by Colin Pfeiffer

Amherst Invite:
Saturdays Amherst Invite featured to two top ranked team is Class D #1 Amherst and #2 Plainview. Plainview was without the services of few kids this weekend, so the team race wasn’t what it was expected to be earlier in the season. Amherst won the tournament with 202 point behind the power of 3 tournament champions in Salvador Agurrie (113), Kalen Klingelhoefer (170), and Dane Bogard (195). Amherst also brought home 7 other varsity medals from their home invite. Plainview finished second with 119.5 with Trent Steinkruas (132) Christian Miller (138) and Cole Aschoff (145) climbing to the top of the podium.

Notable Results:
106- #3 Cam Wilkinson Neligh Oakdale defeated #4 Isaiah Shields 7-0
120- #2 Dom Rickard Plainview defeated Tayten Eggleston of South Loup 8-3
120- Tayten Eggleston South Loup defeated #4 Breiydn Cumpston Amherst 12-7
132- #2 Trent Steinkraus Plainview defeated Andrew Herley Neligh Oakdale 4-2
138- Sam Florell Defeated Ben Bogle Elwood 4-2
145- #2 Cole Aschoff Plainview defeated Trace Baasch Amherst 5-1
152- Carter Pursley Aurora defeated Konner Banzhaf 7-0
152- Carter Pursley pinned Riley Racicky Pleasanton
160- C#5 Stephen Duffy Shelton Kensaw defeated #5 Cole Egge Amherst 8-1
170- #1 Kalen Klingelhoefer pinned C#5 Daniel Duffy Shelton Kenesaw
220- Schuyler Brown Overton defeated #5 Levi Henderson Med Valley 9-1
285- Cameron Nelson Plainview defeated #5 Tyler Schultz 6-2
285- #6 Lane Hurby Arcadia Loup City Pinned #4 Jacob Peterson Amherst

Burwell Invite:
On Friday night, Class D #3 Burwell used 8 medals including tournament champ Tori Huffman to win their own invite with 178 points. Burwell was with out the services of Tyler Gideon on Friday but still managed to put 5 in the finals. Cross County was the team runner-up with 143 points.

Notable Results:
113- #6 Zak Olsen Twin Loup pinned C#3 Jacob Paczosa
145- Riley Nichols Elm Creek defeated Colby Coons Twin Loup 5-3
145- Colby Coons Twin Loup Defeated Jake Judge West holt 4-3
170- Colton Cavaness West Holt defeated Preston Walker Elm Creek 5-1
220- C#5 Bryan Mcgahan defeated #3 Seth Wentworth West Holt 10-2
220- Jose Ambriz Ansley Litchfield defeated #3 Seth Wentworth West Holt 4-2
285- C#3 Hunter Miller Cross County defeated #1 Thomas Hughes Burwell 11-6

Franklin Invite:
The Kearney Reserve team brought home the Franklin invite championship using 12 medals to rack up 230 points and defeat 2nd place Southwest who finished with 169. There were a couple of high quality match ups with highly ranked wrestlers clashing at 138 and 152. Franklin’sB rody Lewis had a fantasic day by scoring 3 falls before winning by tech fall in the finals over #3 Brett Riggs.

Notable Results:
126- #3 Kaden Guerrero Southwest defeated Bryce Younger Ellis, KS 6-5
138- Chase Morris Superior pinned Sid Simants Stapleton
138- #1 Brody Lewis Pinned Chase Morris Superior
138- #1 Brody Lewis won by tech fall over #3 Brett Riggs North Platte St. Pats
145- Max Diederich Soutwesth Pinned Seth Simants Stapleton
152- #4 Edwen Baptista Friend defeated #1 Aaron Allison North Platte St. Pats
152- C#3 Jacob Tracy Gibbon defeated #4 Edwen Baptista Friend 8-1
195- #2 Trent Christancy Franklin pinned C#4 Tyson McDowell Minden

High Plains Invite:
In Columbus on Friday, 22 teams took the mat for the 2-day 48th annual High Plains invite. Valentine rolled through the tournament scoring 262 points and 101 points more than runner-up Wahoo who finished with 161. The Class D team that finished the highest was the host school High Plains.

Notable Results:
106- C#1 Caydon McCracken Battle Creek defeated #2 Logan Russell High Plains 3-2
152- #3 Miles Kulhanek Howells-Dodge defeated #5 Connor Donscheski Palmer 7-4
152- B#4 Zane Bennett Wahoo defeated #3 Miles Kulhanek Howells-Dodge 6-5
152- #3 Miles Kulhanek Howells-Dodge defeated Jack Keating Kearney Catholic 3-1
160- #2 Chandler Donscheski Palmer pinned Trey Schafer Boone Central NG
160- #2 Chandler Donscheski Palmer pinned Dillon Muchmore Columbus Scotus
170- Gavin Lawson DC west defeated #3 Kyle Stevens High Plains 8-3
170- C#1 Donald Stephen Valentine defeated #3 Kyle Stevens 8-3
182- Sam Kolterman Wahoo Cedar Bluffs Pinned #2 Payton Stevens High Plains

Other Notable Week 5 Class D Results:
126- Gavin Howard Omaha Bryan pinned #2 Zac Hazen Creighton at Wisner-Pilger
145- #4 Dalton Bohac East Butler defeated #3 Bryce Zimmerer Creighton 5-2
182- Jerrod Fedorchik Bridgeport defeated Beau Wood Perkins County 8-3 at Garden County

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