Trojans eighth at State Dual Championships

Monday, February 26, 2018

KEARNEY, Neb. -- Cambridge finished eighth place in Class D at the 2018 State Dual Championships held Saturday at the University of Nebraska-Kearney’s Health and Sports Center.

The Trojans lost two narrow duals Saturday. They opened with a 38-36 first round loss to Mullen.

Cambridge got pin fall victories from John tenBensel (120), Keegan Benson (182), Matthew Pearson (195), Seth Andrews (220) and Tyler Schultz (285) as well as a forfeit win at 106.

In their second dual, the Trojans lost to perennial wrestling power Amherst 42-36.

Pearson, Andrews and Zack Miller-Sickels (126) recorded wins over Broncos, while Benson, Horwart and Schultz notched open-weight forfeit victories.

Burwell won the Class D championship over Elkhorn Valley 44-30. RPAC member Maxwell defeated Mullen in the third-place dual 43-36, while Tri-County defeated Amherst for fifth place 42-30.

Other class champions were Kearney High in Class A (36-34 over Lincoln East), Omaha Skutt in Class B (36-33 over Blair) and Broken Bow over Valentine (46-31).

Full Cambridge results follow:

Quarterfinal

Mullen defeated Cambridge 38-36

113 - Teven Marshall (Mullen) won open-weight forfeit

120 - John Tenbensel (Cambridge) over Hayden Jennings (Mullen) Fall 0:47

126 - Brady Gracey (Mullen) over Zack Miller-Sickels (Cambridge) Fall 1:13

132 - Jade Lovitt (Mullen) over Clay Sayer (Cambridge) Fall 1:00

138 - Zachary Sweet (Mullen) over Josh Paisley (Cambridge) TF 19-4

145 - Double Forfeit

152 - Justin Wiens (Mullen) won open-weight forfeit

160 - Josh Cox (Mullen) over Kaden Benson (Cambridge) Fall 5:23

170 - Riley Kessler (Mullen) over Bobby Evans (Cambridge) Dec 6-5

182 - Keegan Benson (Cambridge) over Kendal Neal (Mullen) Fall 2:32

195 - Matthew Pearson (Cambridge) over Ty Kvanvig (Mullen) Fall 1:36

220 - Seth Andrews (Cambridge) over Clayton Hassett (Mullen) Fall 1:37

285 - Tyler Schultz (Cambridge) over Ryan Jensen (Mullen) Fall 1:19

106 - Shane Horwart (Cambridge) won open-weight forfeit

Consolation semifinal

Amherst defeated Cambridge 42-36

120 - Isaiah Shields (Amherst) over John Tenbensel (Cambridge) Fall 1:15

126 - Zack Miller-Sickels (Cambridge) over Cooper Johnson (Amherst) Fall 0:34

132 - Morgan Shields (Amherst) over Clay Sayer (Cambridge) Fall 1:24

138 - Riley Gallaway (Amherst) over Josh Paisley (Cambridge) Fall 2:22

145 - Samuel Florell (Amherst) won open-weight forfeit

152 - Jarin Potts (Amherst) over Kaden Benson (Cambridge) Dec 15-11

160 - Trace Baasch (Amherst) won open-weight forfeit

170 - Cole Stokebrand (Amherst) over Bobby Evans (Cambridge) Dec 11-6

182 - Matthew Pearson (Cambridge) over Ethan Brock (Amherst) Fall 0:28

195 - Keegan Benson (Cambridge) won open-weight forfeit

220 - Seth Andrews (Cambridge) over Drew Bogard (Amherst) Fall 3:09

285 - Tyler Schultz (Cambridge) won open-weight forfeit

106 - Shane Horwart (Cambridge) won open-weight forfeit

113 - Drew Freeze (Amherst) won open-weight forfeit

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