Two of the state's top high school wrestlers clashed in the final match of the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star dual on Saturday in Grand Island.
Wahoo's Jack Sutton, competing for the Red team, rallied from down 4-1 in the first period to defeat Aquinas' Joseph Reimers 6-4 in overtime. Both have combined for multiple state titles and both are headed to Nebraska-Kearney.
Sutton's victory wasn't enough for the Red squad. The Blue team prevailed 21-14.
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The Blues got a spark from Raymond Central's Easton Albrecht, who topped Amherst's Samuel Florell 5-3. Lee Carlson of Sutton also scored points for the Blue team with a 14-5 win against Damien Stewart of Thayer Central.
Four-time state champion Tyler Pawloski of Pleasanton edged York's Harrison Gocke 2-1 for the Blues.
Results: Stewart (B), Thayer Central, dec. York, Beatrice, 13-2; Gaffney (R), Broken Bow, dec. Hotz, Gothenburg, 4-2; Sturdivant (R), Omaha Bryan, dec. Lovitt, Mullen, 9-4; Kersten, (B), Battle Creek, dec. Johnson, Archbishop Bergan, 16-3; Albrecht (B), Raymond Central, dec. Florell, Amherst, 5-3; Pursley (B), Aurora, dec. Styskal, David City, 5-2; Pawloski (B), Pleasanton, dec. Gocke, York, 2-1; Gerkensmeyer (R), Columbus Lakeview, dec. Johnston, Omaha Westside, 3-1; Casey (B), Thayer Central, pinned Fries, Northwest; Simants (R), Stapleton, pinned York, Fairbury; Ulmer (R), Broken Bow dec. McCurdy, Alma, 3-0; Wonch, Aurora (B), pinned McCurdy, Alma; Borer (B), North Bend, pinned Tran, Millard South; Maganda (R), Schuyler, dec. Peitzmeier, Millard South, 6-3; Duda (R), Broken Bow, pinned Gilpin, Winnebago; Carlson (B), Sutton, dec. Stewart, Thayer Central, 14-5; Sutton (R), Wahoo, dec. Reimers, Aquinas, 6-4, OT.