Kearney High School finished fourth at the NSAA State Championships. The Bearcats ended the tournament with two individual state champions, a state runner up, and a 6th place finisher. Champion Omaha North edged runner up Millard South 156 to 155.5. Kearney finished fourth with 102 points behind Grand Island who had 127 points.
The Kearney Wrestling Team claimed their 3rd straight district championship on Saturday at Millard South High School. The Bearcats placed 13 of their 14 wrestlers in the top 4 which in turn qualifies them for the state tournament. Kearney battled the host school Millard South all day to win the district team championship with 220 pts to 215 pts.
The Junior Varsity Bearcats competed in the Grand Island Central Catholic Invite this past weekend against some of the top ranked competitors and schools in the state. The bearcats competed against 15 other schools in which they finished fourth overall just missing out on placing over Madison by 10 pts.
Dante Rodriguez reached a milestone in Nebraska Wrestling History at the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference tournament. Rodriguez recorded his 120th career pin in the finals matchup over Dylan Peterson from North Platte. Dante is currently 33-0 with 32 wins by fall this season.
Kearney High claimed the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference team championship for the 11th straight year. The Bearcats finished the tournament with 215 points with Norfolk finishing second at 151 points and Lexington in third at 136 points. Kearney put 9 of 14 wrestlers into the championship finals and placed 11 of 14 in the top 4 in the eight team field.
The Bearcat JV team was back in action this weekend at the Boone Central Invitational in Albion Nebraska. The Bearcats competed against some great competition and came out victorious claiming 11 of the 13 brackets’ top spots in a round robin format.
Isaac Stansbury picked up his 100th career win as a Bearcat Wrestler Saturday morning. The win came in the first round of action at the Boone Central Invitational. Stansbury pinned Tyler Miller of Elkorn Valley in just 0:31 seconds.
The Kearney High Varsity wrestling team claimed another tournament championship Saturday at the Boone Central Invitational. This tournament featured David City and O’Neil who are the number one and two ranked teams in Class C. Kearney finished in first with 232 points, with David City in second at 217 points, and O’Neil in third with 169 points. Brackets were either double elimination or round robin style depending on the number of wrestlers entered in the weight class.