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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • First day of state wrestling in the books

  • State tournament wrestling action got under way Thursday at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha with two rounds of championship bracket action.
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  • State tournament wrestling action got under way Thursday at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha with two rounds of championship bracket action.
    Winners of those first two rounds of action advanced to compete in the semifinals on Friday.
    Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca wrestlers who made it through the first two rounds of wrestling were Skyler Teten, 138; Gus Husen, 195; and Matt Clark, 285.
    Nebraska City wrestlers who made it through the first two rounds of wrestling were Jay Sornson, 145; Jake Touchstone, 170; Keyes Nelson, 195; and Trent Kasbohm, 285.
    Wrestlers who won their first round matches, but fell in quarterfinal round matches will compete in the second round consolations Friday morning. Those wrestlers for Nebraska City were Darin Sornson, 113; Kyle Francois, 120; and Tommie Knapp, 138.
    John Essink, 152 pounds, won his first match for Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca, but lost by one point in the quarterfinal round, thus sending him to the consolation second round on Friday.
    Those wrestlers who lost their opening round match on Thursday will wrestle in the first round consolations on Friday. Nebraska City wrestlers competing in the consolation first round are Tony Heng, 106; Jesse Barton, 132; D.J. Marco, 160; and Jake Pierce, 220. Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca wrestlers competing in the first round consolations are Luke Pietzyk, 113; Tyler Berner, 126; Dalton Dozier, 132; Ty Snyder, 145; and Avery Stevenson, 170.
    Consolation first round action begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the CenturyLink Center with second round consolations to follow. The championship semifinals and third round consolations will begin at 5 p.m. Friday night.
    Consolation third round winners are guaranteed to win a medal.
    Turning to the team points race in Class B, the leader after two rounds is Omaha Skutt, 52.5. Other teams in the top five are Plattsmouth, 46.5; Scottsbluff, 45; Nebraska City, 42.5; and Alliance, 35.5.
    Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca is sixth with 34 points.
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