The Schuyler Central High School wrestling team avoided a letdown after winning its home invitational the previous weekend by crushing Seward in a home dual on Thursday.
The Warriors won 62-6 on parents’ night with three wins by forfeit and four pins. They lost just one match.
“Our guys really wrestled hard,” Schuyler head coach Jeremy Hlavac said. “Seward is a good team. They have several tough guys in their lineup.”
Schuyler opened the dual with 12 easy points as Seward forfeited at 106 and 113 pounds.
In the 120-pound match, Denilson Martinez grabbed a 6-4 decision over Trason Snover when he scored a takedown with 30 seconds left.
Kenny Castro defeated Sean Martin 13-11 at 126 pounds in one of the more entertaining matches of the evening. The score was tied 10-10 entering the third period before Castro gained an escape and takedown to secure his 14th win of the season.
Seward forfeited at 132 pounds to give Schuyler a 24-0 lead and 138-pounder Miguel Roman added six more points by pinning Jordan Covert with nine seconds remaining in the second period.
The 145-pound match was an overtime thriller between Schuyler’s Miguel Carrasco and Jake Wiesen. Carrasco got a quick takedown 15 seconds into the overtime period to grab a 10-8 victory.
A pair of talented juniors squared off in the 152-pound match where Schuyler’s Caden Yrkoski beat Carson Core 7-4. Yrkoski tied the match at 2-all late in the first period and never trailed after that. He improved to 22-6 this season and Core fell to 19-5.
“He went out there and kind of took it to him,” Hlavac said of Yrkoski’s win. “It was very impressive and I was very happy with that performance.”
Isaac Hernandez picked up a fall for the Warriors in the 160-pound match, beating Caden Gardner two seconds before the second period ended. Hernandez raced to a 9-4 advantage before the pin.
Schuyler saw its lead soar to 45-0 after 170-pounder Michael Hernandez gained a 5-1 decision over Brogan Fehlhafer.
Seward’s lone win came when Broc Lavelle pinned Caleb Novak at the 5:51 mark of their 182-pound battle. Lavelle and Novak were tied 2-2 entering the third period before Lavelle gained the fall.
Rosel Diaz was impressive in his 21-5 technical fall over Zac Ellingson in the 195-pound bout. Diaz led 4-2 after one period, 12-2 after the second period and ended the match with two seconds left on the clock when he picked up a two-point near fall.
Jesus Maganda raised his season record to 21-2 when he pinned Jordan Kavulak with two seconds remaining in their 220-pound match. Maganda was in control of the match with a 7-1 lead when he pinned Kavulak, who is now 21-6.
The Warriors completed their impressive evening when Angel Rojo pinned Dalton Abbott at the 1:21 mark of their 285-pound match.
“These midweek duals have a positive effect going into our weekend competitions,” Hlavac said. “We are going into those big meets after quality dual wins like we had tonight.”
Schuyler competes Saturday in the Raymond Central Invite.
AURORA — Schuyler went 4-1 on Saturday to take second place at the Aurora Duals tournament.
The Warriors defeated Norris (52-24), Pierce (60-18), Lincoln East (61-12) and Aurora (46-23). Their lone loss came against Kearney, which defeated Schuyler 34-30 and won the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record.
Michael Hernandez, wrestling at 170 and 182 pounds, 220-pounder Jesus Maganda (220), heavyweight Angel Rojo and 138-pounder Miguel Roman all went undefeated at the event for Schuyler.