Class A Week 6 Recap

1. Omaha Burke (1st at Millard West Invite)
The Bulldogs used 12 top 3 placers to edge runners-up Lincoln East 229-224. They were led by returning state champions and top ranked Jakason Burks (120), James Burks (160) and Dillyn Miller (195) who combined for 12 falls, 1 tech fall, and 1 major decision. Finishing 2nd was Nate Rubino (106), Blaine MIller (138), Dylan Sales (220), and Nolan Olafson (285). Miller and Olafson beat teammates along the way. Jayden Looney (126), Jeromy Nielsen (132), Austin Dougherty (170), Hunter Eichelberger (182), and Deangelo Stapleton (285) rounded out the top 3 placers for the Bulldogs.

Notable Match Results:
195- #1 Dillyn Miller (Burke) won by fall in 2:13 over #6 Noah Sprieck (East)
285- UR Nolan Olafson (Burke) won 3-2 in UTB over #5 Deangelo Stapleton ( Burke)

2. Kearney (1st at Gator Invite at Lincoln North Star)
The Bearcats use 9 finalists and 5 champions to outscore 2nd place Omaha Central 207-169. Archer Heelan (106), Phillip Moomey (132), Gauge McBride (138), Nick James (145), and Colten Kowalek (152) led the way as champions and combined for 6 falls, 4 tech falls, and 2 major decisions. Hunter Nagatani (113), Gage Ferguson (126), Carter Abels (160), and Gus Franzen (170) finished as runner-ups, while Bronson Amend (182) finished 3rd.

Notable Match Results:
132- #1 Phillip Moomey (Kearney) won by fall in 1:39 over #6 (@138) Christopher Kueny (Omaha Central)
138- #3 Gauge McBride (Kearney) won 9-1 over #4 Peyton Meink (Millard North)
145- #1 Nick James (Kearney) won 13-7 over #5 Deon Davis (Omaha Central)
160- UR Carter Abels (Kearney) won 6-5 over #6 Jack McDonnell (Bellevue West)

3. Lincoln East (2nd at Millard West Invite)
The Spartans were 5 points away from knocking off top ranked Omaha Burke. Brandon Baustert (106), Nic Swift (113), Maxx Mayfield (138), Chance Fry (152), and Grant Lyman (170) finished as champions. Mayfield and Fry each recorded 5 falls, while Lyman and Swift each recorded 4 falls. Breckin Sperling (132) and Noah Sprieck (195) finished as runner-ups while Caidell Davis (145) and Blake Pieper (220) finished 3rd. Nathan Rizek (120) won 3 matches before injury defaulting twice, so he finished 4th.

Notable Match Results:
106- #5 Brandon Baustert (East) won 5-0 over #2 Nate Rubino (Omaha Burke)
120- #2 Nathan Rizek (East) won 15-2 over #5 Wyatt May (Millard West)
152- #1 Chance Fry (East) won by fall in 0:59 over #2 Deson Stapleton (Burke)
152- #1 Chance Fry (Lincoln East) 9-0 won by fall in 1:48 over #5 Cole Price (Papillion La Vista)

4. Millard South (1st at Crossroads Duals in Cameron, MO)
The Patriots outscored their first 4 opponents 302- 24, before winning 52-27 over Odessa in the finals. Caleb Coyle (106), Jeremy McKee (113), Conor Knopick (126), Antrell Taylor (132), Tyler Antoniak (138), Isaac Trumble (182), Josh Trumble (195), Gavin Peitzmeier (220) and Jake Mayville (285) each went undefeated and won 2 or more matches. They all earned bonus points in every one of their matches. Chris Wortman (285) won his lone match by a 1-0 score, while Alex Vacha (152) and Barrett Hermanson (160) each went 4-1.

Dual Results:
Millard South defeated Osage 65-18
Millard South defeated Savannah 83-0
Millard South defeated Clinton 78-6
Millard South defeated Chillicothe 76-0
Millard South defeated Odessa 52-27

5. Columbus (1st at High Plains Invite)
The Discoverers won this tough 21-team tournament by outscoring C#1 Valentine 227-190 on the strength of 12 wrestlers finishing in the top 5 of their brackets. Senior Carson Zwingman (182) was the lone champion, and he won all 8 matches by fall. Tanner Kobza (120), Carter Kucera (132), Blayze Standley (170), Anthony DeAnda (195), and Kasten Grape (220) finished as runner-ups. Clay Cerny (113) and Eddie Loredo (285) finished 3rd, while Caine Stenger (106), Andon Stenger (113), Alex Korte (138) and Avery McMeekin (160) all finished 5th.

Notable Match Results:
113- UR Andon Stenger (COL) won by fall in 2:18 over C#5 Spencer Bridgmon (Syracuse)
113- #6 Clay Cerny (COL) won 11-6 over D#3 Caden Arps (Archbishop Bergan)
132- #5 Carter Kucera (COL) won by fall in 1:08 over C#2 Owen Lade (Battle Creek)
170- Blayze Standley (COL) won 7-6 over C#3 Lane McGinley (Valentine)
182- #1 Carson Zwingman (COL) won by fall in 4:38 over #6 Xavier Vaughn (Prep)
182- #1 Carson Zwingman (COL) won by fall in 1:24 over B#4 Kole Bordovsky (Wahoo)
220- #2 Kasten Grape (COL) won 9-1 over C#1 Jon Merten (Boone Central)

6. Grand Island (3rd at Rollin Dyer Invite- Atlantic, Iowa)
The Islanders finished 3rd at the this 13-team tournament 30 points out of 2nd place, and 33 points out of 1st place. Juan Pedro Jr. (106), Blake Cushing (113) and Brody Arrants (126) all won their brackets, while Kolby Lukasiewicz (132),Tyler Salpas (138), Ethan McPhillips (285) finished as runner-ups. Jacob Sheldon (152) and Oscar Richter(182) placed third, and Izaiah Deras (145) rounded out the top 4 for the Islanders.

7. Norfolk (2-3 record at Sioux City East Duals, Iowa)
Conner Cowling (285) won 4 matches by fall leading the way for the Panthers. Aaron Dittmer (126) posted a 4-1 record, while a host of others went 3-2 on the day.

Dual Results:
Bishop Heelan Catholic 42 Norfolk 36
Norfolk 66 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 15
Jackson County Central 48 Norfolk 24
Norfolk 40 Sioux City East 30
Storm Lake 32 Norfolk

8. Papillion- La Vista (3rd at Millard West Invite)
The Monarchs were led by individual champions Cody Niemiec (126), Nolan Niemiec (132), Creighton Baughman (145) and Carson Maas (182) who combined for 12 falls, 2 tech falls, and 2 majors. Ian Rudner (120) and Cole Price (152) finished 2nd, while Trevor Guyott (113) and Alek Abels (195) finished 3rd.

Notable Match Results:
126- #2 Cody Niemiec (PLV) won 4-1 over #4 Camden Russell (Millard West)
132- #4 Nolan Niemiec (PLV) won 8-1 over #6 Breckin Sperling (Lincoln East)
145- #2 Creighton Baughman (PLV) won 12-4 over #3 Levi May (Millard West)
152- #5 Cole Price (PLV) won 5-4 over #2 Deson Stapleton (Omaha Burke)

9. Bellevue East (4th place Burns Mat Classic, Bonner Springs, MO)
The Chieftains were led by the Grice brothers again, as Gabe (106) and Garrett (113) scored bonus points in each of their 3 matches to finish as champions. Daniel DeRosier (126) and Caelan Hester (132) finished as runner-ups, while Collin Mutzenberger (138), Michael Palmquist (195), Preston Welch (285) all finished 4th.

10. Creighton Prep (8th at High Plains Invite)
The Junior Jays were led by Jack Hasz (285) who finished 2nd, losing only to the top ranked wrestler in Class B. Tony Pray (220) finished 3rd in the deepest bracket of the tournament, while Xavier Vaughn (182) finished 4th.

Notable Match Results:
220- A#1 Tony Pray (Prep) won by fall in 4:06 over C#1 Jon Merten (Boone Central)
285- #2 Jack Hasz (Prep) won 5-0over #6 Eddie Loredo (Columbus) 28-6 (Dec 5-0)

 

Other Notable Results:
120- UR Ryan Turner (Central) won 8-5 over #3 (@113) Quentin Donald (O. Benson)
120- UR Solomon Allerheiligen (M.North) won 5-4 over #3 Rylie Steele (Kearney)
120- UR Plat Plot Soe (Lincoln High) won by fall in 4:50 over #3 Rylie Steele (Kearney)
126- #2 (@132) Cody Carlson (Fremont) won 11-3 over #6 Gage Ferguson (Kearney)
152- UR Ethan Valencia (Millard West) won 7-2 over #2 Deson Stapleton (Burke)
170- #1 Isaiah Alford (Lincoln High) won 22-8 over #4 Gus Franzen (Kearney)
220- #5 Luis Quezada (South Sioux City) won by fall in 0:45 over #4 Dylan Sales (Omaha Burke)

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