After not wrestling his sophomore season Danny Escandon wins a state title as a junior.

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  1. […] Gibbon’s Daniel Escandon surprised many two years ago as a freshman when he notched some big wins during the season. By the end of the year he was considered a legitmate medal threat and came up just one match short at C120. As a sophomore he didn’t see the mat. This season he made his debut in late December. He went 4-1 that day, but again was out of the lineup for three weeks, putting his status for the rest of the season in doubt. Once back in the lineup however, he was in peak form. His only late season losses were to D third place Reimers from Palmer in OT and top ranked Carlson at districts by a 3-2 score. After escaping in the first round 5-3 over unranked Anderson from Ponca, Escandon beat fourth ranked Schrad. In the semifinals he won 12-6 over second ranked Faulkenberry. In the state finals he wrestled district opponent Brandon Schram from Tekamah-Herman. They wrestled the prior week in the third and fourth place match at districts. Escandon got the takedown and the fall in overtime to win his first state title and send Gibbon head coach Jim Andersen into retirement with a state champion. Danny after winning his state title […]

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