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State Runner-ups

1994

State Runner-ups

1997

State Runner-ups

1999

State Runner-ups

2000

State Runner-ups

2007

State Runner-ups

2008

State Runner-ups

2010

State Runner-ups

2011

State Runner-ups

2016

State Dual Runner-ups

2016

State Runner-ups

2017

State Dual Runner-ups

2017

State Runner-ups

2018

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Jack Sponenburgh

2024 - 106 lbs.

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Nick James

2019 - 145 lbs.

2018 - 138 lbs.

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Dante Rodriguez

2014 - 132 lbs.

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Tim Crocker

2009 - 125 lbs.

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Justin Dekok

2008 - 152 lbs.

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Shane Castillo

2005 - 112 lbs.

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Brandon Brill

2002 - 135 lbs.

2001 - 112 lbs.

2000 - 103 lbs.

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Lance Tolstedt

1999 - 275 lbs.

1998 - 275 lbs.

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Jerry Thomas

1994 - 119 lbs.

1993 - 112 lbs.

1992 - 103 lbs.

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Mark Weston

1980 - 98 lbs.

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Gale Epp

1969 - 133 lbs.

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Gauge McBride

2020 - 152 lbs.

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Lee Herrington

2018 - 285 lbs.

2017 - 285 lbs.

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Isaac Stansbury

2014 - 120 lbs.

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Nick Rimpley

2009 - 152 lbs.

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Taylor Foss

2007 - 285 lbs.

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Jay Ingraham

2004 - 112 lbs.

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Adam Keiswetter

2000 - 135 lbs.

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David Miller

1998 - 145 lbs.

1997 - 140 lbs.

1996 - 125 lbs.

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Mark Blaschko

1992 - 140 lbs.

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Keven Anderson

1974 - 98 lbs.

1973 - 98 lbs.

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Randy Fiddelke

1968 - 145 lbs.

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Phillip Moomey

2019 - 132 lbs.

2018 - 126 lbs. 

2017 - 120 lbs.

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Braydon Smith

2018 - 113 lbs.

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Hunter Bamford

2013 - 126 lbs.

2011 - 103 lbs.

2010 - 103 lbs.

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Warner Phipps

2008 - 160 lbs.

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Daniel Rodriguez

2007 - 135 lbs.

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Andrew Baumgartner

2002 - 125 lbs.

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Mark Jacobson

1999 - 189 lbs.

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Ryan Coe

1996 - 189 lbs.

1995 - 185 lbs.

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Shad Carpenter

1982 - 119 lbs.

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Dirk Nickel

1971 - 126 lbs.

State Champions

State Champions

State Medalists

State Medalists
Name
Year
Weight
Place
Jack Sponenburgh
2024
106 lbs.
1st
Seth Philippi
2024
138 lbs.
6th
Tate Choplin
2024
150 lbs.
5th
Sam Nachtigal
2024
157 lbs.
2nd
Taj Wilson
2024
165 lbs.
3rd
Sawyer Schilke
2024
215 lbs.
3rd
Jack Sponenburgh
2023
106 lbs.
5th
Perry Swarm
2023
145 lbs.
4th
Archer Heelan
2022
120 lbs.
5th
Nick Sutton
2022
160 lbs.
6th
Sawyer Schilke
2022
195 lbs.
6th
Archer Heelan
2021
113 lbs.
2nd
Beau Hostler
2021
145 lbs.
2nd
Gage Gerguson
2021
152 lbs.
4th
Carter Abels
2021
182 lbs.
5th
Dario Rodriguez
2021
220 lbs.
4th
Archer Heelan
2020
113 lbs.
5th
Rylie Steele
2020
126 lbs.
3rd
Brayden Smith
2020
138 lbs.
3rd
Gage Ferguson
2020
145 lbs.
3rd
Gauge McBride
2020
152 lbs.
1st
Alex Hunt
2020
195 lbs.
6th
Archer Heelan
2019
106 lbs.
5th
Hunter Nagatani
2019
113 lbs.
4th
Rylie Steele
2019
120 lbs.
3rd
Phillip Moomey
2019
132 lbs.
1st
Gauge McBride
2019
138 lbs.
3rd
Nick James
2019
145 lbs.
1st
Carter Abels
2019
160 lbs.
5th
Brayden Smith
2018
113 lbs.
1st
Phillip Moomey
2018
126 lbs.
1st
Nick James
2018
138 lbs.
1st
Teontae Wilson
2018
145 lbs.
2nd
Sean Jackson
2018
195 lbs.
3rd
Lee Herrington
2018
285 lbs.
1st
Phillip Moomey
2017
120 lbs.
1st
Nick James
2017
132 lbs.
2nd
Trey Grube
2017
160 lbs.
2nd
Sean Jackson
2017
195 lbs.
4th
Lee Herrington
2017
285 lbs.
1st
Phillip Moomey
2016
113 lbs.
5th
Nick James
2016
132 lbs.
3rd
Ashton Arrants
2016
138 lbs.
3rd
Trevar Bigelow
2016
152 lbs.
3rd
Trey Grube
2016
160 lbs.
4th
Leo Palamo
2016
182 lbs.
4th
Andy Mason
2016
195 lbs.
6th
Lee Herrington
2016
285 lbs.
5th
Ashton Arrants
2015
126 lbs.
5th
Damon Rodriguez
2015
132 lbs.
5th
Trevar Bigelow
2015
145 lbs.
5th
Cameron Schlender
2015
182 lbs.
5th
Aaron Griffith
2015
220 lbs.
3rd
Gabe Ledesma
2015
285 lbs.
6th
Damon Rodriguez
2014
126 lbs.
2nd
Gabe Ledesma
2014
285 lbs.
6th
Isaac Stansbury
2013
113 lbs.
3rd
Austin Marshall
2013
132 lbs.
2nd
Kalen Mazenkowski
2013
152 lbs.
2nd
Trey Schlender
2013
182 lbs.
3rd
Quinton Ross
2013
220 lbs.
5th
Isaac Stansbury
2012
106 lbs.
4th
Hunter Bamford
2012
113 lbs.
2nd
Seth Nehls
2012
120 lbs.
2nd
Jacob Oertle
2012
138 lbs.
6th
Kalen Mazenkowski
2012
145 lbs.
6th
Ryan Bauer
2011
112 lbs.
4th
Asa Stansbury
2011
119 lbs.
4th
Jacob Oertle
2011
130 lbs.
2nd
Zach Rees
2011
135 lbs.
2nd
Noah Gable
2011
140 lbs.
3rd
Asa Stansbury
2010
112 lbs.
4th
Andrew Smith
2010
119 lbs.
6th
Zach Rees
2010
125 lbs.
4th
Noah Gable
2010
135 lbs.
4th
Nick Rimpley
2010
152 lbs.
4th
Brandon Neujahr
2010
160 lbs.
3rd
Jensen Foss
2010
171 lbs.
3rd
Sean Cherry
2010
189 lbs.
5th
Junior Chavez
2010
215 lbs.
6th
Zach Rees
2009
119 lbs.
3rd
Brandon Neujhar
2009
140 lbs.
5th
Jensen Foss
2009
171 lbs.
3rd
Sean Cherry
2009
189 lbs.
6th
Junior Chavez
2009
215 lbs.
4th
Tim Crocker
2008
112 lbs.
4th
Jarek Patterson
2008
119 lbs.
4th
Collin Rees
2008
125 lbs.
6th
Brandon Rimpley
2008
130 lbs.
3rd
Nick Rimpley
2008
145 lbs.
5th
Michael Shafer
2008
189 lbs.
5th
Tim Crocker
2007
112 lbs.
3rd
Jarek Patterson
2007
119 lbs.
4th
Islam Abitov
2007
130 lbs.
4th
Warner Phipps
2007
145 lbs.
2nd
Justin DeKok
2007
152 lbs.
5th
Jon Pearson
2007
160 lbs.
3rd
Tim Crocker
2006
103 lbs.
3rd
Daniel Rodriguez
2006
130 lbs.
3rd
Jon Crocker
2006
135 lbs.
6th
Warren Phipps
2006
140 lbs.
5th
Marvin Peterson
2006
152 lbs.
3rd
Daniel Rodriguez
2005
119 lbs.
3rd
Reese Florang
2005
140 lbs.
6th
Shane Castillo
2004
119 lbs.
5th
Andrew Baumgartner
2004
145 lbs.
2nd
Ross McMullen
2004
160 lbs.
5th
Andy Walters
2004
171 lbs.
6th
Jay Ingraham
2003
103 lbs.
6th
Brandon Brill
2003
130 lbs.
2nd
Reese Florang
2003
140 lbs.
6th
Justin Crist
2003
275 lbs.
4th
Tyler Krotz
2002
140 lbs.
5th
Josh Crist
2002
275 lbs.
2nd
Scott Kwiatkoski
2001
152 lbs.
5th
Isaac Robinson
2001
191 lbs.
4th
Scott Kwiatkoski
2000
152 lbs.
3rd
Jesse Florang
2000
171 lbs.
3rd
Kyle Stover
1999
112 lbs.
6th
Josh Bauer
1999
125 lbs.
6th
Adam Keiswetter
1999
130 lbs.
3rd
Scott Kwiatkoski
1999
145 lbs.
5th
Jesse Florang
1999
171 lbs.
4th
Paul Hanich
1999
215 lbs.
3rd
Josh Robinson
1998
112 lbs.
2nd
Rob Bishop
1998
119 lbs.
3rd
Brett Smith
1998
135 lbs.
4th
Frank Kuchera
1998
160 lbs.
3rd
Jeff Coe
1998
171 lbs.
2nd
Mark Jacobson
1998
189 lbs.
3rd
Tony Rodriguez
1998
215 lbs.
2nd
Josh Saldivar
1997
125 lbs.
5th
Brett Smith
1997
130 lbs.
4th
Jeff Coe
1997
152 lbs.
4th
Von Alavi
1997
189 lbs.
4th
Tony Rodriguez
1997
215 lbs.
4th
Lance Tolstedt
1997
275 lbs.
2nd
Jeff Coe
1996
145 lbs.
3rd
David Miller
1995
106 lbs.
2nd
Rick McGee
1995
126 lbs.
2nd
Tom Larson
1995
134 lbs.
6th
Chad Frink
1995
151 lbs.
4th
Scott Nachtigal
1995
160 lbs.
2nd
Joe Panowicz
1995
215 lbs.
4th
Andy Bishop
1994
125 lbs.
6th
Jasson Hemmerling
1994
140 lbs.
5th
Kenton Jurgenson
1994
145 lbs.
4th
Chad Frink
1994
152 lbs.
4th
Scott Nachtigal
1994
160 lbs.
3rd
Ryan Coe
1994
189 lbs.
2nd
Brad Gilliming
1994
275 lbs.
5th
Andy Bishop
1993
119 lbs.
5th
Ben Day
1993
140 lbs.
5th
Brad Gilliming
1993
275 lbs.
4th
Dean Chamberlin
1992
130 lbs.
5th
Ryan Panowicz
1992
160 lbs.
2nd
Kurt Kuskie
1991
160 lbs.
5th
Andrew Bauer
1989
112 lbs.
2nd
Jerry Hill
1989
119 lbs.
2nd
Kevin Cleary
1989
145 lbs.
4th
Andrew Bauer
1988
103 lbs.
2nd
Marc Bauer
1988
119 lbs.
2nd
Marc Bauer
1987
112 lbs.
3rd
Scott Blaschko
1987
126 lbs.
6th
Shawn Steinle
1984
155 lbs.
2nd
Shawn Steinle
1983
145 lbs.
2nd
Rich Tondraeu
1983
167 lbs.
6th
Keith Stenle
1982
167 lbs.
6th
Mark Weston
1981
112 lbs.
2nd
Shad Carpenter
1981
138 lbs.
3rd
Ken Seeger
1980
105 lbs.
4th
Waco Carpenter
1980
126 lbs.
3rd
Terry Fiala
1980
185 lbs.
2nd
Keith Morse
1979
112 lbs.
3rd
Randy Heiliger
1979
145 lbs.
6th
Greg Kantaras
1979
98 lbs.
4th
Waco Carpenter
1978
112 lbs.
5th
Bob Turner
1978
126 lbs.
2nd
Jed Dobberstien
1977
126 lbs.
2nd
Jed Dobberstien
1976
112 lbs.
3rd
Dan Clement
1976
119 lbs.
3rd
Henery Harmony
1974
HWT
2nd
Rod Geisert
1972
119 lbs.
2nd
Dan Christensen
1971
145 lbs.
4th
Ron Eilers
1969
120 lbs.
2nd
Herb Compton
1965
HWT
4th
Royal Van Horn
1962
138 lbs.
4th
Doug Marlatt
1962
154 lbs.
4th
Keith Smith
1961
145 lbs.
2nd
Mack Nickle
1961
154 lbs.
2nd
Sam Cowan
1960
HWT
3rd
Ed Sheen
1959
138 lbs.
4th
Don Hather
1959
180 lbs.
3rd

High School All-Americans

High Scholl All-Americans
2023 | Jack Sponenburgh | USA Preseason Nationals | 6th
2019 | Phillip Moomey | UWW Junior Greco Nationals | 4th
2018 | Phillip Moomey | USA Preseason Nationals | 1st
2018 | Nick James | USA Preseason Nationals | 3rd
2018 | Archer Heelan | USA Cadet Greco Nationals | 7th
2018 | Lee Herrington | USA Junior Freestyle Nationals | 8th
2018 | Phillip Moomey | UWW Cadet Greco Nationals | 1st (Cadet World Team Member)
2017 | Phillip Moomey | USA Cadet Greco Nationals | 1st
2017 | Phillip Moomey | USA Cadet Freestyle Nationals | 3rd
2017 | Phillip Moomey | UWW Cadet Greco Nationals | 4th
2016 | Nick James | USA Preseason Folkstyle Nationals | 6th
2016 | Phillip Moomey | USA Cadet Greco Nationals | 5th
2014 | Dante Rodriguez | Junior FILA Greco Nationals | 1st (Junior World Team Member)
2016 | Dante Rodriguez | USA Preseason Folkstyle Nationals | 1st
2013 | Hunter Bamford | Senior Nationals | 4th
2004 | Daniel Rodriguez | USA Cadet Freestyle Nationals | 2nd
1997 | David Miller | USA Junior Greco Nationals | 1st
1996 | David Miller | USA Junior Greco Nationals | 8th
1996 | Ryan Coe | USA Junior Freestyle Nationals | 4th
1996 | Lance Tolsted | USA Cadet Freestyle Nationals | 8th
1995 | Ryan Coe | USA Junior Greco Nationals | 5th

College All-Americans

College All-Americans
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Iowa Western Community College

Flavia Nagatani

2024 - NCAAJC - National Champion

2023 - NCAAJC - 2nd

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University of Neb.-Kearney

Lee Herrington

2023 – NCAA DII - 6th

2022 – NCAA DII - 5th

2021 – NCAA DII - 4th

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University of Neb.-Kearney

Frank Kuchera

2003 – NCAA DII - National Champion

2002 – NCAA DII - 5th

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University of Neb.-Omaha

Marc Bauer

1993 – NCAA DII - 3rd

1992 – NCAA DII - 6th

1991 – NCAA DII - 7th

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Kearney State College

Jed Dobberstein

1980 – NAIA - 8th

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Kearney State College

Keven Anderson

1975 – NAIA - 6th

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University of Neb.-Kearney

Nick James

2024 – NCAA DII - 2nd

2022 – NCAA DII - 5th

2021 – NCAA DII - 7th

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University of Neb.-Kearney

Adam Keiswetter

2005 – NCAA DII - 3rd

2004 – NCAA DII - 5th

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University of Neb.-Kearney

Mark Blaschko

1998 – NCAA DII - 6th

1996 – NCAA DII - 8th

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University of Neb.-Omaha

Mark Weston

1985 – NCAA DII - 2nd

19984 – NCAA DII - 5th

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Huron University 

Henry Harmoney

1978 – NAIA - 5th

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McCook Community College

Gale Epp

1971 – NJCAA - National Champion

Kearney High School Records

School Records

Victories - Season

2018 - Phillip Moomey - 48 Wins

2014 - Dante Rodriguez - 48 Wins

Falls - Season

2018 - Lee Herrington - 37 Pins

2008 - Warner Phipps - 37 Pins

Victories - Season

2018 - Phillip Moomey - 48 Wins

2014 - Dante Rodriguez - 48 Wins

Fast Fall

1999 - Adam Keiswetter - 7 Sec.

Team Points - Season

2014 - Dante Rodriguez - 332.5 Pts.

Team

Falls - Season

2008 - 272 Pins

Victories - Career

2016-19 - Phillp Moomey - 181 Wins

2016-19 - Nick James - 181 Wins

Falls - Career

2016-19 - Phillip Moomey - 134 Pins

Victories - Season

2018 - Phillip Moomey - 48 Wins

2014 - Dante Rodriguez - 48 Wins

Takedowns - Season

2019 - Nick James - 196 Takedowns

Team

Dual Wins - Season

2008 - 22 Dual Wins

Team

Takedowns - Season

2019 - 1067 Takedowns

Consecutive Victories

1996-1998 - David Miller - 100 Wins

Consecutive Falls

1996-98 - David Miller - 41 Pins

Victories - Season

2018 - Phillip Moomey - 48 Wins

2014 - Dante Rodriguez - 48 Wins

Takedowns - Career

2016-19 - Nick James - 507 Takedowns

Team

Falls - Tournament

2024

51 Falls - Flatwater Fracas

State Tournament Team Points

1998 - 196 Points

Top 10 Career Wins

1.

Phillip Moomey - 2019

Nick James - 2019

181

Wins

3.

Gage Ferguson - 2021

151

Wins

5.

David Miller - 1998

141

Wins

7.

Warner Phipps - 2008

136

Wins

9.

Brandon Brill - 2003

124

Wins

2.

Hunter Bamford - 2013

156

Wins

4.

Tim Crocker - 2009

149

Wins

6.

Archer Heelan - 2022

139

Wins

8.

Gauge McBride

132

Wins

10.

Daniel Rodriguez - 2007

123

Wins

Dual Records

Dual Records

Coach Ryan Bauer
(8-10)

2022 - 8-10

2023 - 11-8

Coach John Perry (16-4)

1970 - 6-1

1969 - 4-2

1968 - 6-1

Coach Ty Swarm

(133-32)

2021 - 9-6

2020 - 12-7

2019 - 17-1

2018 - 20-1 *State Dual Champions

2017 - 16-3

2016 - 17-3

2015 - 16-1

2014 - 14-4

2013 - 12-6

Coach Jack Ramey (21-7)

1967 - 7-1

1966 - 8-0

1965 - 6-6

Coach Tom McCann

(354-118-3)

2012 - 16-4

2011 - 19-2

2010 - 18-2

2009 - 14-3

2008 - 22-0

2007 - 14-2

2006 - 11-0

2005 - 5-4

2004 - 7-2

2003 - 6-2

2002 - 7-2

2001 - 10-2

2000 - 7-2

1999 - 8-1

1998 - 8-0

1997 - 8-1

1996 - 9-2

1995 - 11-1

1994 - 10-0

1993 - 9-2

1992 - 11-1

1991 - 7-4

1990 - 4-6

1989 - 3-6

1988 - 3-5-1

1987 - 6-2-1

1986 - 9-3

1985 - 4-6

1984 - 4-4

1983 - 4-7

1982 - 5-4

1981 - 7-1

1980 - 8-1

1979 - 5-3

1978 - 4-3

1977 - 6-3

1976 - 5-2

1975 - 3-5

1974 - 3-6

1973 - 9-1

1972 - 8-0

1971 - 7-0

Coach Marion Morrow (41-27-1)

1964 - 2-9-1

1963 - 3-6

1962 - 9-2

1961 - 9-1

1960 - 6-2

1959 - 6-4

1958 - 3-2

1957 - 3-1

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