NSAA State Wrestling Championships: Highlights & Results

Published: Feb. 16, 2023 at 12:00 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 18, 2023 at 11:05 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The 2023 NSAA State Wrestling Championships are wrapped up at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. The tournament began Thursday morning and ran through Sunday.

Lincoln East qualified 13 wrestlers for the State Meet, including returning champion Gabe Turman. Turman was the only wrestler from the capitol city to capture a state title at this years state tournament. The Spartans finished in second place in the team standings for Class A.

In Class B, Waverly finished in third place with one individual title. Junior Drew Moser captured his first state title finishing the year 44-1.

Class C has a trio of local wrestlers looking to complete undefeated seasons: Alex Schademann (Fillmore Central), Tristan Burbach (Central City), and Ziyahn Ornelas (Wilber-Clatonia). Schademann enters the State Championships with a 51-0 record.

Aquinas is a heavy favorite to win the Class D team championship. The Monarchs had six wrestlers win district championships, including Jakob Kavan, who is a two-time state finalist.

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