Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Kimball's Federation Wrestling club earned dozens of awards through the season

 

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These four young wrestlers competed throughout the Federation season, racking up dozens of awards through the season, wrestling in up to ten competitions. Pictured, from left to right, are Logan Paxton, Britton Culek, Matthew Johnson and Alexander Newton.

The Kimball Federation wrestling club, with 23 athletes in grades 4-8, wrapped up their year in April with coaches Luke Kelley, Jim McGinnis, Bob Culek, Tyson Culek, Dillon Snyder and Jason Hottell.

Britton Culek closed his first year wrestling with a 28-5 record first year wrestling. Culek wrestled in 10 events took first in six of them, second in three events and third at one competition. He placed second at districts, second at state and third at Midwest classic.

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Britton Culek ended his first year in Federation Wrestling with a 28-5 record. He is pictured here with his trophies, certificates and plaques.

Matthew Johnson ended the season with a 14-17 record, wrestling in ten competitions. Johnson took first place in two contests, second in two, third in two, and he placed fourth in three events. He also placed second at districts, and though he did not place at state and he took fourth at the Midwest Classic.

Wrestling in seven contests, Trey Schindler closed out the year with a 15-6 record. He placed first in four of them, took fourth place once and won first at districts.

Ciena McKenzie also competed in seven events and closed her year with a 9-10 record, placing second four times, third once and second in the girls division at state.

McKenzie and Logan Paxton were the most improved wrestlers in the club, according to coaches.

Though Federation Wrestling is over for this year, coaches are encouraging the young athletes to attend available camps this summer. Their next season will begin in late November as determined by tournament scheduling.

 

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