by: Kevin Fries

1. Omaha Skutt Catholic (2nd at Bennington Dual Tournament)
The Skyhawks had a solid day, finishing in 2nd place at the Bennington Dual Tournament. Skutt defeated Bennington JV 69-6, Fairbury 49-30, Ralston 56-24, #9A Bellevue East 40-34, before falling to #2B Wahoo 39-31 in the championship dual. Skutt also had five wrestlers go undefeated on the day – Adam Kruse (120), #3B Caleb Lazure (126), #2B Nicholas Stoltenburg (138), Connor Drahota (145), and #3B Eli Jansen (182).

Notable Match Results:
106 – #1A Gabe Grice (Bell East) over #5B Zach Ourada (Skutt) Major Dec 16-4
182 – #3B (195) Eli Jansen (Skutt) over #4B Kole Bordovsky (Wahoo) Fall 3:18

2. Wahoo (1st at Bennington Dual Tournament)
Wahoo made a clean sweep of the duals and defeated #1B Omaha Skutt 39-31 on their way to the championship. In their pool duals, the Warriors defeated Crete 50-15, Ashland-Greenwood 51-24, Elkhorn South 48-28, and Bennington 48-27. Four wrestlers went undefeated for Wahoo – Sebastian Lausterer (113), Peyton Walling (145), #1B Sam Kolterman (195), and #1B Jack Sutton (285).

Notable Match Results:
160- #3A Liam Kirk (Elk. South) over #3B Zane Bennett (Wahoo) Major Dec 13-4
182- #3B (195) Eli Jansen (Skutt) over #4B Kole Bordovsky (Wahoo) Fall 3:18

3. Scottsbluff (6th at GNAC Tournament)
The Bearcats did not have their full line-up this weekend and finished in 6th place at the conference tournament. Paul Garcia (B106 #1) was up at the 113lb. weight class and dominated the competition recording a pin, a major decision and an 8-2 decision on his way to the championship.

Notable Match Results:
113 – #1B (106) Paul Garcia (Scottsbluff) over #6A Clay Cerny (Columbus) Dec 8-2
113 – #1B (106) Paul Garcia (Scottsbluff) over #3B Jaylan Ruffin (North Platte) Major Dec 16-8

4. Northwest (1st at Ord Dual Tournament)
Northwest went undefeated on the day to repeat as the Ord Dual Tournament champions. The Vikings defeated the JV Team 72-12, Conestoga 62-15, Ord 51-24, Adams Central 60-15, and Central City 39-36 en route to the title. Northwest had four wrestlers go undefeated – #3B Grady Arends (106), #4B Collin Quandt (126), #2B Grady Griess (195), and #2B Cooper Kiser (220).

Notable Match Results:
285 – #5C CJ Hoevet (Ord) over #6B Marcos Martinez (Northwest) Decision 4-2

5. Waverly (Idle)

6. Hastings (2nd at GNAC Tournament)
Hastings took home the team runner-up trophy, finishing behind Class A #5 Columbus. The Tigers had two champions – #1B Damen Pape at 170 and Evan Morara at 195. The Tigers also had five wrestlers finish as runner-ups.

Notable Match Results:
120- #4A Tanner Kobza (Columbus) over #6B Dylan Miller (Hastings) Dec 4-2
132- #5A Carter Kucera (Columbus) over #4B Izaak Hunsley (Hastings) Dec 3-1
145– UR Rylee Iburg (Columbus) over #6B Mason Brumbaugh (Hastings) SV-1 10-6

T7. Blair (Idle)

T7. Columbus Lakeview (Idle)

9. Schuyler (Idle)

T10. Lexington (Idle)

T10. North Platte (3rd at GNAC Tournament)
The short-handed Bulldogs were paced by two champions – Brock Little (120) and #1B Darian Diaz (126) on their way to a third-place finish. North Platte also had two runner-ups in #3B Jaylan Ruffin (113) and #5B Cash Arendorf (160)

Notable Results:
113 – #1B (106) Paul Garcia (Scottsbluff) over #3B Jaylan Ruffin (North Platte) Major Decision 16-8
113 – #3B Jaylan Ruffin (North Platte) over #6A Clay Cerny (Columbus) Fall 4:14
120 – UR Brock Little (North Platte) over #4A Tanner Kobza (Columbus) Fall 2:46
126 – #1B Darian Diaz (North Platte) over #2B Nate Rochleau (Gering) SV-1 3-1
160 – #5A Avery McMeekin (Columbus) over #5B Cash Arensdorf (North Platte) Fall 3:37

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