PLATTEVIEW – Plattsmouth’s wrestling program has had multiple state qualifiers on its roster throughout the past two decades.
The Blue Devils made sure 2019 was no exception to that rule this weekend.
Plattsmouth captured third place in the District B-1 Meet at Platteview. The Blue Devils posted 146 points in the 12-team tournament. PHS ended the two-day event with six state qualifiers.
Jayden Wooten (170 pounds), Drake Rader (195), Devin Pfeifer (220) and Trevor Nielsen (285) all earned district championships for Plattsmouth. Wooten improved to 35-12, Rader upped his season mark to 28-13 and Pfeifer improved to 38-4. Nielsen ended the district tournament 32-7.
Brock Bashus (132 pounds) captured third place and Zach Nielsen (145) finished fourth. Both wrestlers earned consolation-round victories to secure their state berths. Bashus improved to 31-18 and Nielsen enhanced his season resume to 30-14.
The Class B State Meet will take place at CHI Health Center in Omaha Feb. 14-16. The first round will begin at 4 p.m. Feb. 14 with quarterfinals to follow. The first two consolation rounds will begin at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Consolation third-round matches and championship semifinals will start at 5 p.m. that day.
Consolation semifinals and third-place and fifth-place matches will take place Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Championship finals are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Blair 177.5, Columbus Lakeview 174, Plattsmouth 146, Omaha Skutt 135, Ralston 119.5, Seward 111, Nebraska City 97, Beatrice 95.5, Bennington 89, West Point-Beemer 78, Platteview 8.5, Omaha Roncalli 5
120 – Dominic Cherek
Maj. dec. by Adam Kruse (SKT) 10-1, dec. by Lucien Engel (CLV) 10-5 (OT)
126 – Chance Taylor
Dec. Matthew Coe (BEN) 11-7, pinned by Gage Perry (CLV) 3:03, pinned Reece Foreman (SEW) 2:43, pinned by Brody Karls (BLA) 2:13
132 – Brock Bashus (3rd, state qualifier)
Pinned Colton Jelinek (BEA) 0:20, dec. by Sean Martin (SEW) 8-1, dec. Robert Greenwood (BEN) 3-2, maj. dec. Marcos Osorio (WPB) 8-0, dec. Joey Orsi (SKT) 6-3, maj. dec. Josh DeLunger (NCY) 14-2
138 – Josh Colgrove
Dec. Garrett Johnson (PLV) 1-0, maj. dec. by Nicholas Stoltenberg (SKT) 14-4, dec. by Charlie Powers (BLA) 4-2 (OT)
145 – Zach Nielsen (4th, state qualifier)
Pinned Chase Eisenhauer (WPB) 5:12, maj. dec. by Boston Barcel (CLV) 16-3, dec. Jarrett Koch (BEA) 7-6, dec. by Connor Drahota (SKT) 8-4
152 – Caleb Laney
Dec. Dawson Radik (SKT) 8-1, maj. dec. by Carson Core (SEW) 11-0, pinned Nate Seeber (PLV) 2:18, pinned Coleton Williamson (BEA) 4:19, maj. dec. by Miguel James (RAL) 12-4
160 – Jordan Geiger
Pinned by Treyton Jones (BLA) 1:09, pinned by Jake Harriger (WPB) 2:16
170 – Jayden Wooten (1st, state qualifier)
Pinned Matthew Bridwell (ORC) 0:41, pinned Hayden Chaney (SKT) 0:25, pinned Trey Lewis (BLA) 1:40, dec. Brogan Fehlhafer (SEW) 8-5
182 – Cougar Hendricks
Pinned by Jacob Frenzen (CLV) 1:46, pinned by Braden Hanson (BLA) 0:48
195 – Drake Rader (1st, state qualifier)
Pinned Dalton Meadows (RAL) 2:44, pinned Zach Ellingson (SEW) 5:55, pinned Austen Smith (CLV) 3:41
220 – Devin Pfeifer (1st, state qualifier)
Pinned Benny Kimball (PLV) 0:41, pinned Ayden Fink (RAL) 2:58, pinned Joe Rodriguez (WPB) 2:44, dec. Garett Menke (BEN) 7-2
285 – Trevor Nielsen (1st, state qualifier)
Pinned Blake Brummer (SKT) 1:13, pinned Brady Soukup (BLA) 1:38, dec. Cody Thompson (CLV) 6-1