Wayne High wrestling brought home a trio of medals from the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships on Saturday, including its first-ever girls medal.
Senior Jaycee Bruns made it to the medal stand in the girls 125-pound bracket with a win over Maggie Painter of Pierce in the match for fifth place. Bruns was returning Painter to the mat from the top position when the Pierce wrestler landed on her elbow and dislocated it, forcing her to withdraw due to the injury. Bruns won her final match in a Blue Devil uniform and finished her season with a 36-7 record.
In boys action, senior Ashton Munsell placed fourth in Class B 145-pound action while junior 120-pounder Garrett Schultz finished sixth.
Munsell earned a 7-4 win over Kemper Reed of Waverly in the consolation semifinals and was hanging on to a 1-0 lead against Bennington’s AJ Parrish when he slipped through for a takedown in the final seconds to edge Munsell, 2-1. Munsell finished his senior season with a 46-6 record.
Schultz kept fans on their toes all weekend, wrestling three straight overtime matches and winning two before losing in the consolation semifinals 3-1 to Luke Frost of Blair. He was pinned by Gavin Vanover of Beatrice in the fifth-place match to finish sixth.
More coverage of the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships in next week’s edition of The Wayne Herald.
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