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582391c92d193OUT ON TOP! Congratulations Warrior Senior Wrestler Cole Krecklow: 2017 Class B State Champion at 220 lbs.!
The reactions of Warrior Wrestlers Sam Kolterman (182 lbs.) and Cole Krecklow (220 lbs.) are captured after winning their semifinal matches on Friday at State! Both will wrestle for the Gold on Saturday at the State Finals! Jack Sutton (195 lbs.), is also alive at 2-1, and will wrestle for 3rd place.
Congratulations 2017 Warrior State Wrestling Qualifiers, back row (from left): Sam Kolterman, Cole Krecklow. Front Row: Jack Sutton, Ryan Walker, Josh Nuckolls, Tucker Hancock, and Zane Bennett. State Wrestling is slated for Feb. 16-18 at CenturyLink in Omaha.
A DAY OF RECORDS! Warrior Wrestling took the runner-up spot at the Jan. 28 PLV Monarch Dual Tourney, pushing Wahoo to its first 13-win season in program history! In addition, new school records were set by both Jack Sutton (take downs in a season) and Sam Kolterman (pins in a season)!
Congratulations Warrior Wrestling: 2017 NCC Champions! Wahoo's 5 individual championships lead the Warriors to an 8.5-point victory over NCC runner-up Syracuse.
Warrior Wrestling eked past Syracuse for the 1-point championship victory at the Jan. 13, 2017 Syracuse PIN Tournament!
Warrior Wrestling took Runner-Up of 22 teams at the 2017 High Plains Tournament, held Jan. 6-7 at Central Community College in Columbus!
The Warrior Wrestlers took the championship at their home invite on Dec. 22! Six grapplers reached the finals round, and five left with individual championships!
OUT ON TOP! Congratulations Warrior Senior Wrestler Cole Krecklow: 2017 Class B State Champion at 220 lbs.!

COLE KRECKLOW: 2017 CLASS B STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION (@ 220 lbs.)!

Warriors end season with 7 at State; Kolterman takes runner-up @ 182 lbs.; Sutton takes 4th @ 195 lbs.

2016-2017 Varsity Wrestling Schedule

(Home competitions in BOLD)

 Dec. 1, 2016  WAHOO TRIANGULAR  v. Ft. Calhoun 54-17 W
 v. Ashland-Greenwood 68-6 W
 Dec. 3, 2016  Cozad Invitational  CHAMPIONS!
 Dec. 6, 2016  WAHOO TRIANGULAR  v. North Bend Central 47-22 W
 v. Yutan 78-3 W
 Dec. 9-10, 2016  Boys Town Invitational  3rd Place
 Dec. 13, 2016  WAHOO TRIANGULAR  v. West Point-Beemer 78-0 W
 v. Blair 42-34 W
 Dec. 22, 2016  WAHOO INVITATIONAL  CHAMPIONS!
 Jan. 6-7, 2017  High Plains Tournament  RUNNERS-UP
 Jan. 13, 2017  Syracuse Tournament  CHAMPIONS!
 Jan. 14, 2017  Dual Tourney Nebraska City  v. SW Iowa 66-18 W
 v. Waverly 45-23 W
 v. York 34-48 L
 v. Clarinda (IA) 51-29 W
 v. Fairbury 32-39 L
 Jan. 21, 2017  Conference Meet Ft. Calhoun  CHAMPIONS!
 Jan. 28, 2017  Dual Tourney Papillion  v. Papio-LaVista South 39-27 W
 v. Omaha Bryan 51-27 W
 v. Papio-LaVista 42-39 W
 v. Omaha Gross 66-3 W
 v. Gretna 18-50 L
 Jan. 31, 2017  Dual Bishop Neumann  50-12 W
 Feb. 10-11, 2017  District Meet Aurora  RUNNERS-UP
 Feb. 16-18, 2017  State Tournament @ CenturyLink  Cole Krecklow: CHAMPION
 Sam Kolterman: RUNNER-UP
 Jack Sutton: 4th Place


2016-2017 Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs Wrestling Roster:

 Wt.  Name  Gr.
 106  Braedenn Olson  10
 113  Jordan Thorson  10
 113  Jerstan Zeleny   9
 120  Yordy Talavera  10
 126  Bret Walker  11
 132  Trey Shanahan   9
 132  Aaron Hays  10
 138  Peyten Walling   9
 138  Eli Zeleny  11
 145  Josh Nuckolls  11
 152  Zane Bennett  10
 152  Levi Janousek  11
 160  Ryan Walker  12
 160  Kole Bordovsky   9
 170  Tucker Hancock  11
 182  Sam Kolterman  10
 195  Jack Sutton  10
 195  Evan Divis   9
 220  Cole Krecklow  12
 285  Coby Andresen-Ricketts  10

Head Coach: Darold Foster
Assistant Coaches: Clete Vrbka, Jose Leon
Volunteer Coaches: Corey Davis, Tyrell Galloway, Connor Shields, John Sutton, Paul Sutton
Managers: Abi Boesiger, Kylee Edmonds, Riley Harrell

RESULTS:

February 16-18, 2017 (State Wrestling Tournament at CenturyLink Omaha)

Media Coverage
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Class B state: Wahoo's Krecklow gets first trip to finals by Brent C. Wagner (photo by Jake Crandall), Lincoln Journal Star, 2/17/2017

The Wahoo Warrior Wrestling team sent seven wrestlers to the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha last Thursday, Friday and  Saturday.

The Warriors had their best State Tournament in many years, coming home with an individual State Championship, a State Runner-up, a 4th place medal, and a 6th place team finish in Class B.

The Warrior highlight of the weekend was senior, 220-pound Cole Krecklow’s Championship run through the tournament. In the first round, Krecklow pinned Michael Mitchell of Boys Town, and his next match was an 8-2 win over Bronson Titus of Holdrege. In the Semifinals, Kreckow defeated Tyson Bruce of Bennington, 9-4, to earn his first trip to the Finals. In the Championship match, Krecklow defeated Kaleb Taylor of McCook 5-3 to earn his Gold Medal, and finish his season with a 44-1 record.

Krecklow went from winning five matches as a freshman, to earning 6th and 4th place state medals the next two seasons. His State Championship is the first for the Warrior Wrestling program since Jake Akerson won the Gold in 1999. Krecklow won 107 matches in high school to place him 7th on the list of All-Time Wahoo Career Win Leaders.

Sophomore Sam Kolterman also had a very impressive tournament, going 3-1 over the three days, and making it into the 182-pound Finals to earn a silver medal on Saturday afternoon. Kolterman defeated Patrick Ondrak of Fairbury in the first round by tech fall. He then beat Zeke Derr of Cozad 5-0. In the Semifinals Kolterman avenged an early season loss, pinning Eric Langan of McCook. Kolterman ran into one of the top wrestlers in the State in the Championship match, losing to undefeated Senior Salem Harsh of Scottsbluff 10-0. Kolterman ended the year with a 43-7 record and a school record of 35 pins.

At 195 pounds, sophomore Jack Sutton earned a 4th place state medal. He had pins in the first two rounds over Carter Hunzeker of Falls City, and Ethan Mullen of Hastings Adams Central. In the Semifinals Sutton lost to Trevor Walton of Boys Town for the second time this season, 13-5. Sutton came back to beat Ethan Sherman of Crete, to earn a spot in the match for 3rd place, where he lost 4-0 to Danny Thompson of Omaha Skutt. For the season, Sutton was 45-4, with the 45 wins setting a new school record! He also set a new school record with 205 takedowns for the year.

Zane Bennett, at 152 pounds, was 2-2 in the tournament. He pinned Jacob Adams of Beatrice in the first round, and then lost a very close 2-1 match to Logan MacDonald of Bennington in the Quarterfinals. Bennett then pinned Lane Applegarth of Alliance to advance to the State Tournament’s version of the Heartbreak Round, where the winners go on to Saturday and are guaranteed a medal, and the match losers are done. Bennett lost the match with Dylan James of West Point/Beemer 3-0, to finish his sophomore season with a 40-8 record. 

Junior Tucker Hancock (170 lbs.) lost his first match of the tournament to Bryant Wilson of Alliance by pin. He then came back and defeated Gavin Lawson of D.C. West 3-2, before losing a hard-fought match with Kobe Everson of Gretna 6-5. Hancock wraps up the season at 30-12.

At 145 pounds, junior Josh Nuckolls lost his first round match with Cole Huss of Gretna 10-0, to drop into the wrestlebacks and lose a close match with Zachary Hurlbert of Holdrege 5-2, finishing the season with a 34-16 record.

Ryan Walker, a senior at 160 pounds, lost two very close, down-to-the-wire matches. In the first round he lost 3-1 to Damian Green of Fairbury, then in the first round of wrestlebacks, Walker’s match with Duncan Rogers of McCook was looking like it would go into overtime, when Walker was thrown in the last seconds and ended up losing 8-3. Walker ended the year at 37-16.

The Class B Tournament was won by Omaha Skutt with 184 team points, Gretna was the Runner-Up with 171. Wahoo came in at 6th place with 69.5 points. The 6th place finish is Wahoo’s best State finish since 1979, when the Warriors were the Class B State Runners Up.

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Priceless! The reaction of Sam Kolterman (left) and Cole Krecklow are captured after winning their semifinal matches.

Team Results (Class B):

 1. Omaha Skutt Catholic 184 pts.  12. Columbus Scotus 51 pts.  23. Ashland-Greenwood 25 pts.  34. Mount Michael 5 pts.
 2. Gretna 171 pts.  13. McCook 49 pts.  24. Holdrege 24 pts.  35. D.C. West 4 pts.
 3. Scottsbluff 135 pts.  14. Gothenburg 47 pts.  25. Beatrice 23 pts.  35. Waverly 4 pts.
 4. Plattsmouth 96.5 pts.  15. Fairbury 41.5 pts.  26. Chadron 22 pts.  37. Gering 3 pts.
 5. Hastings 77.5 pts.  16. Schuyler 37 pts.  26. Norris 22 pts.  38. Boone Central 2 pts.
 6. Wahoo 69.5 pts.  17. Nebraska City 35 pts.  28. Columbus Lakeview 19 pts.  38. Elkhorn 2 pts.
 7. Bennington 64 pts.  17. Northwest 35 pts.  29. Auburn 15 pts.  40. Falls City 0 pts.
 8. Blair 63.6 pts.  17. West Point-Beemer 35 pts.  30. Adams Central 11.5 pts.  40. Omaha Concordia 0 pts.
 9 Alliance 60.5 pts.  20. Crete 34 pts.  31. Seward 11 pts.  40. Platteview 0 pts.
 10. Lexington 56 pts.  21. Boys Town 30 pts.  32. Aurora 8 pts.  40. Wayne 0 pts.
 11. Sidney 55.5 pts.  22. York 29 pts.  32. Cozad 8 pts.  44. Omaha Gross -1.0


Individual Results:
B145 - Josh Nuckolls (FINAL SEASON RECORD: 34-16)
    Champ. Round 1 - Cole Huss (Gretna) 31-12 won by major decision over Nuckolls (MD 10-0)
    Cons. Round - Zachary Hurlbert (Holdrege) 21-11 won by decision over Nuckolls (Dec 5-2)

B152 - Zane Bennett scored 7 team points (FINAL SEASON RECORD: 40-8)
    Champ. Round 1 - Bennett WON by fall over Jacob Adams (Beatrice) 19-28 (Fall 1:48)
    Quarterfinal - Logan MacDonald (Bennington) 42-4 won by decision over Bennett (Dec 2-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Bennett WON by fall over Lane Applegarth (Alliance) 27-12 (Fall 2:09)
    Cons. Round 3 - Dylan James (West Point-Beemer) 40-12 won by decision over Bennett (Dec 3-0)

B160 - Ryan Walker (FINAL SEASON RECORD: 37-16)
    Champ. Round 1 - Damian Green (Fairbury) 42-5 won by decision over Walker (Dec 3-1)
    Cons. Round 1 - Dunncan Rogers (McCook) 29-14 won by decision over Walker (Dec 8-3)

B170 - Tucker Hancock scored 1 team point (FINAL SEASON RECORD: 30-12)
    Champ. Round 1 - Bryant Wilson (Alliance) 35-6 won by fall over Hancock (Fall 3:24)
    Cons. Round 1 - Hancock WON by decision over Gavin Lawson (Douglas County West) 28-11 (Dec 3-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Kobe Everson (Gretna) 29-17 won by decision over Hancock (Dec 6-5)

B182 - Sam Kolterman placed 2nd and scored 21.5 team points (FINAL SEASON RECORD 43-7)    STATE RUNNER-UP!
    Champ. Round 1 - Kolterman WON by tech fall over Patrick Ondrak (Fairbury) 38-12 (TF-1.5 3:04 (16-1))
    Quarterfinal - Kolterman WON by decision over Zeke Derr (Cozad) 36-10 (Dec 5-0)
    Semifinal - Kolterman WON by fall over Eric Langan (McCook) 28-7 (Fall 3:02)
    Final - Salem Harsh (Scottsbluff) 49-0 won by major decision over Kolterman (MD 10-0)

B195 - Jack Sutton placed 4th and scored 16 team points (FINAL SEASON RECORD: 45-4)    4th PLACE!
    Champ. Round 1 - Sutton WON by fall over Carter Hunzeker (Falls City) 24-12 (Fall 3:39)
    Quarterfinal - Sutton WON by fall over Ethan Mullen (Adams Central) 32-12 (Fall 2:15)
    Semifinal - Trevor Walton (Boys Town) 34-1 won by major decision over Sutton (MD 13-5)
    Consolation Semifinal - Sutton WON by decision over Ethan Sherman (42-6) of Crete (Dec 3-0)
    3rd Place - Danny Thompson (Omaha Skutt Catholic) 19-7 won by decision over Sutton (Dec. 4-0)

B220 - Cole Krecklow placed 1st and scored 24 team points (FINAL SEASON RECORD 44-1)    STATE CHAMPION!
    Champ. Round 1 - Krecklow WON by fall over Michael Mitchell (Boys Town) 22-17 (Fall 4:27)
    Quarterfinal - Krecklow WON by decision over Bronson Titus (Holdrege) 37-5 (Dec 8-2)
    Semifinal - Krecklow WON by decision over Tyson Bruce (Bennington) 37-12 (Dec 9-4)
    Final - Krecklow WON by decision over Kaleb Taylor (McCook) 28-5 (Dec 5-3)

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Warrior Wrestling leaves districts with 7 STATE QUALIFIERS!
Team ekes past Blair for Runner-Up; Bennett, Kolterman, Krecklow & Sutton take District Championships
February 10-11, 2017 (B1 Districts @ Aurora)

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 Warrior State Wrestling Qualifiers:
    152 lbs. - Zane Bennett (DISTRICT CHAMPION!)
    182 lbs. - Sam Kolterman (DISTRICT CHAMPION!)
    220 lbs. - Cole Krecklow (DISTRICT CHAMPION!)
    195 lbs. - Jack Sutton (DISTRICT CHAMPION!)
    170 lbs. - Tucker Hancock (3rd Place @ Districts)
    145 lbs. - Josh Nuckolls (3rd Place @ Districts)
    160 lbs. - Ryan Walker (3rd Place @ Districts)

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Congratulations 2017 Warrior State Wrestling Qualifiers, back row (from left): Sam Kolterman, Cole Krecklow.
Front Row: Jack Sutton, Ryan Walker, Josh Nuckolls, Tucker Hancock, and Zane Bennett. State Wrestling is slated for Feb. 16-18 at CenturyLink in Omaha.

The Wahoo Wrestling team qualified seven wrestlers for the 2017 State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha last weekend, and brought home the B-1 District Runner-Up plaque from the 12-team tournament in Aurora!

Omaha Skutt won the tournament with 240 team points. Wahoo finished in second place with 149.5 points, one point ahead of Blair, who placed third. The Warriors had four District Champions and three Third Place finishers, going 7-0 in the medal round.

Sophomore Zane Bennett (152 lbs.) was the first Warrior to secure his ticket to State, beating Garrett Cornwell of Boone Central by a 10-0 major decision in the semifinals. Bennett got his third pin of the tournament in the finals, over Matthew Harvey of Norris, to win the Championship! He will take a 38-6 record to Omaha, as he makes his second trip to the State Tournament.

Sam Kolterman (182-lb. sophomore) won his Championship in a very tough match over Gavin Eason of Norris, who came into the match ranked ahead of Kolterman, with a 39-3 record. Kolterman was behind by a point when he caught the Norris wrestler and pinned him late in the third period. Kolterman, also making his second trip to State, is 40-6 on the season.

Jack Sutton (195 lbs.), Wahoo's third sophomore making his second trip to State, heads to Omaha with a 42-2 record. Sutton was Wahoo's version of a "Cardiac Kid." In the semifinals he pinned Omaha Skutt's Danny Thompson in the fourth period of overtime with .02 left in the match. The match lasted 8:28. Then in the finals, Sutton needed three overtime periods to beat state-ranked Ethan Sherman of Crete 7-5, and claim his gold medal.

At 220 lbs., Cole Krecklow (40-1) won the Championship over a familiar opponent, beating Wyatt Gutzmer of Columbus Scotus 3-2. It was the fifth meeting over two seasons between the two seniors, with Krecklow winning four of those matches. Krecklow is making his third trip to the State Tournament after finishing sixth as a sophomore and fourth last season. He has been ranked #1 in the weight class most of the season.

All three of the Warriors that finished third had won their way to the semifinals and then lost, forcing them to drop into the wrestle-backs and wrestle in the "Heartbreak Round." This round is one of the most emotionally charged situations in high school athletics. Winners in this round qualify for the State Tournament, while the losers in the round are done for the season. Emotions are raw, with outbreaks of jow and sorrow seen everywhere from competitors, family and coaches.

Junior Bret Walker (126 lbs.), a returning State Qualifier, was the first Warrior Wrestler to wrestle in the Heartbreak Round. Walker was pinned by Gage Perry of Columbus Lakeview and finished his season at 26-19.

Next up, Josh Nuckolls (145 lbs.), a junior with a 34-14 record, lost in the semis to Drew Schaad of Columbus Lakeview, 5-2. He earned his first trip to State by pinning Ethan Dozler of Boon Central. Nuckolls followed that with a 9-7 overtime victory over Dalton Lewis of Blair, to place third.

At 160 lbs., senior Ryan Walker (37-14) was in control of his semifinal match until the last seconds, when he was thrown by Dillon Muchmore of Columbus Scotus to lose 5-3. Walker beat Zach Sorenson of Blair 5-2 in the Heartbreak match. He then got his third pin of the tournament over Trey Schafer of Boone Central to place third. This is Walker's first time qualifying for State.

Junior Tucker Hancock (29-10) at 170 lbs. was Wahoo's final qualifier. Hancock lost in the semifinals to undefeated, top-seed Curt Randall of Omaha Skutt, but came back to defeat Colton Johnson of Crete, 4-0, and then Norris's Travis reed, 6-2, for place third. Hancock was a State Qualifier as a freshman, but missed the trip last season.

Sophomore Braedenn Olson and freshman Peyten Walling both won matches in the tournament, scoring a combined critical five team points toward the team trophy, but missed out on qualifying for the State Tournament. Sophomores Jordan Thorson and Coby Ricketts, and freshman Trey Shanahan, also competed for the Warriors as well.

Wahoo wrestles in Class B, and will wrestle two rounds on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the CenturyLink, starting at 4:00 p.m. There are two wrestle-back rounds on Friday starting at 12:30 p.m., with the Semifinals at 5:00 p.m. Consolation and third-sixth place medal rounds start at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, with the Finals starting at 3:00 p.m.

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CONGRATULATIONS Warrior Wrestling: 2017 District B1 Runners-Up!

Team Results:

 1st Place: Omaha Skutt Catholic (240 pts.)    6th Place: Crete (99 pts.)
 2nd Place: Wahoo (149.5 pts.)  8th Place: Norris (97 pts.)   
 3rd Place: Blair (148.5 pts.)      9th Place: Aurora (64 pts.)
 4th Place: Columbus Scotus (120 pts.)  10th Place: Boone Central/Neuman Grove (45 pts.)    
 5th Place: York (108 pts.)  11th Place: Waverly (33 pts.)
 6th Place: Columbus Lakeview (99 pts.)  12th Place: Omaha Roncalli Catholic (4 pts.)


Individual Results:
106 - Braedenn Olson (9-13) scored 2.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Olson WON by decision over Caleb Williams (Norris) 9-12 (Dec 7-0)
    Quarterfinal - Caleb Lazure (Omaha Skutt Catholic) 26-10 won by fall over Olson (Fall 1:58)
    Cons. Round 2 - Olson received a bye (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Daniel Tworak (Columbus Scotus) 15-12 won by fall over Olson (Fall 3:34)

120 - Jordan Thorson (21-21)
    Champ. Round 1 - Thorson received a bye (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Nicholas Stoltenberg (Omaha Skutt Catholic) 22-10 won by major decision over Thorson (MD 16-3)
    Cons. Round 2 - Chase Bell (Waverly) 24-22 won by decision over Thorson (Dec 3-0)

126 - Bret Walker (26-19) scored 4.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Walker received a bye (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Zach Orton (Blair) 35-12 won by decision over Walker (Dec 5-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Walker WON by fall over Simon Johnson (Norris) 9-25 (Fall 1:57)
    Cons. Round 3 - Walker WON by decision over Alex Davenport (Waverly) 18-27 (Dec 4-3)
    Cons. Semi - Gage Perry (Columbus Lakeview) 25-2 won by fall over Walker (Fall 2:26)

132 - Trey Shanahan (14-18)
    Champ. Round 1 - Shanahan received a bye (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Blake Sears (Crete) 28-10 won by tech fall over Shanahan (TF-1.5 4:00 (16-0))
    Cons. Round 2 - Shanahan received a bye (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Alex Ernst (Columbus Lakeview) 20-16 won by decision over Shanahan (Dec 7-4)

138 - Peyten Walling (20-20) scored 3.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Walling received a bye (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Scott Fulsos (York) 57-2 won by fall over Walling (Fall 2:43)
    Cons. Round 2 - Walling WON by fall over Josh Donohoe (Crete) 3-15 (Fall 0:57)
    Cons. Round 3 - Humberto Almanza (Blair) 25-13 won by fall over Walling (Fall 3:53)

145 - Josh Nuckolls (34-14) placed 3rd and scored 14.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nuckolls received a bye (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Nuckolls WON by decision over Carson Johansen (Crete) 21-18 (Dec 4-3)
    Semifinal - Drew Schaad (Columbus Lakeview) 32-11 won by decision over Nuckolls (Dec 5-2)
    Cons. Semi - Nuckolls WON by fall over Ethan Dozler (Boone Central/Newman Grove) 23-17 (Fall 4:52)
    3rd Place Match - Nuckolls WON in sudden victory - 1 over Dalton Lewis (Blair) 33-16 (SV-1 9-7)

152 - Zane Bennett (38-6) placed 1st and scored 27.00 team points.    DISTRICT CHAMPION
    Champ. Round 1 - Bennett WON by fall over Zach Bliss (Aurora) 0-6 (Fall 3:08)
    Quarterfinal - Bennett WON by fall over Hayden Turner (York) 20-34 (Fall 0:36)
    Semifinal - Bennett WON by major decision over Garrett Cornwell (Boone Central/Newman Grove) 35-16 (MD 10-0)
    1st Place Match - Bennett WON by fall over Matthew Harvey (Norris) 34-10 (Fall 5:24)

160 - Ryan Walker (37-14) placed 3rd and scored 18.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Walker WON by fall over Dylan White (Crete) 7-25 (Fall 1:35)
    Quarterfinal - Walker WON by fall over Dalton Neemann (Waverly) 23-22 (Fall 0:54)
    Semifinal - Dillon Muchmore (Columbus Scotus) 44-8 won by decision over Walker (Dec 5-3)
    Cons. Semi - Walker WON by decision over Zach Sorenson (Blair) 26-18 (Dec 5-2)
    3rd Place Match - Walker WON by fall over Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) 36-13 (Fall 1:38)

170 - Tucker Hancock (29-10) placed 3rd and scored 12.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Hancock received a bye (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Hancock WON by decision over Chase Newman (Columbus Scotus) 28-24 (Dec 6-2)
    Semifinal - Curt Randall (Omaha Skutt Catholic) 22-0 won by tech fall over Hancock (TF-1.5 3:21 (19-4))
    Cons. Semi - Hancock WON by decision over Kolton Johnson (Crete) 26-21 (Dec 4-0)
    3rd Place Match - Hancock WON by decision over Travis Reed (Norris) 30-15 (Dec 6-2)

182 - Sam Kolterman (40-6) placed 1st and scored 25.50 team points.    DISTRICT CHAMPION
    Champ. Round 1 - Kolterman received a bye (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Kolterman WON by fall over Ryan Thiem (Boone Central/Newman Grove) 18-22 (Fall 1:03)
    Semifinal - Kolterman WON by tech fall over Tanner Larson (Blair) 10-10 (TF-1.5 3:26 (17-0))
    1st Place Match - Kolterman WON by fall over Gavin Eason (Norris) 39-4 (Fall 5:01)

195 - Jack Sutton (42-2) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.    DISTRICT CHAMPION
    Champ. Round 1 - Sutton received a bye (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Sutton WON by fall over Logan Schuelke (Waverly) 18-22 (Fall 1:51)
    Semifinal - Sutton WON by fall over Danny Thompson (Omaha Skutt Catholic) 16-6 (Fall 8:28)
    1st Place Match - Sutton WON in tie breaker - 1 over Ethan Sherman (Crete) 39-5 (TB-1 7-5)

220 - Cole Krecklow (40-1) placed 1st and scored 22.00 team points.    DISTRICT CHAMPION
    Champ. Round 1 - Krecklow received a bye (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Krecklow WON by fall over Brady Papineau (Aurora) 16-20 (Fall 0:41)
    Semifinal - Krecklow WON by decision over Jacob Walsh (Norris) 21-13 (Dec 9-4)
    1st Place Match - Krecklow WON by decision over Wyatt Gutzmer (Columbus Scotus) 39-7 (Dec 3-2)

285 - Coby Ricketts (5-11)
    Champ. Round 1 - Cody Thompson (Columbus Lakeview) 22-18 won by fall over Ricketts (Fall 1:39)
    Cons. Round 1 - Ricketts received a bye (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Landon Sokol (Columbus Scotus) 25-24 won by fall over Ricketts (Fall 1:16)

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Warrior Wrestling closes regular season with record-breaking 14th season dual win over Neumann
Wahoo senior Cole Krecklow posts 100th win!
January 31, 2017 (Dual @ Bishop Neumann)

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CONGRATS Cole Krecklow on celebrating your 100th win!

Wahoo    50     |    Bishop Neumann    12    WIN

The Wahoo Warrior Wrestling team made the short trip over to Bishop Neumann for a Tuesday night Dual.

Neumann did not field wrestlers in five weight classes, and the Warriors won 6 of the 9 matches wrestled, finishing the night with a 50-12 victory.

Wahoo won the biggest match of the night, which pitted two of the top 220 pounders in the State. Cole Krecklow, a senior with two State medals to his credit, moved his record to 37-1 on the season when he beat Neumann’s Evan Welsh, a junior and also a two-time state medalist, by a score of 7-5. It was Krecklow’s 100th win of his career! He is the 12th Warrior Wrestler to reach the 100-win mark, and the first for Head Coach Darold Foster.

Josh Nuckolls also won a key match for the Warriors at 145 lbs., avenging a loss from the Wahoo Invitational over Neumann senior Ian Ingwerson, 12-7. Wahoo’s Zane Bennett followed with a 2nd period pin over Colby Osmera at 152 lbs.

Warrior Ryan Walker lost an overtime match to Andrew Hart at 160 lbs., for his second close loss of the season to the Neumann senior.

Wahoo then went on a roll, winning the final four matches. Tucker Hancock (170) won over Tristan Cloyd 5-3. Sam Kolterman (182) pinned Luke Fairbanks in 3:30.

Jack Sutton, 39-2 at 195 lbs., broke his second WHS school record in less than a week with his 25-10 tech fall over Conrad Sanders. Last week he broke the school takedown record set by his brother, Paul Sutton, in 2002. With this win he broke the school record of 38 season wins, which was held in a tie between Neal Bowman set in 2007 and Zane Bennett from last season.

The Grand Finale of the night was Krecklow’s win over Welsh at 220 lbs.

The Warriors dropped matches at 132 and 138 lbs. with freshmen Trey Shanahan losing by tech fall to Max Hohn, and Peyten Walling dropping a 14-5 match to Luke Haberman.

The Warriors finished their regular season with a dual record of 14-3. The 14 victories are the most in Wahoo High School wrestling history. The Wahoo wrestling team has this weekend off, and will head to Aurora to compete in the B1 District Tournament on February 10-11.

    Individual Results
    106 - Double Forfeit
    113 - Braedenn Olson (Wahoo) wins via forfeit (For.)    +6 Wahoo
    120 - Jordan Thorson (Wahoo) wins via forfeit (For.)    +6 Wahoo
    126 - Bret Walker (Wahoo) wins via forfeit (For.)    +6 Wahoo
    132 - Max Hohn (Neumann) wins over Trey Shanahan (Wahoo) by technical fall (TF 17-2 5:41)    +5 Bishop Neumann
    138 - Luke Haberman (Neumann) wins over Peyten Walling (Wahoo) by major decision (MD 14-5)    +4 Bishop Neumann
    145 - Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo) WINS over Ian Ingwersen (Neumann) by decision (Dec 12-7)    +3 Wahoo
    152 - Zane Bennett (Wahoo) wins via forfeit (For.)    +6 Wahoo
    160 - Andrew Hart (Neumann) wins over Ryan Walker (Wahoo) in sudden victory (SV-1 3-1)    +3 Bishop Neumann
    170 - Tucker Hancock (Wahoo) WINS over Tristan Cloyed (Neumann) by decision (Dec 5-3)    +3 Wahoo
    182 - Sam Kolterman (Wahoo) WINS over Jon Matulka (Neumann) by fall (Fall 3:30)    +6 Wahoo
    195 - Jack Sutton (Wahoo) WINS over Conrad Sander (Neumann) by technical fall (TF 25-10 3:06)    +5 Wahoo
    220 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo) WINS over Evan Welsh (Neumann) by decision (Dec 7-5)    +3 Wahoo
    285 - Coby Ricketts (Wahoo) wins via forfeit (For.)    +6 Wahoo
    145 (Exhibition) - Eli Zeleny (Wahoo) WINS over David Lilly (Neumann) by fall (Fall 1:58)
    152 (Exhibition) - Levi Janousek (Wahoo) WINS over Bobby Hageman (Neumann) by fall (Fall 3:17)

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Warrior Wrestling posts first 13-win season in program history w/runner up finish @ Monarch Dual Tourney!
New school records set by Jack Sutton (# take downs in a season) & Sam Kolterman (# pins in a season)!
January 26, 2017 (Monarch Dual Tournament @ Papillion-LaVista)

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A DAY OF RECORDS! Warrior Wrestling took the runner-up spot at the Jan. 28 PLV Monarch Dual Tourney, pushing Wahoo to its first 13-win season in program history!
In addition, new school records were set by both Jack Sutton (take downs in a season) and Sam Kolterman (pins in a season)!

Team Results:

 1st Place: Gretna  6th Place: Hastings
 2nd Place: Wahoo  7th Place: Papillion LaVista   
 3rd Place: Papillion-LaVista South        8th Place: Elkhorn
 4th Place: Lincoln Southeast  10th Place: Omaha Gross Catholic    
 5th Place: Omaha Bryan  10th Place: Platteview


The Warrior Wrestlers had a big day at Papillion-LaVista High School, wrestling in the Monarch Dual Tournament last Saturday. They competed in five duals, winning the first four to come out of their pool as Pool Champions. Then, in the overall Championship Dual, the Warriors were pitted against Gretna. Gretna is ranked as the Number #1 Dual Team in Class “B” and is arguably one of the top teams in Nebraska in all classes.

To start the day, Wahoo wrestled Papillion-LaVista South and won that Dual 39-27. The highlight of that dual was a coaching strategy move of having Cole Krecklow move up to 285 lbs., and inserting Coby Ricketts into the lineup at 220 lbs., with Ricketts getting a first period pin.

The second dual was with Omaha Bryan, which the Warriors won 51-27.

Wahoo then defeated tournament hosts Papillion-LaVista 42-39. Papillion-LaVista had several wrestlers in the middle to upper weights that looked capable of challenging the Warrior wrestlers, but Papio chose to forfeit several of those weight classes instead of putting those wrestlers on the mat.

The Warriors won their fourth and final match of the pool over Omaha Gross, 66-3. This win sent them to the Overall Championship Final with Gretna.

Wahoo put up a good fight against the Dragons, winning 4 matches, 2 by pin, but lost the dual 50-18. The Warrior Wrestlers came home with the Runner-Up Plaque from the 10-team tournament.

After the Gretna Dual, Wahoo has a 13-3 dual record 2016-2017, marking the first time Wahoo has ever recorded 13 dual wins in a single season.

Wahoo had some very strong individual performances, and two long-time school season records were broken at the meet.

Sam Kolterman (182-lb. sophomore) moved his record to 36-6 with 5 pins on the day, putting his season total at 31 pins. This breaks the previous school record of 30 pins, set by Josh Akerson back in 1998.

Senior Cole Krecklow (36-1), ranked #1 in Class B at 220 lbs., was 5-0 on the day.

Sophomore 195-lber Jack Sutton (38-2), ranked #1 in Class B, was 4-1, losing a tough, 3-2 match with Class B #2 Grant Bruner, of Gretna. Sutton also had a highlight to the day, breaking the School Takedown Record of 178 takedowns in a season, set by his older brother Paul Sutton in 2002.

Freshman Peyten Walling (19-17) was 4-1 in the duals at 138 lbs. Sophomore 152-pounder Zane Bennett (33-6) was 4-1, with his lone loss to Class B #3 ranked Cody Everhart from Gretna. Junior Tucker Hancock (25-11) was 4-1 at 170 lbs. Sophomore Coby Ricketts (4-4), who competes at 285 lbs., but actually weighs about 210, was 3-1 with 2 pins at the Dual Tournament. Senior Ryan Walker (33-12) was 3-2 at 160 lbs., with losses to a Class B #2 State-ranked Lance Jarrett from Gretna and Class A #4-ranked Conner Willey from Papillion-LaVista South.

The Warriors also picked up important wins throughout the duals from Jordan Thorson (20-19) at 120 lbs., 126-pounder Bret Walker (23-17), Trey Shanahan (14-15) at 132 lbs., and 145-pounder Josh Nuckolls (30-13).

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CONGRATULATIONS sophomore wrestlers Jack Sutton (left) on setting a new school record for number of take downs in a season (179), and Sam Kolterman with his new school record of most pins in a season (31)! Sutton's record was previously set by his brother Paul in 2002, and Kolterman broke Josh Akerson's record from 1998.

Match 1:    Wahoo    39    |    Papillion-Lavista South    27    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Gabe Durden (Papillion-La Vista South) wins via forfeit    (+6 PLVS)
    113 - Andrew Murray (Papillion-La Vista South) wins via forfeit    (+6 PLVS)
    120 - Jordan Thorson (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over John Enzolera (Papillion-La Vista South) Dec 9-3    (+3 Wahoo)
    126 - Caleb Connor (Papillion-La Vista South) wins over Bret Walker (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) SV-1 7-5    (+3 PLVS)
    132 - Trey Shanahan (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Joe Ashby (Papillion-La Vista South) Fall 0:49   (+6 Wahoo) 
    138 - Maison Clark (Papillion-La Vista South) wins over Peyten Walling (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Fall 3:02    (+6 PLVS)
    145 - Josh Benak (Papillion-La Vista South) wins over Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Dec 3-2    (+3 PLVS)
    152 - Zane Bennett (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Matt Sanjurjo (Papillion-La Vista South) TF 15-0    (+5 Wahoo)
    160 - Conner Willey (Papillion-La Vista South) wins over Ryan Walker (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Dec 6-2    (+3 PLVS)
    170 - Tucker Hancock (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Tyler Needham (Papillion-La Vista South) Maj 9-1    (+4 Wahoo)   
    182
- Sam Kolterman (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Trajen Linear (Papillion-La Vista South) Fall 0:59    (+6 Wahoo)
    195 - Jack Sutton (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over John Hamilton (Papillion-La Vista South) Dec 7-5    (+3 Wahoo)
    220 - Coby Ricketts (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Tyler Robinson (Papillion-La Vista South) Fall 1:24    (+6 Wahoo)
    285 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)

Match 2:    Wahoo    51    |    Omaha Bryan    27    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Ladamien Sturdivant (Omaha Bryan) wins via forfeit    (+6 Bryan)
    113 - Noor Salat (Omaha Bryan) wins via forfeit     (+6 Bryan)
    120 - Aweys Salat (Omaha Bryan) wins over Jordan Thorson (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Fall 5:44     (+6 Bryan)
    126 - Gavin Howard (Omaha Bryan) wins over Bret Walker (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Maj 8-0     (+4 Bryan)
    132 - Bladen Kendall (Omaha Bryan) wins over Trey Shanahan (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) TF 17-1     (+5 Bryan)
    138 - Peyten Walling (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Abdi Abdi (Omaha Bryan) Fall 2:42    (+6 Wahoo)
    145 - Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Kenneth Wingender (Omaha Bryan) Dec 9-5    (+3 Wahoo)
    152 - Zane Bennett (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Jacob Widhalm (Omaha Bryan) Fall 0:57    (+6 Wahoo)
    160 - Ryan Walker (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Adamu Mukoma (Omaha Bryan) Fall 4:56    (+6 Wahoo)
    170 - Tucker Hancock (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)
    182 - Sam Kolterman (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Jaylon Walker (Omaha Bryan) Fall 0:58    (+6 Wahoo)
    195 - Jack Sutton (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Justin Pemberton (Omaha Bryan) Fall 3:24    (+6 Wahoo)
    220 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Stephen Pura (Omaha Bryan) Fall 0:29    (+6 Wahoo)
    285 - Coby Ricketts (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)

Match 3:    Wahoo    42    |    Papillion-Lavista    39    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Cody Niemiec (Papillion-La Vista) wins via forfeit    (+6 PLV)
    113 - Nolan Niemiec (Papillion-La Vista) wins via forfeit    (+6 PLV)
    120 - Reid Dasher (Papillion-La Vista) wins over Jordan Thorson (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Fall 1:22    (+6 PLV)
    126 - Ben Hallett (Papillion-La Vista) wins over Bret Walker (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Fall 5:10    (+6 PLV)
    132 - Rhett Dasher (Papillion-La Vista) wins over Trey Shanahan (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Fall 1:21    (+6 PLV)
    138 - Peyten Walling (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)
    145 - Arturo Salinas (Papillion-La Vista) wins over Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Dec 6-4    (+3 PLV)
    152 - Zane Bennett (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)
    160 - Ryan Walker (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)
    170 - Tucker Hancock (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)
    182 - Sam Kolterman (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Jack Patzner (Papillion-La Vista) Fall 1:30    (+6 Wahoo)
    195 - Jack Sutton (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)
    220 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Wolffe Bonewell (Papillion-La Vista) Fall 0:50    (+6 Wahoo)
    285 - Cole Patterson (Papillion-La Vista) winsover Coby Ricketts (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Fall 0:33    (+6 PLV)

Match 4:    Wahoo    66    |    Omaha Gross    3    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Double Forfeit
    113 - Double Forfeit
    120 - Luis Jeronimo (Omaha Gross Catholic) wins over Jordan Thorson (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Dec 5-4    (+3 Gross)
    126 - Bret Walker (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Spencer Creason (Omaha Gross Catholic) Fall 1:51    (+6 Wahoo)
    132 - Trey Shanahan (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)
    138 - Peyten Walling (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Emmanuel Grant (Omaha Gross Catholic) Fall 1:10    (+6 Wahoo)
    145 - Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Nathan Brennan (Omaha Gross Catholic) Fall 3:12    (+6 Wahoo)
    152 - Zane Bennett (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)
    160 - Ryan Walker (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Ian Fields (Omaha Gross Catholic) Fall 0:42    (+6 Wahoo)
    170 - Tucker Hancock (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Chase Bauer (Omaha Gross Catholic) Fall 0:32    (+6 Wahoo)
    182 - Sam Kolterman (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Justin Grabowski (Omaha Gross Catholic) Fall 2:41    (+6 Wahoo)
    195 - Jack Sutton (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) wins via forfeit    (+6 Wahoo)
    220 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Luke Johnson (Omaha Gross Catholic) Fall 1:49    (+6 Wahoo)
    285 - Coby Ricketts (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Giovani Lopez (Omaha Gross Catholic) Fall 3:23    (+6 Wahoo)

Championship:    Wahoo    18    |    Gretna    50    Loss
    
Individual Results
    106 - Leyton Tuma (Gretna) wins via forfeit    (+6 Gretna)
    113 - Jarod Lagemann (Gretna) wins via forfeit     (+6 Gretna)
    120 - Van Schmidt (Gretna) wins over Jordan Thorson (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Fall 1:06     (+6 Gretna)
    126 - Bret Walker (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Aidan Smith (Gretna) Dec 7-6    (+3 Wahoo)
    132 - Tristan Towey (Gretna) wins over Trey Shanahan (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) TF 16-1     (+5 Gretna)
    138 - Peyten Walling (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Sam Hansen (Gretna) Fall 1:28    (+6 Wahoo)
    145 - Cole Huss (Gretna) wins over Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Fall 3:45     (+6 Gretna)
    152 - Cody Everhart (Gretna) wins over Zane Bennett (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Dec 7-0     (+3 Gretna)
    160 - Lance Jarrett (Gretna) wins over Ryan Walker (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Fall 1:23     (+6 Gretna)
    170 - Kobe Everson (Gretna) wins over Tucker Hancock (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Dec 9-5     (+3 Gretna)
    182 - Sam Kolterman (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Cannon Ahrens (Gretna) Fall 3:35    (+6 Wahoo)
    195 - Grant Bruner (Gretna) wins over Jack Sutton (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) Dec 3-2     (+3 Gretna)
    220 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo-Cedar Bluffs) WINS over Connor Fee (Gretna) Dec 5-3    (+3 Wahoo)
    285 - Pat Arnold (Gretna) wins via forfeit     (+6 Gretna)

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Warrior Wrestling: 2017 NE Capitol Conference Champions!
Bennett, R. Walker, Hancock, Sutton & Krecklow take individual titles
January 21, 2017 (Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament @ Ft. Calhoun)

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Congratulations Warrior Wrestling: 2017 NCC Champions!
Wahoo's 5 individual championships lead the Warriors to an 8.5-point victory over NCC runner-up Syracuse.

The Wahoo Warrior Wrestling team traveled to Fort Calhoun last Saturday and came home with their second straight Nebraska Capital Conference Championship.

Wahoo finished out in front with 178.5 team points. Syracuse took second place with 170 points.

The highlight of the day was crowning five of the Warriors as individual Champions. Wahoo entered 11 wrestlers out of the 14 weight classes, missing 3 starters due to injury and illness, but managed to earn 10 medals.

Wahoo had 6 wrestlers in a row, from 152 lbs. through 220 lbs., in the Championship Finals Round. Sophomore Zane Bennett (29-5) at 152 lbs. was the first Warrior Champion, with a first period pin over Garrett Walla of Raymond Central in the finals. Bennett had 2 pins and a tech fall in the tournament.

Ryan Walker (30-10), 160-lb. senior, followed with a big win in the finals over Class C #2-ranked Mitch McWilliams of Syracuse. McWilliams entered the match with a 31-3 record and Walker came away with a 13-7 victory.

At 170 lbs., junior Tucker Hancock (21-10) provided a lot of drama on the day with 2 overtime wins. Hancock had a first round pin, with an overtime match to get to the finals, and then another overtime win over Gavin Lawson of D.C. West to claim his Championship.

182-lb. sophomore Sam Kolterman (31-6) faced Trevor Nichelson of Ashland in the finals for their third match of the year. The first two match ups ended with first period pins by Nichelson, but Kolterman stuck with the 2-time State Champion much better this time. Kolterman lost the match 6-3, but it was a very competitive, hard-fought contest.

Sophomore Jack Sutton (34-1) won the 195-lb. weight class with 2 pins in the early rounds and a 20-7 major decision over Austin Jensen of Syracuse in the Finals.

Senior 220-pounder Cole Krecklow (31-1) won his second Conference Championship with a semifinal pin and then a 9-3 decision over Erik Pike of Ashland.

Sophomore Jordan Thorson (19-15 at 120 lbs.), junior Bret Walker (21-14 at 126 lbs.) and junior Josh Nuckolls (28-10 at 145 lbs.) all earned 3rd place medals. Walker notched 3 pins in the tournament. Freshman Trey Shanahan (12-12 at 132 lbs.) earned a 4th place medal. Sophomore Braedenn Olson (7-11) wrestled 2 matches at 106 lbs., but missed placing in the tournament.

Team Scores:

 1. Wahoo    178.5 points  5. Platteview    73.5 points
 2. Syracuse    170 points  6. Ashland-Greenwood    67 points   
 3. Raymond Central    121 points      7. Arlington    62 points
 4. Fort Calhoun    83.5 points  8. D.C. West    38 points  


Individual Results:
106 - Braedenn Olson (7-11)
    Quarterfinal - Olson received a bye (Bye)
    Semifinal - Tyler Curtis (Fort Calhoun) 27-2 won by tech fall over Olson (TF-1.5 6:00 (20-4))
    Cons. Semi - Spencer Bridgmon (Syracuse) 15-23 won by decision over Olson (Dec 4-3)

120 - Jordan Thorson (19-15) placed 3rd and scored 12 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Thorson received a bye (Bye)
    Semifinal - Jack Theisen (Fort Calhoun) 19-9 won by decision over Thorson (Dec 3-2)
    Cons. Semi - Thorson WON by fall over Richard Grace (Raymond Central) 2-11 (Fall 1:23)
    3rd Place Match - Thorson WON by fall over James Armstrong (Platteview) 7-16 (Fall 1:54)

126 - Bret Walker (21-14) placed 3rd and scored 16 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Walker WON by fall over Cameron Shaner (Fort Calhoun) 7-14 (Fall 0:55)
    Semifinal - Cody Pester (Syracuse) 20-16 won by decision over Walker (Dec 4-2)
    Cons. Semi - Walker WON by fall over Cooper Craig (Ashland-Greenwood) 2-19 (Fall 2:07)
    3rd Place Match - Walker WON by fall over Dalton Moore (Platteview) 10-10 (Fall 1:53)

132 - Trey Shanahan (12-12) placed 4th and scored 11 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Shanahan WON by fall over Hunter Tucker (Ashland-Greenwood) 6-13 (Fall 1:37)
    Semifinal - Max Hughes (Syracuse) 29-2 won by tech fall over Shanahan (TF-1.5 3:14 (18-2))
    Cons. Semi - Shanahan WON by fall over Ryon Meiners (Platteview) 2-12 (Fall 1:14)
    3rd Place Match - Blake Grefe (Arlington) 11-11 won by decision over Shanahan (Dec 7-3)

145 - Josh Nuckolls (28-10) placed 3rd and scored 14 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Nuckolls WON by decision over Trent Nafzinger (Ashland-Greenwood) 8-17 (Dec 16-9)
    Semifinal - Keegan Pope (Syracuse) 35-5 won by decision over Nuckolls (Dec 3-2)
    Cons. Semi - Nuckolls WON by fall over Tate Patera (Platteview) 4-17 (Fall 1:51)
    3rd Place Match - Nuckolls WON by injury default over Joe Twomey (Fort Calhoun) 9-6 (Inj. 0:00)

152 - Zane Bennett (29-5) placed 1st and scored 23.5 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Bennett WON by fall over WIll Maca (Douglas County West) 2-20 (Fall 0:53)
    Semifinal - Bennett WON by tech fall over Jeff Burr (Syracuse) 17-16 (TF-1.5 5:39 (16-1))
    1st Place Match - Bennett WON by fall over Garrett Walla (Raymond Central) 23-10 (Fall 1:15)

160 - Ryan Walker (30-10) placed 1st and scored 22 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Walker WON by fall over Dalton Meck (Douglas County West) 11-15 (Fall 2:24)
    Semifinal - Walker WON by fall over Clayton Koch (Arlington) 17-7 (Fall 1:46)
    1st Place Match - Walker WON by decision over Mitch McWilliams (Syracuse) 31-4 (Dec 13-7)

170 - Tucker Hancock (21-10) placed 1st and scored 20 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Hancock WON by fall over Chase Dierks (Ashland-Greenwood) 1-13 (Fall 1:46)
    Semifinal - Hancock WON in sudden victory - 1 over Nate Snyder (Syracuse) 18-17 (SV-1 4-2)
    1st Place Match - Hancock WON in sudden victory - 1 over Gavin Lawson (Douglas County West) 19-7 (SV-1 7-5)

182 - Sam Kolterman (31-6) placed 2nd and scored 18 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Kolterman WON by fall over Anthony Krueger (Syracuse) 5-22 (Fall 2:26)
    Semifinal - Kolterman WON by fall over Riley Smith (Arlington) 25-4 (Fall 4:42)
    1st Place Match - Trevor Nichelson (Ashland-Greenwood) 26-3 won by decision over Kolterman (Dec 6-3)

195 - Jack Sutton (34-1) placed 1st and scored 22 team points.
    Round 1 - Sutton WON by fall over Brian Maguire (Ashland-Greenwood) 3-12 (Fall 2:00)
    Round 2 - Sutton WON by fall over Christian Donnelly (Arlington) 12-13 (Fall 4:16)
    Round 3 - Sutton WON by major decision over Austin Jensen (Syracuse) 7-3 (MD 20-7)

220 - Cole Krecklow (31-1) placed 1st and scored 20 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Krecklow received a bye (Bye)
    Semifinal - Krecklow WON by fall over Jackie Moyers (Platteview) 8-8 (Fall 0:18)
    1st Place Match - Krecklow WON by decision over Erik Pike (Ashland-Greenwood) 15-10 (Dec 9-3)

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Warrior Wrestling: Silver Pool Runner-Up @ NE City Dual Tourney
Wahoo drops championship dual to Fairbury
January 14, 2017 (Nebraska City Dual Tournament)

Coach's weekend summary:

The Wahoo Warrior Wrestling team had a big weekend of wrestling January 13-14.

The weekend was started off by winning the Syracuse Pin Tournament for the second year in a row. The tournament is held on a Friday night and is unique in the fact that the only team points scored are for individual pins. It was a tight team race with the home town Syracuse Rockets, but the Warriors held on to score 33 points for the Championship, with Syracuse scoring 32. Louisville came in at 3rd with 25 points. Nine teams were entered.

Individually, the Warriors had 6 wrestlers make the finals, with 3 of them taking 1st place. Tucker Hancock (18-8) was the first Champion of the night, earning a gold medal at 170 lbs., and notching one pin. Jack Sutton (31-1) also won a Championship with 3 pins at 195 lbs. Cole Krecklow (29-1) won the Warriors’ third Championship at 220 lbs. with 2 pins.

Bret Walker (18-13) and Zane Bennett (26-5) placed 2nd at 126 lbs. and 152 lbs. respectively. Sam Kolterman (29-5) was in a 5-man round robin at 182 lbs., so benefited from an extra match, and scored 3 pins for the tournament, but lost to Trevor Nichelson of Ashland, to place 2nd.

Jordan Thorson (17-14 at 120 lbs.) placed 3rd, but had a big night for the team score, with 3 pins on the night. Peyten Walling (15-16 at 138 lbs.), Josh Nuckolls (25-9 at 145 lbs.) and Ryan Walker (27-10 at 160 lbs.) also all placed 3rd. Walling had 2 pins, and Nuckolls 1 pin, while Walker had 2 pins and scored team points for receiving a medical forfeit in the medal round.

Trey Shanahan (10-10 at 132 lbs.) placed 4th and had one pin for the day.

The team then traveled 18 miles southeast to compete in Nebraska City’s “Rumble on the River” 12-team dual tournament on Saturday.

The Warriors wrestled in 5 dual meets through the day, going 3-2 for the meet, while losing their first dual meet of the season.

Wahoo was short two starters for the dual tournament, and was open at 106 and 113 all day, giving up 12 team points for every dual. Wahoo started off the day strong, defeating Southwest Iowa (Sidney) by a score of 66-18. Next up was Waverly, with the Warriors coming away with 45-23 win.

The Warriors then took their first dual loss of the season, losing to York 48-34. Counting Wahoo’s two forfeited weight classes, the Warriors were down 36-0 at one point before mounting a strong comeback, but could not finish the deal.

The loss dropped Wahoo into the Silver Pool for the medal round, where they won their first dual with Clarinda, Iowa 51-29, to advance to the Championship match in that pool, to wrestle Fairbury.

In looking at the Fairbury line up, it was obvious that several of Wahoo’s top competitors were matched up with Fairbury’s top wrestlers. Fairbury won several of those tough matchups and came away defeating the Warriors 39-32 in a very competitive dual.

The Warriors came out of the Dual tournament with a 9-2 season dual record. Individually Nuckolls, Kolterman, Sutton, and Kreklow all finished the day with 5-0 records. Bennett was 4-1, recording 4 pins. Ryan Walker was also 4-1.

Match 1:     Wahoo    66     |    SW Iowa (Sidney)    18    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Layne Ettleman (Southwest ) won via forfeit    +6 Southwest
    113 - Devin Fichter (Southwest ) won via forfeit    +6 Southwest
    120 - Jordan Thorson (Wahoo) PINNED Jon Lewis (Southwest ) Fall 4:43    +6 Wahoo
    126 - Bret Walker (Wahoo) won via forfeit    +6 Wahoo    
    132 - Trey Shanahan (Wahoo) won via forfeit    +6 Wahoo
    138 - Peyten Walling (Wahoo) PINNED Pedro Silveira (Southwest) Fall 0:51    +6 Wahoo
    145 - Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo) PINNED Calder Rosco (Southwest ) Fall 0:41    +6 Wahoo
    152 - Zane Bennett (Wahoo) PINNED Cory Myers (Southwest ) Fall 0:57    +6 Wahoo
    160 - Ryan Walker (Wahoo) PINNED Dalton Erickson (Southwest ) Fall 0:55    +6 Wahoo
    170 - Tucker Hancock (Wahoo) won via forfeit +6 Wahoo
    182 - Sam Kolterman (Wahoo) won via forfeit    +6 Wahoo
    195 - Jack Sutton (Wahoo) won via forfeit    +6 Wahoo
    220 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo) won via forfeit    +6 Wahoo
    285 - Thomas Wilson (Southwest ) pinned Coby Ricketts (Wahoo) Fall 0:36    +6 Southwest

Match 2:     Wahoo    45     |    Waverly    23    WIN
    
Individual Results
   106 - Preston Johnson (Waverly) won via forfeit    +6 Waverly
    113 - Double Forfeit
    120 - Chase Bell (Waverly) won over Jordan Thorson (Wahoo) Dec 7-3    +3 Waverly
    126 - Alex Davenport (Waverly) won over Bret Walker (Wahoo) Dec 7-5    +3 Waverly
    132 - Trey Shanahan (Wahoo) PINNED Connor Chab (Waverly) Fall 1:22    +6 Wahoo
    138 - Kaleb Canoyer (Waverly) won over Peyten Walling (Wahoo) TF 17-2    +5 Waverly
    145 - Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo) PINNED Hunter McKim (Waverly) Fall 0:22    +6 Wahoo
    152 - Zane Bennett (Wahoo) PINNED Maverick Wylder (Waverly) Fall 0:36    +6 Wahoo
    160 - Ryan Walker (Wahoo) WON over Dalton Neemann (Waverly) Dec 8-2    +3 Wahoo
    170 - Tucker Hancock (Wahoo) PINNED Creed Roth (Waverly) Fall 0:33    +6 Wahoo
    182 - Sam Kolterman (Wahoo) won via forfeit    +6 Wahoo
    195 - Jack Sutton (Wahoo) PINNED Logan Schuelke (Waverly) Fall 4:36    +6 Wahoo
    220 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo) PINNED Damien Wylder (Waverly) Fall 3:19    +6 Wahoo
    285 - Cade McKibben (Waverly) pinned Coby Ricketts (Wahoo) Fall 1:04    +6 Waverly

Match 3:     Wahoo    34     |    York    48    Loss
    
Individual Results
   106 - Kane Hartsook (York) won via forfeit    +6 York
    113 - Dean Erdkamp (York won via forfeit    +6 York
    120 - Harrison Gocke (York) pinned Jordan Thorson (Wahoo) Fall 1:48    +6 York
    126 - Teagan Thorell (York) pinned Bret Walker (Wahoo) Fall 0:26    +6 York
    132 - August Schnakenberg (York) pinned Trey Shanahan (Wahoo) Fall 1:24    +6 York
    138 - Scott Fulsos (York) pinned Peyten Walling (Wahoo) Fall 1:18    +6 York
    145 - Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo) WON over Brett Novak (York) Maj 8-0    +4 Wahoo
    152 - Zane Bennett (Wahoo) PINNED Hayden Turner (York) Fall 1:28    +6 Wahoo
    160 - Ryan Walker (Wahoo) PINNED Stephen Kenny (York) Fall 3:08    +6 Wahoo
    170 - Angelo Lara (York) pinned Tucker Hancock (Wahoo) Fall 2:12    +6 York
    182 - Sam Kolterman (Wahoo) PINNED Tom Friend (York) Fall 1:11    +6 Wahoo
    195 - Jack Sutton (Wahoo) PINNED Tom Friend (York) Fall 2:26    +6 Wahoo
    220 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo) PINNED Garrett Rediger (York) Fall 3:31    +6 Wahoo
    285 - Noah Stafursky (York) pinned Coby Ricketts (Wahoo) Fall 0:10    +6 York

SEMIFINAL SILVER POOL Match 4:     Wahoo    51     |    Clarinda (IA)    29    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Tyler Halloran (Clarinda) won via forfeit    +6 Clarinda
    113 - Caden Burroughs (Clarinda) won via forfeit    +6 Clarinda
    120 - Jordan Thorson (Wahoo) PINNED Jesse Espinoza (Clarinda) Fall 0:19    +6 Wahoo
    126 - Bret Walker (Wahoo) WON Drake Latham (Clarinda) Dec 7-3    +3 Wahoo
    132 - Austin Gutknecht (Clarinda) won over Trey Shanahan (Wahoo) TF 16-1    +5 Clarinda
    138 - Dakota Foster (Clarinda) pinned Peyten Walling (Wahoo) Fall 2:20    +6 Clarinda
    145 - Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo) PINNED Carson Campbell (Clarinda) Fall 0:50    +6 Wahoo
    152 - Zane Bennett (Wahoo) PINNED Jace Morgenstern (Clarinda) Fall 3:34    +6 Wahoo
    160 - Ryan Walker (Wahoo) PINNED Gabe Allumbaugh (Clarinda) Fall 0:22    +6 Wahoo
    170 - Tucker Hancock (Wahoo) PINNED Clayton Carson (Clarinda) Fall 0:39    +6 Wahoo
    182 - Sam Kolterman (Wahoo) PINNED Jakob Childs (Clarinda) Fall 0:21    +6 Wahoo
    195 - Jack Sutton (Wahoo) won via forfeit    +6 Wahoo
    220 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo) won via forfeit    +6 Wahoo
    285 - Storm Howard (Clarinda) pinned Coby Ricketts (Wahoo) Fall 1:43    +6 Clarinda

CHAMPIONSHIP SILVER POOL Match 5:     Wahoo    32     |    Fairbury    39    Loss
    
Individual Results
   106 - Autumn Branson (Fairbury) won via forfeit    +6 Fairbury
    113 - Brock Beed (Fairbury) won via forfeit    +6 Fairbury
    120 - Quinton Gwin (Fairbury) won over Jordan Thorson (Wahoo) Dec 5-0    +3 Fairbury
    126 - Bret Walker (Wahoo) won via forfeit    +6 Wahoo
    132 - Trey Shanahan (Wahoo) PINNED Carson York (Fairbury) Fall 0:57    +6 Wahoo
    138 - Logan Slater (Fairbury) pinned Peyten Walling (Wahoo) Fall 4:37    +6 Fairbury
    145 - Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo) WON Brandon Hinrichs (Fairbury) Maj 9-1    +4 Wahoo
    152 - Anthony Moyer (Fairbury) won over Zane Bennett (Wahoo) SV-1 10-6    +3 Fairbury
    160 - Damian Green (Fairbury) won over Ryan Walker (Wahoo) Dec 6-2    +3 Fairbury
    170 - Jacob Johnson (Fairbury) pinned Tucker Hancock (Wahoo) Fall 0:47    +6 Fairbury
    182 - Sam Kolterman (Wahoo) PINNED Patrick Ondrak (Fairbury) Fall 1:23    +6 Wahoo
    195 - Jack Sutton (Wahoo) WON over Zach Reikofski (Fairbury) Maj 15-2    +4 Wahoo
    220 - Cole Krecklow (Wahoo) PINNED John Kerwood (Fairbury) Fall 0:13    +6 Wahoo
    285 - Paul Mach (Fairbury) pinned Coby Ricketts (Wahoo) Fall 0:35    +6 Fairbury

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Warrior Wrestling: 2017 Syracuse Tournament Champions!
Hancock, Sutton & Krecklow take individual championships
January 13, 2017 (Syracuse Tournament)

Team Scores:

 1. Wahoo    33 points  6. Auburn    14 points
 2. Syracuse    32 points  7. Conestoga    10 points
 3. Louisville    25 points  8. Yutan    7 points
 4. Tri County    16 points  9. Oakland-Craig    6 points  
 5. Ashland-Greenwood    15 points    


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Warrior Wrestling eked past Syracuse for the 1-point championship victory at the Jan. 13, 2017 Syracuse PIN Tournament!

Individual Resuts:
106 - Braedenn Olson (7-9) placed 4th
    Quarterfinal - Olson WON by decision of Kyler Ledenbach-Jones (Louisville) 7-11 (Dec 6-0)
    Semifinal - Alexander Smith (Oakland-Craig) 19-7 won by major decision over Olson (MD 12-30
    Cons. Semi - Olson WON by decision over Isaiah Parsons (Conestoga) 6-7 (Dec 7-2)
    3rd Place Match - Cole Reedy (Tri County) 18-12 won by fall over Olson (Fall 4:15)

120 - Jordan thorson (15-11) placed 3rd
    Quarterfinal - Thorson WON by fall over Gavin Saxton (Oakland-Craig) 8-12 (Fall 1:46)
    Semifinal - Diangelo Aldana (Auburn) 25-5 won by decision over Thorson (Dec 6-5)
    Cons. Semi - Thorson WON by fall over Tylor Monnin (Tri County) 11-17 (Fall 2:12)
    3rd Place Match - Thorson WON by fall over Jayden Mccaul (Louisville) 13-10 (Fall 4:20)

126 - Bret Walker (15-11) placed 2nd
    Quarterfinal - Walker WON by decision over Ethan Paxton (Tri County) 16-13 (Dec 6-2)
    Semifinal - Walker WON by decision over Dawson Hogue (Conestoga) 17-3 (Dec 9-6)
    1st Place Match - Dylan Swenson (Oakland-Craig) 18-6 won by tech fall over Walker (TF-1.5 5:28 (15-0))

132 - Trey Shanahan (7-8) placed 4th
    Quarterfinal - Wil Essex (Louisville) 14-11 won by fall over Shanahan (Fall 1:22)
    Cons. Round 1 - Shanahan received a bye (Bye)
    Cons. Semi - Shanahan WON by fall over Zane Gansemer (Conestoga) 14-10 (Fall 1:41)
    3rd Place Match - Wil Essex (Louisville) 14-11 won by fall over Shanahan (Fall 1:27)

138 - Peyten Walling (14-12) placed 3rd
    Quarterfinal - Walling WON by fall over Dylan Jones (Louisville) 5-8 (Fall 4:36)
    Semifinal - Ty Burkle (Yutan) 18-6 won by decision over Walling (Dec 8-5)
    Cons. Semi - Walling WON by fall over Zach Danner (Syracuse) 5-11 (Fall 2:27)
    3rd Place Match - Walling WON by decision over Dylan Jones (Louisville) 5-8 (Dec 6-2)

145 - Josh Nuckolls (20-9) placed 3rd
    Quarterfinal - Nuckolls WON by decision over Bryan Richard (Conestoga) 13-6 (Dec 5-4)
    Semifinal - Keegan Pope (Syracuse) 32-4 won by fall over Nuckolls (Fall 2:53)
    Cons. Semi - Nuckolls WON by fall over Alex Watson (Yutan) 16-13 (Fall 2:46)
    3rd Place Match - Nuckolls WON by decision over Bryan Richard (Conestoga) 13-6 (Dec 7-2)

152 - Zane Bennett (22-4) placed 2nd
    Quarterfinal - Bennett received a bye (Bye)
    Semifinal - Bennett WON by decision over Colby Ensz (Tri County) 25-6 (Dec 9-4)
    1st Place Match - Levi Kult (Yutan) 27-3 won by decision over Bennett (Dec 6-2)

160 - Ryan Walker (23-9) placed 3rd
    Quarterfinal - Walker WON by fall over Hunter Thonen (Conestoga) 9-13 (Fall 1:42)
    Semifinal - Johnny Gill (Auburn) 25-4 won by major decision over Walker (MD 16-6)
    Cons. Semi - Walker WON by fall over Jacob Drachmann (Tri County) 5-16 (Fall 1:36)
    3rd Place Match - Walker WON by forfeit over Tyler Henkel (Yutan) 4-3 (For.)

170 - Tucker Hancock (15-6) placed 1st
    Quarterfinal - Hancock received a bye (Bye)
    Semifinal - Hancock WON by fall over Trevin Williams (Tri County) 10-14 (Fall 1:21)
    1st Place Match - Hancock WON by major decision over Davy Jones (Louisville) 18-5 (MD 15-5)

182 - Sam Kolterman (24-5) placed 2nd
    Round 1 - Kolterman WON by fall over Cooper Smith (Tri County) 25-7 (Fall 1:25)
    Round 2 - Kolterman WON by fall over Jordan Juracek (Louisville) 2-5 (Fall 1:24)
    Round 4 - Kolterman WON by fall over Jeremy Marrero (Syracuse) 5-21 (Fall 0:51)
    Round 5 - Trevor Nichelson (Ashland-Greenwood) 24-3 won by fall over Kolterman (Fall 1:34)

195 - Jack Sutton (26-1) placed 1st
    Quarterfinal - Sutton WON by fall over Brian Maguire (Ashland-Greenwood) 2-10 (Fall 2:48)
    Semifinal - Sutton WON by fall over Austin Jensen (Syracuse) 5-1 (Fall 2:23)
    1st Place Match - Sutton WON by fall over Travis Likens (Tri County) 27-4 (Fall 1:36)

220 - Cole Krecklow (24-1) placed 1st
    Round 1 - Krecklow WON by major decision over Erik Pike (Ashland-Greenwood) 14-9 (MD 13-3)
    Round 2 - Krecklow WON by fall over Chase Barnts (Tri County) 18-14 (Fall 1:43)
    Round 3 - Krecklow WON by fall over Joe Dickey (Louisville) 18-5 (Fall 1:31)

285 - Coby Ricketts (1-3)
    Quarterfinal - Dylan Giles (Conestoga) 20-6 won by fall over Ricketts (Fall 2:50)
    Cons. Round 1 - Ricketts received a bye (Bye)
    Cons. Semi - Robert Liles (Auburn) 20-11 won by fall over Ricketts (Fall 0:13)

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Warrior Wrestling takes Runner-Up @ High Plains (3 champions & 7 placers)!
Kolterman, Krecklow & Sutton capture individual championships
January 6-7, 2017 (High Plains Tournament)

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Warrior Wrestling took Runner-Up of 22 teams at the 2017 High Plains Tournament, held Jan. 6-7 at Central Community College in Columbus!

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Sam Kolterman earned the "Most Pins in the Shortest Amount of Time Award" (7 in 9:45!),
and Cole Krecklow was presented the "Tournament's Outstanding Wrestler" award at the 2017 High Plains Tournament!

VIDEOS OF 1ST PLACE MATCHES:
    152 lbs. - Zane Bennett vs. Caleb Long (Valentine)
    182 lbs. - Sam Kolterman vs. Payton Stevens (High Plains Community)
    195 lbs. - Jack Sutton vs. Ryan Worm (David City)
    220 lbs. - Cole Krecklow vs. Wyatt Gutzmer (Columbus Scotus)

The Wahoo Wrestlers added to their trophy collection with their performance at the 2017 High Plains Invite! The meet was held at the Central Community College Campus in Columbus on January 6-7. Valentine, who was added to the tournament after a late December storm forced the Badgers to cancel their home tournament, ran away with the team title, scoring 262 team points. Wahoo scored 161 points and came home with the Runner-Up trophy from the field of 22 teams.

Valentine, who is ranked Number 1 in Class C, took control of the team race from the start. Throughout both days the race for 2nd place was extremely tight between 5-6 teams, with the Warriors in the hunt after each of the rounds.

Coming into the Championship and final round, David City was leading Wahoo by a score of 150-145. The Scouts and the Warriors each had 4 wrestlers in the finals with a head-to-head match up at the 195 lb. weight class. Wahoo moved ahead of David City 161-158 for 2nd place, by winning 3 of their 4 finals matches, 2 of them by pins, and winning the head-to-head matchup at 195.

Sam Kolterman (182) won the first Championship for the Warriors with a 2nd period pin over Peyton Stevens of High Plains. Stevens is ranked 2nd in Class D at 182 lbs. Kolterman, 21-4 on the season, earned some hardware of his own, winning a plaque for the “Most Pins in the Shortest Amount of Time” at the tournament, by recording 7 pins in 9 minutes, 45 seconds.

Jack Sutton (195) won the head-to-head matchup over David City’s Ryan Worm, the 2nd ranked 195-pounder in Class C. To earn his Championship, Sutton needed a takedown in overtime for the win, and improved his record to 23-1.

Cole Krecklow, 21-1, wrestled an opponent with whom he has quite a bit of experience in the 220 lb. finals. Krecklow was 2-1 against Wyatt Gutzmer from Columbus Scotus last season, with the one loss coming in the match for 3rd place at the State Tournament. All of the Class B state rankings this season at 220 lbs. have listed Gutzmer at  #1 and Krecklow in the second spot. Krecklow proved the ratings wrong for now, by pinning Gutzmer early in the second period, for the High Plains Championship. Kecklow was rewarded for his effort by being voted “Tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler” in the upper weight classes by the opposing Coaches.

Zane Bennett, 21-3, was the 4th finalist for the Warriors at 152 lbs. The match between Bennett and Caleb Long of Valentine, ranked 5th in Class C, was scoreless until the last seconds, when Long was awarded 2 quick back points as time expired, forcing Bennett to settle for 2nd place. Bennett, 7-1 in the tournament, had a big win in the semifinals, defeating Class D’s #1-ranked 152 pounder from Howells-Dodge, Miles Kulhanek, 6-5.

At 120 pounds, sophomore Jordan Thorson, 12-10, had his best tournament of the year, earning a 4th place medal and going 4-2 over the 2 days.

Ryan Walker, 20-8, placed 5th at 160 lbs. and was 5-2 at the meet. Bret Walker, 13-10, placed 7th at 126 lbs.

Tucker Hancock (170) did not place at the meet, but provided as much excitement as anyone. In his only match of the tournament, at the end of a hard-fought 2nd period, Hancock executed a perfect throw, bringing his opponent to his back. On the way down Hancock managed to somehow open a 2-inch gash in his own forehead, which bled profusely. The match was stopped immediately and Hancock needed 15 stitches to close the wound. He was done for the weekend, but plans to be back to compete for the Warriors next match.

Sophomore Braedenn Olson, 106 lbs., did not place, but scored his first pin of the season and is improving every meet. Trey Shanahan, Peyten Walling, and Josh Nuckolls all won matches at the meet, but did not make it to the medal rounds.

Team Scores:

 1. Valentine    262 points  12. Palmer    70 points
 2. Wahoo    161 points  13. Boone Central/Newman Grove    56 points
 3. David City    158 points  14. Douglas County West    53.5 points
 4. Battle Creek    141 points  15. Creighton Prep    49 points
 5. Kearney Catholic    139 points  16. Howells-Dodge    47 points
 6. Columbus Scotus    130.5 points  17. Madison    29 points
 7. Schuyler    113.5 points  18. Oakland-Craig    26 points
 8. High Plains    89.5 points  19. Columbus JV    20 points
 9. Adams Central    83.5 points  20. Grand Island Central Catholic    14 points
 10. Centennial    73 points  21. Harvard    9 points
 11. Tekamah-Herman    71 points  22. Grand Island JV    0 points


Individual Results:
106 - Braedenn Olson (5-7) placed 16th and scored 2 team points
    Round 1 - Olson WON by fall over Tim Laing (Tekamah-Herman) 2-8 (Fall 3:54)
    Round 2 - Olson received a bye (Bye)
    Round 3 - Tristen Obermiller (Adams Central) 16-7 won by fall over Olson (Fall 1:58)
    Round 4 - Jarrett Battershaw (Valentine) 11-5 won by fall over Olson (Fall 3:47)
    Round 5 - Oscar Medina (Harvard) 10-11 won by fall over Olson (Fall 5:12)

120 - Jordan Thorson (12-10) placed 4th and scored 14 team points
    Round 1 - Thorson WON by fall over Tyson Haddix (Boone Central/Newman Grove) 10-17 (Fall 5:37)
    Round 2 - Thorson received a bye (Bye)
    Round 3 - Thorson received a bye (Bye)
    Round 4 - Thorson WON by fall over Brock Clarke (Columbus Scotus) 1-9 (Fall 2:35)
    Round 5 - Thorson WON by decision over Malachi Hood (Adams Central) 5-4 (Dec 10-4)
    Quarterfinal - Thorson WON by major decision over Jackson Johnson (Adams Central) 5-5 (MD 8-0)
    Semifinal - Owen Lade (Battle Creek) 4-2 won by major decision over Thorson (MD 13-0)
    3rd Place Match - Brody Benson (Valentine) 9-4 won by fall over Thorson (Fall 0:57)

126 - Bret Walker (13-10) placed 7th and scored 6 team points
    Round 1 - Zach Rogers (Kearney Catholic) 9-3 won by decision over Waker (Dec 12-6)
    Round 2 - Nolan Barry (Adams Central) 21-4 won by decision over Walker (Dec 6-1)
    Round 3 - Walker WON by fall over Reece Foreman (Centennial) 0-4 (Fall 5:59)
    Round 4 - Walker received a bye (Bye)
    Round 5 - Damien Kersten (Battle Creek) 18-6 won by major decision over Walker (MD 11-0)
    Quarterfinal - Jordan Kelber (Valentine) 15-0 won by fall over Walker (Fall 3:08)
    Cons. Semi - Dylan Swenson (Oakland-Craig) 14-6 won by decison over Walker (Dec 5-0)
    7th Place Match - Walker WON by fall over Matt Hawkins (Tekamah-Herman) 6-10 (Fall 2:44)

132 - Trey Shanahan (6-6) placed 16th and scored 2 team points
    Round 1 - Shanahan received a bye (Bye)
    Round 2 - Shanahan received a bye (Bye)
    Round 3 - Miguel Roman (Schuyler) 14-7 won by fall over Shanahan (Fall 2:49)
    Round 4 - Kale Fishler (Harvard) 17-9 won by fall over Shanahan (Fall 1:33)
    Round 5 - Shanahan WON by fall over Zane Puncochar (Grand Island Central Catholic) 1-12 (Fall 5:00)

138 - Peyten Walling (11-11) placed 16th and scored 2 team points
    Round 1 - Walling received a bye (Bye)
    Round 2 - Walling received a bye (Bye)
    Round 3 - Tyler Brandenburg (Columbus Scotus) 16-6 won by tech fall over Walling (TF-1.5 5:16 (16-0))
    Round 4 - Noah Eklund (Valentine) 11-2 won by fall over Walling (Fall 0:47)
    Round 5 - Walling WON by fall over Brad Nietfeld (Palmer) 10-13 (Fall 3:24)

145 - Eli Zeleny (1-4) placed 20th
    Round 1 - Drew Schmidt (Tekamah-Herman) 10-10 won by fall over Zeleny (Fall 1:47)
    Round 2 - Ty Connely (Kearney Catholic) 13-3 won by fall over Zeleny (Fall 0:47)
    Round 3 - Eamon Morrison (Creighton Prep) 20-7 won by fall over Zeleny (Fall 3:24)
    Round 4 - Dakota Tegeler (Battle Creek) 11-14 won by fall over Zeleny (Fall 0:31)
    Round 5 - Zeleny WON by fall over David Theesen (Grand Island JV) 0-5 (Fall 0:43)
    Cons. Quarter - Zeleny received a bye (Bye)

145 - Josh Nuckolls (17-8) placed 16th and scored 2 team points
    Round 1 - Nuckolls WON by decision over Jaxon Daake (Kearney Catholic) 3-7 (Dec 9-3)
    Round 2 - Nuckolls WON by fall over Caleb Gaughen (Harvard) 3-12 (Fall 1:55)
    Round 3 - Ryan Molacek (Howells-Dodge) 14-10 won by decision over Nuckolls (Dec 5-4)
    Round 4 - Nuckolls received a bye (Bye)
    Round 5 - Hudson Pearman (Valentine) 15-0 won by fall over Nuckolls (Fall 5:26)

152 - Zane Bennett (21-3) placed 2nd and scored 26 team points [RUNNER UP @ 152 lbs.]
    Round 1 - Bennett WON by fall over Jamison Fern (Centennial) 1-4 (Fall 0:17)
    Round 2 - Bennett WON by major decision over Isaac Hernandez (Schuyler) 8-14 (MD 14-5)
    Round 3 - Bennett WON by fall over Skylar Meyer (Harvard) 1-13 (Fall 0:12)
    Round 4 - Bennett WON by fall over Chance Reusch (Tekamah-Herman) 9-9 (Fall 0:52)
    Round 5 - Bennett WON by major decision over Garrett Cornwell (Boone Central/Newman Grove) 21-8 (MD 8-0)
    Quarterfinal - Bennett WON by fall over Blake Heller (Battle Creek) 17-8 (Fall 0:40)
    Semifinal - Bennett WON by decision over Miles Kulhanek (Howells-Dodge) 29-2 (Dec 6-5)
    1st Place Match - Caleb Long (Valentine) 16-1 won by decision over Bennett (Dec 2-0)

160 - Ryan Walker (20-8) placed 5th and scored 11 team points
    Round 1 - Walker WON by fall over Angel Arcos (Creighton Prep) 5-11 (Fall 1:48)
    Round 2 - Walker WON by decision over Gerald Binfield (Grand Island Central Catholic) 4-8 (Dec 5-2)
    Round 3 - Walker WON by major decision over Weston Martensen (Columbus JV) 6-5 (MD 14-2)
    Round 4 - Walker received a bye (Bye)
    Round 5 - Dillon Muchmore (Columbus Scotus) 28-3 won by fall over Walker (Fall 4:49)
    Quarterfinal - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) 24-3 won by fall over Walker (Fall 2:32)
    Cons. Semi - Walker WON by medical forfeit over Blake Moore (Tekamah-Herman) 14-7 (M. For.)
    5th Place Match - Walker WON by decision over Jon Yosten (Howells-Dodge) 12-10 (Dec 4-0)

170 - Tucker Hancock (13-8) placed 16th
    Round 1 - Hancock received a bye (Bye)
    Round 2 - Hancock received a bye (Bye)
    Round 3 - Jacob Gappa (Kearney Catholic) 8-6 won by injury default over Hancock (Inj. 3:56)
    Round 4 - Alex Morales (Columbus JV) 1-2 won by forfeit over Hancock (For.)
    Round 5 - Jake Prochaska (Centennial) 26-0 won by injury default over Hancock (Inj. 0:00)

182 - Sam Kolterman (21-4) placed 1st and scored 34 team points [CHAMPION @ 182 lbs.]
    Round 1 - Kolterman received a bye (Bye)
    Round 2 - Kolterman WON by fall over Riley Kahle (Kearney Catholic) 2-8 (Fall 0:45)
    Round 3 - Kolterman WON by fall over Blaks Kyriss (Grand Island Central Catholic) 1-9 (Fall 0:20)
    Round 4 - Kolterman WON by fall over Marcus Love (Howells-Dodge) 13-10 (Fall 0:39)
    Round 5 - Kolterman WON by fall over Wren Allen (Columbus Scotus) 13-12 (Fall 1:54)
    Quarterfinal - Kolterman WON by fall over Joshua Bachelor (Valentine) 9-9 (Fall 2:19)
    Semifinal - Kolterman WON by fall over Kevin Cruz (Madison) 15-5 (Fall 1:11)
    1st Place Match - Kolterman WON by fall over Payton Stevens (High Plains) 23-2 (Fall 2:37)

195 - Jack Sutton (23-1) placed 1st and scored 32 team points [CHAMPION @ 195 lbs.]
    Round 1 - Sutton WON by fall over Matt Hoenk (Columbus Scotus) 2-17 (Fall 2:40)
    Round 2 - Sutton WON by fall over Caleb Cast (Centennial) 20-9 (Fall 3:13)
    Round 3 - Sutton WON by fall over Timothy Markvicka (High Plains) 14-9 (Fall 3:33)
    Round 4 - Sutton WON by fall over Douglas Alvarado (David City) 5-5 (Fall 3:50)
    Round 5 - Sutton WON by fall over Austin Marx (Battle Creek) 13-7 (Fall 2:55)
    Quarterfinal - Sutton WON by medical forfeit over Jesse Osantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) 11-9 (M. For.)
    Semifinal - Sutton WON by decision over Dean Haase (Valentine) 13-2 (Dec 7-3)
    1st Place Match - Sutton WON in sudden victory -1 over Ryan Worm (David City) 20-2 (SV-1 6-4)

220 - Cole Krecklow (21-1) placed 1st and scored 30 team points [CHAMPION @ 220 lbs.]
    Round 1 - Krecklow received a bye (Bye)
    Round 2 - Krecklow WON by fall over Armin Thies (Harvard) 1-16 (Fall 0:43)
    Round 3 - Krecklow WON by fall over Eddie Loredo (Columbus JV) 2-2 (Fall 3:23)
    Round 4 - Krecklow WON by decision over Jon Merten (Boone Central/Newman Grove) 12-7 (Dec 5-3)
    Round 5 - Krecklow WON by fall over Joseph LuKasiewicz (Grand Island Central Catholic) 8-7 (Fall 1:03)
    Quarterfinal - Krecklow WON by fall over Matthew Eilers (David City) 16-7 (Fall 2:19)
    Semifinal - Krecklow WON by decision over Jan-louw de Jager (Battle Creek) 17-4 (Dec 3-2)
    1st Place Match - Krecklow WON by fall over Wyatt Gutzmer (Columbus Scotus) 22-4 (Fall 2:36)

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Warrior Wrestling takes Championship at Wahoo Invite!
B. Walker, Bennett, Kolterman, Sutton & Krecklow earn individual gold medals
December 22, 2016 (Wahoo Invitational)

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2016 Wahoo Invitational Champions!

The Warrior Wrestling team hosted its annual Wahoo Invitational on Thursday, after postponing the meet, which was scheduled for Saturday, due to weather.

The Warriors had a big day, finishing as Team Champions after outscoring runner-up Nebraska City 186 -164. Lincoln Pius X finished 3rd out of the field of 12 teams.

Wahoo had 6 wrestlers reach the finals, with 5 of them earning indivual championships.

Bonus point wins and especially pins were huge in the team scoring for the Warriors as they continued their trend of being a strong pinning team. Wahoo had 22 pins in the tournament compared to runner-up Nebraska City’s 16 pins. 

Bret Walker was the first Warrior to win gold, earning his 3rd pin of the day over Nick McCarthy of Waverly in overtime at 126 lbs. Walker goes into the break with an 11-5 record.

Zane Bennett (14-2) was 3-0 in the tournament with 3 pins after his win over Edwin Baptista of Friend in the 152 -lb. final.

Sam Kolterman (14-4) was also 3-0 on the day with 3 pins, defeating Hayden Dinert for the 182-lb. championship.

At 195 lbs., Jack Sutton (15-1) benefited from the luck of the draw in his 10-man weight class, picking up an extra match and going 4-0 with 4 pins, winning the tournament’s “Most Pins” award, along with his championship over Andrew Harrah from Nebraska City.

Cole Krecklow (15-1) had a first round bye, but was 2-0 on the day, defeating Nebraska City’s Jake Kreifel in the 220-lb. final, 4-1.

Tucker Hancock (14-5), at 170 lbs., was the sixth Warrior in the finals, but dropped his match to Jake Prochaska of Centennial 8-4 and finished with a 2nd place medal.

113-pounder Jersten Zeleny (6-4), Jordan Thorson (9-8) @ 120 lbs., Josh Nuckolls (15-6) @ 145 lbs., and Ryan Walker (15-6) at 160 lbs. all reached the consolation finals. Walker won his match for a third place medal, while the other 3 finished the tournament in 4th place.

Freshman Trey Shanahan (132) and Peyten Walling (138) both won matches and scored team points in the tournament, but did not make the medal stand.

Team Scores:
 1. Wahoo    186 points
 2. Nebraska City    164 points
 3. Lincoln Pius X    112.5 points
 4. Waverly    102.5 points
 5. Bishop Neumann    76 points
 6. Centennial    70 points
 7. East Butler    56 points
 8. Malcoln    46 points
 9. Omaha Gross    42 points
 10. Oakland-Craig    40.5 points
 11. Ashland-Greenwood    33 points
 12. Friend    18 points

Individual Varsity Results:
106 - Braedenn Olson (14-4)
    Quarterfinal: Wyatt Schoepf (Centennial) 14-9 won by decision over Olson (Dec 8-3)
    Cons. Round 1 - Olson received a bye (Bye)
    Cons. Semi - Jorge Loarca (Nebraska City) 6-2 won by fall over Olson (Fall 2:08)

113 - Jerstan Zeleny (6-4) placed 4th and scored 10 team points
    Quarterfinal - Wade Wright (East Butler) 4-6 won by decision over Zeleny (Dec 11-9)
    Cons. Round 1 - Zeleny WON by fall over Lucas Hilliard (Oakland-Craig) 1-7 (Fall 0:37)
    Cons. Semi - Zeleny WON by fall over Jacob Feldhaus (Bishop Neumann) 9-4 (Fall 0:30)
    3rd Place Match - Gaven Schnerikau (Centennial) 15-6 won by decision over Zeleny (Dec 4-1)

120 - Jordan Thorson (9-8) placed 4th and scored 10 team points
    Quarterfinal - Chase Bell (Waverly) 10-7 won by fall over Thorson (Fall 1:22)
    Cons. Round 1 - Thorson received a bye (Bye)
    Cons. Semi - Thorson WON by fall over Zeke Duntz (Centennial) 9-6 (Fall 2:52)
    3rd Place Match - Chase Bell (Waverly) 10-7 won by fall over Thorson (Fall 2:37)

126 - Bret Walker (11-5) placed 1st and scored 23 team points
    Round 1 - Walker WON by fall over Jack Vlahos (Nebraska City) 0-3 (Fall 1:39)
    Round 2 - Walker WON by fall over Wade Hudkins (Waverly) 5-11 (Fall 1:33)
    Round 3 - Walker WON by fall over Nick McCarthy (Lincoln Pius X) 7-6 (Fall 7:34)

132 - Trey Shanahan (5-4) scored 3 team points
    Quarterfinal - Luke Tasler (Lincoln Pius X) 9-6 won by major decision over Shanahan (MD 11-1)
    Cons. Round 1 - Shanahan WON by fall over Cooper Craig (Ashland-Greenwood) 0-6 (Fall 1:46)
    Cons. Semi - Dylan Ramage (Nebraska City) 11-5 won by fall over Shanahan (Fall 2:23)

138 - Peyten Walling (10-9) scored 3 team points
    Quarterfinal - Jordan A. Moyer (Nebraska City) 12-5 won by decision over Walling (Dec 14-9)
    Cons. Round 1 - Walling WON by fall over John Hewitt (Lincoln Pius X) 0-3 (Fall 2:20)
    Cons. Semi - Gavin Avery (Centennial) 17-5 won by decision over Walling (Dec 3-2)

145 - Josh Nuckolls (15-6) placed 4th and scored 11 team points
    Quarterfinal - Nuckolls WON by fall over Wyatt Uhling (Oakland-Craig) 3-6 (Fall 2:48)
    Semifinal - Dalton Bohac (East Butler) 10-4 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Nuckolls (UTB 4-4)
    Cons. Semi - Nuckolls WON by fall over Hunter McKim (Waverly) 4-12 (Fall 1:21)
    3rd Place Match - Ian Ingwersen (Bishop Neumann) 12-3 won by decision over Nuckolls (Dec 7-6)

152 - Zane Bennett (14-2) placed 1st and scored 24 team points
    Quarterfinal - Bennett WON by fall over Roberto Pedraza (Nebraska City) 2-2 (Fall 0:57)
    Semifinal - Bennett WON by fall over Isaac Feltes (Lincoln Pius X) 11-3 (Fall 1:48)
    1st Place Match - Bennett WON by fall over Edwen Baptista (Friend) 10-2 (Fall 2:50)

160 - Ryan Walker (15-6) placed 3rd and scored 12 team points
    Quarterfinal - Walker WON by decision ovre Greg Flack (Malcoln) 3-7 (Dec 9-2)
    Semifinal - Andrew Hart (Bishop Neumann) 13-1 won by decision over Walker (Dec 5-4)    
    Cons. Semi - Walker WON by fall over Connor Weis (Omaha Gross) 0-2 (Fall 1:29)
    3rd Place Match - Walker WON by decision over Dalton Neemann (Waverly) 7-11 (Dec 6-1)

170 - Tucker Hancock (14-5) placed 2nd and scored 18 team points
    Quarterfinal - Hancock received a bye (Bye)
    Semifinal - Hancock WON by fall over Tristan Cloyed (Bishop Neumann) 10-3 (Fall 5:14)
    1st Place Match - Jack Prochaska (Centennial) 21-0 won by decision over Hancock (Dec 8-4)

182 - Sam Kolterman (14-4) placed 1st and scored 24 points
    Quarterfinal - Kolterman WON by fall over Justin Grabowski (Omaha Gross) 5-6 (Fall 1:57)
    Semifinal - Kolterman WON by fall over Jon Matulka (Bishop Neumann) 11-5 (Fall 0:55)
    1st Place Match - Kolterman WON by fall over Haydn Deinert (Malcolm) 8-5 (Fall 3:41)

195 - Jack Sutton (15-1) placed 1st and scored 28 team points
    Champ. Round 1 - Sutton WON by fall over Brian Maguire (Ashland-Greenwood) 0-8 (Fall 1:49)
    Quarterfinal - Sutton WON by fall over Laurence Brands (Oakland-Craig) 1-7 (Fall 1:26)
    Semifinal - Sutton WON by fall over Michael Cisneros (Lincoln Pius X) 9-5 (Fall 2:24)
    1st Place Match - Sutton WON by fall over Andrew Harrah (Nebraska City) 10-3 (Fall 3:27)

220 - Cole Krecklow (15-1) placed 1st and scored 20 team points
    Quarterfinal - Krecklow received a bye (Bye)
    Semifinal - Krecklow WON by decision over Kalten Bauers (Centennial) 17-5 (Dec 7-2)
    1st Place Match - Krecklow WON by decision over Jake Kreifel (Nebraska City) 13-3 (Dec 4-1)

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Warrior Wrestling blanks West-Point Beemer & overcomes 34-point deficit to take out Blair in Dec. 13 home triangular
Wahoo Invitational RESCHEDULED for Dec. 22 @ 2:30 p.m. (varsity only)
December 13, 2016 (Home Triangular)

The Warrior Wrestling team stayed undefeated last Tuesday, moving their Dual record to 6-0.

Wahoo began the night with a shutout, defeating West Point-Beemer 78-0.

The match started at 220 lbs., with Cole Krecklow getting a pin. Sophomore Coby Andresen-Ricketts also pinned his opponent, getting his first varsity win at 285 lbs. Braedden Olson and Jersten Zeleny received forfeits at 106 and 113.

Jordan Thorson (120 lbs.) went three periods of overtime, but came out on top 7-6. Then Wahoo went on a roll, pinning four West Point-Beemer wrestlers in a row. Bret Walker (126), Trey Shanahan (132), Peyten Walling (138), and Josh Nuckolls (145) posted those pins.

Zane Bennett (152) had a tough matchup with West Point-Beemer’s Dylan James. James was a State Qualifier last year who won 36 matches, but Bennett came out on top 7-0.

Wahoo then finished off the dual with Ryan Walker (160), Tucker Hancock (170), Sam Kolterman (182), and Jack Sutton (195) all pinning their opponents.

Next up was Blair, who had finished ahead of Wahoo for the runner-up trophy at the Boys Town Invitational the previous Saturday.

The dual started at 106 lbs. Blair is very experienced in the lower weights, and after the 138 lb. weight class was wrestled, the Warriors were down by a score of 34-0. Down but not out!

Josh Nuckolls (145) defeated Dalton Lewis, a retuning State Qualifier with a 9-1 record, by a score of 12-9, in a very intense, physical match. Bennett, Walker, and Hancock followed with three pins. At 182 lbs., Blair was Open. Regular 182 lb. starter Sam Kolterman stayed behind the chairs as Wahoo’s Head Coach Darold Foster sent out freshman junior varsity wrestler Evan Divis to get his hand raised and collect 6 more team points.

Kolterman then went out at 195 lbs. against Blair’s Carter Anderson, a 9-1 senior and a State Qualifier ranked 5th in Class “B.” Kolterman was on a mission and pinned the Blair Wrestler in .56 seconds!

Sutton then had a 0.58 pin at 220 to gain the Warriors’ first lead in the dual, 39-34.

Krecklow then went out against Blair’s 285-lb. Cory Harper. Harper had a 60-lb. weight advantage on Krecklow, and is a returning State Qualifier, currently ranked 4th in Class “B” with a 9-1 record. Krecklow knew all he needed to do was keep from getting pinned and the Warriors would win the dual, but he would not be satisfied with that. Krecklow wrestled a very smart match, with the score 1-1 at the end of regulation, then getting the takedown in overtime to win the match 3-1. That finished the dual with the Warriors overcoming a 34-point deficit to take the win over Blair 42-34.

Match 1:    Wahoo    78    |    West Point-Beemer    0    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Braedenn Olson wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    113 - Jerstan Zeleny wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    120 - Jordan Thorson WINS over Marcos Osorio (TB-1 7-6) +3 Wahoo
    126 - Bret Walker PINS Chase Eisenhauer (Fall 5:14) +6 Wahoo
    132 - Trey Shanahan PINS Riley Surman (Fall 1:12) +6 Wahoo
    138 - Peyten Walling PINS Jacob Harriger (Fall 2:31) +6 Wahoo
    145 - Josh Nuckolls PINS Jose Salazar (Fall 1:48) +6 Wahoo
    152 - Zane Bennett WINS by decision over Dylan James (Dec. 7-0) +3 Wahoo
    160 - Ryan Walker PINS Ronny Peterson (Fall 4:45) +6 Wahoo
    170 - Tucker Hancock PINS Santiago Perez (Fall 5:09) +6 Wahoo
    182 - Sam Kolterman PINS Gustavo Villasenor (Fall 1:13) +6 Wahoo
    195 - Jack Sutton PINS Gary Walker (Fall 1:51) +6 Wahoo
    220 - Cole Krecklow PINS David Garcia (Fall 0:54) +6 Wahoo
    285 - Coby Andresen-Ricketts PINS Jayce Johnson +6 Wahoo
   
138 - Exhibition (JV): Aaron Hayes PINS Brenden Kuester (Fall 3:04)
    145 - Exhibition (JV): Eli Zeleny PINS Garret Kaup (Fall 0:50)
    152 - Exhibition (JV): Levi Janousek loses by pin to Francisco Tamayo (Fall 4:24)
    182 - Exhibition (JV): Evan Divis loses by pin to Enrique Macario (Fall 2:48)

Match 2:     Wahoo    42    |    Blair    34    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Braedenn Olson loses by pin to Jackson Nielsen (Fall 0:51) +6 Blair
    113 - Jerstan Zeleny loses by pin to Hank Frost (Fall 5:34) +6 Blair
    120 - Jordan Thorson loses by pin to Walker Moore (Fall 2:09) +6 Blair
    126 - Bret Walker loses by major decision to Zach Orton (MD 10-1) +4 Blair
    132 - Trey Shanahan loses by pin to Hunter McClain (Fall 1:16) +6 Blair
    138 - Peyten Walling loses by pin to Humberto Almanza (Fall 2:13) +6 Blair
    145 - Josh Nuckolls WINS by decision over Dalton Lewis (Dec. 12-9) +3 Wahoo
    152 - Zane Bennett PINS Alec Krueger (Fall 1:54) +6 Wahoo
    160 - Ryan Walker PINS Zach Sorenson (Fall 3:19) +6 Wahoo
    170 - Tucker Hancock PINS Grant Bymers (Fall 3:07) +6 Wahoo
    182 - Evan Divis wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    195 - Sam Kolterman PINS Carter Anderson (Fall 0:56) +6 Wahoo
    220 - Jack Sutton PINS Brady Soukup (Fall 0:58) +6 Wahoo
    285 - Cole Krecklow WINS by sudden victory over Cory Harper (SV-1 3-1) +3 Wahoo

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Warrior Wrestling takes 3rd place at Boys Town Invite
Wahoo hosts triangular Tuesday (Dec. 13)
December 9-10, 2016 (@ Boys Town Invitational)

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Warrior Wrestling took 3rd place at the Dec. 9-10 Boys Town Invitational.

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Warrior sophomore Sam Kolterman received the "Most Pins in the Shortest Amount of Time" award at the Dec. 9-10 Boys Town Invitational.
The Warriors took 3rd place at the rigorous competition of 15 Class A and B teams.

For the second straight week the Warrior Wrestling team competed in a very tough invitational with 15 teams entered. There was a very good mix of Class A and B schools, plus a tough team from Harlan, Iowa. Traditional powerhouse Tekamah-Herman was the lone Class C school entered.

Wahoo came through the tournament in 3rd place with 153 team points. Omaha Skutt Catholic blew away the field, winning the tournament with 241 points, and Blair finished as runners-up with 181.5.

The Warriors entered 10 wrestlers and came away with 8 medals, all in the top 4. Everyone entered won matches and scored team points.

Five wrestlers made it into Friday night’s semifinal round, but it was a tough round for the Warriors, with only Jack Sutton (195) making it through to the finals.

The rest of the Warriors were forced to come back and wrestle through the wrestle backs on Saturday morning. Seven of the wrestlers made it into the consolation semifinals and had a huge round, going undefeated with seven pins. Wahoo had dropped into the middle of the pack in the team race, but that round vaulted them right back into the hunt for second place.

With those wins the Warriors entered the medal round with seven of the wrestlers fighting for a third place medal, and one in the finals.

Sutton dropped his championship match 11-6 to Trevor Walton from Boys Town. Walton was the 182 lb. runner-up at last year’s State Tournament.

Zane Bennett placed 3rd and finished 3-1 at 152 lbs., with a pin in his medal round match over Kylan Byars from Omaha Northwest.

Sam Kolterman (182) was 4-1 on the day, and placed 3rd with a pin over Michael Hernandez of Schuyler. Kolterman received a plaque for “Most Pins in the Shortest Amount of Time” at the tournament, and was the only wrestler entered to record 4 pins over the two days.

Kole Krecklow at 220 lbs. placed 3rd with a pin over Tyson Bruce of Bennington, and finished 3-1 for the tournament.

Peyten Walling finished 4-2 with 3 pins, Josh Nuckolls and Ryan Walker also finished 4-2, with Tucker Hancock was 3-2, and all received 4th place medals.

Jordan Thorson and Bret Walker both finished short of the medal round, but both won matches and scored team points.

Team Scores:
 1. Skutt Catholic    241 points
 2. Blair    181.5 points
 3. Wahoo    153 points
 4. Bennington    133.5 points
 5. Harlan    132 points
 6. Schuyler    118 points
 7. Beatrice    110 points
 8. Omaha Central    88 points
 9. Tekamah-Herman    81 points
10. Boys Town    65.5 points
11. Aurora    44 points
12. Omaha Northwest    27 points
13. Bellevue west    25.5 points
14. Elkhorn    23 points
15. Gross Catholic    22 points

Individual Varsity Results:
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20 - Jordan Thorson (6-5) scored 5 team points.
Championship Round 1 - Thorson WINS by decision over Cody Elliott (Tekamah-Herman) 2-4 (Dec. 3-0)
Quarterfinal - Walker Moore (Blair) 8-0 wins by fall over Thorson (Fall 1:31)
Cons. Round 2 - Thorson WINS by fall over Jamar Adams (Omaha Central) 1-3 (Fall 0:33)
Cons. Round 3 - Elijah Robinson (Boys Town) 5-4 wins by major decision over Thorson (MD 13-5)

126 - Bret Walker (7-4) scored 4 team points.
Championship Round 1 - Kody Bengston (Aurora) 6-5 wins by decision over Walker (Dec. 2-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Walker received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Walker WINS by fall over Matt Hawkins (Tekamah-Herman) 2-3 (Fall 2:48)
Cons. Round 3 - Brayden Carda (Bennington) 4-4 wins by major decision over Walker (MD 17-3)

138 - Peyten Walling (8-6) placed 4th and scored 18 team points.
Championship Round 1 - Walling WINS by fall over Nathaniel Freeman (Omaha Central) 0-4 (Fall 0:53)
Quarterfinal - Trenton Elliott (Tekamah-Herman) 2-1 wins by fall over Walling (Fall 1:22)
Cons. Round 2 - Walling WINS by decision over Trey Haggard (Boys Town) 3-4 (Dec. 6-4)
Cons. Round 3 - Walling WINS by fall over Zach Utech (Bennington) 1-2 (Fall 4:12)
Cons. Semi. - Walling WINS by fall over Quintin Hartig (Beatrice) 6-3 (Fall 1:57)
3rd Place Match - Humberto Almanza (Blair) 8-3 wins by decision over Walling (Dec. 6-5)

145 - Josh Nuckolls (11-4) placed 4th and scored 17 team points.
Championship Round 1 - Nuckolls WINS by major decision over Tyler Eaves (Harlan) 2-5 (MD 11-0)
Quarterfinal - Caden Yrkoski (Schuyler) 8-3 wins by fall over Nuckolls (Fall 5:27)
Cons. Round 2 - Nuckolls WINS by fall over Devin Terry (Omaha Northwest) 2-5 (Fall 3:57)
Cons. Round 3 - Nuckolls WINS by decision over Robert Lauby (Elkhorn) 3-3 (Dec. 3-0)
Cons. Semi. - Nuckolls WINS by fall over Drew Schmidt (Tekamah-Herman) 4-4 (Fall 4:48)
3rd Place Match - Caden Yrkoski (Schuyler) 8-3 wins in sudden victory -1 over Nuckolls (SV-1 5-3)

152 - Zane Bennett (9-2) placed 3rd and scored 20 team points.
Championship Round 1 - Bennett received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Bennett WINS by fall over Alec Krueger (Blair) 6-4 (Fall 0:36)
Semifinal - Logan MacDonald (Bennington) 8-0 wins by decision over Bennett (Dec. 8-3)
Cons. Semi. - Bennett WINS by fall over Tre'Vion Williams (Omaha Central) 4-3 (Fall 2:03)
3rd Place Match - Bennett WINS by fall over Kylan Byars (Omaha Northwest) 3-2 (Fall 2:14)

160 - Ryan Walker (10-5) placed 4th and scored 15 team points
Championship Round 1 - Walker WINS by fall over Kaw Doh Htoo (Omaha Northwest) 0-4 (Fall 1:59
Quarterfinal - Blake Moore (Tekamah-Herman) 6-1 WINS by fall over Walker (Fall 4:28)
Cons. Round 2 - Walker WINS by decision over Randy Johnson (Omaha Central) 1-3 (Dec. 8-6)
Cons. Round 3 - Walker WINS by major decision over John Goeschel (Bellevue West) 4-4 (MD 9-1)
Cons. Semi - Walker WINS be decision over Josh Schmutz (Elkhorn) 5-2 (Dec. 1-0)
3rd Place Match - Blake Moore (Tekamah-Herman) 6-1 wins by decision over Walker (Dec. 4-3)

170 - Tucker Hancock (10-4) placed 4th and scored 16 team points.
Championship Round 1 - Hancock WINS by fall over Kyree Hazelton (Boys Town) 1-5 (Fall 2:36)
Quarterfinal - Hancock WINS by decision over Caleb Novak (Schuyler) 2-4 (Dec. 6-2)
Semifinal - Jacob Wingert (Harlan) 5-1 wins by decision over Hancock (Dec. 6-5)
Cons. Semi. - Hancock WINS by fall over Grant Huck (Gross Catholic) 4-4 (Fall 2:17)
3rd Place Match - Tucker Bassinger (Beatrice) 6-3 wins be decision over Hancock (Dec. 6-5)

182 - Sam Kolterman (9-4) placed 3rd and scored 22 teams points.
Championship Round 1 - Kolterman WINS by fall over Gerald Smith (Boys Town) 0-2 (Fall 0:46)
Quarterfinal - Kolterman WINS by fall over Michael Hernandez (Schuyler) 4-5 (Fall 3:22)
Semifinal - Nick Foss (Harlan) 8-2 wins by decision over Kolterman (Dec. 6-5)
Cons. Semi. - Kolterman WINS by fall over Adin Stiles (Elkhorn) 6-3 (Fall 1:57)
3rd Place Match - Kolterman WINS by fall over Michael Hernandez (Schuyler) 4-5 (Fall 2:14)

195 - Jack Sutton (9-1) placed 2nd and scored 18 team points.
Quarterfinal - Sutton WINS by fall over Ethan Braniff (Tekamah-Herman) 3-3 (Fall 3:06)
Semifinal - Sutton WINS by decision over Carter Anderson (Blair) 8-1 (Dec. 12-6)
1st Place Match - Trevor Walton (Boys Town) 5-1 wins by decision over Sutton (Dec. 11-6)

220 - Cole Krecklow (10-1) placed 3rd and scored 18 team points.
Championship Round 1 - Krecklow received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Kreclow WINS by decision over David Duncan (Beatrice) 1-2 (Dec. 6-5)
Semifinal - Aaron Johannsen (Harlan) 6-3 wins by fall over Krecklow (Fall 0:48)
Cons. Semi. - Krecklow WINS by fall over Tristyn McClanahan (Blair) 4-5 (Fall 2:33)
3rd Place Match - Krecklow WINS by fall over Tyson Bruce (Bennington) 4-3 (Fall 4:24)

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Warrior Wrestling takes down North Bend Central & Yutan at Dec. 6 home triangular
Wahoo prepares for Fri/Sat Boys Town Invite
December 6, 2016 (Home Triangular)

Wahoo met North Bend in the first Dual of the Triangular last Tuesday night, expecting a very tough opponent. North Bend is ranked #2 in Class “C” in the Nebraska Wrestling Coaches Association, State Dual Meet Rankings. The Warriors came away with the dual victory: 47-22.

The Warriors’ Sam Kolterman started off the meet with a big 11-3 major decision over returning North Bend State Qualifier Brock Ray at 182 lbs. Jack Sutton (195 lbs.) and Cole Krecklow (220 lbs.) followed with pins. Wahoo also got a pin from Josh Nuckolls at 145 lbs. The Warriors got 2 more victories with Zane Bennett’s major decision 15-2 at 152 lbs., and a  6-1 win at 138 from Peyten Walling.

Wahoo received three forfeits in the dual with Braedenn Olson (106 lbs.), Jordan Thorson (120 lbs.) and Bret Walker (126 lbs.) each getting their hands raised and earning 6 team points.

Ryan Walker (160 lbs.) drew the tough match of the night, losing to North Bend’s returning State Champion Zach Borer. Jersten Zeleny (113 lbs.), Tucker Hancock (170 lbs.), and Coby Andresen-Ricketts (285 lbs.) also dropped matches to North Bend.

The Warrior vs. Yutan dual was over quickly, with Yutan giving up 6 weight classes as forfeits, and ended up with the Warriors winning the dual by a 78-3 score.

The Warriors had 6 pins in the dual, with Jordan Thorson, Bret Walker, Peyten Walling, Zane Bennett, Jack Sutton and Cole Krecklow each scoring 6 team points. Sutton and Krecklow both jumped up a weight class for the Yutan match and got their pins at 220 and 285. Freshman Walling had the big win of the night, wrestling Yutan senior and State Qualifier Ty Burkle to a tie in regulation, then getting a takedown straight into a pin during overtime. Josh Nuckolls also scored 6 team points, when his Yutan opponent was injured during the match, and was unable to finish.

The Warriors collected forfeit wins with Braedenn Olson (106), Jersten Zeleny (113), Trey Shanahan (132), Kole Bordovsky (170), Tucker Hancock (182), and Sam Kolterman (195).

Ryan Walker, for the second match of the night, wrestled the opponent’s best wrestler and came away with a loss to Yutan’s Levi Kult.

Match 1:    Wahoo    47    |    North Bend Central    22    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Braedenn Olson wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    113 - Mason Witt (NBC) wins over Jerstan Zeleny (Dec. 10-3) +3 North Bend
    120 - Jordan Thorson wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    126 - Bret Walker wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    132 - Jacob Ray (NBC) wins over Trey Shanahan (Dec. 9-2) +3 North Bend
    138 - Peyten Walling WINS over Joshua Strauss (NBC) (Dec. 6-1) +3 Wahoo
    145 - Josh Nuckolls PINS Brandon Wardman (NBC) (Fall 4:21) +6 Wahoo
    152 - Zane Bennett WINS over Schadrick Westerman (NBC) (MD 15-2) +4 Wahoo
    160 - Zach Borer (NBC) wins over Ryan Walker (MD 14-1) +4 North Bend
    170 - Dalton Mueller (NBC) wins over Tucker Hancock (Fall 5:09) +6 North Bend
    182 - Sam Kolterman WINS over Brock Ray (NBC) (MD 11-3) +4 Wahoo
    195 - Jack Sutton PINS Jordan Booze (NBC) (Fall 4:18) +6 Wahoo
    220 - Cole Krecklow PINS Brian Wirka (NBC) (Fall 0:56) +6 Wahoo
    285 - Shane Hansen (NBC) wins over Coby Ricketts (Fall 1:25) +6 North Bend
    170 - Exhibition (JV): Kole Bordovsky PINS Sean Mullally (NBC) (Fall 0:19)

Match 2:     Wahoo    78     |    Yutan    3    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Braedenn Olson wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    113 - Jerstan Zeleny wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    120 - Jordan Thorson PINS Logan Moan (Yutan) (Fall 2:58) +6 Wahoo
    126 - Bret Walker PINS Jordan Garlock (Yutan) (Fall 1:42) +6 Wahoo
    132 - Trey Shanahan wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    138 - Peyten Walling WINS over Ty Burkle (Yutan) (SV-1 Fall) +6 Wahoo
    145 - Josh Nuckolls wins via injury forfeit to Alex Watson (Yutan) (Inj.) +6 Wahoo
    152 - Zane Bennett PINS Parker Pearce (Yutan) (Fall 0:29) +6 Wahoo
    160 - Levi Kult (Yutan) wins over Ryan Walker (Dec. 11-5) +3 Yutan
    170 - Kole Bordovsky wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    182 - Tucker Hancock wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    195 - Sam Kolterman wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    220 - Jack Sutton PINS Nathan Miller (Yutan) (Fall 1:48) +6 Wahoo
    285 - Cole Krecklow PINS Lucas Powels (Yutan) (Fall 1:26) +6 Wahoo

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Warrior Wrestling wins the championship at Dec. 3 Cozad Invitational!
Sutton & Krecklow take 1st place in their weight classes
December 3, 2016 (Cozad Invitational)

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Wahoo Warrior Wrestling: 2016 Cozad Invitational Co-Champions!

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Warrior Wrestling tied Plattsmouth for the Championship at the Dec. 3 Cozad Invite!
Leading the charge were Gold Medalists Cole Krecklow (220 lbs.) and Jack Sutton (195 lbs.)!

The Wahoo wrestling team traveled to Cozad for the December 3 Season opening weekend, and came home with some hardware!

Cozad is a big, tough, one-day tournament with 14 teams entered. All of the teams are Class B schools from all over Nebraska. It is a very good mix of good wrestling schools with teams from western and eastern parts of the state.

The Warriors went toe-to-toe with Plattsmouth all day, swapping the lead several times. Plattsmouth was the Class B State Runner up last year, and won last year’s NSAA State Dual Tournament Championship.

Wahoo & Plattsmouth both finished with 178 team points.

Wahoo entered 10 wrestlers in the Varsity tournament, choosing to enter some of their younger team members in the JV tournament going on in another Cozad gym. Plattsmouth entered a full team with 14 wrestlers. A huge key to the Warriors’ point total was the fact that Wahoo had 27 pins in the tournament to 13 pins for Plattsmouth.

Wahoo was led by two individual Champions. Jack Sutton, a sophomore, won the 195-lb. Championship, pinning Jaret Matson from McCook in the Finals. Matson is a senior who was a 6th place finisher at last year’s State Tournament. Sutton was 3-0, with 2 pins and a major decision.

Cole Krecklow, a senior, also brought home Gold, winning the 220-lb. weight class. Krecklow, 3-0 in the tournament with 2 pins, also beat a McCook wrestler in the finals, with a 12-7 win over returning State 5th Placer, Kaleb Taylor.

Sophomore Zane Bennett, at 152 lbs., was also in the finals, but drew an extremely tough opponent in Derek Robb from Sidney. Robb, a junior, has won two State Championships and has an 88-1 high school record. Bennett kept the match close in the first period at 2-1, but was pinned in the 2nd period, finishing as runner-up with a 2-1 record and 2 pins. Bennett had a big win in the semis, pinning a returning state placer from Lexington in the first period.

Josh Nuckolls, 145-lb. junior, also finished 3rd with a 4-1 record. Through some strange circumstances in his bracket, Nuckolls had his hand raised twice for forfeits, and had a pin.

Tucker Hancock, 170-lb. junior, also had a big day. He went 4-1 with 2 major decisions and a pin to finish 3rd. The 3rd place win was very dramatic, ending with a 6-2 victory in 3 overtime periods.

Senior 160-pounder Ryan Walker had to settle for a 4th place medal, despite finishing with a 4-1 record and 3 pins. He was the victim of a rule that says a high school wrestler can only wrestle 5 matches in one day, and the way the bracket worked out, his match for 3rd would have been his 6th match, so he was forced to forfeit.

Sam Kolterman, 182-lb. sophomore, also got a 4th place medal and finished the day at 2-2.

Junior Bret Walker got a 5th place medal in the 126-lb. weight class, while freshman Peyten Walling was a 6th place finisher at 138 lbs.

Team Scores:
 1. Wahoo    178 pts.
 2. Plattsmouth    178 pts.
 3. Sidney    146 pts.
 4. Adams Central    133 pts.
 5. McCook    120 pts.
 6. Alliance    116.5 pts.
 7. Lexington    112 pts.
 8. Gothenburg    109.5 pts.
 9. Aurora    88.5 pts.
10. Cozad    84 pts.
11. Seward    68 pts.
12. Chadron    61 pts.
13. Gering    60.5 pts.
14. Ogallala    1 pt.

Individual Varsity Results
Varsity 120 - Jordan Thorson scored 4 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Thorson WINS by fall over Kolby Wessels (Aurora) (Fall 4:00)
Quarterfinal - Trason Snover (Seward) wins by decision over Thorson (Dec 4-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Jesus Ramirez (Lexington) wins by fall over Thorson (Fall 3:38)

Varsity 126 - Bret Walker placed 5th and scored 9 team points.
Quarterfinal - Walker WINS by fall over Fernando Arias (Lexington) (Fall 3:24)
Semifinal - Nolan Barry (Adams Central) wins by fall over Walker (Fall 3:55)
Cons. Semi - Kody Bengston (Aurora) wins in sudden victory - 1 over Walker (SV-1 2-0)
5th Place Match - Walker WINS by decision over Brock Bashus (Plattsmouth) (Dec 8-6)

Varsity 138 - Peyten Walling placed 6th and scored 11 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Walling received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Walling WINS by fall over Carter Johnson (Plattsmouth) (Fall 2:21)
Semifinal - Lane Applegarth (Alliance) wins by decision over Walling (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Semi - Gage Foged (Aurora) wins by fall over Walling (Fall 1:19)
5th Place Match - Brody Raines (Sidney) wins by decision over Walling (Dec 5-1)

Varsity 145 - Josh Nuckolls placed 3rd and scored 21 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Draven Steele (Gering) wins in sudden victory - 1 over Nuckolls (SV-1 6-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Nuckolls received a bye (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Nuckolls WINS by fall over Edvin Ramirez (Lexington) (Fall 3:56)
Cons. Round 3 - Nuckolls WINS by decision over Caleb Ackles (Adams Central) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Semi - Nuckolls WINS by forfeit over Levi SaBell (Aurora) (FF)
3rd Place Match - Nuckolls WINS by forfeit over Richard Elford (Alliance) (FF)

Varsity 152 - Zane Bennett placed 2nd and scored 24 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Bennett received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Bennett WINS by fall over Nathan Smock (Cozad) (Fall 3:01)
Semifinal - Bennett WINS by fall over Tomas Margritz (Lexington) (Fall 1:17)
1st Place Match - Derek Robb (Sidney) wins by fall over Bennett (Fall 2:42)

Varsity 160 - Ryan Walker placed 4th and scored 18 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Walker WINS by fall over Trevor Edwards (Ogallala) (Fall 2:43)
Quarterfinal - Jack Feddersen (Sidney) wins by decision over Walker (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Walker WINS by fall over Jayden Bauer (Alliance) (Fall 2:49)
Cons. Round 3 - Walker WINS by decision over Brogan Fehlhafer (Seward) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Semi - Walker WINS by fall over Wyatt Anderson (Gothenburg) (Fall 1:31)
3rd Place Match - Jack Feddersen (Sidney) wins by rule over Walker (RULE)

Varsity 170 - Tucker Hancock placed 3rd and scored 18 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Hancock WINS by major decision over Kody Hahn (McCook) (Maj 12-2)
Quarterfinal - Hancock WINS by major decision over Nathan Cuello (Sidney) (Maj 12-3)
Semifinal - Bryant Wilson (Alliance) wins by decision over Hancock (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Semi - Hancock WINS by fall over Taylor Yancy (Cozad) (Fall 3:56)
3rd Place Match - Hancock WINS in tie breaker - 1 over Josh Duncan (Lexington) (TB-1 6-2)

Varsity 182 - Sam Kolterman placed 4th and scored 16 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Kolterman received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Kolterman WINS by decision over Logan Craig (Seward) (Dec 7-1)
Semifinal - Eric Langan (McCook) wins by fall over Kolterman (Fall 0:16)
Cons. Semi - Kolterman WINS by fall over Corey Brown (Adams Central) (Fall 4:38)
3rd Place Match - Logan Craig (Seward) wins by fall over Kolterman (Fall 3:58)

Varsity 195 - Jack Sutton placed 1st and scored 29 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Sutton received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Sutton WINS by fall over Lance Cattin (Chadron) (Fall 4:47)
Semifinal - Sutton WINS by major decision over Ethan Mullen (Adams Central) (Maj 13-3)
1st Place Match - Sutton WINS by fall over Jaret Matson (McCook) (Fall 5:13)

Varsity 220 - Cole Krecklow placed 1st and scored 28 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Krecklow received a bye (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Krecklow WINS by fall over Jack Hinrichs (Sidney) (Fall 1:43)
Semifinal - Krecklow WINS by fall over Kayden Sauerer (Adams Central) (Fall 1:02)
1st Place Match - Krecklow WINS by decision over Kaleb Taylor (McCook) (Dec 12-7)

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Warriors dominate Ft. Calhoun & Ashland-Greenwood in Dec. 1 season-opening home triangular!
Wahoo travels to Cozad Invite Dec. 3
December 1, 2016 (Season-Opening Home Triangular)

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Match 1:    Wahoo    54    |    Fort Calhoun    17    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Tyler Curtis (F.C.) wins over Braedenn Olson (Fall 5:46) +6 Ft. Calhoun
    113 - Jerstan Zeleny wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    120 - Jack Theisen (F.C.) wins over Jordan Thorson (Dec. 6-4) +3 Ft. Calhoun
    126 - Bret Walker PINS over Cameron Shaner (F.C.) (Fall 0:33) +6 Wahoo
    132 - Trey Shanahan wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    138 - Dylan Hartline (F.C.) wins over Peyten Walling (MD 18-7) +4 Ft. Calhoun
    145 - Jeff Heinz (F.C.) wins over Josh Nuckolls (TF 19-4 5:44) +5 Ft. Calhoun
    152 - Zane Bennett PINS over Riley Lake (F.C.) (Fall 1:21) +6 Wahoo
    160 - Ryan Walker PINS over Jake Hubschman (F.C.) (Fall 2:15) +6 Wahoo
    170 - Tucker Hancock PINS over Troy Teeter (F.C.) (Fall 2:30) +6 Wahoo
    182 - Sam Kolterman PINS over Justin Union (F.C.) (Fall 1:02) +6 Wahoo
    195 - Jack Sutton PINS over Ronnie Albertson (F.C.) (Fall 3:24) +6 Wahoo
    220 - Cole Krecklow PINS over Cole Klabunde (F.C.) (Fall 1:31) +6 Wahoo
    285 - Double Forfeit
    152 - Exhibition (JV): Levi Janousek WINS over AJ Morrison (F.C.) (Fall 1:23)
    170 - Exhibition (JV): Kole Bordovsky WINS over Nick Johnson (F.C.) (Fall 4:45)

Match 2:     Wahoo    68    |    Ashland-Greenwood    6    WIN
    
Individual Results
    106 - Braedenn Olson wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    113 - Jerstan Zeleny wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    120 - Jordan Thorson WINS over Deklin Grell (A.G.) (Dec. 10-5) +3 Wahoo
    126 - Bret Walker wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    132 - Trey Shanahan wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    138 - Peyten Walling WINS over Hunter Tucker (A.G.) (TF 15-0 5:06) +5 Wahoo
    145 - Josh Nuckolls PINS over Clay Allington (A.G.) (Fall 4:28) +6 Wahoo
    152 - Zane Bennett PINS over Trent Nafzinger (A.G.) (Fall 0:19) +6 Wahoo
    160 - Ryan Walker wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    170 - Tucker Hancock wins via forfeit (For.) +6 Wahoo
    182 - Sam Kolterman falls to Trevor Nichelson (A.G.) (Fall 1:08) +6 Ashland
    195 - Jack Sutton PINS over Brian Maguire (A.G.) (Fall 1:52) +6 Wahoo
    220 - Cole Krecklow PINS over Erik Pike (A.G.) (Fall 5:39) +6 Wahoo
    285 - Double Forfeit
    138 - Exhibition (JV): Aaron Hays falls to Cooper Craig (A.G.) (Fall 2:38)
    152 - Exhibition (JV): Eli Zeleny WINS over Andy Kwarcinski (A.G.) (Fall 3:28)
    152 - Exhibition (JV): Levi Janousek WINS over Andy Kwarcinski (A.G.) (Fall 1:03)

The Wahoo Warrior Wrestling team started off the season Thursday, December 1 with two big victories over NCC Conference foes at a home triangular.

First up for the night was Fort Calhoun. The Warriors came away with a 54-18 dual win. Wahoo recorded pins in 7 of the 12 matches wrestled. Bret Walker, a junior at 126 lbs., Zane Bennett, a 152-lb. sophomore, Ryan Walker, 160-lb. senior, Tucker Hancock, a junior at 170 lbs., Sam Kolterman, 182-lb. sophomore, Jack Sutton, 195-lb. sophomore, and Cole Krecklow, a 220-lb. senior, all recorded wins by Fall against the Pioneers.

Wahoo freshman Jersten Zeleny at 113 lbs and Trey Shanahan at 132 lbs. also got their hands raised for forfeits and earned 6 team points each. Braedenn Olson, sophomore at 106 lbs., wrestling his first match since elementary school, was pinned late in his match, but will help the Warriors at the lightest weight class as the season progresses.

Two of the more exciting matches of the dual were Warrior losses against very experienced Ft. Calhoun wrestlers. Freshman Peyten Walling at 138 lbs. wrestled senior Dylan Hartline, a retuning State Qualifier who was 37-4 last year. Walling lost the match 18-7, but pushed the senior through the whole match and was coming on strong at the end. Our 145-lb. junior Josh Nuckolls wrestled Omaha Skutt transfer Jeff Heinz. Heinz has a Class B State Championship plus State medals for 3rd and 4th place. Nuckolls lost by Tech Fall, but like Walling pushed his opponent the whole way.

Against Ashland the Warriors faced a team that was hit hard by graduation last year, and is in the process of rebuilding. Ashland gave up forfeits at six weight classes, and the Warriors came away with a 68-6 win.

Jordan Thorson, a sophomore at 120 lbs., beat Ashland’s Delkin Grell 10-5. Thorson had split with Grell last season.

Walling won by Tech Fall, while Nuckolls, Bennett, Sutton, and Krecklow all pinned their opponents.

The most anticipated match of the night was Sam Kolterman vs. senior Trevor Nichelson of Ashand at 182 lbs. Nichelsen is a 2-time State Champion, and a 3-time All State football player. Kolterman came out hard, shooting the first takedown and looking like he might score. Nichelson showed his experience, though, muscling Kolterman up into an upper body lock and executing a perfect Greco Roman type throw, with Kolterman landing on his back and getting pinned in 1:08.
   

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2016-17 Warrior Wrestling, back row (from left): Cole Krecklow, Coach Gallow, Coach Shields, Coach Leon, Coach Vrbka, Coach Foster, Ryan Walker. Third row: Jordan Thorson, Levi Janousek, Trey Shanahan, Yordy Talavera, Braedenn Olson. Second row: Eli Zeleny, Josh Nuckolls, Jack Sutton, Coby Andresen-Ricketts, Sam Kolterman, Kole Bordovsky, Zane Bennett. Front row: Aaron Hays, Tucker Hancock, Bret Walker, Peyten Walling, Evan Divis, Jerstan Zeleny. (photo courtesy Studio 123)

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Congratulations Warrior Senior Wrestlers Cole Krecklow and Ryan Walker! (photo courtesy Studio 123)

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Season Preview

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WHS sophomore Sam Kolterman is pictured wrestling in last year's B-1 "District of Death."
Kolterman was one of six 2015-2016 State qualifiers, five of whom return for what's sure to be an exciting 2016-2017 season!

New season to start with 5 returning State Qualifiers
by Assistant Wrestling Coach John Sutton

This season’s Warrior Wrestling team has a lot to look forward to, and has an opportunity to accomplish some high goals.

Last season, the wrestlers were Capital Conference Champions, and 10-3 in duals. The 10 wins set a new dual season win record for the program. This season the Warriors will look to add more hardware to the trophy case, and have another strong dual team.

Leading the team will be two seniors that are extremely hard workers and excellent role models.

Cole Krecklow will be working for his 3rd State Medal, after placing 6th as a sophomore and 4th last year. Krecklow finished 36-6 last season, and will wrestle at 220 lbs. for the second year.

Ryan Walker, the other senior leader, won 25 matches last year, was 1st team All-Area, and had a tough loss in the Heartbreak Round at Districts to narrowly miss qualifying for State. Walker plans to hold down the 160 lb. weight class. Both Krecklow and Walker were important players on the Warrior Football team this year, but Walker gets special mention for recording 127 tackles, just missing the school’s tackle record.

The Warriors have four other returning State Qualifiers besides Krecklow.

Sophomores Zane Bennett and Sam Kolterman each won a match at State, and won 38 and 37 matches respectively last season. Bennett plans to start the year at 152 lbs. and Kolterman is looking to wrestle at 182 lbs.

Junior Bret Walker plans to wrestle 120 or 126 lbs., while sophomore Jack Sutton is returning to the 195 lb. class. Both wrestled at last year’s State Tournament.

Other returning Varsity wrestlers are Jordan Thorson, Eli Zeleny, Josh Nuckolls, and Tucker Hancock. Nuckolls won 19 matches last season, and Hancock won 26. Both wrestlers made a serious push at being State Qualifiers, but fell a match short.

The freshmen class coming in is strong, and has several wrestlers that have traveled and wrestled on several all-star type teams. These freshmen should compete for varsity spots, and are well prepared to wrestle at the varsity level.

The Warriors are looking to fill all 14 weight classes, at least for dual meets, for the first time in many years. It will be a great feeling for the team to go into these meets not forfeiting any weight classes. Some of these younger wrestlers filling weights may jump back and forth to JV for bigger meets.

Wahoo had several wrestlers competing through the spring and summer months, both around Nebraska, and traveling to other parts of the country in bigger meets. This extra experience could help these wrestlers move to higher levels.

The Warrior Wrestling team, while still fairly young, is experienced, and should be athletic and tough. They will be a very fun team to watch and follow! Go Warriors!!

2016-2017 Warrior Wrestling

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