Thayer Central Sends Two to Friday Night’s Action

OMAHA – Who is heading to what is called “The Most Exciting Night in Nebraska Wrestling” on Friday night? Well, two rounds of consolation are now complete in Class D, and four wrestlers are headed to the Heartbreak Round tonight.

Tri County’s Cooper Smith (182 pounds), Freeman’s Gabe VanEngen (220 pounds) and Thayer Central’s Keegan Casey (126 pounds) and Hank Harris (220 pounds) are all headed to tonight’s action.

Here are the results from Saturday morning’s action (BOLDED ATHLETES ARE STILL IN ALIVE): 

CLASS D

FREEMAN

D220 – Gabe VanEngen (33-9) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gabe VanEngen (Freeman) 33-9 won in sudden victory – 1 over Jon Escalante (Winside) 15-9 (SV-1 9-7)
Quarterfinal – Jose Ambriz (Ansley/Litchfield) 25-8 won in tie breaker – 1 over Gabe VanEngen (Freeman) 33-9 (TB-1 2-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Gabe VanEngen (Freeman) 33-9 won by fall over Marshall Still (South Loup) 23-13 (Fall 1:32)

D285 – Colton Beebe (11-24) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cade Payne (Hemingford) 35-6 won by fall over Colton Beebe (Freeman) 11-24 (Fall 1:09)
Cons. Round 1 – Drake Davenport (Overton) 21-22 won by fall over Colton Beebe (Freeman) 11-24 (Fall 1:53)

SOUTHERN

D106 – Preston Acton (26-12) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Breckin Ratkovec (East Butler) 33-10 won by fall over Preston Acton (Southern) 26-12 (Fall 4:00)
Cons. Round 1 – Preston Acton (Southern) 26-12 won by major decision over Cole Reedy (Tri County) 25-24 (MD 13-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Isaiah Shields (Amherst) 33-5 won by decision over Preston Acton (Southern) 26-12 (Dec 5-2)

THAYER CENTRAL

D126 – Keegan Casey (39-6) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Keegan Casey (Thayer Central) 39-6 won by fall over Brady Gracey (Mullen) 25-17 (Fall 2:27)
Quarterfinal – Dylan Swenson (Oakland-Craig) 37-7 won by decision over Keegan Casey (Thayer Central) 39-6 (Dec 13-6)
Cons. Round 2 – Keegan Casey (Thayer Central) 39-6 won by major decision over Sean Mann (Winside) 15-10 (MD 13-3)

D132 – Damian Stewart (28-24) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Herley (Neligh-Oakdale) 39-7 won by tech fall over Damian Stewart (Thayer Central) 28-24 (TF-1.5 5:19 (18-2))
Cons. Round 1 – Damian Stewart (Thayer Central) 28-24 won by fall over RJ Tutlam-Hazen (Medicine Valley) 30-9 (Fall 3:57)
Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Johnson (Archbishop Bergan) 32-9 won by major decision over Damian Stewart (Thayer Central) 28-24 (MD 18-10)

D160 – Elliot Epstein (35-16) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) 48-3 won by fall over Elliot Epstein (Thayer Central) 35-16 (Fall 3:02)
Cons. Round 1 – Elliot Epstein (Thayer Central) 35-16 won by decision over Bryce Running Hawk (Hay Springs) 14-12 (Dec 10-6)
Cons. Round 2 – Breydon Mlady (West Holt) 36-3 won by decision over Elliot Epstein (Thayer Central) 35-16 (Dec 6-0)

D182 – Dietric Kenning (33-20) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cody Downey (Southwest) 35-11 won by fall over Dietric Kenning (Thayer Central) 33-20 (Fall 1:49)
Cons. Round 1 – Dietric Kenning (Thayer Central) 33-20 won by decision over Gage Herbert (Guardian Angels Central Catholic) 25-13 (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Seth Racicky (Ansley/Litchfield) 33-4 won by fall over Dietric Kenning (Thayer Central) 33-20 (Fall 1:13)

D220 – Hank Harris (37-11) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Hank Harris (Thayer Central) 37-11 won by major decision over Ben Cantu (Morrill) 15-15 (MD 13-2)
Quarterfinal – Darik Holt (Superior) 38-7 won by decision over Hank Harris (Thayer Central) 37-11 (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Hank Harris (Thayer Central) 37-11 won by injury default over Jon Escalante (Winside) 15-10 (Inj. 2:34)

TRI COUNTY

D106 – Cole Reedy (25-24) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.                      Champ. Round 1 – Ryan Patrick (Sutherland) 32-0 won by fall over Cole Reedy (Tri County) 25-24 (Fall 0:25)
Cons. Round 1 – Preston Acton (Southern) 26-12 won by major decision over Cole Reedy (Tri County) 25-24 (MD 13-1)

D126 – Ethan Paxton (27-23) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Pawloski (Pleasanton) 44-1 won by fall over Ethan Paxton (Tri County) 27-23 (Fall 3:14)
Cons. Round 1 – Trigger Pokorny (Central Valley) 34-16 won by major decision over Ethan Paxton (Tri County) 27-23 (MD 12-1)

D152 – Colby Ensz (47-12) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Riley Racicky (Pleasanton) 32-7 won by decision over Colby Ensz (Tri County) 47-12 (Dec 14-8)
Cons. Round 1 – Colby Ensz (Tri County) 47-12 won by decision over Colten Ratkovec (East Butler) 34-22 (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Jared Atkeson (St. Mary`s) 42-4 won by major decision over Colby Ensz (Tri County) 47-12 (MD 10-0)

D182 – Cooper Smith (43-14) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cooper Smith (Tri County) 43-14 won by fall over Jesus Felix III (Alma) 28-18 (Fall 3:36)
Quarterfinal – Scott Taylor (Medicine Valley) 37-7 won by decision over Cooper Smith (Tri County) 43-14 (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Cooper Smith (Tri County) 43-14 won by decision over Payton Frey (Stapleton) 22-12 (Dec 7-1)

D195 – Travis Likens (42-15) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jaden Rahn (Guardian Angels Central Catholic) 27-10 won by fall over Travis Likens (Tri County) 42-15 (Fall 3:21)
Cons. Round 1 – Travis Likens (Tri County) 42-15 won by fall over Chris Sciortino (Garden County) 4-22 (Fall 0:45)
Cons. Round 2 – Hunter Stratman (Axtell) 35-7 won by fall over Travis Likens (Tri County) 42-15 (Fall 4:48)

D220 – Chase Barnts (25-28) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Gideon (Burwell) 26-1 won by fall over Chase Barnts (Tri County) 25-28 (Fall 1:11)
Cons. Round 1 – Schuyler Brown (Overton) 31-7 won by decision over Chase Barnts (Tri County) 25-28 (Dec 4-3)

D285 – Benton Gustafson (19-18) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dakota Ehart (Dundy County Stratton) 13-6 won by fall over Benton Gustafson (Tri County) 19-18 (Fall 0:51)
Cons. Round 1 – Jade Buss (West Holt) 16-16 won by fall over Benton Gustafson (Tri County) 19-18 (Fall 2:38)

 

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