Welling Wins D4 160lb District Title

Photo Courtesy: Shay Welling

Crawford’s Kolby Welling was the only area wrestler to walk away from the D-4 district meet in Sutherland on Saturday with a ticket in his pocket to next week’s state tournament. Welling was also the only wrestler within a 185-miles stretch of highway 20, to claim a district title.

Welling went 3-0 at 160-lbs to clinch his second consecutive trip to Omaha. He went 0-2 at 152-lbs last year.

Teammate Carter Rudloff had a quick day at districts going 0-2 at 285-lbs.

Photo Courtesy: Shay Welling

All three Hay Springs wrestlers fell one win away from heading to state. Wesley Jacobs was the closest at 126-lbs, falling to James McGinnis of Kimball by an 8-7 decision in the consolation semifinals.

Jahrett (106-lbs) and Jordan Anderson (170-lbs) both bounced back after quarterfinal losses with first round consolation wins, but couldn’t quite pull off the comeback.

Photo Courtesy: Shay Welling

Jadon Skavdahl of Sioux County was another wrestler just one win short of heading to state, dropping his consolation semifinal at 113-lbs to Brock Burry of Bayard.

Jesse Dunn was quickly eliminated, going 0-2 at 160-lbs.

First round matches by weight class:
160-lbs: Kolby Welling, 23-4 vs. Kade Bottorf (Twin Loup), 28-16