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Former Chase Co. wrestler places at state tournament PDF Print E-mail

By Alan Carman

The Imperial Republican

Former Chase County wrestler Andrew Schilke, now of Hastings, took home a fourth place medal from the State Wrestling Tournament held in Omaha last week.
Schilke, a junior at Hastings Adams Central, was a district champion in the B-3 wrestling tournament, finishing his regular season with a 32-2 record in the 113 lb. division.
After winning his first match in Omaha, Schilke lost a 1-4 decision to eventual state champion Jeff Heinz of Omaha Skutt Catholic.
In the consolation bracket, Schilke recorded wins over Luis Gonzalez (18-1), Josh Velasquez (5-1) and Jordan Moyer (5-0) to advance to the consolation finals.
Schilke lost a very close 2-3 decision to Zach Prall of Plattsmouth to finish with the fourth place finish.
Schilke is the son of J.D. Schilke and Holly Bloomberg. Grandparents are Larry and Diane Schilke of Imperial and former Imperial residents Skip and Kathe Martin, now of Hastings.