Gibbon’s representatives at the 2020 state wrestling championships in Omaha last weekend took different routes to their medal winning performances in their weight classes. Brothers Jose, a sophomore, and Daniel, a senior, earned medals at the “big show” in Omaha. Jose placed fifth in the 113 pound class and Daniel finished fourth in the 126 pound division, representing the Buffaloes in fine fashion.
Gibbon’s Andres Aguilar gets the upper leg on his opponent at the Buffaloes’ district meet at St. Paul last weekend. Twelve Clipper Country wrestlers earned their way to the state meet in Omaha this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Gibbon brothers Daniel and Jose Escandon, will wear the Buffalo colors. Shelton will be represented by Jesse Sauceda, Ethan Dack, Sam Tourney, Alex Spotanski, and Castor Ruyle. Wood River will have five wrestlers flying the Eagles’ flag at Omaha. Dylan Ancheta, Eli English, Riley Waddington, Carson Thompson, and Nick Brodigan will compete for Wood River. The state meet opens today (Thursday, February 20) and continues Friday and Saturday at the CHI Center in Omaha. Saturday showcases the cream of the crop for each class of wrestlers, starting at 8:30 a.m. with the consolation semi finals, followed by the fifth and sixth place matches and the third and fourth place matches. The finals matches for all classes begin at 2:00. See the district meet results for Gibbon, Wood River, Shelton and Centura wrestlers on the school pages. (—photo by Dennis Walker)
In a “play-in” game at Centura Monday, February 3, the home team got past the Lady Buffs from Gibbon by outscoring their guests 50-28. The Lady Centurions earned the right to advance to the next round of the LouPlatte Conference Tournament.
The Wood River wrestling team tuned up for the district tournament this week with a third place finish at the ten team Rebel Duals in Loup City last Friday, February 7. The team won four duals and lost one.
Shelton’s Bulldog boys dominated the entire way to the Twin Valley Conference Tournament championship trophy by beating Silver Lake, then Blue Hill, and ending the run with a 12-point win over Deshler in the championship game, lending credence to the fact that they entered as the top-seeded team in the field of nine.