Class A Week 8 Recap

1. Kearney (1st at UNK Duals-Day 2)
The Bearcats outscored their first 3 opponents 205-19 before they beat Columbus for the 2nd time in 3 days. Posting undefeated records were Archer Heelan (106), Hunger Nagatani (113), Rylie Steele (120), Phillip Moomey (132), Gauge McBride (138), Nick James (145), Colten Kowalek (152), and Gus Franzen (170). Gage Ferguson (126), Carter Abels (160), Bronson Amend (195) won 2 matches or more and only lost 1 match.

Dual Results:
Kearney defeated Chaparral 79-0
Kearney defeated Central 61-10
Kearney defeated Roosevelt 65-9
Kearney defeated Columbus 44-27

Notable Match Results:
113- #4 Hunter Nagatani (Kearney) won 18-1 over #5 Clay Cerny (Columbus)
120- UR Rylie Steele (Kearney) won 1-0 over #3 Tanner Kobza (Columbus)
132- #1 Phillip Moomey (Kearney) won 19-8 over #2 Carter Kucera (Columbus)

2. Omaha Burke (1st at Burke Invite)
The Bulldogs outscored Lincoln Pius X by 106 points to dominate their home tournament. Nate Rubino (106), Jakason Burks (120), Jayden Looney (126), Jeromy Nielsen (132), Blaine Miller (138), Trey Nielsen (145), Deson Stapleton (285), James Burks (160), Jaxon Kelley (170), Dillyn MIller (195) and Hunter Olafson (285) combined for 35 falls and won their brackets. Mitch Dotzler (132), Kevin Castle (138), and Deangelo Stapleton (285) finished 2nd, while Jonathan Le (126) finished 3rd. James Burks won his 200th career match!

3. Columbus (2nd at UNK Duals Day 2)
The Discoverers won 3 of 4 duals thanks to undefeated performances from Caine Stenger (2-0 at 106), Avery McMeekin (3-0 at 160), Blayze Standley (2-0 at 170), Carson Zwingman (2-0 at 182), Anthony DeAnda (4-0 at 195), and Kasten Grape (3-0 at 220). Tanner Kobza (120) and Carter Kucera (132) each went 3-1 on the day.

Dual Results:
Columbus defeated Roosevelt 56-24
Columbus defeated Central 59-12
Columbus defeated Chaparral 76-6
Kearney defeated Columbus 44-27

Notable Match Result:
160 – #4 Avery McMeekin (Columbus) over #5 Carter Abels (Kearney) Dec 6-4

4. Millard South (1st at Plattsmouth Invite)
The Patriots outscored Blair 252.5 to 200 points to win the tournament on the backs of tournament champions Caleb Coyle (106), Conor Knopick (126), Tyler Antoniak (138), and Isaac Trumble (182). Josh Trumble (195) finished 2nd, Jeremy McKee (113), Alex Vacha (152), Alex White (160) and Gavin Peitzmeier (220) finished 3rd, and Garrett Carbullido (120) rounded out the top 4.

Notable Match Results:
106- #5 Caleb Coyle (MS)won 14-6 over B#3 Grady Arends (G.I. Northwest)
126- #4 Conor Knopick won 6-0 over B#4 Collin Quandt (G.I. Northwest)
182- #1 Isaac Trumble (MS) won by fall in 3:23 over A#4 CJ Relford (Elkhorn)

5. Lincoln East (did not compete at Sioux City Tournament due to weather)

6. Norfolk (did not compete at John Higgins Invite due to weather)

7. Papillion- La Vista (Idle)

8. Grand Island (12th at Top of the Rockies, Colorado)
The Islanders were only 15 points out of top-10 team finish at this 32-team tournament. Ethan McPhillips (3rd at 285) was their highest placer, as he posted a 4-1 record and recorded 4 falls. His only loss was to Cadet Greco World Champion Cohlton Schultz of Pomona Colorado in the semifinals. Blake Cushing (4th at 113) was their next highest placer, as he posted a 4-2 record with 2 major decisions and 1 tech fall. He lost in sudden victory to B#1 Paul Garcia of Scottsbluff in the quarterfinals. Juan Pedro Jr (106) and Oscar Richter (182) both finished in 6th place.

9. Bellevue East(7th at Plattsmouth Invite)
The Chieftains finished 7th as a team with Garrett Grice (113) extending his unbeaten record and winning another tournament title. Daniel DeRosier (126) finished 3rd and James Larson (160) finished 4th.

Notable Match Result:
113- #1 Garrett Grice (BE) won by fall in 5:00 over B#5 Michael Mass (Ralston)

10. Omaha Central (4-0 at Coach Kottich Classic)
The Eagles outscored their 4 opponents 237-82 on the strength of Emilio Haynes (113), Ray Hubbard (138), Deon Davis (145), Justin Davis (152), Ka’Ron Davis (182), Jacob Hilding (195) and Jacob Frezell-McClinton (285) who all went undefeated and combined for 19 falls.

Dual Results:
Omaha Central 71 Omaha Benson 6
Omaha Central 66 Omaha South 18
Omaha Central 48 South Sioux City 30
Omaha Central 52 maha Bryan 28

Notable Match Result:
285- UR Jacob Frezell-McClinton (OC) won by fall in 2:38 over #6 Jacob Ngeleka (South Sioux City)

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