An emotional week has not taken a toll on West Holt senior Jake Judge as the 145-pounder won a pair of matches Thursday to advance to the state semifinals.
Judge pinned Derek Gibson of Sutherland in 2:35 and turned out to defeat Dalton Bohac of East Butler 4-2 in the quarter finals. He'll face Cole Ashoff of Plainview in the semifinal.
Also in the quarterfinals, Breydon Mlady lost a heartbreaker in sudden victory to Preston Walker of Elm Creek. In the first round, he pinned Justin Pendleton of Medicine Valley in 2:14.
Also in the first round, Colton Cavaness (170) lost to Layne Heese of Pender by tech fall in 5:12. Seth Wentworth (220) was pinned by Anthony Starr of Southwest in 1:11. Jade Buss (285) was pinned by Jacob Peterson of Amherst in the last five seconds of the match, 5:55.
2017 NSAA Championships Results for West Holt
D145 - Jake Judge (35-8)
Champ. Round 1 - Jake Judge (West Holt) 35-8 won by fall over Derek Gibson (Sutherland) 15-11 (Fall 2:35)
Quarterfinal - Jake Judge (West Holt) 35-8 won by decision over Dalton Bohac (East Butler) 46-7 (Dec 4-2)
D160 - Breydon Mlady (35-3)
Champ. Round 1 - Breydon Mlady (West Holt) 35-3 won by fall over Justin Pendleton (Medicine Valley) 26-16 (Fall 2:14)
Quarterfinal - Preston Walker (Elm Creek) 47-7 won in sudden victory - 1 over Breydon Mlady (West Holt) 35-3 (SV-1 7-5)
D170 - Colton Cavaness (23-6)
Champ. Round 1 - Layne Heese (Pender) 44-11 won by fall over Colton Cavaness (West Holt) 23-6 (Fall 5:12)
D220 - Seth Wentworth (25-10)
Champ. Round 1 - Anthony Starr (Southwest) 36-17 won by fall over Seth Wentworth (West Holt) 25-10 (Fall 1:11)
D285 - Jade Buss (15-16)
Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Peterson (Amherst) 28-14 won by fall over Jade Buss (West Holt) 15-16 (Fall 5:55)