26 area athletes qualify for Class D wrestling championship

Host school North Platte St. Patrick's qualified eight wrestlers for the state tournament en route to a win at the Class D-4 District Tournament Saturday.

Western Nebraska will send 26 wrestlers to the meet, led by Mullen's seven wrestlers. Hemingford, Hay Springs, and Hyannis will each send four to state, while Morrill will send three, and both Crawford and Garden County will send two.

Individually, Mullen had four district champions, including Dalton Zimmerman at 120 pounds, Garrett Cox at 160, and Gideon Monette at 170 pounds. Morrill had two district champs, including Garrett Zwiebel at 152 pounds, and Matthew Hessler at 285 pounds. Hay Springs also had two champions in Levi Ray at 126 pounds, and Stevin Horrocks at 220 pounds.

The NSAA State Wrestling Tournament is Thursday through Sunday at the Century Link Center in Omaha.

Class D-4 District Wrestling Tournament
Final Results, Saturday
At North Platte St. Patrick's

Team Results:
1. North Platte St. Patrick's, 139.0
2. Sutherland, 125.0
3. Mullen, 120.0
4. Hay Springs, 104.0
5. Dundy County-Stratton, 96.0
6. Hemingford, 84.0
6. SMC, 84.0
8. Morrill, 63.0
9. Hyannis, 62.0
10. Hitchcock County, 42.0
11. Perkins County, 36.0
12. Garden County, 33.0
13. Crawford, 31.0
14. Minatare, 19.0
15. Wauneta-Palisade, 13.0
16. Banner County, 5.0
17. Creek Valley, 4.0
18. Sioux County, 0.0

106 Pounds
1st Place: Jacob Calvert (Dundy County-Stratton) pinned Cooper Weber (Hemingford), 0:34
3rd Place: Cody Weaver (North Platte St. Patrick's) pinned Justus Peterson (Morrill), 3:50.

113 Pounds
1st Place: Trey Dodson (North Platte St. Patrick's) def. Justus Monette (Mullen), 9-0
3rd Place: Zack Wright (Hitchcock County) def. Sid Simants (SMC), 6-3

120 Pounds
1st Place: Dalton Zimmerman (Mullen) def. Levi Baughman (Hitchcock County), 13-10
3rd Place: Nate Chrisman (North Platte St. Patrick's) pinned Austin Huddle (Hemingford), 3:00

126 Pounds
1st Place: Levi Ray (Hay Springs) pinned Ty Sutphen (Hyannis), 0:22
3rd Place: Aaron Allison (North Platte St. Patrick's) pinned Silas Monette (Mullen), 2:45

132 Pounds
1st Place: Collin Fleecs (Sutherland) def. Chris Ray (Hay Springs), 3-4
3rd Place: Coleton Doetker (Hitchcock County) def. Kameron Jordan (North Platte St. Patrick's), 7-3

138 Pounds
1st Place: Garrett Toner (Perkins County) pinned Joey Johnson (Hay Springs), 2:38
3rd Place: Nathan Fleecs (Sutherland) pinned Ty Grimes (Hyannis), 0:30

145 Pounds
1st Place: Tyrell Reichert (Dundy County-Stratton) def. Tyler Huddle (Hemingford), 9-4
3rd Place: Nick Wright (North Platte St. Patrick's) pinned Rio McGinley (Garden County), 2:49

152 Pounds
1st Place: Garrett Zwiebel (Morrill) pinned Terrel Vineyard (Garden County), 3:39
3rd Place: Tarin Jespersen (Hemingford) pinned Darren Leibhart (Mullen), 1:30

160 Pounds
1st Place: Garrett Cox (Mullen) pinned Isaac Ascherl (SMC), 4:16
3rd Place: Ryan Dilley (North Platte St. Patrick's) pinned Gage Crowell (Wauneta-Palisade), 4:42

170 Pounds
1st Place: Gideon Monette (Mullen) def. Zachary Blake (Sutherland), 8-2
3rd Place: Marcus Fox (Dundy County-Stratton) def. Alex Mackley (North Platte St. Patrick's), 13-9

182 Pounds
1st Place: Landan Fear (Sutherland) pinned Robert Spurlin (Mullen), 3:53
3rd Place: Trinity Lutz (Dundy County-Stratton) pinned John Sonnenfeld (SMC), 2:34

195 Pounds
1st Place: Clay Seifer (SMC) pinned Trevor Jensen (Dundy County-Stratton), 1:48
3rd Place: Nathaniel Foster (Sutherland) def. Emmett Hoover (Hyannis), 3-1

220 Pounds
1st Place: Stevin Horrocks (Hay Springs) pinned Taylor Alcorn (Crawford), 5:23
3rd Place: Robert Muench (Sutherland) pinned Wyatt Rowe (Hyannis), 3:26

285 Pounds
1st Place: Matthew Hessler (Morrill) def. Justin Cosler (SMC), 5-3 (OT)
3rd Place: Bryson Dick (Sutherland) pinned Kain Forbes (Crawford), 2:22

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