In only the second year of our revitalized wrestling program and only having freshmen and sophomores on our team we qualified half of our six man team for the state tournament in Omaha at the Century Link Center. The three qualifiers were freshman Levi Ray at 126 lbs, sophomore Joey Johnson at 132 lbs and sophomore Stevin Horrocks at 220 lbs.
Levi lost his first match to state runner-up Mason Klingelhoefer of Amherst and his second match to Garrett Sonderup of Fullerton. Joey lost his first match to Evan Ashcroft the third place finisher from Plainview and his second match was a loss to Cody Brouilett of MCJU.
Sophomore Stevin Horrocks won his first match over Scott Adams of Freeman by a pin in :51 seconds. His second match was to eventual 2 time state champion Jarrod Bazata of Howels by pin in 2:58. In the wrestlebacks Stevin pinned James Starr of Mullen in 4:58 then lost to eventual third place finisher Kalen Pfeiffer of Amherst. Both of his loses were to Seniors and place finishers.
Being a young team and a growing team we are looking for good things next year and a better showing at the state meet. The team placed 48th out of 64 teams with 7 points.