Kearney High Bearcats Wrestling

Pleasanton Kurt Keaschall Invite


The Bearcats dominate the mats and take home the championship in the 17 team field scoring 174.5 points, 11.5 points above Arapahoe to take home the gold.

The Bearcats wrestled lights out and do extremely well with freshman Cisco Rivas being the lone champion and taking home the gold at 126. Cisco went undefeated for the day going 5-0 and pinning 4 out of 5 matchups and defeating Cinch Kiger of Overton in a tight 7-5 win in the finals. “Cisco continues to get better every week. He is so fun to watch wrestle. I always like to give him a hard time about his go-to pinning combination of the barb wire. I always tell him that he can’t pin a guy from that and he always proves me wrong. Such a competitor on the mat. This kid has a bright future for Kearney High wrestling.”-Coach Clark

The Bearcats once again found (106) Flavia Nagatani on the podium placing 4th on the day. Jagger Sell (113) placed 4th, At 138, up and coming to freshman Tate Kuchera placed 3rd on the day going 4-1 on the day and winning all of his matches by the way of falls. “Tate is a fun kid to watch not only on tournament day but in the room as well. He puts in a lot of offseason wrestling and it shows. He will be a dominant force on the Varsity level in the near future.” -Coach Clark

Tyson Cepel fell just short of the gold losing to Michael Kautz of Shelton in the finals. Cepel wrestled well for the day picking up the silver medal. Others placing for the JV Gold team were Breckon White (160) placing 4th, Riley Johnson (182) placing 3rd, Noah Molina (220) placing 4th, and Asher Wedige (285) placing 4th.

For the JV Blue team, AJ Nagatani (132) placed 4th, Nick Sutton (132) placed 4th, Cameron Claussen (145) placed 4th, Jackson Bespalec (160) placed 3rd, and Tanner Houser (182) placed 4th.

The Bearcats are back on the mats with a busy schedule this coming week. The reserves will wrestle on Gothenburg on Thursday. The JV 1 team will be wrestling Lincoln East at the home dual on the stage. JV 1 and JV 2 will both be wrestling at Franklin on Saturday.

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