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