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By LuAnn Schindler

Summerland wrestlers compete in opening rounds of state tournament

Colton Thiele advances to semifinals


February 17, 2022

Elly Herley | SAM

Keaton Thiele tries to break loose from Mason Noel, of Southern Valley, in an opening-round match at 145. Thiele moves to the consolation bracket and will return to the mat, Friday, at 12:30 p.m.

Day one of the 2022 Nebraska School Activities Association Class D Individual State Wrestling Tournament is in the books and one Summerland wrestler will advance to the semifinal.

Colton Thiele, who enterered the meet with a 28-6 record at 195, opened with a 9-4 win over Morrill's Michael Morgan. In the quarterfinal, Thiele earned a hard-fought win, by fall, over Ashton Hawkins, of Axtell. The win came with 43 seconds remaining in the third period.

Thiele will face Sid Miller, of Anselmo-Merna, in Friday's semifinal. Miller holds a 34-7 season record.

Thiele's brother, Keaton, faced Mason Noel...

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