Over 400 middle school students, parents and business employees crowded Central Avenue Thursday to send the district champion wrestling team to the state tournament with a shout.

Nebraska City qualified 11 wrestlers out of 14 weight categories for the state championships scheduled Feb. 14 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

Wrestlers were escorted by Nebraska City fire and police to 10th Street at 9:30 a.m. There crowd included 300 students from the Nebraska City Middle School.

The Nebraska School Activities Association is holding the 2013 state wrestling championships at CenturyLink Center in Omaha Feb. 13-16.

Top four finishers at four district tournaments qualify for the 16-man tournaments in Classes A, B, C and D.

The arena features 10 mats, five for classes A and B and five for classes C and D.

The class B and C session is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Seating for Class B events is generally located in sections 119-125.

Parking is available at TD Ameritrade Park, as well as around CenturyLink.

Nebraska City is bracketed under Class B District 1.

Representing Nebraska City are by weight class:

106 Tony Heng

113 Darin Sornson

120 Kyle Francois

132 Jesse Barton

138 Tommie Knapp

145 Corey Sornson

160 DJ Marco

170 Jacob Touchstone

195 Keyes Nelson

220 Jacob Pierce

285 Trenton Kasbohm