Neligh-Oakdale senior Connor Bentley beat Payton Schake of Amherst two times in three days for a bronze medal.
The Warriors captured two medals Saturday at the Class D state wrestling meet in Omaha. Bentley was third at 182 pounds and sophomore Louis Herley was fourth at 113 pounds.
At 182 pounds, Bentley (41-10) defeated Schake (44-9) 6-0 in the third-place match. The two faced off on Thursday in the quarterfinal bout with Bentley coming out on top, 8-1. Earlier on Saturday, Bentley pinned Clay Seifer Stapleton-McPherson County in 3:31 to advance to the third-place match. Seifer was a sixth-place medalist last season.
At 113 pounds, Herley (40-20) was pinned in 1:41 by Kalen Klingelhoefer of Amherst (34-7) in the third-place match. Earlier Saturday, Herley defeated Trey Dodson of North Platte St. Patrick's by a 7-2 decision.
Complete Results For Antelope County Wrestlers
Bentley Finishes Third, Herley Is Fourth At State Wrestling
Bentley, Herley Both Guaranteed Medals For Neligh-Oakdale
Herley Advances; Season Ends For Wilkinson, Roland, Garcia
Bentley Advances To Semifinals At State Wrestling Tourney
Warriors Advance Three Wrestlers To State Quarterfinals