Waverly wrestling

STRIKE GOLD: Waverly junior Evan Canoyer was crowned Class B champion at 170 pounds after scoring a 7-3 decision over Kobe Lyons of York.  The win improved Canoyer’s record to 29-1 on the season. (Staff Photo by Suzi Nelson) 

OMAHA – Waverly junior Evan Canoyer was crowned the 170-pound Class B champion at the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships in Omaha on Feb. 22.

Canoyer, who finished second last season as a sophomore in the same weight class, was able to seal the deal in his final match as a junior.

Canoyer won four matches in Omaha including a very controlled 7-3 decision over York senior Kobe Lyons in Saturday afternoon’s 170-pound title match up.

The win capped Canoyer’s season with a record of 29-1.

Three other Vikings also recorded wins in Omaha.

Viking 126-pound junior Trae Greve finished with a record of 1-2 in Omaha. Greve scored a 10-5 decision over Dylan Hubbard of Lexington in the first round of consolations. His 1-2 finish ended his junior campaign with a record of 27-9.

Waverly's 195-pound sophomore Wyatt Fanning also finished 1-2 in Omaha, ending his season with a record of 28-13. Fanning pinned Matthew Escamilla of Alliance in a first round consolation match up.

The 220-pound sophomore Jacob Krauter won his opening round match up against Joe Rodriguez of West Point-Beemer, but then was defeated by Bennington’s Garett Menke and Ashland-Greenwood’s Jacob Ludwig. He finished his sophomore season with a record of 20-15.

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