By Alan Carman
The Imperial Republican
The Chase County wrestling team took seven wrestlers to the Ogallala invite. Despite having as many open weights as full, Chase County was able to take a win in one of the five duals of the day.
Drew Curtis was the hot wrestler of the day. Curtis was the only wrestler on the squad who faced opponents in each of the five duals. After winning his first match 8-2, the next four matches were all won by pinfall.
Keithan Cochran also had an unblemished record on the day, winning three matches by pinfall and the other two by forfeit.
Garret Thompson and Jesse Ferebee each saw their first varsity action of the season. Thompson struggled a bit in the varsity division, but wrestled well, said Coach Matt Vlasin. Thompson was pinned in 3 matches and won two by forfeit.
Ferebee went four overtime periods in his first match of the year before losing to Tony Conseco of Mitchell by a takedown. He won his next match and got a forfeit in the finals to wind up 2-3 on the day.
Jeremiah Lueth started off strong with a pair of pins but then lost his next two matches before winning by pin in the final dual.
Trevor Fuehrer went 1-4 on his day. During his fourth match of the day against North Platte High’s Bobby Cahill, Fuehrer suffered an injury which kept him out of the final dual.
Nathan Hinojosa won one, lost 1 and received three forfeits to end the day at 4-1.
The final standings for the day were: Kearney 5-0, North Platte High 4-1, Valentine 4-1, Mitchell 3-2, Wray 3-2, Ogallala 2-3, Gordon-Rushville 2-3, Chase County 1-4, Hershey 1-4 and Kimball 0-5.
Chase County’s final results were:
119 Keithan Cochran pinned Josh Zulkoski of Mitchell, won by forfeit to Hershey, won by forfeit to Valentine, pinned Jonah Navarrete of North Platte High, pinned Timmy Colek of Kimball to go 5-0.
125 Drew Curtis won by decision 8-2 over Chris Conseco of Mitchell, pinned Tom Li-Vigni of Hershey, pinned Nate O’Keif of Valentine, pinned Lane Carpenter of North Platte High, pinned Cade Dickerson of Kimball to go 5-0.
130 Jesse Ferebee decisioned by Tony Conseco of Mitchell 1-3 in 4 O.T.s, decisioned Jacob Thompson of Hershey 8-6, pinned by Eric Arnold of Valentine, decisioned by Zach Denney of North Platte High, won by forfeit to Kimball to go 1-4.
135 Garret Thompson won by forfeit to Mitchell, pinned by Aksel Wiseman of Hershey, pinned by Jade Sandoz of Valentine, pinned by Paul Kraye of North Platte High, won by forfeit to Kimball to go 2-3.
140 Jeremiah Lueth pinned John Swanson of Mitchell, pinned Joey Sheets of Hershey, pinned by Marcus Nelson of Valentine, lost to Rory Little of North Platte High, pinned Tristan Carruthers of Kimball to go 3-2.
171 Trevor Fuehrer decisioned by Jonas Cardona of Mitchell, pinned Ryan Klaasmeyer of Hershey, pinned by Trent Osnes of Valentine, lost by injury to Bobby Cahill of North Platte High, forfeited to Nick Stull of Kimball to go 1-4.
285 Nathan Hinojosa pinned Tanner Rien of Mitchell, won by forfeit to Hershey, won by forfeit to Valentine, pinned by Bradan Erdman of North Platte High, won by forfeit to Kimball to go 4-1.
The wrestlers will see action tonight (Thursday) in a dual at Ogallala beginning at 6:30 p.m.