Fourteen area wrestlers one win from state
Fourteen area wrestlers are one win away from state after the first day of district wrestling action.
In the B-3 district at Fort Calhoun, Wayne has six wrestlers who will compete in the semifinals on Saturday, needing only one win to secure a spot in the state tournament. Blue Devil semifinalists include Reece Jaqua (120), Cameron Muhs (126), Juan Vergara (132), Berto Vergara (160), Hunter Jorgensen (220) and Mike Leatherdale (285).
In the C-3 district at North Bend, Wakefield has four wrestlers in Saturday's semifinal round, including Cesar Sandoval (120), Ben Chase (132), Isaac Verzani (145) and Julio Sanchez (220). Laurel-Concord-Coleridge had one wrestler make it to the semifinals, as Ethan Williams is a match away at 220 pounds.
In the D-1 district at Weeping Water, Winside has three wrestlers in the semifinals, including Koby Ellis (113), Carter Jensen (120) and Jon Escalante (220).
Action continues Saturday morning at 16 district sites across the state. The top four wreslters in each weight class qualifies for next week's state tournament in Omaha.