By Tom Southard
The Observer 

Bad Break For Bateman At State Wrestling


February 27, 2020

Laura Bateman / For The Observer

Kimball wrestler Connor Cluff proved he can win at the big show during the 2020 state wrestling tournament.

No medals for the four wrestlers who represented Kimball High at the 2020 Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament, but a lot of experience, and a lot of memories, some good and some bad, for the young men who made the trip.

For senior Stephen Bateman, it was a painful experience, and he will have a painful memory of the experience of wrestling in his first state tournament. Stephen wrestled Marcus Cave of Weeping Water in his first and only match at Omaha and was doing a good job against the wrestler who went on to win the Class D 285 pound championship before suffering a severe broken leg towa...

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