11 panhandle wrestlers heading to state in Class C

Sargent/Burwell edged Valentine for the Class C-4 District Wrestling Championship Saturday at Hershey. Gordon-Rushville finished fourth, while Bayard finished in sixth place.

Gordon-Rushville will send four wrestlers to the state meet Thursday through Saturday at the Century Link Center in Omaha. Mitchell will send three, Bayard two, and Bridgeport and Kimball will each send one.

Four panhandle wrestlers also won district titles, including Mitchell's Drew Gilliland at 113 pounds, Bridgeport's Brandon Nichols at 145 pounds, Ken Graham of Gordon-Rushville at 170 pounds, and Bayard's Tanner Willey at 195 pounds.

Class C-4 District Wrestling Tournament
Final Results, Saturday
At Hershey

Team Scores:
1. Sargent/Burwell, 204.0
2. Valentine, 202.0
3. Kearney Catholic, 101.0
4. Gordon-Rushville, 94.5
5. Southern Valley, 92.5
6. Bayard, 79.0
7. Ord, 78.0
8. Loomis/Bertrand, 71.0
9. Mitchell, 65.0
10. Ainsworth, 62.0
11. Bridgeport, 48.0
12. Minden, 47.0
13. Hershey, 43.0
14. Ravenna, 38.0
15. Kimball, 36.0
16. Chase County, 10.0

106 Pounds
1st Place: Alex Cantral (Kearney Catholic) def. Tucker Hicks (Hershey), 9-3
3rd Place: Bryan Sliger (Valentine) pinned Dominic Henry (Ainsworth), 0:49

113 Pounds
1st Place: Drew Gilliland (Mitchell) pinned Garrett Shadbolt (Gordon-Rushville), 3:20
3rd Place: Paiton Lech (Ord) 22-10 pinned Teak Edwards (Loomis/Bertrand), 4:06

120 Pounds
1st Place: Dakota Harvey (Sargent/Burwell) pinned Conner Bergquist (Southern Valley), 1:33
3rd Place: Cameron Perrett (Valentine) def. Clinton O`Neel (Ord) 6-5

126 Pounds
1st Place: Hudson Pearman (Valentine) def. Cole Witt (Gordon-Rushville), 7-6
3rd Place: Sam Hunt (Southern Valley) def. Brandon Wallander (Loomis/Bertrand), 3-0

132 Pounds
1st Place: Evan Gideon (Sargent/Burwell) def. Trevor Bukaske (Valentine), 10-4
3rd Place: Brandon Treffer (Ravenna) def. Austin Krejdl (Southern Valley), 10-5

138 Pounds
1st Place: Adam Keating (Kearney Catholic) def. Tucker Bergquist (Southern Valley), 10-1
3rd Place: Jacob Hand (Valentine) pinned Chayton Crow (Hershey), 2:38

145 Pounds
1st Place: Brandon Nichols (Bridgeport) def. Casey Glassgow (Gordon-Rushville), 9-3
3rd Place: Nate O'Kief (Valentine) def. Joseph Feldner (Kearney Catholic), 4-1

152 Pounds
1st Place: Triston Eklund (Valentine) def. Rowdy Moon (Sargent/Burwell), 10-4
3rd Place: Austin Brown (Loomis/Bertrand) def. Brennen Lech (Ord), Injury, 1:38

160 Pounds
1st Place: Quin Rutt (Minden) def. Lance Hockenbary (Valentine), 11-3
3rd Place: Cade Svoboda (Ord) def. Coby Cassidy (Sargent/Burwell), 7-2

170 Pounds
1st Place: Ken Graham (Gordon-Rushville) pinned Lane Helgoth (Sargent/Burwell), 1:38
3rd Place: Kalen Hollopeter (Valentine) pinned Braydon Wiedeman (Mitchell), 2:24

182 Pounds
1st Place: Thomas Connely (Kearney Catholic) def. Gage Smedra (Ord), 13-3
3rd Place: Tyler Gideon (Sargent/Burwell) pinned Nick Ormesher (Valentine), 2:04

195 Pounds
1st Place: Tanner Willey (Bayard) def. Jake Fulton (Valentine), 6-4
3rd Place: Trace Gumb (Sargent/Burwell) pinned Garrett Sterkel (Mitchell), 4:07

220 Pounds
1st Place: Brook Huffman (Sargent/Burwell) pinned Tristan Hunter (Bayard), 1:46
3rd Place: Kyle Erthum (Ainsworth) pinned Damian Rutledge (Kimball), 0:14

285 Pounds
1st Place: Blaine Finney (Ainsworth) pinned Zaine Gallegos (Bayard), 5:38
3rd Place: Dakota Divine (Sargent/Burwell) pinned Andrew Gasseling (Minden), 0:12

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