Four qualify for state wrestling
Thayer Central will send four athletes to the state meet including Trevor Hartley in his fourth appearance and Cody Krula, Clayton Hintz and Dalton Kenning who head out for their first time. The 2012 State Wrestling Competition begins this Thursday, Feb. 16, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 18, in Omaha.
The Titans as a team finished the D-1 district tournament with 92 points for seventh place in a field of 17. “I think the team wrestled extremely well,” said Thayer Central coach Brett Larson. “We had all eight of the team members make it to the second day.”
Senior Trevor Hartley won the district title in the 182 weight division to qualify for state contention. The senior, who ends his career at this year’s event, previously finished fourth at the state meet as a sophomore. This year he carries a 38-2 record to the state mats.
Krula, wrestling at 138, earned a silver medal at the district meet to qualify for the state meet while Hintz, at 145, and Kenning, at 132, each earned bronze medals.
For details and more photos of the district meet as well as who each qualifier wrestles in the first round of the state meet, see inside on the Sports page.