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Wrestlers Medal at Chadron Invite

Campbell wins 100th match!

by Staff

January 20, 2007

Hemingford High School represented itself well Friday and Saturday at the annual Chadron Invitational Wrestling Tourney. In the tough field of 16 teams, the Cats brought home five individual medals (of seven Hemingford wrestlers that competed), and finished in the middle of the pack as a team, in 8th place in the 16 team field, defeating conference foes Gordon-Rushville, Crawford, Bridgeport, and Mitchell, as well as finishing ahead of non-conference teams Scottsbluff, Chadron, Spearfish, and Bennett County. Large schools from Wyoming dominated the meet, with Gillette winning and Natrona County of Casper finishing as runner-up.

Leading the way for Hemingford was Senior Kyle Campbell, who finished second at 189 pounds, beating wrestlers from Cheyenne East, Ogallala, and Scottsbluff, before falling 11-4 in the finals to Cody Lawson of Natrona. Campbell also won his 100th match in his career at the tourney. He is 20-6 on the season.


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At 215 pounds, Sophomore Joe Bob Haas finished with a 3-2 record in placing 5th, for a 20-5 season mark. Senior 145 pounder Blake Fastnacht also finished 3-2, placing 4th, for a 22-9 season record, while Senior 140 pounder Blake Vela finished 1-3, but finished in 6th place. He is 8-4 on the season.

Junior Steven Overshiner, wrestling at 135 pounds, earned a 5th place finish with four wins and two losses, and now has a 23-7 season record. Sophomore 112 pounder Adam Jensen lost to wrestlers from Casper Kelly Walsh and Chadron and was 0-2 in the tourney for a season mark of 9-8. Freshman Cole Vela, wrestling at 152 pounds, lost to wrestlers from Scottsbluff and Gillette for a 0-2 mark, and an 0-11 season mark.

The wrestlers are in action again this Saturday, January 27th at the Mitchell Invitational, and then travel to Chadron for a dual next week, on February 2nd, before traveling to their last regular season action in Yoder, WY for a tourney the next day, Saturday, January 28th.


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District action will again be in North Platte, NE at St. Patrick’s Catholic School, on Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th. Finishers in the top four in each weight class at St. Pat’s  will qualify for this year’s State Wrestling Tourney, held February 15th-17th in the Omaha Quest Center.

Coaches Karney and Weber wish to thank all of the loyal Cat fans for their continued support!

Complete Team Standings from Chadron:

272.5 - Gillette, WY
174.0 - Natrona High School - Casper WY
164.5 - Gering
130.0 - Alliance
125.5 - Kelly-Walsh High School -Casper, WY
115.0 - Cheyenne East - WY
96.00 - Ogallala
67.00 - Hemingford
66.00 - Gordon-Rushville
61.50 - Bennett County,SD
56.00 - Spearfish, SD
52.00 - Crawford
50.00 - Scottsbluff
42.00 - Bridgeport
36.00 - Chadron
35.00 - Mitchell

Wrestling at Chadron Invite

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01/23/2007 Congrats on the 100th win Soup! Quite an accomplishment. See you on Omaha! Coach Garfield Darin Garfield garfield@esu7.org Central City Nebraska Head Wrestling Coach

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