Hawks send four to state wrestling

Joey Johnson (138) 2nd place, Stevin horrocks (220) 1st place, Levi Ray (126) 1st place,  Chris Ray (132) 2nd place. Joey Johnson (138) 2nd place, Stevin horrocks (220) 1st place, Levi Ray (126) 1st place, Chris Ray (132) 2nd place. Photo submitted

The Hay Springs Hawks will be sending four wrestlers to the state tournament in Omaha this week after a very successful showing at the District D4 tournament last weekend. Levi Ray, Chris Ray, Joey Johnson and Stevin Horrocks will all be competing for the gold starting Thursday at the Centurylink Center in Omaha. Horrocks improved his record to 37-1 last week, and enters the tournament the number one seed.

At 120 lbs. - Charels Jerrell, 6-11, scored 4 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Charels Jerrell received a bye. Quarterfinal - Dalton Zimmerman of Mullen won by fall over Jerrell in 1:16. Cons. Round 2 - Jerrell received a bye. Cons. Round 3 - Jerrell won by fall over Jebb Ginkens of Sioux County in 1:47. Cons. Semi - Austin Huddle of Hemingford won by fall over Jerrell in 1:29.

At 126 lbs. - Levi Ray, 29-2, placed 1st and scored 26 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Levi Ray received a bye. Quarterfinal - Ray won by fall over Jerrick Ross of Minatare in 0:59. Semifinal - Ray won by fall over Silas Monette of Mullen in 1:11. 1st Place Match - Ray won by fall over Ty Sutphen of Hyannis in 0:22.

Levi enters the State Tournament the number one seed and is set to face Christian Vera of McCool Junction in the opening round.

At 132 lbs. - Chris Ray, 29-6, placed 2nd and scored 20 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Chris Ray received a bye. Quarterfinal - Ray won by fall over Mitchell Mansfield of Sioux County in 1:51. Semifinal - Ray won by fall over Kameron Jordan of North Platte St. Patrick`s in 3:58. 1st Place Match - Collin Fleecs of Sutherland won by decision over Ray 4-2.

Chris enters the State Tournament the number five seed and will face Bo Slingsby of Arcadia in the opening round.

At 138 lbs. - Joey Johnson, 20-12, placed 2nd and scored 20 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Joey Johnson won by fall over Ryan Weekly of Smc in 1:16. Quarterfinal - Johnson won by decision over Lee Jespersen of Hemingford 3-0. Semifinal - Johnson won by fall over Nathan Fleecs of Sutherland in 3:49. 1st Place Match - Garrett Toner of Perkins County won by fall over Johnson in 2:38.

Joey enters the State Tournament the number seven seed and will face Zach Morris of Winside in the opening round.

At 145 lbs. - Jake Johnson, 18-18, scored 4 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jake Johnson received a bye. Quarterfinal - Rio McGinley of Garden County won by fall over Johnson in 3:38. Cons. Round 2 - Johnson won by fall over Brennan Toner of Perkins County in 1:38. Cons. Round 3 - Johnson won by decision over Nathaniel Nixon of Crawford 7-5. Cons. Semi - Nick Wright of North Platte St. Patrick`s won by fall over Johnson in 3:56.

At 152 lbs. - Shane Vifquain, 0-6, scored 0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Shane Vifquain received a bye. Quarterfinal - Garrett Zwiebel of Morrill won by fall over Vifquain in 0:53. Cons. Round 2 - Vifquain received a bye. Cons. Round 3 - Vifquain received a bye. Cons. Semi - Tarin Jespersen of Hemingford won by fall over Vifquain in 2:04.

At 160 lbs. - Kolten Marx, 8-5, scored 4 team points. 

Champ. Round 1 - Kolten Marx received a bye. Quarterfinal - Gage Crowell of Wauneta-Palisade won by fall over Marx in 0:49. Cons. Round 2 - Marx received a bye. Cons. Round 3 - Marx won by fall over Brady Jones of Hitchcock County in 2:23. Cons. Semi - Ryan Dilley of North Platte St. Patrick`s won by fall over Marx in 4:04.

At 195 lbs. - Tyler Merritt, 6-19, scored 0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Merritt received a bye. Quarterfinal - Clay Seifer of Smc won by fall over Merritt in 1:46. Cons. Round 2 - Brandon Holtz of Perkins County won by fall over Merritt in 1:24.

At 220 lbs. - Stevin Horrocks, 7-1, placed 1st and scored 26 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Stevin Horrocks 37-1 received a bye of  of Bye

Quarterfinal - Stevin Horrocks won by fall over Gage Koenen of Creek Valley in 0:55. Semifinal - Horrocks won by fall over Robert Muench of Sutherland in 0:34. 1st Place Match - Horrocks won by fall over Taylor Alcorn of Crawford in 5:23.

Stevin enters the State Tournament the number one seed and will face Jacob Sahulka of Weeping Water in the opening round.

The state tournament begins this Thursday at the Centurylink Center in Omaha. The Hawks will weigh in at 3 p.m. and start wrestling at 4:30 p.m. Central.

You can follow the tournament and watch live matches at trackwrestling.com

Good Luck Hawks!

Last modified onThursday, 06 March 2014 08:51

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