Columbus High had four of its 11 wrestlers in the state wrestling tournament make it to the championship finals. All four Discoverers settled for runner-up finishes, including Adrian Bice at 106 pounds, Blayze Standley at A170, and seniors Anthony DeAnda and Kasten Grape at 182 and 195 pounds, respectively.
Clay Cerny earned a fifth place medal for the third straight year. CHS finished fifth in the team standings with 111.5 points. Millard South was the Class A team champion.
In Class B, Central City’s Dyson Kunz won his first state title. As a team, the Bison tied for ninth, while Hastings won the team championship and Lakeview tied for 18th. Three of the Vikings nine grapplers in Omaha won medals: Logan Jaixen and Austin Rollman earned fifth place, while Joel Lemburg was sixth.
David City won the team championship in Class C and Aquinas Catholic was fourth. David City’s Dylan Vodicka won the gold medal at 170 pounds. Both Scotus wrestlers, Nick Taylor and Evan Hand, went 0-2 in Omaha.
In Class D, Howells-Dodge was the top area team in the final standings at fourth, as Plainview took the team title. Individual champions included Carl Mundt of Nebraska Christian, Ruger Reimers of Palmer and Central Valley’s Shaye Wood, who won gold for a second straight year.