Class A Week 5 Recap

1. Omaha Burke (1st at Creighton Prep-Tom Dineen Invite)
The Bulldogs showed their depth by placing 13 wrestlers in the top 5 to top returning state champion Lincoln East 275-258. Jakason Burks (120), James Burks (160) and Dillyn Miller (195) each won their brackets and combined for 9 falls. Nate Rubino (106), Trey Nielsen (145), and Deson Stapleton (152) all advanced to the finals where they lost to ranked opponents to finish second. Providing depth were Jayden Looney (126), Jeromy Nielsen (132), Kevin Castle (138), Dylan Sales (220) who each finished third. Rounding out the Bulldog’s top 5 placers were Deangelo Stapleton (4th at 285), Jaxon Kelley (5th at 170), and Austin Dougherty (5th at 182).

Notable Match Results:
120- #1 Jakason Burks (Burke) won by fall in 2:35 over #2 Nathan Rizek (East)
120- #1 Jakason Burks (BUR) won by fall in 2:21 over #6 Arman Erickson (Southeast)
152- #2 Deson Stapleton (BUR) won by fall in 3:54 over #5 Cole Price (Papio LV)
195- #1 Dillyn Miller (BUR) won by fall in 2:08 over #6 Noah Sprieck (East)

2. Kearney (Idle)

3. Lincoln East (2nd at Creighton Prep-Tom Dineen Invite)
The Spartans finished 17 points behind team champions Omaha Burke and 89 points ahead of 3rd place Papillion- La Vista. Leading the way were individual champions Brandon Baustert (106), Maxx Mayfield (138) and Chance Fry (152) who combined for 11 falls and each pinned ranked opponents in the finals. Nic Swift (113), Breckin Sperling (132), Grant Lyman (170) and Chris Karmazin (182) finished as runner-ups while Nathan Rizek (120) finished 3rd.

Notable Match Results:
106- #5 Brandon Baustert (East) won by fall in 6:39 over #2 Nate Rubino (Burke)
138- #1 Maxx Mayfield (East) won by fall in 1:16 over #5 Preston Mort (LNE)
152- #1 Chance Fry (East) won by fall in 1:32 over #2 Deson Stapleton (Burke)

4. Millard South (Idle)

5. Columbus (1st at GNAC Conference Tourney)
The Discoverers outscored Hastings 211-150 to win the GNAC conference tourney. Five seniors won conference titles including Carter Kucera who won his 4th conference title (132), Cade Fullner (152), Avery McMeekin (160), Carson Zwingman (182) and Eddie Loredo (285) who combined for 12 falls on the day. Also winning their brackets were Alex Korte (138), Rylee Iburg (145), and Kasten Grape (220). Finishing 2nd for the Discoverers were Blake Cerny (106) and Blayze Standley (170), while Clay Cerny (113) and Tanner Kobza (120) finished 3rd.

Notable Match Results:
120- #4 Tanner Kobza (COL) won 4-2 over #6 Dylan Miller (Hastings)
132- #5 Carter Kucera (COL) won 3-1 over B#4 Izaak Hunsley (Hastings)
160- #5 Avery McMeekin (COL) won by fall in 3:37 over B#5 Cash Arensdorf (North Platte)
182- #1 Carson Zwingman (COL) 25-0 won by fall in 4:52 over B#6 Alec Langan (McCook)
220- #2 Kasten Grape (COL) won by fall in 1:40 over B#5 Colin Giron (McCook)

6. Grand Island (Idle)

7. Norfolk (Idle)

8. Papillion- La Vista (3rd at Creighton Prep-Tom Dineen Invite)
The Monarchs put up 169 points to finish 27 points ahead of tourney host Creighton Prep. The Niemiec Brothers (Cody at 126, Nolan at 132) and Creighton Baughman (145) led the way by all placing first. All three of them beat ranked opponents in the finals. Ben Kroeger (106) finished 3rd, while Trevor Guyott (113), and Ian Rudner (120) placed 4th in their respective brackets.

Notable Match Results:
126- #2 Cody Niemiec (PLV) won 11-5 over #2 @ 132 Cody Carlson (Fremont)
132- #4 Nolan Niemiec (PLV) won by fall in 3:27 over #6 Breckin Sperling (Lincoln East) 18
145- #2 Creighton Baughman (PLV) won by fall in 2:23 over #4 Trey Nielsen (Burke)

9. Bellevue East (4th at Badger Duals)
The Chieftains won 3 of 5 matches on the day. Michael Palmquist (195) won all 3 of his matches by fall and were joined by Gabe (106) and Garrett (113/120) who also went undefeated and combined for 6 falls and 1 major decision. Jacob Francois (120/126), Caelan Hester (132), and Clay Skinner (160) only lost 1 match each on the day.

Dual Results:
Bellevue East defeated Ralston 60-18
Bellevue East defeated Bennington JV 70-12
Bellevue East defeated Fairbury 60-24
Omaha Skutt Catholic defeated Bellevue East 40-34
Bennington defeated Bellevue East 44-26

10. Creighton Prep (4th at Creighton Prep-Tom Dineen Invite)
The Junior Jays finished 27 points behind the 3rd place team, and were led by their upper weights. Xavier Vaughn (182), Tony Pray (220) and Jack Hasz (285) all won their brackets and combined for 5 falls and 2 major decisions. John Moulton (126), Jaden Overman (132) and Sam Maloley (145) all placed 5th.

Notable Match Result:
285-#2 Jack Hasz (Prep) won 4-2 in SV over #3 Cade Haberman (Omaha Westside)

Other Notable Match Results:
160- UR Nolan Miller-Johnston (Omaha Westside) won by fall in 4:37 over #6 Jack McDonnell (Bellevue West)
170- #1 Isaiah Alford (Lincoln High) won by fall in 3:16 over #3 Grant Lyman (East)
170- UR Kale Dawson (Bellevue West) won 2-0 over #5 Ian Byington (Elkhorn)
220- UR Michael Cisneros (Lincoln Pius X) won 8-4 over #4 Dylan Sales (Burke)
285- #3 Cade Haberman (Omaha Westside) won by fall in 4:34 over #6 Deangelo Stapleton (Burke)

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