1. Valentine – 3rd at Southwest Conference
2. Broken Bow – 1st at Southwest Conference
3. David City – 1st at Southern Nebraska Conference
4. Battle Creek – 1st at Mid-State Conference
5. Aquinas – 1st at GICC
6. North Bend – 5th at GICC
7. Central City – 3rd at GICC
8. Ord – 2nd at GICC
9. Crofton/Bloomfield – 3rd at Mid-State Conference
10. Syracuse – idle
Broken Bow topped #1 Valentine at the Southwest Conference Tournament by nearly 40 points without Brass in the lineup. Valentine was missing their starter at 138 as well in Ramon. Valentine did have six champs which should still keep them confident heading into the district tournament, where a lot more teams will be competing. Broken Bow had two champs on the day including a great tournament by 182 Isaac Dodge. Should be a fun district C4 tournament with these two duking it out.
Aquinas, North Bend, Central City and Ord all met up at the GICC Invite on Saturday. Aquinas won by one point over Ord. Central City finished in third, 40.5 points behind Ord and North Bend finished in fifth without the services of #3 Dalton Mueller at 182.
#3 David City won the SNC tournament by 44 over class B Fairbury without the service of Styskal at 126. Hopefully he’ll be healthy for the district tournament. #4 Battle Creek was the Mid State Conference champion by 86.5 points. #9 Crofton/Bloomfield finished in 3rd. #10 Syracuse didn’t compete over the weekend.
Top ranked Williams won the SWC tournament. Kunz won over #6 Zitek by fall. #3 Zoucha beat a very good Maher from Auburn 9-1. #4 Benavides went undefeated at the Southeast, WY dual tournament. #5 Gilmore and Albrecht didn’t wrestle since Albrecht bumped up in their dual. Albrecht and Gilmore have split this year. Heath of Minden beat Broken Bow’s Garey 1-0 in the SWC semis. Mueller from Logan View won the Wakefield tournament. Zeckser from Doniphan didn’t wrestle again this week.
#2 Dyson Kunz (Central City) over #6 Zitek (Aquinas) by fall
#1 Faulkenberry suffered just his 2nd loss of the season on Friday to class B opponent Larson. #2 McCracken won Mid State conference and #3 Styskal won the SNC tournament. Rowse notched a first period pin over #6 Scott. #5 Paczosa went undefeated at the Loup City duals. Hernandez-Jimenez of Logan View had a good tournament at the Wakefield Invite and is emerging as a medal threat.
#4 Colton Rowse (Ord) over #6 Scott (Aquinas) by fall
Krolikowski won 8-2 over formerly ranked Russman of class B Cozad. Russman knocked off #4 Gaffney in the semifinals. Gaffney finished fourth in the tournament after dropping matches to Russman and Richards, who he beat earlier in the season. #2 Lade won Mid State conference and #3 Carlson won SNC. Schram was impresinve at ECNC beating D#5 Reimers in the finals. #6 Sandoval won his home tournament. David City had Harris at 120 again this week with Barlean up at 126 in place of Styskal. Not sure which one will be at 120 next week if Styskal is healthy. Both Bond of Wood River and Beattie of Gibbon have been out of the lineup in recent weeks and may not wrestle at districts.
#5 Brandon Schram (Tekamah-Herman) over D#5 Reimers (Palmer) 5-0
If you’re looking for someone who is peaking at the right time, look no further than Scdoris, who reversed losses from earlier in the season against Casey and #6 Hinrichs to win the Southern Nebraska Conference. Hinrichs avenged two earlier losses and beat #5 Wehrer 4-3 in the semifinals. The C2 district at this weight is shaping up to be extremely tough. #1 Kersten (who won Mid State) over Smydra from Norfolk Catholic, Scdoris, Wehrer and Dybdal of Aquinas. Dybdal had an impressive win over Carranza from Cross County at GICC and has wrestled Hinrichs close this year as well. #3 Powers finished second at SWC to class B Stokey of Ogallala.
UR Jeaven Scdoris (Milford) over D#6 Casey (Thayer Central) 7-4
UR Jeaven Scdoris (Milford) over #6 Hinrichs (Sutton) 7-4
#6 Joseph Hinrichs (Sutton) over #5 Wehrer (Wilber-Clatonia) 4-3
#5 Riley Wehrer (Wilber-Clatonia) over D#6 Casey (Thayer Central) 9-7
UR Lance Dybdal (Aquinas) over Cristian Carranza (Cross County)
Kelber won SWC tournament over B#5 Hotz. #2 Yawn won Mid State conference to remain undefeated on the season. Miller won all of his matches at the Boystown dual tournament. Copley beat Valentine for the second time this year at SNC. #5 Smith went undefeated at Loup City duals. Alvarado of Ord won at GICC and is definitely a medal contender. The C1 district at this weight looks is very tough with several capable of qualifying and medaling.
#1 Jordan Kelber (Valentine) over B#5 Hotz (Gothenburg) 15-6
#4 Sam Copley (Milford) over #5 Jacson Valentine (David City) by fall
Waddington went 5-0 at the Loup City duals. Syracuse had a Thursday dual again Fairbury where Hughes beat returning medalist Slater by fall. #3 White won 9-8 over Slater in the finals of SNC. White held a 9-3 lead in the third period and survived the comeback bid by Slater. #5 Schleis lost 12-1 to D#2 Spatz at the Crossroads Conference on Thursday. #6 Hogue lost to Spatz 9-0 the next day. #4 Ramon and Brass of Broken Bow didn’t wrestle at SWC. Kluthe from Ord has really come on strong lately, finishing 3rd at GICC with his only loss to B#3 Loftis. Wardman from North Bend finished 2nd to Loftis. Kearney Catholic’s Rogers was impressive at the Loup City duals. C4 138 is extremely tough with Ramon, Brass, Rogers, Kluthe, Henry from Gordon-Rushville and others.
UR Zach Rogers (Kearney Catholic) over D#4 @ 132 Herley (Neligh) 13-7
Hernandez won the SNC tournament with a 15-1 win over medal contender Avery from Centennial. #2 Heimes won Mid State conference. Olson beat Ulmer for the second time this season to win the SWC. #5 Weiss appears to be battling injuries and didn’t finish SPVA on Thursday and didn’t wrestle on Friday. #6 Verzani won at his home tournament. Montenegro of Madison defeated Verzani earlier this year at 152 and should be right in the mix for a medal. Ray from North Bend had a great tournament at GICC, winning over returning A qualifier Cepel in the finals. No easy district at this weight this year. In Omaha we should see 16 wrestlers with very legitimate chances to medal.
#3 Chase Olson (Valentine) over #4 Cole Ulmer (Broken Bow) 6-4
Bates remained undefeated by beating David City freshman Vodicka in the finals of the SNC tournament. #2 Janssen won a Mid-State Conference title over medal contender Heller by fall. #3 Myers dominated the field at SWC. #4 Tracy went 5-0 at the Loup City duals. Fifth ranked Warner notched one of the most impressive wins over the weekend, defeated previously undefeated D#1 Donscheski of Palmer. #6 Stone won the SNC tournament at 160.
#1 Cooper Bates (Wilber-Clatonia) over Vodicka (David City) 3-2
#5 Spencer Warner (Louisville) over D#1 Donscheski (Palmer) 2-1
The match of the weekend between Borer and Petree started with Borer getting the first takedown and an escape to start the 2nd period before Petree took over. In the last two seasons the two are now 2-2 against one another. Petree also knocked off #4 Schneiderheinz 6-2 in the semifinals. 2nd ranked Caleb Long dominated the field at the SWC tournament. Petree, Long, Borer and Schneiderheinz are all in different districts. Borer has beaten Schneiderheinz 15-0, compared to 2-1 for Long and 6-2 for Petree. Petree and Long both lost close matches to class B Garcia in Schuyler. The semifinals at this weight will be crazy. #5 Becker continues to dominate, winning the Southwest Invite and has won every match since the first weekend of the year and cannot be overlooked. Of note for C1 is that in addition to Stone from Sutton, Zoucha from Malcolm wrestled 160 last weekend and beat #6 Jones. Jones was looking like the 2nd seed in the C1 district while Zoucha was probably going to be the 5th or 6th seed at 152. Stone appears more likely to go back to 152 since his teammate Griess didn’t compete at SNC, unless he plans to go 170. Will be very interesting to see how 152-170 shakes out at C1.
#3 Kyle Petree (Aquinas) over #1 Borer (North Bend) 19-3
#3 Petree over #4 Schneiderheinz (Central City) 6-2
Ryan Zoucha (Malcolm) over #6 Dylan Jones (Louisville) 11-8
Top ranked Stephen won SWC. Hines beat #5 Coufal for the second time this season to win at GICC. #3 Hull won the Wakefield Invite, but didn’t get another crack at Borgmann from Stanton, who beat him earlier this season. #5 Hansen won over Flack from Malcolm in the finals of ECNC. Flack bumped up to 170 since Zoucha was at 160 and got common opponent over district opponent Knott in the process which may get him the second seed at the weight in C1 if he stays there. #6 Moles avenged an earlier loss to Schafer to win Mid State conference. Pomajzl was impressive at SNC, defeating B rated York.
#2 Joel Hines (North Bend) over #5 Coufal (Aquinas) 5-3
UR Brad Pomajzl (Wilber-Clatonia) over B#6 York (Fairbury) by fall
Reimers continued to roll, notching a win by tech fall over #5 Lech in the finals at GICC. #3 Mueller didn’t wrestle. AJ Hawthorne had one of the bigger upsets of the weekend, pinning #2 Poppe to win the Mid State Conference. #4 Deinert pinned his way through the ECNC tournament. #6 Feldner and Coalson of Bridgeport went undefeated in dual action on Saturday. The C4 district at 182 is going to be very tough to qualify out of with Dodge of Broken Bow knocking off McGinley from Valentine and returning qualifier Haarberg in the mix as well as Trotter from Arcadia-Loup City. Nantkes from Centennial is up at 182 and Motis from Fillmore Central dropped from 195 which should round out the qualifiers out of C2 182 in addition to Reimers and Hawthorne.
#1 Joseph Reimers (Aquinas) over #5 Lech (Ord) 21-6
UR AJ Hawthorne (Battle Creek) over #2 Poppe (Crofton) by fall
Gabriel won one of the tougher weights at GICC, beating two ranked opponents in the process including #6 Schluckebier. Rankings contender Ray finished 3rd with a win over B#4 Allen from Scotus. #2 Vasquez went undefeated at the Southeast duals. #3 McGahan was up at 220 where he lost to C#1 Hinojosa and rankings contender Franklin. #4 Kee and rankings contender Gappa didn’t meet at the Loup City duals, where they both went undefeated. #5 Fuchs pinned contender Marx of Battle Creek in the Mid State conference finals. Kind of like 145, this weight is chalk full of wrestlers that can medal and the early round matches are state are going to be very exciting.
#1 Ethan Gabriel (Ord) over #6 Schluckebier (Lincoln Christian) by fall
#1 Gabriel (Ord) over B#4 Allen (Scotus) 6-3
#6 Logan Schluckebier (Lincoln Christian) over Ray (North Bend) 13-8
UR Brock Ray (North Bend) over B#4 Allen (Scotus) by fall
UR Austin Marx (Battle Creek) over D#4 Rahn (GACC) 4-2
Hinojosa remained dominant at 220 with several quality wins on Thursday and Saturday. #2 Brooks was pinned in the finals of the SWC by #1 Taylor from McCook. #6 Eilers notched his third win of the season over #6 Bauers. #4 Carlson and #5 Simmons met in the GICC finals, with Carlson winning by fall. Simmons won 3-2 over Buresh of Aquinas in the semis. Bailey from Johnson County beat Giles of Conestoga 6-5 in a battle of state medal contenders.
#1 Aaron Hinojosa (Chase County) over D#2 Andrews (Cambridge) 12-4
#1 Hinojosa (Chase County) over D#3 Starr (Southwest) by fall
#1 Hinojosa (Chase County) over C#3 @ 195 McGahan (Hershey) 19-5
#1 Hinojosa (Chase County over Franklin (Bridgeport) by fall
UR Tyler Franklin (Bridgeport) over McGahan (Hershey) by fall
#3 Matthew Eilers (David City) over #6 Bauers (Centennial) 10-1
#4 Noah Carlson (Central City) over #5 Simmons (Centura) by fall
Dylan Giles (Conestoga) over D#4 Jung (Palmyra) 14-9
Josh Bailey (Johnson County) over Giles 6-5
Both Syracuse and Bishop Neumann were idle over the weekend, but #1 Lefferdink and #2 Welsh are set to do battle at the district tournament next week. #3 Jerabek took care of business at the Loup City dual tournament. Rempe won for the second time this season over Moses to win the SNC. Moses beat medal contender Bender from Centennial by fall in the semis. #6 Zagurski ran his record to 44-1 this year, with his one loss coming to Welsh earlier this season. He should get another shot against Welsh in the district semifinals. Lousville’s Shumaker avenged an earlier season loss against Goracke from Johnson County.
#4 Hunter Rempe (SCNU#5) over #5 Moses (Fillmore Central) by fall