|Schulze is district wrestling champion|
By Shari Friedel
Plainsmen wrestling season began to wind down with Class D-4 district competition held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13 at Sutherland High School.
Perkins County was one of 18 teams vying for positions at the state level. They finished 12th with a score of 39.
Sole state contender for Perkins County is junior Kyle Schulze at 130 lbs. who took first place in his weight class at districts. He will represent the Plainsmen this weekend at the Qwest Center in Omaha when state competition begins today (Thursday).
Schulze enters the state competition with a 20-7 record for the year.
Individual Results Districts
Austin Thelander (103 lbs.) 0-2, pinned by D. Riggs, North Platte St. Pat’s; pinned by T. Conn, Banner Co.
Rassel Hausman (119 lbs.) 2-2, pinned by T. Murillo, Banner Co.; won 17-5 T. Binnegar, Sutherland; won 7-3 M. Osbond, Maxwell; pinned by D. Sullivan, Garden County.
Trey Johnson (125 lbs.) 0-2, pinned by C. Farr, Cambridge; pinned by T. Porath, Mullen.
Kyle Schulze (130 lbs.) 3-0, district champion, won 2-1 J. Leas, Medicine Valley; won 7-6 J. Simonson, Mullen; won 2-1 J. Campos, Hemingford.
Christian Miyamoto (140 lbs.) 2-2, pinned B. Stites, Hemingford; lost 2-5 J. Fleece, Sutherland; pinned J. Brenneman, Medicine Valley 4:45; lost 0-6 M.Milinuk, Garden County.
Mark Hanson (145 lbs.) 1-2, pinned L. Miller, Maxwell 5:22; pinned by D. Sullivan, Garden County; pinned by J. Beam, Sutherland.
Markus Wehrmann (171 lbs.) 0-2, pinned by M. Burrell, Dundy Co.; pinned by C. Aspenleiter, Medicine Valley.
Vinny Ross (215 lbs.) 2-2, pinned by J. Martinez, North Platte St. Pat’s; pinned M. Zorn, Garden County :59; pinned T. Nielson, Hyannis 3:02; pinned by C. Dewey, Maxwell.
Ethan Behrends (285 lbs.) 0-2, pinned by M. Oltmer, Southwest; pinned by J. Ostwald, Sutherland.