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Local Class D State Wrestling Results (Day Two)

Three local wrestlers finish with medals in Class D on Thursday.
Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 1:33 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (KNEP) - Five local wrestlers moved into day two action at the Nebraska State Class D Wrestling Tournament in Omaha.

Creel Weber (Hemingford) , Kolton Kriha (Bayard), Christian Leonard (Bayard), Chesney Stanczyk (Garden County), and Colton Holthus (Garden County).

Holthus came into the tournament as a defending state champion and he is leaving Omaha with another state title thanks to his 10-7 decision win over Matt Van Pelt of Southwest in the 152 title match.

Meanwhile Bayard’s Christian Leonard coming home with a fourth place medal in 170 pounds at state. Leonard opened day two with a 13-5 major decision win over Sutton Pohlman of Stanton. He would move into the third place match thanks to a 16-3 major decision win over Hunter Arehart of Ansley/Litchfield. Leonard’s run would come to an end in the third place match falling in a close 7-5 extra time match to Alizae Mejia of Plainview.

Creel Weber of Hemingford saw his season also end with a state medal at 113 pounds. Weber finished sixth for the bracket. Weber opened his day two with a 11-5 win over Jason Smith of Elm Creek. Weber would end his tournament run with losses to Carter Beckman of Elgin/Pope John and Eli Paxton of Mullen.

In the final team standings Plainview took home the team state title in Class D with a score of 110.5 points. Garden County was the top local finisher in the team standings with a score of 34 points good enough for the top 20.

Local State Wrestling Day Two Results

Kolton Kriha (Bayard) 160 Pounds

Levi Belina (Howells-Dodge) won by fall over Kolton Kriha (Fall 2:35)

Chesney Stanczyk (Garden County) 195 Pounds

Kolby Larson (Ansley/Litchfield) won in sudden victory - 1 over Chesney Stanczyk (SV-1 3-1)

Colton Holthus (Garden County) 152 Pounds / State Champion

Semifinal - Colton Holthus won by decision over Levi Lewis (North Central) (Dec 12-6)

1st Place Match - Colton Holthus won by decision over Matt VanPelt (Southwest) (Dec 10-7)

Christian Leonard (Bayard) 170 Pounds / 4th Place Finisher

Christian Leonard won by major decision over Sutton Pohlman (Stanton) (MD 13-5)

Christian Leonard won by major decision over Hunter Arehart (Ansley/Litchfield) (MD 16-3)

Alizae Mejia (Plainview) won in sudden victory - 1 over Christian Leonard (SV-1 7-5)

Creel Weber (Hemingford) 113 Pounds / 6tth Place Finisher

Creel Weber won by decision over Jaxon Smith (Elm Creek) (Dec 11-5)

Carter Beckman (Elgin/Pope John) won by fall over Creel Weber (Fall 2:44)

Eli Paxton (Mullen) won by fall over Creel Weber (Hemingford) (Fall 3:56)

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