By Alan Carman
The Imperial Republican
With only four wrestlers competing and one of them with an ankle injury, Chase County wasn’t expecting to finish any higher than sixth, but Head Coach Matt Vlasin was happy with the performance the Longhorn wrestlers put forth at the SPVA tourney.
Perkins County, fielding only one wrestler, was the one dual Chase County was able to win. The rest of the day teams just bounced wrestlers around the weight classes to save energy and pick up some easy wins to make the records better going into districts next week.
Austin White finished the day with a 6-0 record in the 145 pound class. White recorded wins over wrestlers from Kimball, North Platte St. Pat’s and Hershey. In the other three duals, White received forfeits to leave him undefeated on the day.
Hunter Dillan had another good day finishing 5-0 in the 132 pound class. Coach Vlasin chose not to wrestle Dillan in the Sutherland dual due to the fact it would not change the outcome of the dual. Dillan had wins against wrestlers from North Platte St. Pat’s, Maxwell and Kimball.
Khris Kuhlmann went 3-3 on the day in the 160 pound weight class. Two of Kuhlmann’s losses came to wrestlers in the 170 pound weight class from Maxwell and St. Pat’s. Coach Vlasin bumped Kuhlmann up in weight so he could get some mat time in before the district meet.
Adam Burpo was suited up to wrestle but was suffering from an ankle injury. Burpo was able to pick up two forfeits on the day.
North Platte St. Pat’s took the team title winning all six duals. Second, third and fourth were very close, but Maxwell captured second with Hershey third and Sutherland fourth. Kimball picked up fifth, with Chase County in sixth and Perkins County taking the seventh spot.
113:Adam Burpo won by forfeit over Sutherland and Perkins County.
132:Hunter Dillan decisioned Kameron Jordan (NPSP) 15-9, pinned Cash Boland (Max) 0:51, pinned Justin Mohr (Kim) 2:59, won by forfeit over Hershey and Perkins County.
145: Austin White decisioned Colt Lewis (Kim) 8-4, pinned Nick Wright (NPSP) 3:29, pinned Joseph Sheets-Stafford (Her) 2:29, won by forfeit over Maxwell, Sutherland and Perkins County.
160: Khris Kuhlmann pinned by Wyatt McConnell (Her) 3:20, pinned by Taylor McKeeman (Max) 0:42, pinned by Ryan Dilley (NPSP) 1:17, won by forfeit over Kimball, Sutherland and Perkins County.
Rd. 1: St. Pat’s defeated Sutherland 48-33, Hershey defeated Chase County 36-12, Maxwell defeated Kimball 54-21.
Rd 2: Sutherland defeated Chase County 48-18, Hershey defeated Perkins County 48-6, St. Pat’s defeated Maxwell 42-39.
Rd 3: Sutherland defeated Kimball 42-30, St. Pat’s defeated Hershey 41-27, Maxwell defeated Perkins County 66-6.
Rd 4: Sutherland defeated Hershey 36-34, St. Pat’s defeated Kimball51-18, Chase County defeated Perkins County 24-6.
Rd 5: Kimball defeated Chase County 30-15, Hershey defeated Maxwell 43-42, St. Pat’s defeated perkins County 54-6.
Rd 6: Maxwell defeated Sutherland 39-27, Kimball defeated Perkins County 36-6, St. Pat’s defeated Chase County 48-9.
Rd 7: Sutherland defeated Perkins County 48-6, Maxwell defeated Chase County 60-18, Hershey defeated Kimball 29-24.