Blayze Standley of Columbus High won a gold medal at the Class A state wrestling meet last night in Omaha.
The Discoverers senior earned a 5-2 decision over Norfolk junior Austin Miller in the title match at 170 pounds. In that same weight class, Standley was the runner-up last season, following a fourth place finish in 2019.
With his 4-0 run at state this year, which included a semi-final victory over previously unbeaten Cole Price of Papillion-La Vista, Standley became the 37th state wrestling champion in CHS history.
Three of the ten other Discoverers who made state won medals: Brenyn Delano took fourth in A106, Adrian Bice was fifth at 113 pounds and Cadyn Kucera finished fifth at 126.
As a team, Columbus finished 11th with 82 points. Millard South scored 220.5 points to earn the team championship.