Local Wrestling Teams Sending 22 Grapplers to State
Columbus High is sending 11 wrestlers to the state tournament, while nine Lakeview grapplers and two from Scotus will compete in Omaha.
The Discoverers had four wrestlers – Adrian Bice, Blayze Standley, Anthony DeAnda and Kasten Grape – win gold medals at the A-3 district meet on Saturday. As a team, CHS won its fifth straight district title.
Two Vikings, Lucien Engel and Bradyn Kucera, were B-1 district champions as Lakeview finished second in the team standings.
Scotus had no district champs, but Evan Hand and Nick Taylor both just made state with fourth place finishes. As a team, the Shamrocks were 12th in the C-2 district. David City won that district with a whopping eight gold medals and two other state qualifiers.
Aquinas was the C-3 district champion and 12 Monarchs, including three gold medalists, are going to Omaha. In a competitive D-2 district, Howells-Dodge was team champ and has six wrestlers going to state, Palmer was a close second with a half-dozen state qualifiers and East Butler was third and will be represented in Omaha by seven wrestlers.
You can hear state tourney updates Thursday through Saturday on KLIR 101 and KZ-100.