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

By Dave Faries

Three Banner County Wrestlers Earn Trip To State

Kimball's Carruthers Finishes 3-2 At Districts


Who says there is strength in numbers?

Banner County will send three of its five man wrestling squad to Class D state competition in Omaha this weekend after the trio qualified during the district meet at Sutherland.

“We did a pretty good job,” said Wildcats head coach Bill Gifford in a bit of an understatement. “We were just a few breaks from taking everyone.”

David Gifford finished third at Sutherland in the 220 weight class, winning three and losing only to Levi Peterson of SMC. Gared Krakow split his matches at 182, which was good enough for second in a narrow bracket. Surprisin...

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