Excellent job from the Valentine Badger wrestlers, taking home the Class C State Wrestling Title, breaking a points record, along with 9 medalists. Definitely one for the books! Check out our Facebook pages for pics and links to the BadgerWrestling site! Click here for Facebook page!

The Badgers set the points record at 195, record for most pins at State at 17, most medalists at 9 and most individual titles in a championship at 4.

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1. Valentine 195.0
2. David City 107.5
3. Battle Creek 90.5

2017 NSAA Championships Results for Valentine
C106 – Chase Olson (15-2) placed 3rd and scored 21.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Chase Olson (Valentine) 15-2 won by fall over Caleb Egglston (Johnson County Central) 25-20 (Fall 3:19)
Quarterfinal – Chase Olson (Valentine) 15-2 won by fall over Ethan Zegers (Milford) 26-10 (Fall 0:25)
Semifinal – Caydon McCracken (Battle Creek) 47-2 won by decision over Chase Olson (Valentine) 15-2 (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Semi – Chase Olson (Valentine) 15-2 won by fall over Tyler Curtis (Fort Calhoun) 40-8 (Fall 1:49)
3rd Place Match – Chase Olson (Valentine) 15-2 won by major decision over Ryan Zoucha (Malcolm) 43-8 (MD 11-0)

C113 – Gage Krolikowski (31-0) placed 1st and scored 30.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gage Krolikowski (Valentine) 31-0 won by fall over Collin Burton (Battle Creek) 6-8 (Fall 1:06)
Quarterfinal – Gage Krolikowski (Valentine) 31-0 won by fall over Brandon Schram (Tekamah-Herman) 32-9 (Fall 0:24)
Semifinal – Gage Krolikowski (Valentine) 31-0 won by fall over Sam Saldivar (Johnson County Central) 35-6 (Fall 1:15)
1st Place Match – Gage Krolikowski (Valentine) 31-0 won by fall over Seth Styskal (David City) 33-5 (Fall 4:51)

C120 – Brody Benson (26-13) placed 4th and scored 16.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brody Benson (Valentine) 26-13 won by fall over Wyatt Smydra (Norfolk Catholic) 35-12 (Fall 3:49)
Quarterfinal – Evan Waddington (Wood River) 35-2 won by decision over Brody Benson (Valentine) 26-13 (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Brody Benson (Valentine) 26-13 won by decision over Luis Hernandez (Logan View) 34-19 (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Round 3 – Brody Benson (Valentine) 26-13 won by major decision over Lane Bridgmon (Syracuse) 36-17 (MD 14-5)
Cons. Semi – Brody Benson (Valentine) 26-13 won by major decision over Anton Carlson (Sutton) 27-15 (MD 12-3)
3rd Place Match – Owen Lade (Battle Creek) 25-4 won by major decision over Brody Benson (Valentine) 26-13 (MD 14-3)

C126 – Jordan Kelber (40-0) placed 1st and scored 27.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jordan Kelber (Valentine) 40-0 won by fall over Matt Hawkins (Tekamah-Herman) 20-22 (Fall 2:46)
Quarterfinal – Jordan Kelber (Valentine) 40-0 won by major decision over Justin White (David City) 46-6 (MD 12-4)
Semifinal – Jordan Kelber (Valentine) 40-0 won by fall over Easton Albrecht (Raymond Central) 41-12 (Fall 1:15)
1st Place Match – Jordan Kelber (Valentine) 40-0 won by decision over Wyatt Allan (Wood River) 36-1 (Dec 9-4)

C132 – Julian Ramon (27-9) did not place and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Julian Ramon (Valentine) 27-9 won by major decision over Lee Betzen (David City) 29-18 (MD 16-5)
Quarterfinal – Jeff Heinz (Fort Calhoun) 44-2 won by decision over Julian Ramon (Valentine) 27-9 (Dec 8-7)
Cons. Round 2 – Ty Heimes (Battle Creek) 34-14 won by decision over Julian Ramon (Valentine) 27-9 (Dec 3-2)

C138 – Noah Eklund (33-7) placed 3rd and scored 19.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Noah Eklund (Valentine) 33-7 won by major decision over Luke Haberman (Bishop Neumann) 39-10 (MD 12-2)
Quarterfinal – Noah Eklund (Valentine) 33-7 won by fall over Jarred Hulinsky (St. Paul) 36-8 (Fall 3:15)
Semifinal – Melvin Hernandez (David City) 38-2 won by fall over Noah Eklund (Valentine) 33-7 (Fall 4:39)
Cons. Semi – Noah Eklund (Valentine) 33-7 won by fall over Ethan Mumm (Raymond Central) 46-7 (Fall 2:47)
3rd Place Match – Noah Eklund (Valentine) 33-7 won in sudden victory – 1 over Logan Belsky (Gordon-Rushville) 29-6 (SV-1 6-4)

C145 – Hudson Pearman (32-4) placed 4th and scored 15.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Hudson Pearman (Valentine) 32-4 won by major decision over Isaac Verzani (Wakefield) 29-21 (MD 15-5)
Quarterfinal – Hudson Pearman (Valentine) 32-4 won by decision over Dillon Hupp (Norfolk Catholic) 41-11 (Dec 7-2)
Semifinal – Grant Albrecht (Raymond Central) 50-1 won by decision over Hudson Pearman (Valentine) 32-4 (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Semi – Hudson Pearman (Valentine) 32-4 won by fall over Blake Heller (Battle Creek) 37-15 (Fall 1:31)
3rd Place Match – Caden Moore (O`Neill) 41-2 won by decision over Hudson Pearman (Valentine) 32-4 (Dec 6-4)

C152 – Caleb Long (33-4) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Caleb Long (Valentine) 33-4 won by fall over Adam Stewart (Malcolm) 24-22 (Fall 2:38)
Quarterfinal – Caleb Long (Valentine) 33-4 won by decision over Cauy Shaw (O`Neill) 33-7 (Dec 6-2)
Semifinal – Caleb Long (Valentine) 33-4 won by decision over Cooper Bates (Wilber-Clatonia) 40-4 (Dec 5-1)
1st Place Match – Caleb Long (Valentine) 33-4 won by decision over Jack Keating (Kearney Catholic) 38-6 (Dec 4-3)

C160 – Kieron Wenig (33-12) did not place and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Trae Meysenburg (Cross County/Osceola) 43-11 won by decision over Kieron Wenig (Valentine) 33-12 (Dec 13-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Mitchell McWilliams (Syracuse) 40-8 won by decision over Kieron Wenig (Valentine) 33-12 (Dec 6-3)

C170 – Donald Stephen (33-3) placed 1st and scored 25.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Donald Stephen (Valentine) 33-3 won by major decision over Tristan Cloyed (Bishop Neumann) 40-15 (MD 9-1)
Quarterfinal – Donald Stephen (Valentine) 33-3 won by major decision over Dalton Mueller (North Bend Central) 42-5 (MD 13-3)
Semifinal – Donald Stephen (Valentine) 33-3 won by major decision over Ben Metzler (Tekamah-Herman) 24-11 (MD 12-4)
1st Place Match – Donald Stephen (Valentine) 33-3 won by decision over Abe Hernandez (Mitchell) 33-3 (Dec 6-4)

C220 – Steven Shields (22-16) did not place and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kaden Henry (Wisner-Pilger) 37-9 won by fall over Steven Shields (Valentine) 22-16 (Fall 1:28)
Cons. Round 1 – Matthew Eilers (David City) 35-17 won by forfeit over Steven Shields (Valentine) 22-16 (For.)

C285 – Jared Fulton (29-8) placed 5th and scored 15.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jared Fulton (Valentine) 29-8 won by fall over Hunter Rempe (S. Central NE Unified Dist. #5) 39-11 (Fall 5:20)
Quarterfinal – Hunter Miller (Cross County/Osceola) 46-1 won by fall over Jared Fulton (Valentine) 29-8 (Fall 3:26)
Cons. Round 2 – Jared Fulton (Valentine) 29-8 won by fall over Drew Drake (Broken Bow) 27-24 (Fall 1:45)
Cons. Round 3 – Jared Fulton (Valentine) 29-8 won by fall over Jose Murillo (Gibbon) 32-14 (Fall 1:43)
Cons. Semi – Riley Homolka (Wilber-Clatonia) 33-4 won by fall over Jared Fulton (Valentine) 29-8 (Fall 4:28)
5th Place Match – Jared Fulton (Valentine) 29-8 won by decision over Lane Hruby (Arcadia/Loup City) 21-3 (Dec 3-1)