Columbus High is in fourth place in the team standings of the Class A state wrestling tournament. Five Discoverers went 2-0 yesterday to move into tonight’s semifinals.
CHS has 53.5 points, while Millard South is the top team with 88 points. Adrian Bice, Clay Cerny, Blayze Standley, Anthony DeAnda and Kasten Grape – almost half of Columbus High’s contingent of 11 wrestlers in Omaha – are still alive for a gold medal.
In Class B, Central City is tied for 11th, while Lakeview is in a tie for 15th in the team standings. Austin Rollman was the only one of nine Vikings to make it into the semifinals. Central City’s Drew Garfield and Dyson Kunz went 2-0, as did William Marxsen of Schuyler.
David City leads the Class C standings with 61 points, 13 more than second place Aquinas. Semifinalists from David City: Jacson Valentine, Dylan Vodicka, James Escamilla, Wayne Moore and Jake Ingwersen. Aquinas semifinalists are Hunter Vandenburg, Christophe Nickolite, Cameron Schrad and Owen Schramm.
In Class D, Howells-Dodge is in fourth place with 28 points, 32 fewer than first-place Plainview. High Plains is ninth with 22 points. The Jaguars and Storm will each have two semifinalists wrestling tonight.
You can hear state wrestling updates on KLIR 101 and KZ-100 today from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.