More Than Fifty Area Wrestlers Qualify For State Tournament

FAIRBURY – More than 50 wrestlers from the Ol’ Red 99.5/KWBE coverage area qualified for the state tournament during Friday and Saturday’s district competitions.

The top four finishers in each weight class in each district advance to the state tournament to be held Feb. 15-17 at the Century Link Center in Omaha. Fairbury and Wilber-Clatonia lead the area with eight qualifiers each. Norris and Tri County each qualified six.

Tune in to Ol’ Red 99.5 or KWBE throughout Friday and Saturday for updates from Omaha.

State qualifiers by school (weight class in parentheses):

Class B

FAIRBURY: Carson York (120), Austin Barnts (132), Logan Slater (138), Ace York (170), Seth Firmanik (182), Zach Reikofski (195), John Kerwood (220), Trent Grizzle (285)

NORRIS: Clayton Williams (126), Matthew Harvey (152), Zachary Serna (160), Tyler Pester (170), Gavin Eason (182), Dylan Meyer (195)

BEATRICE: Tanner York (106), Drew Arnold (113), Benjamin Garland (132), Aaron Shumaker (195)

CRETE: Shawn Buchanan (120), Blake Sears (132), Carson Johansen (145), Clayton VanHorn (152)

Class C

WILBER-CLATONIA: Nathan Patak (106), Riley Wehrer (126), Drew Trautman (132), Bryan Odvody (138), Cooper Bates (152), Spencer Thompson (160), Brad Pomajzl (170), Tyler Hooper (182)

JOHNSON COUNTY CENTRAL: Josh Bailey (220), Nicholas Goracke (285)

MILFORD: Ethan Zegers (120), Sam Copley (132)

HTRS: Wyatt Schmit (113), Kaje Faulks (285)

FILLMORE CENTRAL: Christian Lovan (145), Riley Moses (285)

Class D

TRI COUNTY: Drew Garrison (113), Ethan Paxton (126), Peter Spilker (132), Brandon Beeson (170), Cooper Smith (195), Chase Barnts (220)

THAYER CENTRAL: Keegan Casey (126), Damian Stewart (132), Jackson Feulner (152)

SOUTHERN: Preston Acton (113)

MERIDIAN: Lane Barton (106), Micah Noel (182)

FRIEND: Edwen Baptista (170)

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