|Panthers Have Five Medalists At SNC Meet|
|Written by thenebraskasigna|
|Monday, 06 February 2012 22:35|
The Fillmore Central wrestling team produced a conference champion and four more conference medalists at the 2012 Southern Nebraska Conference (SNC) Wrestling Championships on Friday. The Panthers landed in eight place in the team standings at the quality meet, which was held at the FC High School in Geneva. The meet started six hours early because of the impending snow storm.
Panther Luke DeLong delighted the hometown crowd with a perfect performance on February 3. The Panther senior parlayed a pin and two technical-fall victories into the SNC championship at 160 pounds. DeLong is 43-0 on the year.
FC heavyweight Zach Ekeler lost an overtime thriller to state-rated Brandon Barta of David City in the 285-pound final. Ekeler, who is also state-rated, rolled to easy pin victories in his first two matches on Friday and is 38-5 entering district competition.
Panther Davis Jacobson finished an impressive 3-1 in his first SNC Meet and brought home third-place honors at 106 pounds. The FC freshman pinned Wesley Pomajzel of Wilber-Clatonia in 56 seconds in the consolation final. Jacobson is 29-12 on the year.
FC freshman Trevor Adams pinned Nick Mauschmen of W-C in the 182-pound consolation final. Adams, who is 39-6 on the season, was 3-1 on Friday. His lone defeat was to state-rated Trevor Hartley of Thayer Central.
Panther Cole Curtis finished fourth at 220 pounds on February 4. His victory at the meet was by pin fall. Curtis is 28-14 on the year.
David City was the 2012 SNC team champions and Centennial were team runners-up. Tri County was third. W-C landed in fourth position.
"Overall, having five medalists was great day for the Panthers," FC coach Ryan Komenda said. Wrestler of the Week will be Luke DeLong and Practice Wrestlers of the Week will be Trevor Adams and Zach Ekeler.
District action for the Panther matmen begins at 3 p.m. this Friday afternoon at Centennial High School in Utica. Competition continues on Saturday in Utica starting at 10 a.m.