FCHS goes 2-3 at 'Rumble in River Country'

Wrestling team beats Wahoo for 7th


The Fort Calhoun wrestling team beat Wahoo 39-30 to finish seventh during the Rumble in River Country at Nebraska City.
A day later, the Pioneers picked up two more dual wins, too.
First, though, FCHS was 2-3 overall at the Nebraska City dual tournament, which was rescheduled last week from Saturday to Monday. Coach Drew Welchert's squad bested the purple Pioneers' junior varsity team and the Wahoo Warriors, but lost to Plattsmouth, Falls City and Platteview.
Twin brothers Ely and Lance Olberding went unbeaten for FCHS, while Gage Nixon, Grant Nixon and Jesse Hartline finished with 1-loss tournament records as regular members of the lineup.
Ely Olberding earned four pins, while Ethan Shaner, Levi Lasher and Gage Nixon each had two. Lance Olberding, Grant Nixon, Hartline and Alex Schuler won matches by fall, too.
The next night, the Pioneers wrestled Omaha Benson and Omaha Northwest at the Huskies' Tuesday triangular. They went 2-0 with 60-18 and 40-30 wins, respectively, over the Class A schools.
Against Benson, pins by Schuler, Grant Nixon, Gage Nixon, Lasher and Ely Olberding contributed to the 42-point victory.
FCHS then beat Northwest with four-straight wins from 126 to 145 pounds. Ely Olberding won a 12-2 major decision over the Huskies' Fernand Kasusa before Lance Olberding, Peyton Lincoln and Owen Miller earned back-to-back-to-back pins.
Grant Nixon also picked up a contested win against Northwest during the Pioneers' final dual of a busy two days to start the week.


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