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Wrestlers Bring Home State Medals

McGinnis Third, Schindler Fourth And Johnson Fifth At Omaha; Team 14th Of 66

The Kimball Longhorn Wrestling Team brought three state qualifiers to the NSAA State Wrestling Tournament Thursday through Saturday in Omaha.

When the dust settled, they finished with three state medalists.

Senior Matthew Johnson finished his career with a fifth place medal at 106. Senior James McGinnis finished his career with a third place medal at 132. Trey Schindler finished his career with a 4th place medal at 152.

All three seniors finished their careers as three-time state qualifiers and now state medalists.

This is the first time since 2010 that Kimball has bought home a state medalist. That was when Shawn Nagel bought home his third state title. This is the first time since 2009 that Kimball has bought home multiple state medalist in one year.

As a team the Longhorns finished in 14th place out of 66 schools with 46 team points. The Class D State title was won by Aquinas Catholic of David City with 152.5 points.

NSAA State Championships

Results for Kimball

D106

Matthew Johnson (17-6) placed 5th and scored 13.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Matthew Johnson (Kimball) 17-6 won by fall over Clayton Scoville (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) 29-16 (Fall 1:18)

Quarterfinal - Grady Romshek (Aquinas Catholic) 43-2 won by decision over Matthew Johnson (Kimball) 17-6 (Dec 6-2)

Cons. Round 2 - Matthew Johnson (Kimball) 17-6 won by decision over Colter Sinn (Thayer Central) 34-10 (Dec 6-2)

Cons. Round 3 - Matthew Johnson (Kimball) 17-6 won by decision over Gavin Patterson (Wilcox-Hildreth) 29-10 (Dec 8-4)

Cons. Semi - Micah Gerlach (Cambridge) 45-9 won by fall over Matthew Johnson (Kimball) 17-6 (Fall 3:45)

5th Place Match - Matthew Johnson (Kimball) 17-6 won by medical forfeit over Levi Russell (High Plains Community) 37-12 (M. For.)

D132

James Mcginnis (41-7) placed 3rd and scored 19.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - James Mcginnis (Kimball) 41-7 won by fall over Wryston Brell (Hi-Line) 28-19 (Fall 3:27)

Quarterfinal - James Mcginnis (Kimball) 41-7 won by decision over Corbin Hoefer (Neligh-Oakdale) 37-10 (Dec 7-4)

Semifinal - Nickolas Kuehn (Kenesaw) 51-0 won by major decision over James Mcginnis (Kimball) 41-7 (MD 14-5)

Cons. Semi - James Mcginnis (Kimball) 41-7 won by major decision over Isaac Eckert (Elkhorn Valley) 32-11 (MD 18-6)

3rd Place Match - James Mcginnis (Kimball) 41-7 won by fall over Graiden Ritner (Wilcox-Hildreth) 42-12 (Fall 4:15)

D152

Trey Schindler (37-7) placed 4th and scored 14.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Trey Schindler (Kimball) 37-7 won by fall over Rafe Hill (Arapahoe) 36-14 (Fall 2:57)

Quarterfinal - Trey Schindler (Kimball) 37-7 won by decision over Jacob Koehn (Clarkson-Leigh) 35-17 (Dec 2-1)

Semifinal - Tristan Smith (Elkhorn Valley) 35-9 won by decision over Trey Schindler (Kimball) 37-7 (Dec 9-3)

Cons. Semi - Trey Schindler (Kimball) 37-7 won by decision over Mason Noel (Southern Valley) 20-10 (Dec 5-3)

3rd Place Match - Jacob Moravec (Aquinas Catholic) 42-4 won by fall over Trey Schindler (Kimball) 37-7 (Fall 1:19)

Finals Team Stats

For The Season

Most Wins - James McGinnis 41 wins

Most Team Points Scored – Trey Schindler 236.5 points

Most Falls - James McGinnis 27 falls

Most Tech Falls - James McGinnis 2 tech falls

Most Major Decisions - James McGinnis 3 major decisions

Most Decisions - Trey Schindler 9 wins by decisions

Final Individual

Stats For The Season

Most Match Points - James McGinnis 272 match points

Most Takedowns -James McGinnis 45 takedowns

Most Escapes - James McGinnis 25 escapes

Most Reversals - James McGinnis 28 reversals

Most 2 point near-falls - James McGinnis 18 2 point near-falls

Most 3 point near-falls - James McGinnis 17 3 point near-falls

Final Records

For The Season

106 Matthew Johnson 17-6

106 Maison Holmes 0-2

132 James McGinnis 41-7

132 Cody Brinkman 12-21

138 Peter Russell 0-8

152 Trey Schindler 37-7

170 Derek Kauffman 11-8

 
 
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