Area wrestlers will look to achieve their goal this week of making the 2020 NSAA state wrestling championships which take place Feb. 20-22 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. District wrestling tournaments take place Friday and Saturday across the state. Broken Bow and Arcadia/Loup City will be among the teams competing at the C-4 district tournament in Hershey. The district is considered one of the toughest in the state as it includes 5 of the top 10 ranked teams in Class C according to NEWrestle.com. Ranked teams include Valentine (#1), Ord (#2), Amherst (#5), Broken Bow (#6), and Bridgeport (#8). Broken Bow head wrestling coach Ed Schaaf visited with KCNI/KBBN sports and shared his thoughts about the upcoming district meet.
Central Nebraska’s Sports Source will provide live play by play match coverage of the final day of the C-4 district tournament on Saturday. Coverage can be heard on KBBN 95.3 FM and kbbn.com with matches scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
In Class D, area teams will be scattered abroad for district competition. Twin Loup and Burwell will be among those competing at the D-1 district at Plainview. Anselmo-Merna and Sandhills Valley (Stapleton/McPherson County) will be among the teams at the D-2 district at Central Valley High School in Greeley. Ansley/Litchfield, South Loup, and SEM will compete at the D-3 district at Southern Valley High School while Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford will be among the teams at the D-4 district meet at North Platte St. Pat’s.
In Class B, Gothenburg, Cozad, and Lexington will be among the teams at the B-4 district meet in Scottsbluff.
The top four wrestlers of each weight class from each district will qualify for the state tournament.