Class A Week 3 Recap

1. Omaha Burke (5th at Flatwater Fracas)
The Bulldogs won 7 of 8 duals over the weekend, losing only to eventual 3rd place finishers Millard South. They topped A#2 Lincoln East, A#4 Columbus, A#8 Norfolk and B#4 Blair. Jakason Burks (120), Deson Stapleton (152/160), James Burks (170), and Dillyn Miller (195) all posted undefeated records and combined for 23 falls, 1 tech fall, and 3 majors. Nate Rubino (106) went 7-1 beating the 2nd ranked wrestlers in Class A and Class B. Deangelo Stapleton (285) posted a 5-2 record to provide depth.

Dual Results:
Omaha Burke defeated Great Bend 43-27
Omaha Burke defeated Lincoln Northeast 61-10
Omaha Burke defeated Norfolk 59-19
Omaha Burke defeated Bennington 58-15
Omaha Burke defeated Blair 52-21
Millard South defeated Omaha Burke 42-25
Omaha Burke defeated Lincoln East 60-18
Omaha Burke defeated Columbus 56-24

Notable Match Results:
106 – #4 Nate Rubino (Burke) won 15-5 over B#2 Luke Bailey (Blair)
106 – #4 Nate Rubino (Burke) won by fall in 5:50 over #2 Brandon Baustert (L. East)
120 – #1 Jakason Burks (Burke) won 4-1 over B#1 Jackson Nielsen (Blair)
120 – #1 Jakason Burks (Burke) won 16-7 over #2 Nathan Rizek (L. East)
160 – #2 at 152 Deson Stapleton (Burke) won by fall in 2:25 over #4 Avery McMeekin (Columbus)
170 – #1 James Burks (Burke) won by fall in 1:35 over #3 Grant Lyman (L. East)
195 – #1 Dillyn Miller (Burke) won by fall in 1:05 over B#4 Trevor Rutcosky (Blair)
195 – #1 Dillyn Miller (Burke) won 15-7 over #2 Anthony DeAnda (Columbus)
195- #1 Dillyn Miller (Burke) won 9-5 over #3 Josh Trumble (Millard South)
285 – #6 Deangelo Stapleton (Burke) won by fall in 1:38 over #5 Eddie Loredo (Columbus)

2. Lincoln East (7th at Flatwater Fracas)
The Spartans won 6 of 8 duals losing only to fellow Class A powerhouses #5 Kearney and #1 Omaha Burke. They upended the #4, #6, and #7 ranked Class B teams over the weekend. Maxx Mayfield (138) led the way again recording 7 falls in 7 matches, with only one of his opponents surviving the 1st period. Nic Swift (113) and Noah Sprieck (195/220) only lost 1 match each, while Brandon Baustert Jr (106/113), Nathan Rizek (120), Breckin Sperling (132) and Chris Karmazin (182) each only lost 2 matches on the weekend.

Dual Results:
Lincoln East defeated Blair 33-28
Lincoln East defeated Centura 72-6
Lincoln East defeated Cheyenne East 52-19
Lincoln East defeated Waverly 55-13
Lincoln East defeated Papillion-La Vista South 39-37
Kearney defeated Lincoln East 40-33
Omaha Burke defeated Lincoln East 60-18
Lincoln East defeated Hastings 54-24

Notable Match Results:
106 – UR Keith Smith (Lincoln East) won 6-2 over B#6 Trae Greve (Waverly)
106 – #2 Brandon Baustert (East) won 5-1 over B#2 Luke Bailey (Blair)
113 – UR Nic Swift (East) won 4-1 over B#5 Landon Templar (Blair)
120 – #2 Nathan Rizek (East) won by fall over #5 Stone Sindelar (Papio South)
120 – #2 Nathan Rizek (East) won by fall in 2:36 over Rylie Steele (Kearney)
132 – UR Breckin Sperling (East) won by fall in 1:08 over B#3 Izaak Hunsley (Hastings)
195 – UR Noah Sprieck (East) over B# Trevor Rutcosky (Blair) Dec 5-1

3. Millard South (3rd at Flatwater Fracas)
The Patriots won 7 of 8 duals, losing only to #5 Kearney in the semifinals. They took out #1 Omaha Burke in the quarterfinals and beat a tough Manhattan Kansas team to finish 3rd. Conor Knopick (126), Isaac Trumble (182/195), and Gavin Peitzmeier (220/285) led the way posting undefeated records and combined for 14 falls, 2 tech falls, and 3 major decisions. Six team members only lost 1 match on the weekend including Caleb Coyle (106), Antrell Taylor (132), Tyler Antoniak (138), Alex White (160/170), Josh Trumble (195/220), and Chris Wortman (220/285).

Dual Results:
Millard South defeated North Platte 53-21
Millard South defeated Beatrice 60-16
Millard South defeated Great Bend 48-15
Millard South defeated GISH JV 81-0
Millard South defeated Gretna 68-12
Millard South defeated Omaha Burke 42-25
Kearney defeated Millard South 45-25
Millard South defeated Manhattan 39-31

Notable Match Results:
106 – #3 Caleb Coyle (MS) won 2-1 over #4 Nathan Rubino (Omaha Burke)
126 – #3 Conor Knopick (MS) won 12-4 over #6 Gage Ferguson (Kearney)
126 – #3 Conor Knopick (MS) won 3-2 over B#1 Darian Diaz (North Platte)
138 – #2 Tyler Antoniak (MS) won 11-3 over #3 Gauge McBride (Kearney)
138 – #2 Tyler Antoniak (MS) won 10-0 over #5 Kevin Castle (Omaha Burke)
220 – #3 Gavin Peitzmeier (MS) won 9-0 over #4 Dylan Sales (Omaha Burke)
285 – UR Chris Wortman (MS) won 5-2 over #6 Deangelo Stapleton (Omaha Burke)

4. Columbus (6th at Flatwater Fracas)
The Discoverers won 6 of 8 duals over the weekend, losing only to a tough Kansas team and #1 Omaha Burke. Leading the way was Carter Kucera (132), Carson Zwingman (182), and Kasten Grape (220) who went undefeated. Kucera captured 5 falls and 1 major decision, Zwingman recorded 5 first period falls and 1 tech fall, and Grape pinned all 8 of his opponents. Clay Cerny (113), Alex Korte (138), Anthony DeAnda (195) only lost 1 match each, while Blake Cerny (106), Avery McMeekin (160) and Eddie Loredo (285) each went 6-2 over the weekend.

Dual Results:
Columbus defeated Fairbury 72-12
Columbus defeated Gretna 50-24
Columbus defeated North Platte 57-15
Columbus defeated Lincoln Northeast 67-12
Columbus defeated Cheyenne East 45-29
Manhattan defeated Columbus 45-30
Columbus defeated Hastings 45-24
Omaha Burke defeated Columbus 56-24

Notable Match Results:
113- #4 Clay Cerny (COL) won 15-5 over B#4 Jaylan Ruffin (North Platte)
132- #6 Carter Kucera (COL) won 8-5 over B#3 Izaak Hunsley (Hastings)
160- #4 Avery McMeekin (COL) won 7-6 over B#6 Cash Arensdorff (North Platte)
182- #1 Carson Zwingman (COL) won by fall in 1:16 over B#4 Seth Firmanik (Fairbury)
220- #2 Kasten Grape (COL) won by fall in 1:04 over #4 Dylan Sales (Omaha Burke)

5. Kearney (1st at Flatwater Fracas)
The Bearcats received excellent performances from 10 wrestlers who either went undefeated or just lost a single match, to win the Fracas team title. They scored 40 points or more in every dual except in the finals against Grand Island. Phillip Moomey (132), Nick James (145/152), Tyson Cepel (152/160), and Carter Abels (160/170) posted undefeated records, while Archer Heelan (106), Hunter Nagatani (113), Rylie Steele (120), Gage Ferguson (126), Gauge McBride (138/145) only lost 1 match on the weekend. Archer Heelan beat 4 ranked opponents over the weekend, two in Class A and two in Class B.

Dual Results:
Kearney defeated Waverly 57-16
Kearney defeated Papio South 60-18
Kearney defeated Gretna 59-22
Kearney defeated Beatrice 77-0
Kearney defeated Northwest 54-15
Kearney defeated Lincoln East 40-33
Kearney defeated Millard South 45-25
Kearney defeated Grand Island 35-27

Notable Match Results:
106- #5 Archer Heelan (KEAR) won by fall in 3:18 over B#4 Grady Arends (NW)
106- #5 Archer Heelan (KEAR) won 8-2 over #2 Brandon Baustert Jr. (Lincoln East)
106- #5 Archer Heelan (KEAR) won by fall in 4:51 over #3 Caleb Coyle (M. South)
106- #5 Archer Heelan (KEAR) 9-4 in SV-1 over B#6 Trae Greve (Waverly)
113- UR Hunter Nagatani (KEAR) won 19-3 over B#2 Tanner York (Beatrice)
120- #3 Rylie Steele (Kearney) won 12-4 over #5 Stone Sindelar (Papio South)
120- #3 Rylie Steele (Kearney) won 4-3 over B#2 Drew Arnold (Beatrice)
126- #6 Gage Ferguson (Kearney) won 8-4 over B#4 Collin Quandt (Northwest)
132- #1 Phillip Moomey (Kearney) won 15-6 over #2 Antrell Taylor (Millard South)
145- #1 Nick James (Kearney) won 10-1 over #6 Caleb Connor (Papio South)
160- #6 Carter Abels (Kearney) won 6-2 over #3 Aidan Williams (Grand Island)

6. Papillion- La Vista (9th at Flatwater Fracas)
The Monarchs won 7 of 8 duals, losing only to B#7 Hastings by 1 point. Ben Kroeger (106), Cody Niemiec (126), Nolan Niemiec (132), and Creighton Baughman (145) all went undefeated and combined for 17 falls and 3 tech falls. Jordan Bobier (113), Cole Price (152/160), Konner Reincke (160/170), Carson Maas (182) only lost 1 match each over the weekend.

Dual Results:
Papillion-La Vista defeated Smith Center 58-16
Papillion-La Vista defeated Lincoln Southeast 60-18
Papillion-La Vista defeated Blair 39-32
Papillion-La Vista defeated Lincoln Southwest 61-12
Hastings defeated Papillion-La Vista 37-36
Papillion-La Vista defeated Lincoln Southeast 50-24
Papillion-La Vista defeated Great Bend 36-32
Papillion-La Vista defeated Papillion-La Vista South 45-25

Notable Match Results:
106- UR Ben Kroeger (PLV) won 7-3 over B#2 Luke Bailey (Blair)
113- UR Jordan Bobier (PLV) won 9-7 over #5 Landon Templar (Blair)
120- #6 Ian Rudner (PLV) won 9-4 over #5 Stone Sindelar (Papio South)
145- #2 Creighton Baughman (PLV) won 2-1 over #6 Caleb Connor (Papio South)

7. Grand Island (2nd at the Flatwater Fracas)
The Islanders won 7 of 8 duals, losing by only 8 points in the finals to Kearney. They won 2 close duals over the weekend, one against cross town rivals Northwest by 6 points and the second against Manhattan (Kansas) by 3 points. Blake Cushing (113) went undefeated and recorded bonus point wins in all 8 matches. He collected 7 falls and 1 major decision, while Oscar Richter (182) also went undefeated and collected 2 falls a 1 major decision. Juan Pedro Jr (106), Kolby Lucasiewicz (132/138), and Ethan McPhillips all went 7-1 over the weekend, while Brody Arrants (126), Tyler Salpas (138), Aidan Williams (160), and Alexzaiah Deras only lost 2 matches.

Dual Results:
Grand Island defeated Bennington 58-13
Grand Island defeated Northwest 39-33
Grand Island defeated Lincoln Southeast 78-0
Grand Island defeated Centura 72-3
Grand Island defeated Lincoln Southeast 79-0
Grand Island defeated Hastings 43-20
Grand Island defeated Manhattan, KS 35-32
Kearney defeated Grand Island 35-27

Notable Match Results:
106- #6 Juan Pedro Jr. (GI) over #5 Archer Heelan (Kearney) Dec 6-4
113- #5 Blake Cushing (GI) won by fall in 3:42 over #6 Hunter Nagatani (Kearney)
132- UR Kolby Lukasiewicz (GI) won 6-4 over B#3 Izaak Hunsley (Hastings)

8. Norfolk (5th at Flatwater Fracas in Silver pool)
The Panthers went 4-4 in duals over the 2-day tournament. Conner Cowling (285) led the way by collecting a fall in all 5 of his matches, while Aaron Dittmer (126), Brayden Splater (160), Creighton Blain (182) only lost one match each. Laikon Ames went 5-2 at 195 to provide depth.

Dual Results:
Manhattan (KS) defeated Norfolk 60-15
Norfolk defeated GISH JV 51-24
Omaha Burke defeated Norfolk 59-19
Bennington defeated Norfolk 41-30
Norfolk defeated Fairbury 66-12
Beatrice defeated Norfolk 38-36
Norfolk defeated Lincoln Southwest 58-16
Norfolk defeated Smith Center (KS) 42-39

Notable Match Results:
182- UR Creighton Blain (NFK) won by fall in 0:48 over B#4 Seth Firmanik (Fairbury)
285- #1 Conner Cowling (NFK) won by fall in 2:55 over #6 Deangelo Stapleton (Burke)

9. Bellevue East (1st at Platteview Invite)
The Chieftains outscored Seward 172.5-157 to take the team title on Friday. Leading the way were champions Garrett Grice (113), Daniel DeRosier (126), Michael Palmquist (220), and Preston Welch (285) who each won all of their matches by fall or technical fall. Caelan Hester (132) finished 2nd while Jacob Francois (120) finished 3rd.

Notable Match Results:
113- #2 Garrett Grice (BE) won 26-9 over B#3 Tristen Obermiller (Adams Central
126- Daniel DeRosier (BE) won by fall in 2:33 over D#6 Clay Church (High Plains)
132- UR Caelan Hester (BE) won 7-4 over B#5 Trevor Kluck (Aurora)

10. Omaha Central (5th at Madison Invitational- Madison, SD)
The Eagles finished 5th place in the team race, just 2 points out of 4th place and 4.5 points out of 3rd at this 21-team tournament. Emilio Haynes (113) led the way by collecting 2 falls on his way to a tournament title, while Deon Davis (145) and Jacob Frezell-McClinton (285) combined for 5 falls and both placed 2nd. Ka’Ron Davis (182) and Jacob Hilding (195) combined for 8 falls and 1 major decision while both finishing 3rd.

Other Notable Results:
120- UR Arman Erickson (Lincoln SE) won by fall in 1:05 over #6 Ian Rudner (Papillion-La Vista)
120 – UR Jaxon Morrow (Lincoln SW) won 14-12 over #6 Ian Rudner (Papillion-La Vista)
138- #6 Preston Mort (Lincoln NE) won 6-0 over #5 Kevin Castle (Omaha Burke)
152- #3 Alex Irizarry (Papio South) won 11-3 over #5 Cole Price (Papillion-La Vista)

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