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Trevor Peterson takes advantage of Sutherland’s Gavin White in the 182 lb. finals at last week’s conference meet. Peterson finished with the gold medal.

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Dawson Mollendor makes an attempt to get out of this hold at last Thursday’s SPVA meet in Bridgeport. He brought home the fourth place medal.

Big week for wrestlers as they head to districts

    It’s a big week for the Chase County wrestlers.
    They will travel to Hershey Friday and Saturday for the C4 District Tournament, where the top four finishers in each weight class will qualify for state.
    Coach Matt Vlasin said a couple of Longhorns have the chance to make the cut for Omaha.
    Senior Trevor Peterson is a good pick for a return trip to the Class C state tournament, where he placed third in 2019.
    Going into districts at 36-2, Peterson is on track to get to the 182 lb. finals Saturday where he could face top-seeded Lathan Duda of Broken Bow.
    The pair faced off before, at the Broken Bow Invite in December, where Duda won an 8-1 decision, representing one of Peterson’s two losses this season.
    Peterson’s expected to be the No. 2 seed behind Duda, who is 47-0, Vlasin said.
    Kenyan Biesecker, a junior, at 138 lbs. suffered a neck injury last week at conference, but expects to be okay for districts, Vlasin said.
    “He has a shot. The 138 class is really a tough bracket but if he wrestles his best he has a chance to finish in the top four,” he said.
    Biesecker heads to districts with a 22-17 record.
    Dawson Mollendor, a freshman, also has an outside chance of qualifying, Vlasin said.

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