Matcats Qualify 30 Wrestlers for USA State

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This past Sunday the Kearney Matcats qualified 30 wrestlers for the Nebraska USA State Wrestling Tournament. They finished in 3rd place as a teams scoring 322.5 points at the NEUSA District 2 Tournament. The Matcats had 7 District Champions, 10 Runner-Ups, 9 third Place Finishes and 4 fourth place finishes. The NEUSA State Tournament will be held in Grand Island March 18th & 19th.

Matcat State Qualifiers

District Champions:


Carter Lawrence – 3rd/4th – 55 lbs.


Sawyer Schilke – 3rd/4th – 95 lbs.


Sam Luther – 5th/6th – 70 lbs.


Archer Heelan – 7th/8th – 80 lbs.


Quentyn Frank – 7th/8th – 95 lbs.

Brecken White – 7th/8th – 117 lbs.

Carter Abels – 7th/8th – 132 lbs.


District Runner-Ups:

Jaren Small – PreK-K – 39 lbs.

Jude Swarm – PreK-K – 45 lbs.

Keiley Mills – PreK-K – 46 lbs.

Jace Smith – 1st/2nd – 45 lbs.

Kolden Kohler – 1st/2nd – 59 lbs.

Parker Ryan – 1st/2nd – 75 lbs.

Jordan Little 5th/6th – 65 lbs.

Alexus Carpenter – 7th/8th – 90 lbs.

Christopher Feldner – 7th/8th – 117 lbs.

Kayden Smith – 7th/8th – 140 lbs.

3rd Place:

Jordan DeLeon – PreK-K – 39 lbs.

Adrian Gonzalez – PreK-K – 59 lbs.

Braxton Robinson – 3rd/4th – 55 lbs.

Gatlin Krepela – 3rd/4th – 65 lbs.

Perry Swarm – 5th/6th – 80 lbs.

Isaiah White – 5th/6th – 90 lbs.

Gage Ferguson – 7th/8th – 102 lbs.

Kade Bottorf – 7th/8th – 117 lbs.

Zeke Trevino – 7th/8th – 125 lbs.

4th Place:

Quentin White – PreK-K – 39 lbs.

Cooper Ritz – 3rd-4th – 55 lbs.

Dylan Johnson – 3rd-4th – 112 lbs.

Trey Ripley – 5th/6th – 85 lbs.