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Centurion Wrestlers Fight Hard at Districts and Qualify Two for State Wrestling

After the district wrestling tournament Coach Carlson reported, “Well I can’t even begin to explain the highs and lows of how  the district wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday.  The end result is the Centurions have two state qualifiers who are Kile Bentley at 152 lbs. and Austin Simmons at 220 lbs.”  Coach Carlson went on the exclain, “We had two more in the last round, Jack Sokol and Nolan Johnson,  that wrestled really well throughout the tournament. Jack and Nolan really put it all out there on the line and gave it their best effort .  They did what is essentially what I’m coaching for;  to maximize your potential and your effort. So now we prepare for these two young men to go get on that podium in Omaha next weekend!”


1st Place – Cooper Bates of Wilber-Clatonia
2nd Place – Blake Heller of Battle Creek
3rd Place – Kile Bentley of Centura
4th Place – Alexis Sauceda of Hastings St. Cecilia


1st Place – Kalten Bauers of Centennial
2nd Place – Anthony Buresh of Aquinas Catholic
3rd Place – Josh Bailey of Johnson County Central
4th Place – Austin Simmons of Centura

Photo Credits:  Jennifer Sokol picture of Kile Bentley in story and Austin Simmons on banner.

Centura Wrestlers Ready Themselves for District Wrestling By Competing in a Tough GICC Tournament

This past weekend the Centura wrestling team competed in a very tough Grand Island Central Catholic wrestling tournament. This is one of our toughest meets of the year; the Centura wrestlers have a lot of quality opponents that come to Grand Island. Overall Coach Carlson stated, “I was pleased with our performance considering it was […] Continue reading →

Centura Places Five on the way to a 6th Place Finish in the LouPlatte Conference Wrestling Tournament

Coach Carlson reported, “You know your day is not going to go well when you have two wrestlers not make weight. I felt like that set the tone for the rest of the day. We took a couple losses that we shouldn’t have and had an unfortunate disqualifying throw from Kile Bentley that ultimately disqualified […] Continue reading →

Centura and South Central Unified in a Team Race for Being Named Southern Valley Wrestling Invite Champions

Centura wrestlers wrestled at the Southern Valley invite on Friday.   Centura was in second place for most of the day and then in the fifth round took over the lead spot.  However,  just before going into finals they were overtaken once again by South Central Unified.  It turned out to be a pretty exciting […] Continue reading →