2015 Matcat Season Wrap-Up


The Kearney Matcats recently wrapped up another successful season the past spring. This season we had over 100 wrestlers take to the mats wrestling in tournaments all around the state and country. Our annual Kearney Matcat Wrestling Tournament kicked off the season with over 90 wrestlers competing. Complete results can be found here.

Matcats saw success at many other tournaments as well. We had 36 wrestlers who competed at the Nebraska USA District 2 tournament, where we took 3rd place as a team. From there we had 24 wrestlers advance to the Nebraska USA State tournament where we had 12 wrestlers who earned a State Medal (Carter Lawrence – 6th, Trevor Vasquez – 4th, Gage Ferguson – 4th, Christopher Feldner – 6th, Dario Rodriguez – 7th, Carter Abels – 4th, Caden Johnson – 2nd, Ian Smith – 3rd, Brayden Smith – 2nd, Gauge McBride – 6th, Phillip Moomey – 1st, Nick James – 1st). Six of those wrestlers qualified to wrestle for the Nebraska National Dual Team (Phillip Moomey, Nick James, Ian Smith, Brayden Smith, Carter Ables, and Gage Ferguson).

Our dual teams also found success at the 2015 Huskerland Dual Tournament. We had two teams that did very well. The 3rd-5th grade teams finished up placing 2nd in the Class C division (Results) and the 6th – 8th Grade team placed 2nd in the Class A division (Results).

We wrapped up the 2015 season with the Midwest Classic National Tournament where we had 16 wrestlers competing. We had 12 wrestlers that ended up placing (Carter Lawrence – 1st, Merrick Johnson – 6th, Isaiah White – 8th, Trevor Vasquez- 3rd, Perry Swarm – 7th, Archer Heelan – 3rd, Gage Ferguson – 7th, Brayden Smith – 1st, Gauge McBride – 3rd, Carter Abels – 3rd, Peter Marisch – 5th, Ian Smith – 1st, Tyson Cepel – 6th).

We look forward to seeing everybody back for the 2016 season! We would like to with luck to our 8th grade wrestlers as they move on to wrestle in high school!