Area Wrestlers Bring Home Medals at State Wrestling Tournament

Competition at the NSAA state high school wrestling championships concluded for Class D on Thursday.  It was an all area final at 182 lbs. Thursday night as Reece Zutavern of Sandhills/Thedford met Cooper Slingsby of Ansley/Litchfield for the gold medal.  Reece Zutavern would win the gold by an 11-7 decision as Cooper Slingsby takes the silver medal. Zutavern end the season at 48-1 and Slingsby finishes at 42-5. Brayton Branic of Sandhills/Thedford would follow his teammate with a gold medal performance. Branic won the 285 lb. championship defeating Logan Mueller of Summerland by a 7-4 decision. Branic finishes the season at 50-6. Dayton Gipe of Sandhills Valley (Stapleton/McPherson County) wrestled for the title at 120 lbs.  Gipe entered the final at 39-0 and faced 46-1 Scout Ashburn of Plainview.  Ashburn’s loss was to Gipe earlier in the season.  The match went to overtime tied 2-2.  In the overtime period Ashburn got the takedown to win 4-2 in sudden victory.  Gipe, a sophomore,  runner-up at 120 lbs. Burwell’s Alex Gideon was the runner-up at 195 lbs. Gideon fell to Gunner Reimers of Palmer by a 5-1 decision. Gideon ends the season at 30-5.

 

Several from the KCNI/KBBN coverage area wrestled in the Class D medal round at the state tournament. Here is a list of those who medaled.

Eli Paxton of Mullen – 5th at 113 lbs.
Colten Dawe of Burwell – 6th at 132 lbs.
Spencer DeNaeyer of Mullen – 6th at 152 lbs.
Hunter Arehart of Ansley/Litchfield – 5th at 170 lbs.
Slate Micheel of Twin Loup – 6th at 170 lbs.
Kolby Larson of Ansley/Litchfield – 4th at 195 lbs.
Reed McFadden of Sandhills/Thedford – 4th at 220 lbs.
Brendon Hall of SEM – 5th at 285 lbs.
Hunter Mayfield of Burwell – 3rd at 285 lbs.

Final Results of Area Wrestlers – Class D State Tournament

2021 NSAA State Championships Results for Anselmo-Merna

D106

Tristan Olson (33-16) place is unknown and scored 1.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jeffery Forsen (Mullen) 28-9 won by fall over Tristan Olson (Anselmo-Merna) 33-16 (Fall 5:42)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Tristan Olson (Anselmo-Merna) 33-16 won by decision over Triston Wells (Thayer Central) 33-18 (Dec 7-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Tristen Krueger (North Central) 36-18 won by decision over Tristan Olson (Anselmo-Merna) 33-16 (Dec 5-2)

D145

Tyce Porter (34-17) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Hunter Cook (Sutherland) 51-7 won by fall over Tyce Porter (Anselmo-Merna) 34-17 (Fall 4:52)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Brooks Armstrong (Red Cloud/Blue Hill) 38-11 won by decision over Tyce Porter (Anselmo-Merna) 34-17 (Dec 6-3)

D195

Sid Miller (26-10) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Colton Horne (Doniphan-Trumbull) 35-13 won by decision over Sid Miller (Anselmo-Merna) 26-10 (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Chesney Stanczyk (Garden County) 33-11 won by decision over Sid Miller (Anselmo-Merna) 26-10 (Dec 6-2)

2021 NSAA State Championships Results for Mullen

D106

Jeffery Forsen (28-9) place is unknown and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jeffery Forsen (Mullen) 28-9 won by fall over Tristan Olson (Anselmo-Merna) 33-16 (Fall 5:42)
  • Quarterfinal – Sebastian Sauceda (Shelton) 24-10 won by decision over Jeffery Forsen (Mullen) 28-9 (Dec 8-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Jeffery Forsen (Mullen) 28-9 won by fall over Wyatt Heessel (Maxwell) 30-7 (Fall 2:13)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Dierks Nekoliczak (Central Valley) 24-18 won by decision over Jeffery Forsen (Mullen) 28-9 (Dec 9-4)

D113

Eli Paxton (43-5) placed 5th and scored 17.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Eli Paxton (Mullen) 43-5 won by fall over Cody Booth (Neligh-Oakdale) 20-18 (Fall 1:55)
  • Quarterfinal – Carter Beckman (Elgin/Pope John) 33-10 won by decision over Eli Paxton (Mullen) 43-5 (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Eli Paxton (Mullen) 43-5 won by fall over Ashton Sinn (Thayer Central) 43-10 (Fall 4:02)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Eli Paxton (Mullen) 43-5 won by fall over Nathan Halsey (Elkhorn Valley) 14-13 (Fall 2:17)
  • Cons. Semi – Jacob Fox (Axtell) 40-10 won by decision over Eli Paxton (Mullen) 43-5 (Dec 9-5)
  • 5th Place Match – Eli Paxton (Mullen) 43-5 won by fall over Creel Weber (Hemingford) 22-8 (Fall 3:56)

D126

Chase Gracey (35-16) place is unknown and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Lane Barton (Meridian) 32-9 won by decision over Chase Gracey (Mullen) 35-16 (Dec 8-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Chase Gracey (Mullen) 35-16 won by medical forfeit over Michael Polivka (East Butler) 20-16 (M. For.)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Jacoby Mann (Winside) 36-9 won by decision over Chase Gracey (Mullen) 35-16 (Dec 7-0)

D132

Kyle Durfee (43-11) place is unknown and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Durfee (Mullen) 43-11 won by decision over Maverick Hagemann (Elkhorn Valley) 36-13 (Dec 3-2)
  • Quarterfinal – Thomas Klemesrud (North Central) 37-12 won by decision over Kyle Durfee (Mullen) 43-11 (Dec 7-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Kyle Durfee (Mullen) 43-11 won by decision over Dylan Higby (Clarkson/Leigh) 43-16 (Dec 7-5)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Colten Dawe (Burwell) 18-5 won by decision over Kyle Durfee (Mullen) 43-11 (Dec 6-3)

D152

Spencer DeNaeyer (48-10) placed 6th and scored 13.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Spencer DeNaeyer (Mullen) 48-10 won by fall over Trevor Brown (Southern Valley) 31-13 (Fall 3:06)
  • Quarterfinal – Matt VanPelt (Southwest) 47-1 won by fall over Spencer DeNaeyer (Mullen) 48-10 (Fall 1:44)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Spencer DeNaeyer (Mullen) 48-10 won by fall over Archer Grint (Twin Loup) 17-10 (Fall 1:14)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Spencer DeNaeyer (Mullen) 48-10 won by fall over RJ Wilmes (Creighton) 33-13 (Fall 2:14)
  • Cons. Semi – Levi Lewis (North Central) 35-7 won by major decision over Spencer DeNaeyer (Mullen) 48-10 (MD 15-7)
  • 5th Place Match – Austin Rudolf (Neligh-Oakdale) 28-7 won by fall over Spencer DeNaeyer (Mullen) 48-10 (Fall 5:00)

D285

Isaac Welch (35-19) place is unknown and scored 6.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Payton Christiancy (Superior) 38-9 won by decision over Isaac Welch (Mullen) 35-19 (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Isaac Welch (Mullen) 35-19 won by fall over Tavin Uden (Franklin) 4-14 (Fall 1:14)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Isaac Welch (Mullen) 35-19 won by fall over Austin Meyer (Perkins County) 33-10 (Fall 4:46)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Hunter Mayfield (Burwell) 29-3 won by decision over Isaac Welch (Mullen) 35-19 (Dec 2-1)

2021 NSAA State Championships Results for South Loup

D120

Logan Peterson (31-13) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Cauy Morgan (Sutherland) 41-7 won by decision over Logan Peterson (South Loup) 31-13 (Dec 4-3)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Logan Peterson (South Loup) 31-13 won by decision over Ethan Kipp (Twin Loup) 30-14 (Dec 4-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Logan Peterson (South Loup) 31-13 won by decision over Lance Russell (High Plains Community) 25-13 (Dec 8-2)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Owen Vondra (Elkhorn Valley) 14-6 won by decision over Logan Peterson (South Loup) 31-13 (Dec 3-1)

D170

Rio Remund (28-21) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Christian Leonard (Bayard) 39-2 won by fall over Rio Remund (South Loup) 28-21 (Fall 3:35)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Triston Stearns (Brady) 36-14 won by fall over Rio Remund (South Loup) 28-21 (Fall 3:39)

2021 NSAA State Championships Results for Sumner-Eddyville-Miller

D138

Reece Jones (30-23) place is unknown and scored 1.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Samuel Foster (Sutherland) 52-2 won by fall over Reece Jones (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 30-23 (Fall 1:03)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Reece Jones (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 30-23 won by decision over Trevor Kuehn (Kenesaw) 24-16 (Dec 6-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Damien Erickson (Stanton) 30-15 won by decision over Reece Jones (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 30-23 (Dec 3-2)

D220

Aaron Hernandez (17-26) place is unknown and scored 1.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Dawe (Burwell) 22-12 won by fall over Aaron Hernandez (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 17-26 (Fall 4:42)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Aaron Hernandez (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 17-26 won in tie breaker – 1 over Joseph Kahrs (Franklin) 23-12 (TB-1 5-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Chet Wichmann (Palmer) 51-2 won by fall over Aaron Hernandez (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 17-26 (Fall 3:47)

D285

Brendon Hall (32-19) placed 5th and scored 15.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Brendon Hall (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 32-19 won by fall over Dax Doernemann (Guardian Angels Central Catholic) 14-27 (Fall 0:43)
  • Quarterfinal – Brendon Hall (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 32-19 won by fall over Hunter Mayfield (Burwell) 29-3 (Fall 0:44)
  • Semifinal – Logan Mueller (Summerland) 24-8 won by fall over Brendon Hall (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 32-19 (Fall 2:37)
  • Cons. Semi – Levi Kerner (Arapahoe) 37-2 won by fall over Brendon Hall (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 32-19 (Fall 1:37)
  • 5th Place Match – Brendon Hall (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 32-19 won by fall over Kayden Stubbs (Maxwell) 36-10 (Fall 0:36)
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