Saturday, February 17, 2018 (All day)
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Titans finish 19th and Medal Two at State!

This past weekend that Norris Titans had a great showing at the Nebraska State High School Wrestling Championship. The team took six warriors and wrestled well all weekend. Clayton Williams, Mathew Harvey, Zach Serna, Tyler Pester, Gavin Eason and Dylan Meyer all represented the Titans. Williams, Serna, Pester, and Meyer all lost in the first round. Harvey and Eason advanced to the quarterfinals with their wins. Both would lose in the quarterfinals matches and drop to the bottom side of the bracket. Williams, Zerna, and Meyer would lose their wrestle back round matches and be out of the tournament. All three had great efforts with Willams losing by two, Serna losing by three, and Meyer losing by 1. The future looks bright for these three young men. In the wrestle-back rounds all three seniors: Harvey, Pester, and Eason caught fire. Pester would win two in a row to get to Friday nights heartbreak round beating Riesen from Chadron and avenging a season loss to Ace York of Fairbury. Pester gave a Goliath effort but unfortunately, he couldn't get by Tucker Hancock of Wahoo to advance to the medal round. Harvey cruised to a major decision over Carter Pursley of Aurora 14-1 and then landed another MD over Carson Core of Seward to get into the medal round.
There he would lose to Canoyer of Waverly and wrestle and longtime foe Zeth Gerkensmeyer form Columbus Lakeview. Harvey had never lost to Zeth and he continued his winning ways against him with a 4-1 decision and claiming a 5th place medal. After Eason's early loss to Jansen from Skutt he stormed back to win four in a row. He beat Novak for Schuyler 9-3, Langan from McCook 10-6, Firmanik from Fairbury by a fall in 3:31, and South from GI Northwest 12-3 all on a broken fibula. With those four wins in a row that moved Gavin up to third place on the medal stand. It was a great season and the kids wrestled hard and gave a great effort all the way through. Can't wait for the off season to start and the next season to get here.

Results for Norris @ 2018 NSAA Championships (02/15 - 02/17/2018)

B126: Clayton Williams (Norris) - DNP
Varsity - Champ. Round 1 - Gage Perry (Columbus Lakeview) over Clayton Williams (Norris) (Fall 2:32)
Varsity - Cons. Round 1 - Cameron Kort (Adams Central) over Clayton Williams (Norris) (Dec 2-0)

B152: Matthew Harvey (Norris) - 5th
Varsity - Champ. Round 1 - Matthew Harvey (Norris) over Daquandre Perry (Boys Town) (Fall 3:52)
Varsity - Quarterfinals - Dalton Quandt (Northwest) over Matthew Harvey (Norris) (Fall 5:37)
Varsity - Cons. Round 2 - Matthew Harvey (Norris) over Carter Pursley (Aurora) (MD 14-1)
Varsity - Cons. Round 3 - Matthew Harvey (Norris) over Carson Core (Seward) (MD 10-2)
Varsity - Cons. Semis - Kaleb Canoyer (Waverly) over Matthew Harvey (Norris) (Dec 5-3)
Varsity - 5th Place Match - Matthew Harvey (Norris) over Zeth Gerkensmeyer (Columbus Lakeview) (Dec 4-1)

B160: Zachary Serna (Norris) - DNP
Varsity - Champ. Round 1 - Pierro Garcia (Lexington) over Zachary Serna (Norris) (Fall 3:29)
Varsity - Cons. Round 1 - Jayden Wooten (Plattsmouth) over Zachary Serna (Norris) (Dec 5-2)

B195: Dylan Meyer (Norris) - DNP
Varsity - Champ. Round 1 - Wren Allen (Columbus Scotus) over Dylan Meyer (Norris) (Fall 3:15)
Varsity - Cons. Round 1 - Aaron Shumaker (Beatrice) over Dylan Meyer (Norris) (Dec 4-3)

B170: Tyler Pester (Norris) - DNP
Varsity - Champ. Round 1 - Billy Higgins (Omaha Skutt Catholic) over Tyler Pester (Norris) (Fall 1:29)
Varsity - Cons. Round 1 - Tyler Pester (Norris) over Clark Riesen (Chadron) (Dec 6-4)
Varsity - Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Pester (Norris) over Ace York (Fairbury) (Dec 6-4)
Varsity - Cons. Round 3 - Tucker Hancock (Wahoo) over Tyler Pester (Norris) (Dec 10-7)

B182: Gavin Eason (Norris) - 3rd
Varsity - Champ. Round 1 - Gavin Eason (Norris) over Taylor Yancy (Cozad) (Dec 9-3)
Varsity - Quarterfinals - Eli Jansen (Omaha Skutt Catholic) over Gavin Eason (Norris) (Dec 5-1)
Varsity - Cons. Round 2 - Gavin Eason (Norris) over Caleb Novak (Schuyler) (Dec 9-3)
Varsity - Cons. Round 3 - Gavin Eason (Norris) over Alec Langan (McCook) (Dec 10-6)
Varsity - Cons. Semis - Gavin Eason (Norris) over Seth Firmanik (Fairbury) (Fall 3:31)
Varsity - 3rd Place Match - Gavin Eason (Norris) over Jeb South (Northwest) (MD 12-3)

You can browse the entire event on Trackwrestling using the following link.