase Smith (Gibbon) won in OT 7-5 over Cody Pester (Syracuse)
138: UR Anthony Eickmeier (Aquinas) won by fall over previously ranked Sam Florell (Amherst)
160: C#2 Kyle Petree (Aquinas) won by fall over Andrew Miller (Broken Bow)
160: UR Mitch McWilliams (Syracuse) won 11-7 over C#2 Kyle Petree (Aquinas)
160: UR Mitch McWilliams (Syracuse) won 7-4 over C#5 Stephen Duffy (Shelton-Kenesaw)
195: C#2 at 182 Joseph Reimers won by fall over C#6 Tristan Kociemba (Broken Bow)
195: UR Wyatt Kee (Gibbon) over #6 Kociemba (Broken Bow)

Duane Carlson (Logan View) Invite:
North Bend won another holiday tournament, edging out class B Columbus Scotus for the team title.

Notable Matches:

106: UR Jeaven Scdoris down from 113 was an 8 seed and pinned his way through a tough bracket that included previously undefeated Tyler Curtis (Fort Calhoun) and D#6 Preston Acton (Southern).
132: UR Armando Valencia (Logan View) won 6-4 over Jacob Ray (North Bend Central)
138: C#2 at 145 Jeff Heinz won 3-0 over UR Trenton Elliott (Tekamah Herman)
138: Heinz won 5-2 over Tyler Brandenburg (Scotus)
152: UR Shadrick Westerman (North Bend Central) won 9-7 over D#3 Miles Kulhanek (Howells-Dodge)
160: C#1 Zach Borer won by fall over C#2 Kyle Petree (Aquinas)
170: C#3 Dalton Mueller won by fall over Ben Metzler (Tekamah-Herman)
182: C#2 Joseph Reimers won by major decision over C#5 Brock Ray (North Bend Central)

Fillmore Central Holiday Tournament:
Doniphan-Trumbull finished 3rd in the 16-team Fillmore Central Invite which featured several class C teams.

152: C#1 Marc Zeckser (Doniphan-Trumbull) won by TF 16-1 over D#5 Connor Donscheski (Palmer)
160: UR Chase Becker (Southern Valley) won 15-8 over D#2 Chandler Donscheski (Palmer)
160: C#3 Levi Kult (Yutan) won 11-5 over Chase Becker
220: UR Nathan Miller (Yutan) won by fall over D#6 at 195 Darik Holt (Superior)

Other tournaments involving class C teams included the Pleasanton Invite, Newman Grove Holiday Tournament, and the Boone Central Duals.

Other Notable Matches:

132: Jonah Heng (Norfolk Catholic) won in TB-1, 2-1 over Chace Bond (Wood River)
170: C#5 Daniel Duffy (Shelton-Kenesaw) over B#2 Bryant Wilson (Alliance)
220: C#5 Bryan McGahan (Hershey) 5-3 over D#6 Robert Gardner (Arapahoe)

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