Eight Jr Wrestlers travelled to Grand Island for the USA State Championships the weekend of March 18-19th.
Four brought home medals after some grueling competitions against some top notch competitors. Over 2,200 student athletes competed in this year's state folkstyle over the two day event. Participants had to qualify in the top 4 of their district to advance to the tournament and then drawn into (up to 32-man) brackets, with top finishers getting a chance to represent Nebraska this summer on a travelling dual team. Those representing the Junior Pirates included: Colesyn Forbes (2-2), Zane Kromarek (2-2), Cinch Forbes (6th, 3-3), Tate Frahm (1st, 4-0), Adryck Stewart (1st, 5-0), Guy Wortman (1-2), Beau Johnson (5th, 4-2), and Ashlyn Forbes (7th, 0-2). “We are very proud of how this group of kids represented Plainview, our wrestling program, and continues to grow and develop in the sport,” said Coaches Dean Boyer, Ward Frahm and Tom Krause. Individual results included:
3rd-4th, 55 lbs.
Colesyn Forbes lost by pin to Anderson of Nebraska Wrestling Academy; won 8-1 over Hinrichs of 2TG; pinned Beal of Battle Creek; pinned Novotny of Hawks Wrestling Club; and lost 8-6 to Neilly of Rocket Wrestling Club.
3rd-4th, 60 lbs. Zane Kromarek lost 5-2 to Hubbard of 2TG; won 9-0 over Whetstone of Millard South WC; won 7-2 over Neilly of Rocket Wrestling Club and lost 6-2 to Naegele of Junior Titans Wrestling Club.
3rd-4th, 112 lbs. Cinch Forbes won with a bye; pinned Sommers of Gordon/Rushville Wrestling; lost by tech fall, 16-0, to Lewis of Junior Titans WC; pinned Leonard of Sherman Challengers; pinned McClintock of Dorchester; lost 5-6 to Kruse of Blair and lost by pin to Brandes of Central City Junior Wrestling. Forbes won sixth-place:
3rd-4th, 140 lbs. Tate Frahm pinned Grooms of Centennial Wrestling Club; pinned Chudomelka of Blair; won 4-0 over Lynch of Broken Bow Wrestling; and won 4-0 over Borgman of Beatrice Wrestling. Frahm won first-place:
5th-6th, 90 lbs. Adryck Stewart pinned Zimmerman of Blue hill; pinned Stec of Pride Wresling Club; pinned Brooks of Nebraska Boyz; won 7-2 over Jensen of Central City Junior Wrestling and pinned Schmitt of Ironman Wrestling. Stewart won first-place:
7th-8th, 80 lbs. Guy Wortman lost 6-2 to Gardner of Pride Wrestling Club; won 7-0 over Clay of Ansley-Litchfield Youth Wrestling and lost by pin to Larson of Sutherland Youth Wrestling.
7th-8th, 80 lbs. Beau Johnson lost 6-2 to Harlow of Nebraska Boyz; pinned Bessmer of Battle Creek; won in sudden-victory 1 over Gardner of Pride Wrestling; won 7-1 over Mertz of Beatrice Wrestling Club; lost 1-0 to Harlow of Nebraska Boys and won 6-0 over Palser of Ravenna Junior Jays. Johnson won fifth-place:
Girls Competition 6th-8th, 126 lbs. Ashlyn Forbes lost by pin to Alcorta of Midwest Destroyers; lost 5-0 to Newhoff of Gering Wrestling Club and won with a bye. Forbes won seventh-place: