Three Plainsmen wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament by placing at districts competed at state on Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 16-18, with two bringing home medals. Heavyweight Vinny Ross was fourth and Austin Thelander sixth at 106 lbs.
Results: Austin Thelander (106 lb.) Record: 34-10. Sixth place, pinned T. Sauser, Plainview 2:47; pinned A. Hill, Pleasanton 5:16; lost 1-6 M. Dunn, Pender; lost 2-3 B. Wurdeman, Winside; pinned by B. Wietjes, Amherst 2:10.
Christian Miyamoto (145 lb.) Record: 34-14. Lost 8-12 D. Bailey, Sutton; pinned E. Rasmussen, Amherst 2:20; lost 4-12 P. Dempsey, Friend.
Vinny Ross (285 lb.) Record: 19-4. Fourth place, pinned Z. Zeleski, Overton 1:00; pinned D. Mendoza, Clearwater/Orchard :16; lost 6-8 N. Bazata, Howells; pinned M. Swanson, Yutan 1:53; lost in overtime 3-5 K. Daudt, Plainview.
Districts: Austin Thelander (106 lb.) first place, pinned Wills, Medicine Valley 2:53; won 6-5 Zimmerman, Mullen; won 15-2 Sidrow, Morrill.
Brennan Toner (113 lb.) lost 0-15 Fleecs, Sutherland; pinned by Sutphen, Hyannis :36.
Garrett Toner (120 lb.) pinned Foster, Medicine Valley 2:16; pinned by Tyan, Sutherland 4:43; lost 4-7 Musser, Mullen.
Trey Johnson (126 lb.) pinned Mansfield, SICO 2:45; pinned by Reichert, Dundy County-Stratton 1:26; pinned Huber, Banner Co. 2:26; pinned by Ray, HASP 2:55
Christian Miyamoto (145 lb.) fourth place, pinned Beck, Garden County 7:41; lost 1-9 Timmons, Medicine Valley; won by injury default McKeemen, Maxwell.
Michael Tucker (152 lb.) pinned by Strickland, Maxwell :20; pinned by Baxter, Sutherland :46.
Sean Farnsworth (170 lb.) lost 1-16 Norton, Maxwell; pinned by Melton, NPSP 4:52.
Vinny Ross (285 lb.) third place, pinned T. Grumbles, MINA :27, pinned Cosler, SMC 1:29; lost 5-6 Shuriger, NPSP; pinned Kramer, Mullen 1:19, pinned Johnson, Dundy County-Stratton :48