Four area wrestlers reach state semis

Friday, February 16, 2007
Michelle Bishop/Special to the Gazette Dundy County's Derrik Bundy (bottom) works to slip free from Axtell's Justin Swedburg during their 189-pound Class D quarterfinal match Thursday at the Nebraska state wrestling tournament at the Qwest Center in Omaha. Swedburg decisioned Bundy 11-6 in overtime.

OMAHA -- Four area wrestlers have reached the semifinals at the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships.

Southern Valley's Ryan Bohl, 171 pounds, and Daniel Stoelting, 215, reached in Class C.

Southwest's Kyle Teel, 130, and Dundy County's Dustin Bundy, 285, reached the semifinals in Class D.

The semifinals will take place tonight at the Qwest Center in Omaha. Several other area wrestlers will compete in consolation round matches today.

The finals will take place Saturday and will be televised on NTV.

Bohl pinned David City's Lucas Kastl in the first round and decisioned Ashland-Greenwood's Logan Chesley in the quarterfinals.

Stoelting pinned Bishop Neumann's Alex Brandt in the first round and decisioned Tri County's Seth Lindley 4-0 in the quarterfinals.

Teel won decisions in the first round and quarterfinals. Bundy posted two first-round pins to reach the semifinals.

McCook's Christopher Schleeman will be competing in consolation matches today. He pinned Hastings' Ethan Rundle in the first round and lost in the quarterfinals.

Bison teammates Ahren Hayes, 135 pounds, and Sam Frazier, 189, lost 5-4 decisions in the first round.

Area results from state wrestling:

Class B

135 -- First round: David Gonzalez-Cartaya, Hastings, def. Ahren Hays, McCook, 5-4.

171 -- First round: Christopher Schleeman, McCook, pinned Ethan Rundle, Hastings, 3:22. Quarterfinals: Travis Cole, Auburn, def. Christopher Schleeman, McCook, 9-5.

189 -- First round: Marcus Smith, Crete, def. Sam Frazier, McCook, 5-4.

Class C

112 -- First round: Chad Cochran, Chase County, pinned Casey Sill, Fort Calhoun, 1:33. Quarterfinals: Logan Williams, Central City, pinned Chad Cochran, Chase County, 3:22.

130 -- First round: Mike Rohwer, Logan View, def. Jacob Mathews, Chase County, 12-2.

140-- First round: Kevin Barnard, Chase County, pinned Logan McNew, Fort Calhoun, 3:20. Quarterfinals: Travis Worm, David City, pinned Kevin Barnard, Chase County, 1:45.

140 -- First round: Andrew Standley, Lincoln Christian, def. Anthony Chancellor, Medicine Valley/Maywood, 17-9.

171-- First round: Ryan Bohl, Southern Valley, pinned Lucas Kastl, David City, 3:48. Quarterfinals: Ryan Bohl, Southern Valley, def. Logan Chesley, Ashland-Greenwood, 16-3.

171--First round: Wade Courter, Chase County, def. Dustin McCord, Wood River, 9-4. Quarterfinals: Todd Kingston, North Bend Central, def. Wade Courter, Chase County, 7-0.

171--First round: Robert Van Pelt, Central City, pinned Dillon Mortensen, Medicine Valley/Maywood, 3:36.

215-- First round: Daniel Stoelting, Southern Valley, pinned Alex Brandt, Bishop Neumann, 3:06. Daniel Stoelting, Southern Valley, def. Seth Lindley, Tri County, 4-0.

215--First round: Andy Mink, Ashland-Greenwood, pinned Andrew Mahnken, Perkins County, 1:20.

285 -- First round: Shae Smith, Bennington, pinned Vaughn Dizmang, Medicine Valley/Maywood, 3:27.

Class D

103 -- First round: Dalton Bourke, Elm Creek, def. Heath Teel, Southwest, 9-1.

112-- First round: Aaron Carlson, Sutton, pinned James Rundel, Hitchcock County, :59.

119 -- First round: Dustin Hurt, Ansley/Arcadia, pinned Joshua Gates, Southwest, 2:47.

130 -- First round: Kyle Teel, Southwest, def. Morgan Glause, Palmer, 15-4. Ethan Kahrs, Franklin, def. Kyle Teel, Southwest, 13-4.

135 -- First round: Kyle Loebig, Elwood, pinned Steven Sander, Dundy County, 3:19.

152 -- First round: Tucker Bowers, Winside, def. Zane Starks, Dundy County, 14-2.

160-- First round: Jake Smith, Wauneta-Palisade, def. Brady Fernau, Neligh-Oakdale, 6-3. Quarterfinals: Cole Meyer, Friend, def. Jake Smith, Wauneta-Palisade, 12-1.

171-- First round: Lance Shifflet, Cambridge, pinned Billy Stover, Elm Creek, 2:48. Quarterfinals: Bernard Nicola, Archbishop Bergan, pinned Lance Shifflet, Cambridge, 2:41.

171 -- First round: Matthew Lutz, Garden County, pinned Jered Jenkins, Arapahoe, 5:13.

189 -- First round: Derrik Bundy, Dundy County, pinned Timothy Wright, East Butler, 2:29. Quarterfinals: Justin Swedburg, Axtell, def. Derrik Bundy, Dundy County, 11-6 OT.

189 -- First round: Eric Burenheide, Howells, pinned Drew Ten Bensel, Arapahoe, 1:15.

215 -- First round: Michael Bazata, Howells, pinned Ethan Jenkins, Arapahoe, 1:33.

285 -- First round: Brent Hegemann, Howells, def. Brennon Malcom, Eustis-Farnam, 5-4.

285 -- First round: Dustin Bundy, Dundy County, pinned Matt Carroll, Dorchester, :54. Quarterfinals: Dustin Bundy, Dundy County, pinned Brent Hegemann, Howells, 1:17.

285 -- First round: Louis Nutter, Weeping Water, pinned Davin Doyle, Cambridge, :58.

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