Kearney High Bearcats Wrestling

Junior Varsity Finishes Season at Grand Island NW


The JV Bearcats finished their season of JV wrestling off at Grand Island Northwest on Monday. The JV tournament included 13 teams from across the state. The Bearcats came in with full force and prevailed with 10 champions to wrap up the season.

Kearney’s first champion was at 113 by the way of Koeby Bonner. Bonner went undefeated for the day beating Christina Munoz of Grand Island for the first place medal. Jackson Yaw finished first for the day going 2-0 winning two close decisions over Blake Westerby of Northwest and Cristian Ramirez of Columbus Lakeview. At 132, Payton Bottorf place first picking up two pins along the way defeating Brandon Saunders of Minden and Donovan Rosas of Columbus Lakeview. At 138, Detrick wilkerson placed first. Wilkerson defeated all of his opponents by the way of pins. Wilkerson pinned Blake Langmack of Columbus Lakeview, Jake Caspar of Northwest, and Tommy Tran of Hastings. At 145, Cesar Alvarado went 2-0 for the day and placed first defeating both opponents by the way of falls. Also at 145, Joe Griffith placed first and picked up two pins along the way going 3-0 for the day. At 160, Tyler Tracy placed first going 3-0 for the day and picking up a major decision in round one and two pins in rounds two and three. At 170, Connor Brown went 2-0 for the day and placed first. At 195, Lee Herrington went 3-0 for the day to claim first. Herrington faced James Walton of Norfolk in round three in a tough match in which Herrington prevailed, winning by a 4-2 decision on his way to becoming the final freshman of the week wrestler. The last wrestler to prevail as a champion was Jackson Murphy at 220. Murphy went 2-0 for day picking up a win over Zachary Kobza of Columbus Lakeview and a pin over Grand Island’s, Eric Ortiz.

The final wrestler of the week on the JV side is Andrew Dubowsky. Dubowsky is a senior who placed third for the day but finished off his wrestling career in fashion. Dubowsky faced William Trujillo of Grand Island in the final match of the night. Dubowsky went the distance and battled until he found the perfect position and was able to lock up a cradle to finish of his career with a pin and go out with a smile and and exclamation at the end of his wrestling career chapter.

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