Broken Bow Wrestling Brings Home Class C State Runner-up Trophy

The Broken Bow wrestling team concluded an outstanding 2018-19 season by claiming the state runner-up trophy at the state tournament over the weekend. Valentine was the team champion with 165 points with the Indians coming in second with 129 and David City was third with 120.5 points. It is the best team finish in school history. The Indians had seven wrestlers finish in the top six which is also a school best. Cole Ulmer and Lathan Duda each advanced to the championship bout of their weight class. Ulmer finished as the state runner-up falling by a 14-7 decision to David City’s Noah Styskal in the championship final. Duda was the state runner-up at 170 lbs. falling to undefeated Zach Borer of North Bend Central by technical fall in the championship. Spencer Gaffney became the first Broken Bow wrestler to be a four time state medalist. Gaffney claimed the third place medal at 120 lbs. After falling in the quarterfinals to eventual state champion Joseph Reimers of David City Aquinas, Trey Brooks battle back through the consolation bracket to claim third. Other medalists for the Indians included Drew Drake 4th at 285, Casey Faulkenberry 5th at 126, and Colton Duda 5th at 195 lbs. Freshman Kiefer Anderson went 1-2 at the tournament.

NSAA Championships Results for Broken Bow
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Spencer Gaffney (45-7) placed 3rd and scored 19.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Spencer Gaffney (Broken Bow) 45-7 won by medical forfeit over Ayden Berney (St. Paul) 23-28 (M. For.)
Quarterfinal – Spencer Gaffney (Broken Bow) 45-7 won by fall over Wyatt Schmit (HTRS) 41-10 (Fall 2:31)
Semifinal – Caydon Mccracken (Battle Creek) 49-2 won by fall over Spencer Gaffney (Broken Bow) 45-7 (Fall 3:40)
Cons. Semi – Spencer Gaffney (Broken Bow) 45-7 won by major decision over Tobin Olson (Valentine) 25-18 (MD 9-1)
3rd Place Match – Spencer Gaffney (Broken Bow) 45-7 won by decision over Ryan Zoucha (Malcolm) 36-13 (Dec 4-3)
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Casey Faulkenberry (49-6) placed 5th and scored 15.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Casey Faulkenberry (Broken Bow) 49-6 won by fall over Quenton Ackley (Ravenna) 21-16 (Fall 3:25)
Quarterfinal – Casey Faulkenberry (Broken Bow) 49-6 won by fall over Martin Valencia (Logan View) 32-12 (Fall 1:55)
Semifinal – Daniel Escandon (Gibbon) 25-3 won by decision over Casey Faulkenberry (Broken Bow) 49-6 (Dec 12-6)
Cons. Semi – Lee Carlson (Sutton) 49-1 won by decision over Casey Faulkenberry (Broken Bow) 49-6 (Dec 3-2)
5th Place Match – Casey Faulkenberry (Broken Bow) 49-6 won by fall over Justin Davis (Hemingford) 13-5 (Fall 1:30)
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Cole Ulmer (44-5) placed 2nd and scored 22.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Cole Ulmer (Broken Bow) 44-5 won by fall over Austin Smith (St. Paul) 46-13 (Fall 4:49)
Quarterfinal – Cole Ulmer (Broken Bow) 44-5 won by fall over Grant Lindsley (Shelby-Rising City) 22-5 (Fall 2:32)
Semifinal – Cole Ulmer (Broken Bow) 44-5 won by decision over Ty Heimes (Battle Creek) 51-4 (Dec 6-5)
1st Place Match – Noah Styskal (David City) 49-1 won by decision over Cole Ulmer (Broken Bow) 44-5 (Dec 14-7)
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Lathan Duda (49-3) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Lathan Duda (Broken Bow) 49-3 won by fall over Sawyer Kunc (Wilber-Clatonia) 23-9 (Fall 3:24)
Quarterfinal – Lathan Duda (Broken Bow) 49-3 won by decision over Burton Brandt (Syracuse) 38-12 (Dec 8-4)
Semifinal – Lathan Duda (Broken Bow) 49-3 won by decision over Alex Chapa (Ravenna) 24-5 (Dec 4-3)
1st Place Match – Zach Borer (North Bend Central) 49-0 won by tech fall over Lathan Duda (Broken Bow) 49-3 (TF-1.5 4:51 (15-0))
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Treyvon Brooks (42-6) placed 3rd and scored 22.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Treyvon Brooks (Broken Bow) 42-6 won by fall over Aj Hawthorne (Battle Creek) 36-15 (Fall 2:50)
Quarterfinal – Joseph Reimers (Aquinas Catholic) 46-0 won by tech fall over Treyvon Brooks (Broken Bow) 42-6 (TF-1.5 5:14 (19-4))
Cons. Round 2 – Treyvon Brooks (Broken Bow) 42-6 won by fall over Nash Callahan (Louisville) 29-22 (Fall 0:49)
Cons. Round 3 – Treyvon Brooks (Broken Bow) 42-6 won by fall over Spencer Allen (David City) 28-15 (Fall 4:22)
Cons. Semi – Treyvon Brooks (Broken Bow) 42-6 won by decision over Kobe Wilkins (Arlington) 39-10 (Dec 5-1)
3rd Place Match – Treyvon Brooks (Broken Bow) 42-6 won by fall over Drew Sprinkle (Cambridge) 37-12 (Fall 4:57)
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Colton Duda (45-12) placed 5th and scored 13.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Colton Duda (Broken Bow) 45-12 won by decision over James Escamilla (David City) 36-12 (Dec 4-1)
Quarterfinal – Colton Duda (Broken Bow) 45-12 won by fall over Nolan Schultz (Aquinas Catholic) 29-16 (Fall 5:08)
Semifinal – Beau Wood (Perkins County) 21-0 won by fall over Colton Duda (Broken Bow) 45-12 (Fall 1:19)
Cons. Semi – Matthew Feldner (Kearney Catholic) 42-6 won by fall over Colton Duda (Broken Bow) 45-12 (Fall 1:36)
5th Place Match – Colton Duda (Broken Bow) 45-12 won by fall over Andrew Cone (Logan View) 34-20 (Fall 4:46)
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Keifer Anderson (41-14) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Keifer Anderson (Broken Bow) 41-14 won by decision over Wayne Moore (David City) 34-17 (Dec 11-7)
Quarterfinal – Kalten Bauers (Centennial) 37-7 won by fall over Keifer Anderson (Broken Bow) 41-14 (Fall 0:37)
Cons. Round 2 – Austin Simmons (Centura) 43-4 won by fall over Keifer Anderson (Broken Bow) 41-14 (Fall 0:50)
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Drew Drake (46-7) placed 4th and scored 16.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Drew Drake (Broken Bow) 46-7 won by fall over Zachary Burr (Syracuse) 15-21 (Fall 1:35)
Quarterfinal – Drew Drake (Broken Bow) 46-7 won by fall over Kale Nordmeyer (Malcolm) 25-20 (Fall 1:32)
Semifinal – Riley Moses (Fillmore Central) 44-2 won by decision over Drew Drake (Broken Bow) 46-7 (Dec 3-0)
Cons. Semi – Drew Drake (Broken Bow) 46-7 won by decision over Emillio Perez (Perkins County) 25-6 (Dec 4-2)
3rd Place Match – Justyn Hale (Oakland-Craig) 44-9 won by decision over Drew Drake (Broken Bow) 46-7 (Dec 3-1)

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