Bobcats Send Seven to State, Take Second in District

The Hemingford Bobcats are set to take on Omaha, after qualifying seven wrestlers for the state competition beginning on Thursday. Creel Weber, Carter Buchheit, Luke Honstein, Isaiah Bryner, Tyler Coleman, Alex Neefe and Jake Sellman qualified for the state tournament after a strong showing at districts. The team as a whole took second place in the district tournament out of 19 schools. The following are the results from the district tournament:

 

106: Quarterfinal: Tayson Ernesti, of Hemingford, received a bye. Semifinal: Dutch Yates, of Garden County, won against Tayson Ernesti (Fall 2:43). Cons. Semi: Matthew Johnson, of Kimball, won against Tayson Ernesti.

113: Quarterfinal: Creel Weber, of Hemingford, received a bye. Semifinal: Kaleb Christofferson, of Hitchcock County, won against Creel Weber (Fall 4:45). Cons. Semi: Creel Weber won against Kamreyn Bonini, of Medicine Valley (Fall 0:37). Third-Place Match: Creel Weber won against Gabe Kohel, of Morrill. Weber placed third.

120: Quarterfinal: Teven Marshall, of Mullen, won against Dalton Jones, of Hemingford (Fall 0:50). Cons. Round 1: Dawson Juelfs, of Leyton, won against Dalton Jones (Fall 3:50).

132: Quarterfinal: Carter Buchheit, of Hemingford, won against Shane Adkisson, of Paxton (Fall 0:47). Semifinal: Carter Buchheit won against Hunter Kildow, of Bayard. First-Place Match: Carter Buchheit won against Jon Peterka, of Sutherland. Buchheit placed first.

138: Champ. Round 1: Luke Honstein, of Hemingford, won against Tennille Warembourg, of Wauneta-Palisade (Fall 0:26). Quarterfinal: Trey Schindler, of Kimball, won against Luke Honstein (Fall 2:38). Cons. Round 2: Luke Honstein won against Bruce Zogg, of Sutherland (Fall 0:56). Cons. Round 3: Luke Honstein won against Gideon Heaton, of Hyannis. Cons. Semi: Luke Honstein won against Seth Hare, of Hitchcock County (Fall 3:53). Third-Place Match: Luke Honstein won against Trey Schindler, of Kimball (Fall 0:22). Honstein placed third.

145: Champ. Round 1: Keagan Hitchcock, of Hemingford, won against Zackary Barrett, of Wauneta-Palisade (Fall 1:18). Quarterfinal: Colton Holthus, of Garden County, won against Keagan Hitchcock (Fall 1:23). Cons. Round 2: Keagan Hitchcock won against Jessica Gage, of Medicine Valley (Fall 0:18). Cons. Round 3: Keagan Hitchcock won against Chase Wiese, of Dundy County Stratton (Fall 0:58). Cons. Semi: Jaden Henderson, of Medicine Valley, won against Keagan Hitchcock (Fall 1:29).

152: Champ. Round 1: Keegan Shuler, of Hitchcock County, won against Hayden McDonald, of Hemingford (Fall 0:39). Cons. Round 1: Hayden McDonald received a bye. Cons. Round 2: Kolby Welling, of Crawford, won against Hayden McDonald (Fall 0:50).

152: Champ. Round 1: Isaiah Bryner, of Hemingford, won against Bry Rowe, of Hyannis (Fall 0:39). Quarterfinal: Isaiah Bryner won by major decision against Sean Simonson, of Mullen. Semifinal: Isaiah Bryner won against Keegan Shuler, of Hitchcock County (Fall 5:02). First-Place Match: Christian Leonard, of Bayard, won by major decision against Isaiah Bryner. Bryner placed second.

160: Champ. Round 1: Tyler Coleman, of Hemingford, received a bye. Quarterfinal: Tyler Coleman won against Trey Kirch, of Garden County (Fall 1:29). Semifinal: Tyler Coleman won against Haydon Olds, of Minatare. First-Place Match: Reece Zutavern, of Sandhills/Thedford, won against Tyler Coleman. Coleman placed second.

170: Champ. Round 1: Alex Neefe, of Hemingford, received a bye. Quarterfinal: Gavin White, of Sutherland, won against Alex Neefe (Fall 1:51). Cons. Round 2: Alex Neefe received a bye. Cons. Round 3: Alex Neefe won against Nicholas Runquist, of Paxton (Fall 4:41). Cons. Semi: Alex Neefe won against Kaden Cole, of Medicine Valley. Third-Place Match: Alex Neefe won against Rope Anders, of Crawford (Fall 2:09). Neefe placed third.

182: Champ. Round 1: Emma Gomez, of Hemingford, received a bye. Quarterfinal: Riley Kessler, of Mullen, won against Emma Gomez (Fall 0:37). Cons. Round 2: Aspen Henderson, of Medicine Valley, won against Emma Gomez (Fall 2:53).

195: Quarterfinal: Jake Sellman, of Hemingford, received a bye. Semifinal: Reed McFadden, of Sandhills/Thedford, won against Jake Sellman. Cons. Semi: Jake Sellman won against Sawyer McGill, of North Platte St. Patrick’s (Fall 2:18). Third-Place Match: Jake Sellman won against Landon Nichols, of North Platte St. Patrick’s (Fall 3:24). Sellman placed third.

220: Champ. Round 1: Jett Eggers, of Hemingford, received a bye. Quarterfinal: Remington Hodges, of Hitchcock County, won against Jett Eggers (Fall 1:10). Cons. Round 2: Jett Eggers received a bye. Cons. Round 3: Jett Eggers won against Tanner Hirsch, of Bayard (Fall 3:29). Cons. Semi: Gavin Anderson, of Hyannis, won against Jett Eggers (Fall 1:30).

285: Champ. Round 1: Xavier Robb, of Hemingford, received a bye. Quarterfinal: Brayton Branic, of Sandhills/Thedford, won against Xavier Robb (Fall 0:55). Cons. Round 2: Xavier Robb received a bye. Cons. Round 3: Xavier Robb won against Fabian Hernandez, of Morrill (Fall 2:21). Cons. Semi: Stephen Bateman, of Kimball, won against Xavier Robb (Fall 1:32).