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45cd2acb89310 District Champion Blake Vela is shown winning his finals match against Brown of Crawford. (Please click on this picture to enlarge)
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Three Champions at Districts!

Six State Qualifiers for Hemingford

by Staff

February 07, 2007

 

Bobcats Crown Three District Champions

The Hemingford Bobcat Wrestling team took third at the D-4 District in North Platte Saturday, crowning three individual Champions and three other wrestlers that placed in the top four, to send all six Hemingford wrestlers entered in the meet to State.

Champions included Steven Overshiner, a Junior, Blake Vela, a Senior, and Joe Bob Haas, a sophomore. Placing second was Senior Blake Fastnacht; earning third was Senior Kyle Campbell, and getting fourth was Sophomore Adam Jensen.

The Cats, coached by Gordon Karney and Chris Weber lost only four matches in the two day tourney, finishing just one point out of second, and 3.5 point out of first. Morrill was the team champion with 106.5 points, followed by Banner County with 103 points, and Hemingford third with 102 points in the 18 team field. Last year’s district Champion North Platte St. Pat’s, also the tourney’s host, finished fourth with 94.5 points.

Individual Breakdowns for Hemingford:

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112-Adam Jensen (Sophomore, 13-13) First round bye; 2nd round winner by decision over Zach Lee of St. Pats by a score of 6-0; Lost in the semis to Feeney of Maxwell by fall in :41; Defeated Milanuk of Garden County 3-2 in the consolation semis; lost to Rundel of Hitchcock County 7-5 in the consolation finals to finish fourth and qualify for state.

 

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135-Steven Overshiner (Junior, 28-12) First round bye; 2nd round bye. Defeated Smith of Hyannis with a pin in 2:35 in the semi-finals; defeated Sander of Dundy County by a 10-4 score in the finals to win a district championship.

 

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140-Blake Vela (Senior, 18-7) Won by Fall over Zane Rinehart of Sioux County in :42; Won by fall over Ethan Budke, St. Pats; defeated Waltman of Garden County 9-7 in the semis; defeated Will Brown of Crawford in the finals 10-3 to win a district championship.

 

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152-Blake Fastnacht (27-12 Senior); First round bye; winner by major decision 14-4 over Jake Nekuda of Maxwell. Defeated Welsh of Sutherland 2-1 in the semis; lost 0-13 to Jordan Gonzales of Morrill to finish as district runner-up.

 

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189-Kyle Campbell (30-8 Senior), First round bye; winner by fall over Chris Rude of Minatare. Lost in the semis to Bundy of Dundy County 5-3; Beat Campbell of Cambridge with a pin in :24 in the consolation semis; Defeated Norman of Crawford 5-2 in the consolation finals to finish third.

 

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215-Joe Bob Haas (29-6 Sophomore), First round bye, winner by fall over Nick Schultz of Morrill. Defeated Kolling of Crawford with a fall in 3:59 in the semis; Defeated Milanuk of Garden County by a 5-0 decision to win a district championship.

 

 

The Cats will next travel to Omaha's Quest Center this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to test their mettle against the best in the state. Complete brackets (match-ups for Hemingford) can be found on the web at http://www.nsaahome.org/textfile/wrest/dpair.htm or below in this article.

The names are listed in order from top to bottom in a list of sixteen for each weight class, with the first two wrestlers paired, then the second pair, etc. winner of each pair would wrestle in the second round, etc. Losers in the first pair would then wrestle the loser in the next pair, etc. District winners in the four tourneys are on lines 1,8,9,and 16. In the first round, District Champions will wrestle fourth place finishers from other districts; runner-ups will wrestle third place fishers from other districts; and then the winners and the losers of those matches will wrestle each other.

A copy is included below for Class D.

Congratulations to parents and family members of our wrestlers, as well as to the coaches Gordon Karney and Chris Weber. Finally, congratulations to all the members of the wrestling team at Hemingford! Great job and good luck at STATE!!!

2007 State Wrestling First Round Pairings--Class D
Names are listed in order for a 16-man bracket--#1 meets #2, #3 vs. #4, etc. Information in parentheses: Wins-Losses-Grade in school.

103
1. Benjamin Kranda, Aquinas (24-9-10)
2. Craig Dennis, Osmond (22-15-10)
3. Heath Teel, Southwest (21-13-9)
4. Dalton Bourke, Elm Creek (20-4-9)
5. Jake Schneider, North Platte St Patrick's (29-6-10)
6. Justin Taubenheim, Amherst (24-16-9)
7. Evan Carlson, Sutton (20-10-9)
8. Trenton Nekoliczak,Greeley-Wolbach/Cedar Rap (34-2-9)


9. Ryan Craghead, Maxwell (25-4-9)
10. Mason Araujo, Elwood (20-9-10)
11. Brian McGrath, East Butler (32-4-11)
12. Jordan Fowlkes, Newman Grove (34-2-10)
13. Peter Metzger, Friend (22-6-9)
14. Jase Johnson, Pender (29-10-9)
15. Drew Spencer, Mullen (16-11-9)
16. Matt Klinginsmith, Kearney Catholic (31-5-9)


112
1. Nathan Faulkner, Morrill (28-11-10)
2. Billy Schreiner, Weeping Water (19-12-10)
3. Chris Bartling, Howells (25-8-11)
4. Mitch Lundstrom, Amherst (22-3-11)
5. Josh Nichols, Neligh-Oakdale (26-12-12)
6. David Ripp, Elm Creek (27-7-11)
7. Adam Jensen, Hemingford (13-13-10)
8. Devin Zitek, East Butler (30-0-11)


9. Cordero Hansen, Pender (29-3-12)
10. Scott Matson, Kearney Catholic (24-11-9)
11. James Rundel, Hitchcock County (13-7-9)
12. Aaron Carlson, Sutton (24-6-11)
13. Alex Feeney, Maxwell (20-7-11)
14. Seth Kucera, Friend (24-5-10)
15. Robbie Johnson, Stanton (21-9-10)
16. Simon James, Franklin (28-1-12)


119
1. Douglas Daro, Aquinas (32-3-10)
2. Brent Foxhoven, Archbishop Bergan (21-17-11)
3. Joshua Gates, Southwest (31-12-10)
4. Dustin Hurt, Ansley/Arcadia (20-4-12)
5. Michael Olsen, Banner County (38-5-11)
6. Matthew Allibone, Kearney Catholic (25-9-9)
7. Braden Swanson, Nebraska Christian (15-18-10)
8. Austin Coufal, Howells (26-4-10)


9. Zack Richards, North Platte St Patrick's (34-2-11)
10. Travis Araujo, Elwood (27-9-11)
11. Thomas Thies, High Plains Community (35-5-12)
12. Joshua Ritterbush, Greeley-Wolbach/Cedar Rapids (32-6-9)
13. Brian Pernicek, East Butler (27-9-12)
14. Curtis Childers, Pope John (17-6-9)
15. Joshua Holmes, Sutherland (12-21-10)
16. Jarod DeTurk, Amherst (34-2-12)


125
1. Luke Beckman, Pope John (32-2-12)
2. Michael Rickett, Sutherland (21-21-11)
3. Adam Kahle, Dorchester (31-4-9)
4. Beau Sheen, Amherst (28-9-10)
5. David Holland, Aquinas (30-9-10)
6. Joshua Araujo, Elwood (16-15-12)
7. Tyler Dostal, Howells (20-14-10)
8. Tyler Gifford, Banner County (38-1-10)


9. Jess Wells, Anselmo-Merna (26-1-11)
10. Dylan Alfredson, Friend (25-16-9)
11. Eric Snygg, Morrill (15-18-10)
12. Tyler Hart, Elkhorn Valley (15-15-9)
13. Trevor Wid, North Platte St Patrick's (32-7-9)
14. Andy Kallhoff, Neligh-Oakdale (17-11-11)
15. Joshua Morten, Loomis (21-13-10)
16. Corbey Grause, High Plains Community (36-4-10)


130
1. Bryan Mejstrik, Howells (33-1-10)
2. Taylor Dietlein, Garden County (20-19-11)
3. Nate Hoffman, High Plains Community (26-16-11)
4. Brian Mills, Ansley/Arcadia (24-8-11)
5. Isaac Tubbesing, Tecumseh (29-6-12)
6. Cory Stabenow, Elm Creek (25-6-10)
7. Paul Cheyney, Stanton (20-16-9)
8. George Lapaseotes, Banner County (31-5-11)


9. Ethan Kahrs, Franklin (30-2-11)
10. Joshua Inderlied, Dorchester (26-9-11)
11. Kyle Teel, Southwest (33-4-11)
12. Morgan Glause, Palmer (28-6-11)
13. Tanner Dodson, North Platte St Patrick's (21-8-10)
14. Andrew Childers, Pope John (27-6-12)
15. Stephan Rush, Anselmo-Merna (24-8-10)
16. Robert Eklund, Friend (31-0-12)


135
1. Dustin Payne, East Butler (27-2-10)
2. Tyler Wichmann, Palmer (26-15-9)
3. Dylan Sullivan, Garden County (15-17-9)
4. Cody Dorn, Franklin (26-9-12)
5. Steven Sander, Dundy County (28-10-10)
6. Kyle Loebig, Elwood (24-6-10)
7. Danny Buerer, Harvard/Clay Center (18-17-10)
8. Casey Schalk, Greeley-Wolbach/Cedar Rapids (37-1-12)

9. Steve Overshiner, Hemingford (28-12-11)
10. Brett Roberts, Axtell (9-9-10)
11. Casey Beahm, Sutton (22-4-11)
12. Brandon Timm, Neligh-Oakdale (30-10-11)
13. Jacob Romshek, Aquinas (29-9-12)
14. Kalin Koch, Winside (27-11-9)
15. Daniel Smith, Hyannis (7-10-11)
16. Foster Meier, Elm Creek (27-3-10)


140
1. Blake Vela, Hemingford (19-6-12)
2. Caden Huenefeld, Nebraska Christian (28-7-11)
3. Kyle Hilpipre, Osmond (25-13-10)
4. Joe Meier, Elm Creek (24-6-11)
5. Austin Stamp, Clearwater/Elgin (29-6-10)
6. Colin Pfeiffer, Amherst (12-5-12)
7. Tyrel Hisel, Hyannis (16-13-12)
8. Travis Kuhn, High Plains Community (34-2-12)


9. Andrew Wallin, Newman Grove (9-3-11)
10. Seth Barnes, Sandhills (32-9-12)
11. Justin Waltman, Garden County (30-14-12)
12. Bryce Havlovic, East Butler (30-3-12)
13. Wil Brown, Crawford (21-11-9)
14. Matthew Croghan, Aquinas (31-11-12)
15. Matt Dostal, Howells (25-16-12)
16. Justin Weaver, Franklin (31-1-12)


145
1. Erik Payne, East Butler (23-1-11)
2. Robert Dunn, Pender (32-7-11)
3. Bryant Haremza, North Platte St Patrick's (32-6-12)
4. Carson Hemmann, Amherst (37-2-11)
5. Ryan Olsen, Banner County (37-2-12)
6. Kurt Berg, Callaway (28-7-11)
7. Steven Carlson, Sutton (16-10-11)
8. Jordan Brummels, Winside (33-2-11)


9. Jared Beam, Sutherland (36-5-11)
10. Logan James, Franklin (27-14-10)
11. Tanner Kuhn, High Plains Community (31-10-10)
12. Andrew Glause, Palmer (32-2-12)
13. Nathanial Moore, Friend (28-6-11)
14. Matthew Watchorn, Ponca (29-10-12)
15. McCabe Johnson, Garden County (13-19-10)
16. Michael Klinginsmith, Kearney Catholic (37-0-10)


152
1. Chad Brester, Howells (35-0-12)
2. Trevor Welsh, Sutherland (27-9-11)
3. Phillip Rhodes, Weeping Water (14-17-11)
4. Chase Klingelhoefer, Amherst (34-5-11)
5. Destry Kenning, Thayer Central (26-7-11)
6. Brock Meier, Elm Creek (17-4-12)
7. Brandon Watchorn, Ponca (23-14-11)
8. Jordan Gonzales, Morrill (34-1-12)


9. Jacob Kirkpatrick, Anselmo-Merna (35-0-12)
10. Chase Chrisman, Heartland (17-10-10)
11. Zane Starks, Dundy County (19-5-12)
12. Tucker Bowers, Winside (29-9-11)
13. Blake Fastnacht, Hemingford (27-12-12)
14. Drew Schilling, Neligh-Oakdale (22-11-12)
15. Mark Florom, Alma (21-16-11)
16. Cole Ratkovec, East Butler (23-8-12)


160
1. Kurt Dostal, Howells (28-6-12)
2. Kendall O'Neal, Sutherland (36-9-11)
3. Caleb Church, High Plains Community (28-15-11)
4. Lucas White, Bertrand (30-7-12)
5. Thadeus DeWispelare, Aquinas (25-12-11)
6. Russell Walton, Franklin (29-11-10)
7. Zachary McCloud, Newman Grove (27-13-12)
8. Jacob Gonzales, Morrill (37-2-11)


9. Evan Crouch, Anselmo-Merna (29-5-12)
10. Jordan Jisa, East Butler (28-13-10)
11. Colten Janssen, Banner County (30-14-12)
12. Cole Freeman, Greeley-Wolbach/Cedar Rapids (35-7-12)
13. Jake Smith, Wauneta-Palisade (32-3-12)
14. Brady Fernau, Neligh-Oakdale (26-14-12)
15. Devin Carmichael, Loomis (23-9-12)
16. Cole Meyer, Friend (34-1-12)


171
1. Brent Jameson, Cross County (32-4-12)
2. Riley Santin, Palmer (33-5-9)
3. Tracer Hudson, Morrill (35-6-10)
4. Tyler Bartak, Anselmo-Merna (25-14-10)
5. Lance Shifflet, Cambridge (25-11-11)
6. Billy Stover, Elm Creek (23-6-11)
7. TJ Bickford, Weeping Water (23-16-11)
8. Bernard Nicola, Archbishop Bergan (35-1-12)


9. Ty Brown, Crawford (23-0-12)
10. Denton Bradley, Ansley/Arcadia (26-11-11)
11. Dusty Pond, East Butler (25-12-10)
12. Colby Legate, Neligh-Oakdale (36-5-10)
13. Trenton Friesen, Heartland (22-10-12)
14. Trevor Ritz, Loup City (26-4-12)
15. Matthew Lutz, Garden County (29-11-12)
16. Jered Jenkins, Arapahoe (31-11-12)


189
1. Justin McKain, Sutherland (34-0-12)
2. Lucas Apfelbeck, Dorchester (25-12-11)
3. Kallen Ryan, Greeley-Wolbach/Cedar Rapids (30-7-12)
4. Bret Spanel, Anselmo-Merna (27-10-11)
5. Eric Burenheide, Howells (31-1-11)
6. Drew Ten Bensel, Arapahoe (27-13-12)
7. Brett Norman, Crawford (10-6-12)
8. Clete Vrbka, High Plains Community (32-12-11)


9. Tyler Legate, Neligh-Oakdale (37-1-12)
10. Dustin Johns, Elm Creek (18-13-12)
11. Kyle Campbell, Hemingford (30-8-12)
12. Michael Swanson, Nebraska Christian (25-6-11)
13. Derrik Bundy, Dundy County (30-3-12)
14. Timothy Wright, East Butler (25-13-12)
15. Jesse Frizzell, Scribner-Snyder (29-4-12)
16. Justin Swedburg, Axtell (31-0-11)


215
1. Joseph Haas, Hemingford (29-6-10)
2. Jonathan Ritta, Nebraska Christian (20-13-11)
3. Jack Wardyn, Palmer (26-8-9)
4. Mick Berg, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller (24-5-12)
5. Ricky Lewis, Neligh-Oakdale (32-7-11)
6. Jacob Morten, Loomis (18-8-10)
7. Clayton Norman-Kolling, Crawford (10-9-12)
8. Scott Crook, Weeping Water (30-4-11)


9. Michael Bazata, Howells (33-1-12)
10. Ethan Jenkins, Arapahoe (29-9-10)
11. Tyler Evans, Hyannis (4-3-10)
12. Christopher Johnson, Harvard/Clay Center (26-5-12)
13. Marshall Milanuk, Garden County (18-14-11)
14. Chuck Parks, Dorchester (27-3-11)
15. Travis Wood, Greeley-Wolbach/Cedar Rapids (28-11-12)
16. Faron Klingelhoefer, Amherst (30-2-12)


285
1. Dustin Bundy, Dundy County (28-8-11)
2. Matt Carroll, Dorchester (22-6-12)
3. Brent Hegemann, Howells (17-13-11)
4. Brennon Malcom, Eustis-Farnam (27-5-12)
5. Tanner Timperley, Stanton (28-6-11)
6. Weston Gibson, Elwood (21-13-11)
7. Trevor Junge, Crawford (7-6-10)
8. Benjamin Ayala, Sutton (19-2-12)


9. Taylor Escamilla, Archbishop Bergan (36-0-12)
10. Brent Evans, Anselmo-Merna (20-13-10)
11. Davin Doyle, Cambridge (19-18-11)
12. Louis Nutter, Weeping Water (31-3-12)
13. Walker Aufdenkamp, Maxwell (21-8-10)
14. Zachary Smith, East Butler (17-8-11)
15. Benjamin Fullerton, Neligh-Oakdale (23-19-12)
16. Jarrod Daake, Elm Creek (16-0-12)

 

NSAA STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

2007 Time Schedule

 

Times are approximate--wrestling will

progress when mats become available.

 

Thursday - February 15

Weigh-Ins

A and D

  7:00 A.M.

 

B and C

  3:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

1st Session

 

1st Round

A and D

  8:30 A.M.

Quarterfinals

A and D

12:00 Noon

 

 

 

 

2nd Session

 

1st Round

B and C

  4:30 P.M.

Quarterfinals

B and C

  8:00 P.M.

 

Friday - February 16

Weigh-Ins

A and D

  7:00 A.M.

 

B and C

11:00 A.M.

 

 

 

 

3rd Session

 

1st Round Consolations

A and D

  8:30 A.M.

2nd Round Consolations

A and D

10:00 A.M.

 

 

 

 

4th Session

 

1st Round Consolations

B and C

12:30 P.M.

2nd Round Consolations

B and C

  2:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

5th Session

 

Semifinals and 3rd Round Consolations

All Classes

  6:00 P.M.

 

Saturday - February 17

Weigh-Ins

All Classes

  7:00 A.M.

 

 

 

 

6th Session

 

Consolation Semifinals

All Classes

  8:30 A.M.

Consolation Finals

& Fifth Place Matches

All Classes

10:15 A.M.

 

 

 

Finals

All Classes

  2:00 P.M.

 

 

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Date Subject Posted by:
02/10/2007 Great update! I can enjoy and appreciate all the most recent information about our Hemingford Bobcat Wrestlers from the comfort of my home! Thank you for current information! Christy Christy mcningen@yahoo.com Hemingford
02/11/2007 Thanks for the excellent wrestling coverage. Good Luck at state. Go get some wins in Omaha!!!
Bob Haas
02/12/2007 You guys ROCK!! Your hard work all season paid off. You make Hemingford PROUD!!! Good Luck at State. Mrs. Haas khaas@panesu.org Hemingford Teacher
02/12/2007 Great Job at Districts Guys!!! I am very proud of each of you. It's great to be part of such a strong program. Keep up the hard work and let's bring some hardware home from State!!!
Coach Weber

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