Quarterfinal round did not go well for area Class D wrestlers

There were 13 area wrestlers that advanced this morning to the Class D quarterfinals at the State Wrestling Championships at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

Only four made it to the semifinals. Bayard's Allen Denton won by a pin at the 3:22 mark of his 160-pound match. He'll be joined in the semi's by Tanner Willey at 195. He pinned his second round opponent at the 5:15 mark. Three Tiger teammates fell into the consolation round. Trentan Applegate lost an 11-2 major decision at 152. Tristan Hunter lost his 170-pound match 15-3. And Chris Wurm lost a 10-1 decision at 285.

After winning four of five first round matches Hay Springs has fallen on hard times. Chris Ray at 120 and Levi Ray at 126 both got pinned in the quarterfinals. 132-pound district champ Joey Johnson lost a 5-1 decision. Only Stevin Horrocks advanced. He won his second round match at 220 by a 6-0 decision. Also at 220 David Gifford of Banner County won a 12-1 decision.

Morrill's CJ Sidrow lost a 3-0 decision at 106. Teammate Matthew Hessler was pinned in :22 at 285. Hemingford's Cash Weber was pinned at the 1:18 mark at 138.

In team scoring after round two Amherst has a big lead in Class D with 81 points, compared to 59 for second place Pender. Bayard sits sixth with 28 points. Hay Springs is 12th with 19.

Omaha Burke leads a tight Class A race by three over Kearney.

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