East Butler Wrestling

FIFTH-PLACE FINISHER: East Butler sophomore Josh Spatz lost his first match of the state tournament, but battled back to finish fifth in the 126-pound weight class in Class D.  (Staff Photo by Jason Unger)

OMAHA – Seven East Butler Tigers got the chance to compete at the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships in Omaha over the weekend.

Two of them left with state medals.

After losing his opening round match, Tiger sophomore Josh Spatz (126) rallied to finish fifth at the state meet. Spatz defeated Conner Wells of Anselmo-Merna by an 8-2 decision on the 126-pound match for fifth place. He finished his season

with a record of 33-10. Spatz will take 62 career wins into his junior season on the mat.

152-pound sophomore Trevin Brecka also finished fifth in Omaha after posting a record of 5-2. Brecka’s 4-2 decision over Brett Tryon of Southwest earned him the fifth place medal and capped his season with a record of 34-17. Brecka will take 55 career wins into his junior season on the mat for the Tigers.

Freshman Lane Bohac (106) finished his freshman season with a record of 38-10 after finishing with a 2-2 record in Omaha.

113-pound sophomore

Brayden Brecka won his first round match in Omaha before dropping his final two contests. The 1-2 finish at state capped his season with a record of 29-12. The Tiger sophomore will take 53 career wins into his junior season.

Freshman Reece Kocian (106), freshman Blaine Orta (113) and junior Michael Polivka (120) all wrestled in Omaha, but failed to win a match.

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