The Nebraska State Wrestling finals are finally here and will get underway at 2 p.m. at CenturyLink Center across four mats, one for each class.
Stay tuned after the conclusion of the finals for highlights from all of the Class A and B finals, including the team winners in each class.
Finals Matches Updates
Omaha Skutt wins the Class B state title for the 20th time in 21 years, while Lincoln East takes home the Class A team title. Here's a final scoreboard:
|1||Omaha Skutt Catholic||146.0|
Update: 5:30 p.m.:
Omaha Skutt has another state champion as Nicholas Stoltenberg claims first place in the Class B 126 pound division with a win over Sidney's Kaden Vowers.
Update: 5:25 p.m.:
Kearney's Phillip Moomey takes home first place in the Class A 126 pound division after pinning North Platte's Jason Scott in the second period.
Update: 5:15 p.m.:
Lincoln East's Maxx Mayfield defeated Millard West's Camden Russell 3-0 in the finals at the Class A 120 pound division.
Update: 4:56 p.m.
Blair's Jackson Nielsen claims the Class B state championship at the 113-pound division after defeating Northwest's Collin Quandt.
Update: 4:30 p.m.:
Omaha Burke's Jakason Burks takes home first place in the Class A 106-pound division after pinning Millard South's Caleb Coyle in the first period. Burks' older brother James won his third state title earlier this afternoon.
Update: 4:17 p.m.:
Kearney's Lee Herrington pins Bellevue West's Ty Reynolds in the Class A 285 pound division to claim first place.
Update: 3:46 p.m.:
Omaha Burke has another state champion as Dillyn Miller defeated Columbus's Anthony DeAnda 16-8 in the finals of the Class A 195 pound division.
Update: 3:24 p.m.:
Grenta has its first state champion of the afternoon as Lance Jarrett claims the title in the Class A 182-pound division, defeating Andrew Muthersbaugh of Lincoln East 8-0.
Update: 3:03 p.m.:
Omaha Skutt Catholic's Billy Higgins pinned Riley Kopf of Lexington in the first period of the Class B 170 pound state final as the Skyhawks notch another state champion. Skutt holds a firm 23-point lead in the Class B team standings with the win.
Update: 2:51 p.m.:
Omaha Skutt's Alex Van Dyke takes home first place in the Class B 160 pound division. Van Dyke defeated Columbus Lakeview's Jacob Frenzen 6-0 in the finals match.
Update: 2:49 p.m.:
James Burks of Omaha Burke wins his third-consecutive Class A state championship, this time at 160-pounds after defeating Isaac Trumble of Millard South 10-5. Burks won the state championship at 145 pounds in 2017 and at 132 pounds in 2016.
Update: 2:33 p.m.:
Sidney's Derek Robb wins his fourth-consecutive state championship with his win at the Class B 152-pound weight class. He finished his career with over 200 wins and just one loss.
Update: 2:19 p.m.:
Lincoln East's Chance Fry kicks off the day as Class A's first state champion as he defeated Kearney's Teontae Wilson 16-5 in the 145 pound final. Fry finished his season with a perfect 41-0 record.
The event kicked off with one of the best traditions in high school athletics, the Parade of Champions:
One of the best traditions in high school athletics: the Parade of Champions. pic.twitter.com/RJenLm53Ad— Omaha Sports Insider (@OSIsports) February 17, 2018
Stay with us throughout the finals matches as we will keep you updated until its conclusion. Until the matches get underway, check out the updated scoring leaders for classes A and B.
Class A Team Standings heading into Finals
1. Lincoln East: 152
2. Kearney: 133
3. Millard South: 113
4. Omaha Burke: 105.5
5. Gretna: 96.5
Class B Team Standings heading into Finals
1. Omaha Skutt Catholic: 119
2. Northwest: 112
3. Sidney: 86
4. Alliance: 75.5
5. Lexington: 74