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2020-2021 Season Announcement

Our 2020-2021 season is going to have quite a bit of change with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to provide a safe wrestling environment for our wrestlers, families, and coaches.  Please take a moment to read through our 2020-2021 season rules and policies.

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Matcats Crown Two Champs at Nebraska USA State

This past weekend the Kearney Matcats took 28 wrestlers to the NEUSA State Wrestling Tournament held in Grand Island. They finished in 11th place out of 226 teams and 5th out of teams with less than 30 wrestlers. The Matcats finished with 14 State Medalists.

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Matcats Qualify 30 Wrestlers for USA State

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.

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Matcats Place 2nd at UNK Midwest Duals

The Matcat Dual Team had a sucessful weekend at the UNK Midwest Duals held Saturday January 14th at UNK. The Matcats had five duals on the day going 4-1 and placing 2nd. In the first round they defeated Team Agoge 56-30. They followed up that dual with a 51-31 win over Ogallala, a 40-33 win over Columbus, and a 66-18 win over Central Nebraska Gold. This placed them in the finals where they fell to 2 Tuff 64-15.

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Singlet Order

New this year the Matcats are offering a new singlet that can be bought for you individual wrestler. These singlets are only $45 for the singlet or $50 with your wrestlers name on the back of the singlet. All orders will be due January 10th at midnight. For those that are not interested in buying a singlet we will still be offering the old singlets that you can checked out and checked back in at the end of the year ($75 deposit refunded at check-in).

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2016 – 2017 Season and Registration Coming Soon

The 2016-2017 Matcat Wrestling Season is fast approaching and we are working to finalize the details for the new season. More registration info and starts dates will be available soon. The Kearney Matcats welcomes wrestlers from Pre-K through 8th grade and wrestlers at all skill levels. We are excited for the new season and can’t wait to see new and familiar faces.

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Matcats Win NEUSA District A2

This past weekend 42 Matcats competed at the NEUSA A2 District held in Gothenburg. The Matcats came away as District Champions with 453 points, coming in second was the Midwest Destroyers with 323.5 points. 37 Matcats placed in the top 4 qualifying them for the NEUSA State Tournament in Grand Island on March 19th-20th.

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Dual Team Wrestle Off Procedures

In addition to wrestling at tournaments, which is always open to EVERYONE, in the past Kearney MatCats has put together a dual team for the Huskerland Duals, as well as occasionally putting together deal teams for other duals. For dual teams representing Kearney MatCats, the following wrestle off procedures shall be used:

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Matcat National Team Policy

There are several opportunities for Nebraska youth wrestlers to compete in national duals and represent Nebraska. Most of these are sponsored by Nebraska USA Wrestling or Nebraska AAU. There is usually a cost of $200 or more to be a member of one of these elite teams. In an effort to make this opportunity more affordable to Kearney wrestlers, the MatCat Board of Directors has adopted the following policy:

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