The NSWCA and NEwrestle will be joining forces to stream the NSWCA All-Star Dual LIVE on the NEwrestle Rokfin channel June 12th at 11:00 AM.
For those of you who tuned in for the nationally ranked dual between Millard South and Liberty, it will be a similar setup, with two camera views and the detailed scoreboard. The dual will be available to all paid subscribers of the Rokfin network. If you are not yet a subscriber and want to view the dual – the cost will be $9.99/mo to subscribe.
We talked to NSWCA All-Star Dual director Les Painter about streaming the event and also what you can expect the second weekend of June. Painter led the charge getting Girls Wrestling approved as an NSAA sanctioned sport and also led the highly successful NSWCA Girls State Tournament the past two years.
How does being able to live stream the event help build the event?
Painter: Being able to live stream this event will give people that are not able to make it to the dual a chance to see the product that we are putting out year in and year out. Our goal every year is to grow the sport of wrestling and live streaming will be just another avenue to do that. I also think this exposure will make more wrestlers want to be a part of this great event.
What makes the NSWCA All-Star Dual unique?
Painter: To me what makes the dual unique is that it has lasted the test of time. The first All Star Dual was wrestled in 1990 and had 10 wrestlers per team. In 1996 they went up to 12 wrestlers per team. From 1990 to 2011 the dual traveled from school to school around Nebraska. I had the honor to wrestle in the duals in 1997. In 2011 they moved the dual to Grand Island where it is still wrestled today. We used to wrestle it at 3pm on Saturday and then have the Hall of fame banquet after the dual. Now we have the Hall of fame banquet on Friday night at 5pm and wrestle the dual on Saturday at 11AM. For the last six years we have partnered with The National Guard which has been amazing. This year we will have 37 wrestlers from across the state.
What excites you about this year’s wrestlers you were able to bring in?
Painter: The thing that excites me the most about this year’s dual is that it is one of the first senior classes that are wrestling in the dual that we also have had the privilege of sponsoring on some national dual teams. Over the years I have gotten to know some of these young men. We have a great lineup of wrestlers but also an even better set of young men.
A huge thank you to Norm Manstedt for all of his work over the years. The NSWCA would not be what it is today without him.
Competitors in the event will have multiple exciting activities with the National Guard Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday June 11th, the matchups will be announced during the NSWCA Hall of Fame Banquet.
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As you can see from the list of competitors, there will be fantastic matches across the board. Some of these wrestlers will be wrestling their last match ever, and some will be moving on to the college ranks.
2021 NSWCA ALL STAR COMPETITORS:
Total Champs: 10 Champs, 13 Total Titles
Total Finals Appearances: 30
Total State Medals: 83
Drew Arnold of Beatrice – 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th (UNK)
Casey Faulkenberry of Broken Bow 1st, 3rd, 2nd
Lathan Duda of Broken Bow 1st, 1st, 2nd, 6th (NDSU)
Matt Van Pelt of Southwest 2nd, 6th
Brett Tryon of Southwest 3rd, 6th
Dylan Vodicka of David City 1st, 1st, 2nd, 6th (UNK)
Burton Brandt of Syracuse 1st, 2nd, 5th (Midland Football)
Thomas Wentz of Fremont 4th (IWCC)
Garret Moser of Fremont 5th, 4th
Kobe Lyons of York 1st, 2nd (Chadron State)
Jesse Drahota of Ravenna 3rd, 5th (UNK Football)
Dexter Larsen of Blair 2nd (Wayne State Football)
David Hernandez of Ralston 2nd, 3rd, 6th (Lindenwood)
Mohamud Abdi of Omaha Bryan 5th
Case Jurgens of Lincoln East 4th
Mitch Albrecht of Raymond Central 4th, 2nd
Daniel DeRosier of Bellevue East 3rd, 4th, 4th, 6th (UNK)
Kyle Sterup of Cross County Osceola 2nd, 5th (Concordia Football)
Joshua Licking of Norfolk 2nd, 4th (Nebraska)
Quinton Chavez of Gering 3rd, 1st, 1st, 3rd (Nebraska)
Paul Ruff of Gering 2nd, 2nd, 5th (St. Cloud State)
Nate Rocheleau of Gering 5th, 1st, 4th, 5th (St. Cloud State)
Grady Arends of GI Northwest 5th, 2nd
Austin Cooley of GI Northwest 3x SQ
Taylor Weber of Boone Central 6th
Layne Sturek of Pender 4th
Dru Mueller of Logan View 2nd, 4th, 3rd
Hunter McNulty of Logan View 4th, 6th
Ryan Payne of Centennial 3rd, 5th, 6th
Darian Diaz of North Platte 2nd, 3rd, 1st, 5th (Chadron State)
Keagan Mosel of Plainview 2nd (York)
Alizae Mejia of Plainview 3rd, 1st, 6th
Jaxson Jones of Twin River 3rd, 4th
Cash Meier of GACC 3rd, 5th
Sam Moore of Central City 5th (Morningside)
Cameron Williams of Conestoga 4th, 4th
Reid Steinbeck of McCook 2x SQ
2021 NSWCA All Star Coaches
Jay Meneely, Millard South
Brett Mauler, York
Jason Susnjar, Omaha Bryan
Adam Tranmer, Winnebago
Jordan Johnson, Beatrice
Brian Sybrandts, GI Northwest
Les Painter, Pierce – All Star Chairman
Mike Max, Burwell – Assistant to All Star Chairman