Neligh-Oakdale kicked off the wrestling season with a convincing 42-30 win over Ansley/Litchfield on Thursday at home.
"I think we wrestled pretty well tonight," Neligh-Oakdale coach Gary Davis said. "We have a lot of older kids, and that makes a difference. They're experienced."
The Warriors picked up big wins from Dylan Kaup, Cali Wilkinson, Louis Herley and Garrett Allemang. Several Neligh-Oakdale wrestlers were open and also claimed victories.
The Warriors were without senior Will Paul due to injury and had several athletes in different weight classes. Davis said he has several wrestlers who haven't reached their proper weight class yet.
"When we get to our spot - and it'll be Christmas or the first of the year - I think we'll be solid," David said.
The Warriors will be back in action Saturday at the Creighton Invitational.
Neligh-Oakdale 42, Ansley/Litchfield 30
182: Grady Stunkel, A/L, won Open; 195: Dylan Kaup, N-O, pinned Chase Corbin, TF, 1:48; 220: Colby Roland, N-O, won Open; 285: Luke Jacobsen, N-O, won, Open; 106: Cali Wilkinson pinned Ronnie Bay, :43; 113: Both Open; 120: Louis Herley, N-O, pinned Jasmine Herrick, :22; 126: Devan Breuer, N-O; won Open; 132: Both Open; 138: Bo Slingsby, A/L, won Open; 145: James Miller, A/L, def. Marquis Granville, 152: Garrett Allemang, N-O, pinned Austin Johnson, 3:12; 160: Seth Racicky, A/L, pinned Hunter Bergman :57; 170: Hoss Smith, A/L, won Open; Exhibition: Grady Stunkel, A/L, pinned Colby Roland, 3:27.
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