NEWrestle.com has been releasing its all state selections from the past wrestling season based on grade. The website has released its honors for freshman through junior class. The all state teams teams are based on grade in school and not size or class division of school.
Two area wrestlers appear on the all-freshman 2nd team. Connor Wells of Anselmo-Merna is a 2nd team selection at 126 lbs. Wells was a state qualifier this past season and placed 6th at the state tournament in Class D with an overall record of 26-12. Karter Moore of Ansley/Litchfield was a second team selection at 285 lbs. The A/L freshman was a state qualifier in Class D and finished the year with a 22-16 record.
Reece Zutavern was a second team selection on the all-sophomore team. Zutavern of Sandhills/Thedford was the state runner-up at 160 lbs. in Class D and finished the season with an overall mark of 46-7.
Broken Bow’s Lathan Duda was a first team selection on the all-junior team. Duda capped off an undefeated season going 54-0 on the season and won the state championship at 182 lbs. in Class C.
Several other wrestlers from the area received honorable mention. Check out the full all state teams by clicking on the links below.