Smith Lone State Qualifier From C-4

The Minden Whippets wrestling team competed on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9 in the Class C District 4 wrestling tournament hosted by Broken Bow High School. On the line for Whippet grapplers was a berth in the 2019 Nebraska State Wrestling Championships to be held Feb. 14-16 in Omaha at the CHI Health Center Arena.
Minden was only able to qualify one entry into the 2019 state meet in senior Aiden Smith. Smith placed fourth in the 170 pound division to punch his ticket to state with a record of 42-8. Smith will be competing on Thursday in his first-ever state meet in the Session 2 starting at 4 p.m. along with Class C. Smith also recorded his 100th career win in the quarterfinals.
Minden finished 16th overall in a strong field in the C-4 district with 35 points. Valentine won the district championship with 213 followed by Broken Bow with 203.5 and in third was Ord with 110.

for full story see February 13 Courier

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