Midwest Destroyers Place 3rd in Districts and 2nd in Broken Bow

Posted 5 months ago

By Robert Lovell

Midwest Destroyers Receive 2nd Place Trophy at Broken Bow

Midwest Destroyers Receive 2nd Place Trophy at Broken Bow

The Midwest Destroyers wrestling club competed as a team in two tournaments last weekend and finished with a second place and third place trophy.

The Destroyers, based out of North Platte, placed second as a team at the Broken Bow tournament on Saturday. The Destroyers then turned around and placed third as a team at the Nebraska USA District 2 State Qualifier in Gothenburg on Sunday.

In the District tournament the Midwest Destroyers scored 205 points, finishing behind the Kearney Matcats, which finished first with 254 points, and Custer County Wrestling, which placed second with 251 points.

The Midwest Destroyers had 40 wrestlers compete in the district tournament for a chance to qualify for the state tournament. Nine wrestlers placed first for the Destroyers:  Brody Pitner won the 1st-2nd grade 50-pound division, Brady Haneborg took first in the 1st-2nd grade 65-pound division, Dayton Gipe placed first in the 3rd-4th grade 55-pound division, Darian Diaz won the 5th-6th grade 65-pound division, Jaylan Ruffin took first in the 5th-6th grade 70-pound division, Barrett Stickelman placed first in the 7th-8th grade 85-pound division, Cameron Riggs won the 7th-8th grade 110-pound division, Brett Riggs took first in the 7th-8th grade 117-pound division, and Braiden Ruffin is the 7th-8th grade 160-pound division champion.

The Midwest Destroyers had 12 other wrestlers make it to the finals in their respective weight classes and finish in second. The Destroyers had 34 of the 40 wrestlers place in the tournament. The results for all 40 wrestlers can be seen below:

Nebraska USA District 2 State Qualifier Results for Midwest Destroyers
Pre-K-Kindergarten 37-40 – Isiacc Boe’s place is 4th and has scored 1.00 team points.
Round 1 – Jacob Rhamy (Kearney Mat Cats) won by decision over Isiacc Boe (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 6-4)
Round 2 – Maddox Gilligan (Gothenburg Swedes) won by major decision over Isiacc Boe (Midwest Destroyers) (Maj 15-4)
Round 3 – Korbin Druery (Custer County Wrestling) won by fall over Isiacc Boe (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:23)

Pre-K-Kindergarten 38-41 – Slade Moerke’s place is 4th and has scored 1.00 team points.
Round 1 – Kayvin Soller (Gothenburg Swedes) won by forfeit over Slade Moerke (Midwest Destroyers) (FF)
Round 2 – Brogan Hendricksen (Custer County Wrestling) won by forfeit over Slade Moerke (Midwest Destroyers) (FF)
Round 3 – Drake Arensdorf (Sutherland youth wrestling) won by forfeit over Slade Moerke (Midwest Destroyers) (FF)

Pre-K-Kindergarten 41-44 – Dylan Smith’s place is 3rd and has scored 3.50 team points.
Round 1 – Carter Lawrence (Kearney Mat Cats) won by fall over Dylan Smith (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 1:42)
Round 2 – Breckyn Collins (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Dylan Smith (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:55)
Round 3 – Dylan Smith (Midwest Destroyers) won by tech fall over Lane Stewart (Custer County Wrestling) (TF 17-0)

Pre-K-Kindergarten 41-44 – Breckyn Collins’s place is 2nd and has scored 7.00 team points.
Round 1 – Breckyn Collins (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Lane Stewart (Custer County Wrestling) (Fall 1:18)
Round 2 – Breckyn Collins (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Dylan Smith (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:55)
Round 3 – Carter Lawrence (Kearney Mat Cats) won by decision over Breckyn Collins (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 7-0)

Pre-K-Kindergarten 43-47 – Tyler Haneborg’s place is 2nd and has scored 7.00 team points.
Round 1 – Tyler Haneborg (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Logan Robirds (Flatrock) (Fall 1:54)
Round 2 – Braxon Rynearson (Custer County Wrestling) won by decision over Tyler Haneborg (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 5-2)
Round 3 – Tyler Haneborg (Midwest Destroyers) won by forfeit over Sladen Steffen (Kearney Mat Cats) (FF)

Pre-K-Kindergarten 44-49 – Dein McEntire’s place is 3rd and has scored 4.00 team points.
Round 1 – Brodey Munter (Kearney Mat Cats) won by fall over Dein McEntire (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 1:33)
Round 2 – Aidan Markham (Custer County Wrestling) won by major decision over Dein McEntire (Midwest Destroyers) (Maj 10-0)
Round 3 – Dein McEntire (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Brodee Brestel (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:24)

Pre-K-Kindergarten 44-49 – Brodee Brestel’s place is 4th and has scored 1.00 team points.
Round 1 – Aidan Markham (Custer County Wrestling) won by fall over Brodee Brestel (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 2:49)
Round 2 – Brodey Munter (Kearney Mat Cats) won by fall over Brodee Brestel (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:22)
Round 3 – Dein McEntire (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Brodee Brestel (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:24)

Pre-K-Kindergarten 49-51 – Kirk Wilson’s place is 4th and has scored 1.00 team points.
Round 1 – Trey Goodenow (Kearney Mat Cats) won by forfeit over Kirk Wilson (Midwest Destroyers) (FF)
Round 2 – Jesse Reyes (Midwest Destroyers) won by forfeit over Kirk Wilson (Midwest Destroyers) (FF)
Round 3 – Cash Watson (Custer County Wrestling) won by forfeit over Kirk Wilson (Midwest Destroyers) (FF)

Pre-K-Kindergarten 49-51 – Jesse Reyes’s place is 2nd and has scored 6.00 team points.
Round 1 – Cash Watson (Custer County Wrestling) won by fall over Jesse Reyes (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 2:41)
Round 2 – Jesse Reyes (Midwest Destroyers) won by forfeit over Kirk Wilson (Midwest Destroyers) (FF)
Round 3 – Jesse Reyes (Midwest Destroyers) won by major decision over Trey Goodenow (Kearney Mat Cats) (Maj 11-3)

Pre-K-Kindergarten 51-54 – Colton Kaps’s place is 3rd and has scored 2.00 team points.
Round 1 – Syler Steffen (Kearney Mat Cats) won by tech fall over Colton Kaps (Midwest Destroyers) (TF 17-2)
Round 2 – Jarrett Wells (Custer County Wrestling) won by fall over Colton Kaps (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:30)
Round 3 – Colton Kaps (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Bear Bryant Siegal (Kearney Mat Cats) (Dec 13-10)

1st-2nd Grades 50 – Brody Pitner’s place is 1st and has scored 11.50 team points.
Quarterfinal – Brody Pitner (Midwest Destroyers) won by forfeit over Press Duryea (Custer County Wrestling) (FF)
Semifinal – Brody Pitner (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Jordan Little (Fox Fitness Grapplers Lair) (Dec 6-3)
1st Place Match – Brody Pitner (Midwest Destroyers) won by tech fall over Camden Bussinger (Cozad Youth Wrestling) (TF 16-0)

1st-2nd Grades 55 – Lathen Huntsman’s place is 3rd and has scored 8.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Lathen Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Lathen Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Jacob Grooms (Cozad Youth Wrestling) (Dec 10-4)
Semifinal – Lathen Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Jackson Nelson (Gothenburg Swedes) (Dec 9-8)
1st Place Match – Trevor Vasquez (Kearney Mat Cats) won by fall over Lathen Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:53)
2nd Place Match – Tyson Smith (Midwest Destroyers) won by major decision over Lathen Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) (Maj 13-0)

1st-2nd Grades 55 – Tyson Smith’s place is 2nd and has scored 14.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tyson Smith (Midwest Destroyers) won by tech fall over Dominic Molina (Kearney Mat Cats) (TF 22-5)
Quarterfinal – Tyson Smith (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Talen Hurlburt (Custer County Wrestling) (Fall 2:00)
Semifinal – Trevor Vasquez (Kearney Mat Cats) won by tech fall over Tyson Smith (Midwest Destroyers) (TF 19-1)
Cons. Semi – Tyson Smith (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Dominic Molina (Kearney Mat Cats) (Fall 1:00)
3rd Place Match – Tyson Smith (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Dreu White (Cozad Youth Wrestling) (Dec 13-8)
2nd Place Match – Tyson Smith (Midwest Destroyers) won by major decision over Lathen Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) (Maj 13-0)

1st-2nd Grades 60 – Jace Kennel’s place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jace Kennel (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Oliver Nutter (Flatrock) (Dec 14-7)
Quarterfinal – Jace Kennel (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Chauncey Watson (Custer County Wrestling) (Fall 1:16)
Semifinal – Jacob Vasquez (Kearney Mat Cats) won by decision over Jace Kennel (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Semi – Jadon Wells (Custer County Wrestling) won by decision over Jace Kennel (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 6-4)

1st-2nd Grades 60 – Brenttyn Boe’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brenttyn Boe (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Isaiah White (Kearney Mat Cats) won in sudden victory – 1 over Brenttyn Boe (Midwest Destroyers) (SV-1 10-8)
Cons. Round 2 – Brenttyn Boe (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Jadon Wells (Custer County Wrestling) won by fall over Brenttyn Boe (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:50)

1st-2nd Grades 65 – Easton Jones’s place is 3rd and has scored 4.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Tallen Harrold (Custer County Wrestling) won by major decision over Easton Jones (Midwest Destroyers) (Maj 12-4)
Cons. Round 1 – Easton Jones (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi – Easton Jones (Midwest Destroyers) won in sudden victory – 1 over Quinton Ambler (Custer County Wrestling) (SV-1 9-8)
3rd Place Match – Easton Jones (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Kooper Pohl (Cozad) (Dec 12-8)
2nd Place Match – Tallen Harrold (Custer County Wrestling) won by rule over Easton Jones (Midwest Destroyers) (RULE)

1st-2nd Grades 65 – Brady Haneborg’s place is 1st and has scored 9.50 team points.
Quarterfinal – Brady Haneborg (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Brady Haneborg (Midwest Destroyers) won by tech fall over Quinton Ambler (Custer County Wrestling) (TF 17-0)
1st Place Match – Brady Haneborg (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Tallen Harrold (Custer County Wrestling) (Dec 7-3)

1st-2nd Grades 70 – Tyce Cumming’s place is 2nd and has scored 2.00 team points.
Round 1 – Max Denson (Custer County Wrestling) won by fall over Tyce Cumming (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 1:29)
Round 3 – Tyce Cumming (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Gabriel Bojorquez (Holdrege Harvesters) (Dec 9-8)

1st-2nd Grades 75+ – Ben Melton’s place is 2nd and has scored 2.00 team points.
Round 1 – Ben Melton (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Jaret Peterson (Chase County Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:48)
Round 2 – Jaret Peterson (Chase County Wrestling Club) won by decision over Ben Melton (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 12-9)
Round 3 – Jaret Peterson (Chase County Wrestling Club) won by decision over Ben Melton (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 8-4)

3rd-4th Grades 55 – Dayton Gipe’s place is 1st and has scored 6.00 team points.
Round 1 – Dayton Gipe (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Ethan Mins (Lexington Wrestling Club) (Dec 6-4)
Round 2 – Dayton Gipe (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Kenneth Garcia (Lexington Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:52)
Round 3 – Dayton Gipe (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Sam Luther (Kearney Mat Cats) (Dec 7-0)

3rd-4th Grades 60 – Logan Miles’s place is 2nd and has scored 0.00 team points.
Round 1 – Jacksen Konrad-Sauer (Lexington Wrestling Club) won by fall over Logan Miles (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:44)
Round 2 – Jacksen Konrad-Sauer (Lexington Wrestling Club) won by fall over Logan Miles (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:58)

3rd-4th Grades 65 – Ryan Smith’s place is 2nd and has scored 2.00 team points.
Round 1 – Isaac White (Cozad) won by decision over Ryan Smith (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 14-8)
Round 2 – Ryan Smith (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Jacob Fox (Fox Fitness Grapplers Lair) (Dec 6-3)

3rd-4th Grades 70 – Drue Huntsman’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Drue Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Chase Racicky (Custer County Wrestling) won by decision over Drue Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Drue Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Drue Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Shane Schneider (Flatrock) (Fall 2:44)
Cons. Semi – Jackson Lavene (Kearney Mat Cats) won by fall over Drue Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 1:29)

5th-6th Grades 65 – Brock Little’s place is 2nd and has scored 0.00 team points.
Round 1 – Darian Diaz (Midwest Destroyers) won by forfeit over Brock Little (Midwest Destroyers) (FF)
Round 2 – Darian Diaz (Midwest Destroyers) won by medical forfeit over Brock Little (Midwest Destroyers) (MFF)

5th-6th Grades 65 – Darian Diaz’s place is 1st and has scored 6.00 team points.
Round 1 – Darian Diaz (Midwest Destroyers) won by forfeit over Brock Little (Midwest Destroyers) (FF)
Round 2 – Darian Diaz (Midwest Destroyers) won by medical forfeit over Brock Little (Midwest Destroyers) (MFF)

5th-6th Grades 70 – Sam Melton’s place is 2nd and has scored 4.00 team points.
Round 2 – Jaylan Ruffin (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Sam Melton (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:33)
Round 3 – Sam Melton (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Landon Klasna (Flatrock) (Fall 1:54)

5th-6th Grades 70 – Jaylan Ruffin’s place is 1st and has scored 9.00 team points.
Round 1 – Jaylan Ruffin (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Landon Klasna (Flatrock) (Fall 1:20)
Round 2 – Jaylan Ruffin (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Sam Melton (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:33)

5th-6th Grades 75 – Mason Tilford’s place is 2nd and has scored 8.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Mason Tilford (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Kaden Bonner (Kearney Mat Cats) won by decision over Mason Tilford (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 4-0)
Cons. Semi – Mason Tilford (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Garrett Latimer (McCook Wrestling Club) (Fall 3:00)
3rd Place Match – Mason Tilford (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Cooper Atkins (Custer County Wrestling) (Dec 9-3)
2nd Place Match – Mason Tilford (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Corben Libich (Gothenburg Swedes) (Fall 0:37)

5th-6th Grades 80 – Jarison Huntsman’s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Gage Ferguson (Kearney Mat Cats) won by fall over Jarison Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 1:18)
Cons. Round 1 – Jarison Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Dawson Young (Gothenburg Swedes) (Dec 9-4)
Cons. Semi – Laine Lafleur (Gothenburg Swedes) won by fall over Jarison Huntsman (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 2:38)

5th-6th Grades 85 – Nathaniel Andresen’s place is 2nd and has scored 11.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Patrick Powers (Custer County Wrestling) won by decision over Nathaniel Andresen (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 8-7)
Cons. Round 1 – Nathaniel Andresen (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Shay Herman (Custer County Wrestling) (Fall 0:15)
Cons. Semi – Nathaniel Andresen (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Sam Tourney (Fox Fitness Grapplers Lair) (Fall 3:25)
3rd Place Match – Nathaniel Andresen (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Coy Johnson (Custer County Wrestling) (Dec 7-4)
2nd Place Match – Nathaniel Andresen (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Kaleb Pohl (Cozad) (Fall 3:57)

5th-6th Grades 90 – Raymen Riley’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Raymen Riley (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Blake Racicky (Custer County Wrestling) won by fall over Raymen Riley (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 3:52)
Cons. Round 2 – Raymen Riley (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Raymen Riley (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Brett Tryon (Roughrider Wrestling Club) (Fall 4:10)
Cons. Semi – Trevor Peterson (Chase County Wrestling Club) won by fall over Raymen Riley (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 3:57)

5th-6th Grades 90 – Dalton Whisenhunt’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dalton Whisenhunt (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Layne Shiers (Kearney Mat Cats) won by fall over Dalton Whisenhunt (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 3:34)
Cons. Round 2 – Dalton Whisenhunt (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Riley Baker (Gothenburg Swedes) won by fall over Dalton Whisenhunt (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 1:01)

5th-6th Grades 95 – Jayden Jones’s place is 4th and has scored 10.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jayden Jones (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Dario Rodriguez (Kearney Mat Cats) (Fall 2:28)
Quarterfinal – Jayden Jones (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Oscar Sanchez (Lexington Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:25)
Semifinal – Cooper Coons (Custer County Wrestling) won by fall over Jayden Jones (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 2:57)
Cons. Semi – Jayden Jones (Midwest Destroyers) won by decision over Carter Abels (Kearney Mat Cats) (Dec 6-4)
3rd Place Match – Isaiah Young (Lexington Wrestling Club) won by injury default over Jayden Jones (Midwest Destroyers) (Inj. 3:31)

5th-6th Grades 140 – Kaden Fiscus’s place is 3rd and has scored 0.00 team points.
Round 1 – Bryson Shoemaker (Roughrider Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kaden Fiscus (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:22)
Round 3 – Bronson Amend (Kearney Mat Cats) won by fall over Kaden Fiscus (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 0:41)

7th-8th Grades 85 – Barrett Stickelman’s place is 1st and has scored 4.00 team points.
Round 1 – Barrett Stickelman (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Round 2 – Barrett Stickelman (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Round 3 – Barrett Stickelman (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)

7th-8th Grades 110 – Cameron Riggs’s place is 1st and has scored 8.00 team points.
Round 1 – Cameron Riggs (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Trace Baasch (Amherst) (Fall 1:04)
Round 2 – Cameron Riggs (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Jonathan Foster (Sutherland youth wrestling) (Fall 1:52)
Round 3 – Cameron Riggs (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)

7th-8th Grades 117 – Jesse MacMillan’s place is 4th and has scored 7.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Hal Moomey (Kearney Mat Cats) won by decision over Jesse MacMillan (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 12-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Jesse MacMillan (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over William Mannel (Gothenburg Swedes) (Fall 0:52)
Cons. Semi – Jesse MacMillan (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Austin Siegal (Kearney Mat Cats) (Fall 3:43)
3rd Place Match – Kaden Guerrero (Roughrider Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jesse MacMillan (Midwest Destroyers) (Fall 2:54)

7th-8th Grades 117 – Brett Riggs’s place is 1st and has scored 14.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Brett Riggs (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Parker Dillan (Chase County) (Fall 1:30)
Semifinal – Brett Riggs (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Austin Siegal (Kearney Mat Cats) (Fall 1:12)
1st Place Match – Brett Riggs (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Hal Moomey (Kearney Mat Cats) (Fall 2:14)

7th-8th Grades 160 – Braiden Ruffin’s place is 1st and has scored 9.00 team points.
Round 1 – Braiden Ruffin (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Jack Kennicutt (Sutherland youth wrestling) (Fall 1:14)
Round 2 – Braiden Ruffin (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Prestin Melroy (Holdrege Optimist Club) (Fall 1:05)

7th-8th Grades 195 – Jake Johnson’s place is 3rd and has scored 7.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Jake Johnson (Midwest Destroyers) received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Eli Hinojosa (Chase County Wrestling Club) won by decision over Jake Johnson (Midwest Destroyers) (Dec 7-1)
Cons. Semi – Jake Johnson (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Trey Brooks (Custer County Wrestling) (Fall 2:18)
3rd Place Match – Jake Johnson (Midwest Destroyers) won by fall over Jack Bauerle (Chase County Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:42)
2nd Place Match – Eli Hinojosa (Chase County Wrestling Club) won by rule over Jake Johnson (Midwest Destroyers) (RULE)